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The Best Postal Service Is A Witch In Mimi's Delivery Dash

February 17, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Inspired by Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service, Mimi's Delivery Dash is all about the life of a witch making timely deliveries. Sail through the city carefully to ensure your packages make it to your clients swiftly and in one piece!

SpookyCellar Revels In The (Goofy) Horrors Of A Scary Basement

February 17, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


SpookyCellar takes players down into a maze-like creepy basement, arming them only with a flashlight, their wits, and a self-abusing sense of humor as they dodge the less-than-horrifying horrors that lie within.

The Islander Features Tropical, Laid-back Farming

February 16, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Tired of the same old dirt roads and country bumpkin settings for your farm game? Take a vacation from that life and settle into the exotic islands of The Islander. Take control from the very start and design an island for yourself, or let the game generate one for you! You'll have an array of different crops and animals to generate profit from, all while enjoying the tropical atmosphere.

Q&A: Suncrash's Tomer Barkan On Judgment And The Challenges Of Early Access

February 16, 2018 8:15 AM | Thomas Faust

Last year, I sat down with Suncrash's Tomer Barkan to discuss their early access title Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation, the development scene in Israel, and the challenges of developing an ambitious game in such a small country with a very small team.

Dig, Discover, Dodge, Dive, And Dig In Dig Dog

February 15, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Every dog has his day and this dog loves to dig. Mix in a few cliffs, monsters, and treasures and you have a recipe for Dig Dog, a roguelike platformer where you play as a plucky pup with an itch to dig and a nose for bones!

Every Battle Is A Date In Roguemance

February 15, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Finding out if you're compatible with someone COULD be done over a quiet conversation at dinner. However, what if, instead, you found out how well you mesh with someone over an evening of clobbering monsters instead with Roguemance, a procedurally-generated RPG about finding love through combat and adventuring?

Anthropomorphic Animals And Moody Noir Collide In Detective Adventure Backbone

February 14, 2018 8:29 PM | Christian Valentin

Animal adventures have been a staple across fiction, from the recent Tooth & Tail, or Fables, or Redwall. But rather than war or urban fantasy or a medieval setting, Backbone places its trenchcoat-wearing animals on neon-lit pixel-art streets and within atmospheric detective noir.

Crimes For Two: Hacktag Sneaks Out Of Early Access, Steals Your Heart

February 14, 2018 9:00 AM | Thomas Faust

If you have a special someone in your life, today would be a good day to engage in some... activities together. And if you don't, you could try finding someone on the internet - or even do it on your own, but that's not quite as satisfying. After all, breaking into highly secure facilites and stealing data to bring down huge corporations is best enjoyed à deux, right? In other words, it's a good day to play some Hacktag, the co-op two player stealth game which has just snuck out of Early Access.

Fimbul Lets You Fight Through Norse Mythology's Apocalyptic Winter

February 13, 2018 8:49 PM | Christian Valentin

Given a certain movie that released last year, you might be familiar with Ragnarok, the end-times of Norse Mythology, the apocalyptic battle that kills god and monster alike. But before the battle rages, winter comes, the titular fimbulwinter destined to wipe out life on earth. It's during this raging final storm that Fimbul takes place, pitting your Viking warrior against the low poly beasts of Norse myth.

Build All The Things: Rise Of Industry Is An Extremely Ambitious Business Tycoon Game

February 13, 2018 9:00 AM | Thomas Faust


Tycoon game Rise of Industry has been a sleeper hit on itch.io and has recently become available as Early Access title on Steam and GOG. This industrial simulation throws you into a giant sandbox and has you figuring out supply chains for several industrial sectors. You'll control every aspect from gathering, refining, production, and logistics - and it lets you play any way you want.

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