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New trailer for Lisa is as perversely haunting, yet humorous, as ever

October 25, 2014 11:17 AM | Chloi Rad

lisa1.pngLisa is gross, perverted, violent, and horrific. It tells the story of a womanless-world where aggression and degradation are the norm, where debauchery and self-destruction are the primary ways of life.

Subtitled The Painful RPG, Lisa shares its name with Lisa the First, an RPG Maker game from the same developer. In the style of Yume Nikki, Lisa the First was an obscure, sometimes gross, and constantly uneasy experience that comes with possibly every content warning in the book. You can download that one for free here.

Get a first look at the gorgeous Shelter 2 in this new footage

October 24, 2014 3:57 PM | Chloi Rad

Shelter 2 looks like a game as sharp in style as it is cruel in nature. Like its predecessor before it, you play as an animal mother - this time a lynx - who must take care of her cubs through pregnancy, birth, and then life.

This means fighting against hunger and the elements through the various seasons. Given the harsh tundra of the game's setting, I get the feeling winter will be particularly devastating.

Team Might and Delight released some early footage of Shelter 2 today, which you can watch up top. The video shows off the upcoming game's beautiful visuals, open landscapes, changing weather, and some intense hunting sequences. Also: baby lynxes.

Shelter 2 is set to release on PC and Mac in February 2015.

Free Steam keys for Rebuild: GOD, Ascendant, Hive

October 24, 2014 3:29 PM | Staff

FreekeyFridaysWeek63.jpgIndieGames and FreekeyFridays bring you another set of free indie games. Freekeyfridays was created as a way to garner exposure for indies through giving away a mix of well-known indie games and up-and-coming titles.

This week's games are Rebuild: Gangs of Deadsville (Steam, Windows), Ascendant (Steam, Windows, Mac, Linux) and Hive (Steam, Windows).

Brilliantly weird idea pick: Hybrid Play

October 24, 2014 5:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome

I am pretty certain I don't have any children of my own, but, if I had, Hybrid Play would be something I'd totally adore. Actually, I think I already do. It's a completely wild idea that's seeking crowdfunding via IndieGogo in order to turn every playground into a digital/analog game for kids.

PSN Pick: how long can you fly in Race The Sun

October 23, 2014 9:05 AM | Anthony Swinnich

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The first time I glanced at Race The Sun I wasn't sure what to think. The simple, stark visual style didn't immediately draw me in, probably because I saw a simple still picture. But one shouldn't judge a game so quickly, so I pressed on. Seeing it in motion, then, piqued my interest. Once I played it, I found Flippfly put together a really unique take on the autorunner genre. And now that it's on Playstation Network it can and should be discovered by many more.

Kickstarter Pick: Nubarron - The adventure of an unlucky gnome (nastycloud)

October 23, 2014 7:30 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome

Some gnomes are luckier than others and some other gnomes just keep getting stalked by a cloud that a) constantly rains on them, b) strikes them with lightning if they ever stop moving and c) can have its lethal powers utilized to solve puzzles and help said gnomes make it to their lucky hat. Intriguingly, it's one of the latter sort of gnomes that will be the star of gorgeous and innovative puzzle-platformer Nubarron - The adventure of an unlucky gnome. Provided the game reaches is humble Kickstarter goal, that is, which I fiercely hope it will.

The game will be launched for Windows, Mac and Linux and, if you hurry, a pledge of $10 will get you a downloadable copy. Oh, and if its Greenlight campaign is successful a Steam key too.

Steam Pick: Vampires - Guide Them to Safety! (CBE Software)

October 23, 2014 3:30 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome

vampiresSteam.pngAwww, just look at those adorable little vampires... All they want is some peace and quiet and a well-earned rest in their crypts away from the sun. Having though suddenly developed the intelligence of the average lemming the poor bobbleheaded blood-suckers just can't find their way home and need you to frantically solve all sorts of puzzles and clear their way. How? Why, by grabbing and playing Vampires, which has just made it on Steam for Mac and Windows.

It's a lovely reverse tower defense offering that will tax both your mind and your reflexes and one that comes with an exquisite soundtrack.

Foxy Pick: TRI - Of Friendship and Madness (Rat King Entertainment)

October 22, 2014 3:30 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome

TRI1.pngI always knew that TRI: Of Friendship and Madness was shaping up to become something special indeed, but I honestly never expected it to be this good and so amazingly polished. Actually, were I to pick my favourite 3D puzzler between Portal and TRI, I'd simply chose TRI. Yes, it's that good.

Browser Pick: Late Night Driver

October 21, 2014 9:55 PM | Chloi Rad

latenightdriver.pngLate Night Driver is like a violent, vehicular version of Air Hockey, where the table is a stretch of dangerous highway devoid of dividing traffic lanes, and the pucks are unsuspecting cars you must use continually collide with to take out the most oncoming automobiles, without running into said oncoming traffic yourself.

It's as intense as it sounds.

The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight coming to Steam Early Access

October 21, 2014 6:00 PM | Anthony Swinnich

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February brought us The Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight in demo form. Now, a few months under a year later, this Game Boy-styled action platformer will soon be available through Steam Early Access.

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