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The Pasture Will Take You To A Surreal, Shifting, Unsettling Art Gallery

January 23, 2017 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


The Pasture will take you to an oppressive, uncomfortable place as it puts you before an unsettling art curator, walking before them and taking pictures as the world around shifts and twists, pieces of Russian contemporary art appearing and making themselves known to you as you whirl through a world of dizzying, uncontrollable creativity.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - January 21st, 2017

January 22, 2017 10:44 PM | Christian Valentin

Magic battles, dangerous temples, and distant waters are all present in this weekend's collection of screenshot saturday picks.

Find Your Place Among The Living Trees Of Trader Of Stories

January 19, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture


Trader of Stories takes players to a soothing place within the woods, one where the trees are alive with purpose and personality. It's up to you to help these living trees with their troubles, solving simple point & click puzzles as you take a small glance into their quiet, charming lives.

Many Deaths Await You Within Little Nightmares' Grimy Maw

January 18, 2017 1:08 PM | Christian Valentin

While Tarsier Studios' upcoming game is no longer called Hunger, the thematic undertones of that name is still very present in Little Nightmares. Within the underwater confines of the Maw, grotesque chefs hack at slabs of meat to prepare feasts. Emaciated limbs reach out through the corridors like fingered tendrils blindly seeking their next meal. It's from this grimy industrial abattoir that young heroine Six must escape.

She Remembered Caterpillars - Cute Creatures And Crushing Puzzles

January 17, 2017 6:30 PM | Joel Couture


She Remembered Caterpillars will take you to a soothing world of tiny, colorful creatures, one where you'll guide them across woodland paths and caterpillar's backs, slowly taking them home. Very slowly, as despite its striking, cute appearance, this puzzler will also leave you stumped and clueless, sitting still and aimless alongside the gentle creatures you're supposed to be leading around.

But at least you'll be staring at a very pretty place while you're stuck!

Get Radical With Power Hover's Robots On Hoverboards

January 16, 2017 8:00 PM | Joel Couture


The future may be a decayed wasteland, devoid of all life as the world steadily crumbles into ruin, but you're a robot with a sweet hoverboard with no one to get in your way in Power Hover, so I don't see what's not to like about this timeline.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - January 14th, 2017

January 15, 2017 8:05 PM | Christian Valentin

From the deadly skies above to the shifting desert sands below, the games this Screenshot Saturday cover a varied spectrum of worlds and genres.

Rise & Shine - More Like "Die & Rage"

January 13, 2017 12:15 PM | Thomas Faust


At first glance, nothing about Super Mega Team's Rise & Shine feels quite right. You've got a child as protagonist, but gratuitous amounts of gore turn this into something decidedly kid-unfriendly. There are a lot of tongue-in-cheek references to other games and visual gags to be found, yet the story feels overtly dramatic. You've got all the elements of great run & gun gameplay in place, but the game stops you every few steps to solve an easy puzzle or take cover from enemy fire. And yet, when all these elements come together, the game kind of works - if you're up to the challenge.

Sylvio Brings Ghostly Voices To Consoles To Scary Up your Friday The 13th

January 13, 2017 12:00 PM | Joel Couture


Friday the 13th might not seem super spooky in January, but developer Stroboskop is looking to give you a bit of a fright with the console release of Sylvio, the horror game where you go around recording ghost voices, hearing the eerie last words of the phantoms that haunt an abandoned family park.

Blazing a Saudi Arabian Game Development Path with Shout of Survival

January 13, 2017 1:15 AM | Lena LeRay

sos1.pngHako Games is a Saudi Arabian development studio founded by graphic designer Ahmad Alhaddad and programmer Abdullah Konash. They have a third member now, Maan Ashgar, and together they are working on finishing Shout of Survival, a 2v2 multiplayer game about monsters trying to find their human prey before the humans find each other. It's currently in early access for Windows and Mac after being the first Saudi Arabian game to successfully crowdfund development.

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