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Everything Is Going To Be OK - The Healing Power Of The Absurd & Optimistic

June 27, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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"Humor is a way of disempowering terrible things (or people). If you can see the ridiculousness in the abuser, abuse, or bad situation, then right away this loses the power it had over you. It can't control you if you just can't take it seriously."

Nathalie Lawhead's Everything is going to be OK explores dark, horrible life events through a lens of relentless optimism and humor, facing down soul-crushing horror with an absurd cheer. It's also a scathing look at how we deal with life trauma, in both ourselves and others, showing cartoon bunnies cut in half who are being told how diet and a positive attitude will get them through. It's absolutely ridiculous, and yet shows how many of us deal with emotional pain.

Sorgina: A Tale Of Witches Brings Puzzles, Adventure, And Basque Folklore

June 26, 2017 6:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Sorgina: A Tale of Witches is a game of a young witch using her magical powers against an evil force in her kingdom, doing so by solving puzzles on this charming, cute adventure game. Not only will you exercise your minds while helping out her people, you'll also learn a little bit about Basque Country, its real world places, and its folklore.

Happiness Is The Key To Village Prosperity (And Keeping It Not On Fire) In Community Inc

June 25, 2017 9:00 PM | Julia Couture

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A happy community is a productive one, and Community Inc takes that to heart. In this village-building simulator, you will be charged with making sure that your community is thriving in both happiness and profits. By fostering better relationships and taking care of your workers, you're sure to turn a healthy profit in Community Inc. Just mind your townsfolk's fire-setting tendencies.

Witchinour - Top-Down Shooting Chaos Starring A Cute Witch

June 22, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Nour, an adorable, if kinda-aggressive, witch, has lost her spellbook while exploring a dungeon. She sort of needs it back, and so sets out to figure out where it lies in a randomly-generated dungeon filled with extremely hostile monsters that chase her harder and harder the further she gets in the depths of Witchinour.

Building A Digital Board Gaming Community With Longsword Tabletop Tactics

June 21, 2017 5:15 PM | Thomas Faust

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Miniature wargaming is an expensive, time- and space-consuming hobby that requires you to find a group of like-minded individuals in close proximity to fully appreciate it. With Longsword Tabletop Tactics, Zero Sum Games is working on a digital solution that does away with the tactile sensation of moving little plastic dudes over lovingly-crafted battlefields, but aims to keep most of tabletop gaming's other joys intact.

Point & Click Your Way To Answers About A Deadly Fog In A Room Beyond

June 21, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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A Room Beyond casts players as a man lost, awakening in a cave that leads out into a gloomy wood shrouded in fog. You'll soon find that you're not the only one there, though, finding others who have started up a tiny village. However, you haven't found yourself a quaint new place to live, as there is something dangerous that lurks in the fog, and it soon becomes up to you to find out what it is in this 2.5D adventure.

Howard Phillips Lovecar Involves Racin', Shootin', Elder Horrorin'

June 20, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Cultists be up to no good, but you've got a full tank of gas in your beater car and a shotgun loaded with buckshot. It's time to show those elder ones who's boss in Howard Phillips Lovecar, a fast-paced racer/shooter where you have to smear and blast cultists and evil deities in a hurry.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - June 17th, 2017

June 19, 2017 11:58 PM | Christian Valentin

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After a short break last week, Screenshot Saturday Highlights are back with sci-fi worlds, a puzzle-solving duo, intense multiplayer combat, and more.

Find The Source Of Paranormal Occurrences In Phantom Ban Detective Agency

June 18, 2017 8:30 PM | Julia Couture

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Phantom Ban Detective Agency is a visual novel that revolves around the mysteries of the paranormal. Playing as an interesting duo of phantom hunters, you'll be able to enjoy five unique cases and solve them, the game proves itself to be one that will be a great addition to any visual novel-lovers' collection.

Everyone Dies In RPG Puzzler Vidar

June 16, 2017 12:49 PM | Christian Valentin

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In Razbury Games' Vidar, everyone will die. That's not a spoiler, that's a fact. Every night, a random person in the small snowbound village will be killed by the terrible beast lurks in the surrounding woodlands, and every night, the story will change, a ripple effect from that death. Vidar combines puzzle solving with system-driven storytelling, as you try to save a town from certain doom.

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