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Trailer Roundup - September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 4:05 PM | Lena LeRay

Sundered_Screenshot_3.pngToday's trailer roundup features truck wreaths, satellites that don't always make successful orbit, and a healthy dose of ancient mythology.

Cultures Collide In Interactive Period Drama Herald

September 28, 2016 11:29 AM | Christian Valentin

A ship heading for the Eastern Colonies, a diverse group of passengers and crew, and boiling tensions and mysteries to uncover are coalesce in Wispfire's Herald. This 19th century drama has ambitions to explore themes such as colonialism, race, class and religion, through the perspective of steward Devan Rensburg on the titular ship's eastward journey.

Take A Brain Wth Teeth On A Bloody Adventure In Twisty's Asylum Escapades

September 28, 2016 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


A floating brain has been locked up in an asylum for some time in Twisty's Asylum Escapades, and now it intends to take its revenge with its sharp teeth and energy powers. You know, in case you were worried that this was the sort of game you should take seriously.

Puzzling Through Surreal Environments in Pavilion

September 28, 2016 12:10 AM | Lena LeRay

pavilion01.jpgThe first time I saw Pavilion was at the inaugural BitSummit. It was tucked away in a back corner and almost impossible to get to through the press of bodies, but Visiontrick Media developer Henrik Flink was showing the surrealist puzzle game to anyone who managed to find it. It's been four and a half years since then, and now Pavilion has finally made it out into the wild.

Take A Trip Into The Ancient Germanic Future With Lichtspeer

September 27, 2016 11:46 AM | Thomas Faust

While sitting with a glass of water at a coffee place, cherishing its free WiFi and contemplating the current state of world affairs, Bart Pieczonka, one half of game dev duo Lichthund, had an idea: "Why make complicated games that are not fun, that layer mechanics which don't work well together and are there just to mask the gameplay shortcomings?" So he decided to make a simple game, a game with a pure arcadey heart - fast, fun, instantly gratifying. Something that's easy to learn, yet difficult to master. And thus, Lichtspeer was born.

In Demon Truck, The Highway To Hell Is Paved With Dead Clowns

September 27, 2016 4:44 AM | Thomas Faust

You there! Yes, you! You're going straight to hell! That's the bad news. The good news is that you're riding a giant truck, armed with all kinds of ridiculous weapons. Shoot guns, flamethrowers, rockets, lasers, and exploding clowns. Exploding clowns? Exploding clowns.

Wish Robots Would Kill Everyone you Know And Love? Call The Robotic Invasion Hotline!

September 26, 2016 12:00 PM | Joel Couture


Ever find yourself in one of those lame situations in life where you just wish our robot overlords would finally get it over with and scour humanity from the planet, leaving our cities a charred wasteland and paving the way for our shiny mechanical future? If so, just grab your custom Gregan Rotary Dial Telephone (TM) 2000 and give the Robotic Invasion Hotline a call! you...probably won't be glad you did. What with all the murderous robots and all.

Alien Path: A combat puzzler and on a path to destruction

September 26, 2016 7:59 AM | Jeremy Ooi

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Alien Path is the latest puzzle strategy game from Appxplore developer of previous hits like Crab Wars and Alien Hive. It seems like an alien planet is under threat from invading robots and it's up to you to defeat them by setting up a path for them to follow to destruction. The game plays on a grid, where you control your alien character and a few robots lined up at different spots. The board is plenty full but you have to note the two most important features, which are the arrows and the alien pods. You beat the robots by sliding your alien towards them dealing massive damage, using the arrows and changing its direction to guide you to the right place. If you slide by an alien pod, you can also release some projectiles to do a little extra damage.

Q&A: Ocelot Society's Sergey Mohov On Creating The AI Of Event[0]

September 26, 2016 6:00 AM | Thomas Faust

Event[0] is a retrofuturistic narrative exploration game where you must build a relationship with a lonely spaceship computer to get home. The game released two weeks ago and was pretty well-received, mainly due to the interaction with its AI, Kaizen. I talked to writer and designer Sergey Mohov about the creation of Kaizen.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - September 24, 2016

September 25, 2016 8:44 PM | Christian Valentin


This Screenshot Saturday features a war-torn steampunk landscape, a sci-fi journey, a mystical adventure, and more.

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