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Hollowed Explores Grief Through An Adventure To Bring Back A Loved One

November 21, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Hollowed follows a young woman, Halia, who's just lost a loved one, but is determined to bring them back. To do so, she'll need to traverse some dangerous lands with the help of a spirit aide, players using both of their powers from the same controller to guide them, all while dealing with a story of grief.

Face The Meaty Megabeast In Rogueish Metroidvania A Robot Named Fight

November 20, 2017 3:45 PM | Thomas Faust

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You're a lone robot, trying to save earth by vanquishing an "unstoppable plague of meat," sent by the ominously-named Megabeast. That sounds a lot like the plot of some old-school, mid-eighties action game. And indeed, A Robot Named Fight mostly reminds me of old shareware titles with its big sprites and its neat pixels, silly powerups, and static cutscenes.

It also tries to mix the randomness of roguelikes with the fixed design and strict progression of the Metroidvania genre - and mostly succeeds.

Play With Gilbert Puts Players In Control Of A Very Curious Kitten

November 19, 2017 5:15 PM | Julia Couture

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Can you die from too much cute? Play with Gilbert tests that hypothesis with its overflowing abundance of adorable feline friends. Players will be put in control of a fluffy kitten ready to explore the world and make new friends around the city, freely wandering about, collecting fish, and meeting other kitties in this child-friendly adventure.

Strange Secrets Lie In Sorry, James' Encrypted Chat Logs

November 16, 2017 8:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Sorry, James casts players as James, a security engineer at Mantis Corp, a tech company that specializes in weapons. Which is why it's very, very odd that James' current job involves going through the text files and chat logs of a couple of people in a romantic relationship. Why does his employer have him doing this, and what will he find buried in this strange relationship?

Run A Evil Cyberpunk Megacorp In Business Strategy Game Spinnortality

November 15, 2017 12:09 PM | Christian Valentin

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In cyberpunk games, we usually play as the special agent/hacker/hero fighting against the all-powerful corporations and forces controlling the future, uncovering their conspiracies and exposing their schemes. But in Spinnortality, currently on Kickstarter, your role is reversed. You're in control of a massive global megacorp, able to manipulate nations and populations, to control the media and maybe even take over the world itself.

Far From Noise - Connecting With Nature At Life's (Potential) End

November 14, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Far From Noise leaves players teetering over a cliff's edge, their rusted-out car having spun out of control and left them in this unfortunate predicament. With no hope in sight and any movement liable to send the player toppling into the abyss, all there is left is to talk, think, and take in the silent beauty of nature around them.

Superflight Explores The Simple Pleasures Of Falling Down A Mountain

November 14, 2017 11:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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Sometimes, you don't need much to be happy: huge, candy-colored mountains that stretch on seemingly forever, yourself, and gravity. These simple ingredients make Superflight one of the finest falling-down-a-mountain-simulators out there.

A Tale Of Two Kingdoms - A Sierra-Inspired Adventure In A World Of Faeries & Celtic Myth

November 13, 2017 10:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Goblins are stirring up trouble. Warring kingdoms are putting aside their differences to deal with the threat (but how long can we trust everyone to be pals?). Giants, faeries, assassins, and more are complicating things even further. A sorceror stands on the sidelines, meaning to benefit from the chaos. Hopefully, A Tale of Two Kingdoms's hero can handle all of this through pointing & clicking, or everyone's going to be in big trouble in this Celtic-myth inspired fantasy world.

Smash Through Blocks & Monsters In The RPG-Block Breaker Mash-up, Dreamstones

November 10, 2017 9:20 PM | Julia Couture

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Dreamstones crams RPG elements into the traditional block-breaker to give players more than just a wall to tear down. Facing off against some tough enemies, you'll be well-equipped with the ability to attach weapons and skills to your paddle on your quest to restore a broken city!

One Strike Is A Fighter That Distills Combat To A Single Fatal Blow

November 10, 2017 9:02 PM | Christian Valentin

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Eschewing complex combos and health bars, One Strike harkens back to the days of games like Bushido Blade, where a single attack separate win and loss. Timing, precision, and reflexes are your means to win in One Strike, a new pixel-art fighter out now on PC.

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