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Layers of Fear Creators Bring A New Futuristic Horror That Delves Into The Minds Of The Insane

August 16, 2017 7:00 PM | Julia Couture

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The Bloober Team, who previously developed Layers of Fear, specializes in making players' hair stand on end, and the futuristic Observer looks to be be no different. Players will be tasked with entering the minds of criminals to gather evidence to use in a court of law in order for victims to gain justice. Unfortunately for players, the minds of killers and criminals are never without dark secrets and horror beyond comprehension.

Foxfolk Is A Survival Game About Family

August 15, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Winter has the world in its icy grip, but Mr Fox has no way of riding it out in his comfortable home. Needing food and firewood, he'll have to venture out into the woods to locate prey and anything that will burn. However, it's not just to keep him alive, as Foxfolk is about helping a whole family survive.

Law Mower - A Man's Journey To Mow The Planet's Lawns

August 14, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Law Mower will have you acting as a lone mower, aiming to mow the lawns of the entire world. Through blazing heat, under fire from rockets, despite animal attacks, and in the blowing snow of a winter's storm, you will guide this man to lawn mowing glory, cutting grass and staying alive to meet this lofty emerald goal.

Cats, Puns, & Adventure Are All Present And Accounted For In Cat Quest

August 12, 2017 9:30 PM | Julia Couture

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Cat Quest is an open-world action RPG where your sister has been catnapped and it's up to you to take care of it with your own paws. For players who enjoy a few chuckles while hacking and slashing, Cat Quest will gently massage (with its sharp little claws) its way into your hearts.

Also, if you've ever wondered how many cat puns you can put in a game and get away with it, Cat Quest will test and push that limit.

An Oath To The Stars, A Story Of Betrayal

August 11, 2017 4:21 PM | Thomas Faust

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Betrayed by her closest friend, a pilot sets out to seek revenge, find answers, and dodge thousands of bullets along the way. An Oath To The Stars might be a shmup of the bullet hell variety, but this one actually has a proper story... and huge bosses that will kick your butt, naturally.

Bad Bankers Receive Brutal Beatdowns In Beat Crisis Up

August 10, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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World peace is just a charade so that world leaders and bankers can fleece everyone, keeping the people poor, trapped, and downtrodden. Luckily, a group of heroes intend to put things right with only their knuckles in Beat Crisis Up, a game about unlocking combos so you can mangle evil politicians, bankers, and their wrestler companions.

Rearranging An Art Gallery Rearranges The World Of Impresja

August 9, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Impresja puts you in a striking art gallery of white halls that seemingly lead to dead end after dead end. However, rearranging the paintings on the walls and the art in the gallery changes reality around you, allowing players to manipulate the world they're standing in, reshaping color and geometry to create beautiful visions and clear paths to explore.

Adorable Blobs Are Yours For The Taking In Slime Rancher

August 8, 2017 9:30 PM | Julia Couture

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A generic enemy present in most RPGs is the slime. Generally, they're adorable, less-than-durable tutorial monsters - but what if these slimes dominated the world and could be quite dangerous? Or cuddly pals to gather up? Slime Rancher takes this monster and shows it in a variety of lights, letting players wrangle them up, feed them, take care of them, get exploded by them, and embrace their squishy, cute faces.

Save With The World With Big Guns And Heroic Rebels In Metroidvania Omega Strike

August 7, 2017 10:37 PM | Christian Valentin

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Saving the world is never an simple task, but Woblyware's Omega Strike makes it look easy. In this run-n-gun metroidvania, all you need is excellent agility, precise timing, a whole arsenal of weapon upgrades, and a crew of rebel heroes with a suite of special abilities.

He Beat Her Gives Players Five Minutes To Find The Truth In An Abuse Case

August 7, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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You're a lawyer, and your client is about to be found guilty of abusing his partner. Is that the truth, though? You only have five minutes to take dozens of possible actions, all of which will decide the ending of this case in He Beat Her.

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