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Gamescom 2016 - Bits And Bobs

August 26, 2016 5:09 PM | Thomas Faust

5 days, 345.000 visitors, and too many new and interesting games to count - that's Gamescom for you. Here are a couple of games that caught my attention, with more to follow in the coming days.

JoyMasher Celebrates GOG's Localized Release In Brazil With Oniken: Unstoppable Edition

August 26, 2016 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


GOG is now available in Brazil, supporting the local currency, new local forms of payment, and of course Brazilian Portuguese! That's great! To celebrate that, Brazilian developer JoyMasher, developers of the staggeringly-good Odallus: The Dark Call, have tweaked and improved one of their earlier releases, Oniken, and released it on the service. Called Oniken: Unstoppable Edition, it fixes some old problems and adds new improvements to the ninja action formula.

Try Not To Die When You Escape The Ruin Of The Reckless

August 26, 2016 3:00 AM | Thomas Faust


Capturing the spirit of games such as Nuclear Throne and Hyper Light Drifter, 2D action rogue-like Ruin of the Reckless ups the speed for some pretty intense monster bashing. All decked out in different gear and armed to the teeth with weapons and spells, your goal is to ascend a mysterious tower and, you know, try not to die. All kinds of fiendish foes like skullslimes and ratcoons will try their best to stop you. Nasty little critters, those.

Valley Lets You Give & Take Life As You Work To Uncover Its Secrets

August 24, 2016 7:00 PM | Joel Couture


The L.E.A.F. suit gives you the power to run quickly and jump incredibly high, yet it isn't the most marvelous power in Blue Isle Studio's Valley. In this valley filled with ancient ruins and lost woods, the most wondrous power is the suit's ability to give and take life, bringing things back to existence or drawing the energy from living things.

Slide And Shoot In Flashy Fast-Paced Platformer Standby

August 24, 2016 4:16 PM | Christian Valentin

NoClip's previous title Barrier X brought insane speed and vibrant style to the twitchy arcade action genre. Their side-scrolling follow-up Standby may leave the speeding ships behind in favor of a green suited hero, but the intense speed, slick style, and challenging gameplay remain.

The Age Of Sail Comes Alive In Naval Combat Game Abandon Ship

August 24, 2016 1:46 PM | Christian Valentin

Mention the age of sail and the majestic images of masted ships cutting across the choppy seas are probably the first things that come to mind, followed by the fury of cannon blasts and splintered wood popularized by the years of cinematic ship battles. Abandon Ship hopes to capture the atmosphere of such imagery through FTL-esque naval combat and a detailed aesthetic that evokes classic oil paintings.

Trailer Roundup for August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 12:00 PM | Lena LeRay

max.jpgToday's trailer roundup has a mix of developers who are trying new things and those trying to revive old things.

Tormentor X Punisher Will Rip Your Face Off And Eat It. Roar!

August 24, 2016 9:10 AM | Thomas Faust

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Run. Shoot. Die. Repeat. It's early days for Tormentor X Punisher, but the basic gameplay loop is there and it couldn't be more pure, more videogamey. Taking inspiration from your average arena shooter and adding Hotline Miami's fast-paced glass cannon gunplay, the game is about racking up ridiculous high scores before dying and doing it all over again.

American Politics Somehow Become Less Ridiculous With Newly-Released Cat President

August 23, 2016 6:30 PM | Joel Couture


Twenty years ago, in a fit of clarity, the Supreme Court banned all humans from running for president in order to stem the flow of corruption. Now, we find ourselves taking on the role of a young woman thrust into the role of campaign manager for one of a handful of feline (mainly?) presidential candidates. Will love bloom on the harsh campaign trail, or will someone finally realize how weird all of this is and ruin all of the fun in newly-released dating sim Cat President ~A More Purrfect Union~.

Something Quite Special: Gris

August 23, 2016 5:44 PM | Thomas Faust

After thirty hours of wandering through the Gamescom halls, I was thoroughly fed up with games. I guess that's to be expected - you can only take in so much, and the sheer number of interesting new titles was simply overwhelming. So there I was, dead tired, longing for a hot shower and my own bed more than anything else, even entertaining the thought of skipping my remaining appointments. And then suddenly everything changed. All because of Gris.

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