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Visual Novel The Letter Will Make Your Heart Jump And Stomach Churn

May 23, 2017 7:05 PM | Julia Couture

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The Letter is a horror visual novel that uses dynamic backgrounds and characters combined with sharp audio cues to execute a terrifying experience, having the player join seven people trapped inside a haunted mansion due to a mysterious letter that cries out for help.

A World Of Clay Is Yours To Mold In Claybook

May 23, 2017 7:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Claybook is a physics-based game where you can control a blob of clay that morphs into different objects to solve the puzzles in each chapter. It's very realistic in that as you roll around, you get smears of color - which makes me wonder if I'll always end up that weird shade of grey-brown.

Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs - Fighting, Fishing, Kingdom-Building

May 23, 2017 3:15 PM | Thomas Faust

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The good news: you inherited a castle! The bad news: the place is a ruin. The inifinitely worse news: you also inherited a massive, crushing debt. Time to get to work, rebuild the place, and somehow pay off that pesky debt collector and his menacing goons.

As a tactical RPG with kingdom building elements, choose-your-own-adventure parts, crafting, relationship-building, and fishing, Pixelated Milk's successfully kickstarted debut title Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs wears many hats. And if that's not enough, it also has you constantly racing against the clock. No pressure. So, how well does this wild mix of different elements hold up?

Grab The Bottle's Stretchy Arm Makes Drink-Grabbing Puzzles A Snap

May 23, 2017 11:30 AM | Joel Couture

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If you've ever wanted to grab a drink that was just a bit out of reach, you know of the pain of Grab the Bottle. Putting you in everyday situations where that drink is just a little bit out of the way, you have to guide a stretchy arm around obstacles in order to get that bottle and the sweet, sweet fluid within.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - May 20th, 2017

May 23, 2017 1:30 AM | Christian Valentin

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Backcountry racing, futuristic battles, and dungeon melees all have a place in this week's collection of Screenshot Saturday Highlights.

EMPORIUM Seeks Beauty In Life's Bleakest Moments

May 22, 2017 9:00 AM | Joel Couture

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EMPORIUM looks to take the player on a short, emotionally-harrowing journey through personal tragedy. It offers a series of bleak moments sprinkled with a handful of choices, having players join with another's pain and try to find reason, beauty, and poetry when their in-game lives are falling to pieces.

Trees, Cliffs, And Steep Descents Abound In Lonely Mountains: Downhill

May 19, 2017 5:26 PM | Christian Valentin

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There was a time when off-road and unorthodox sports games were quite common, from BMX and dirt biking to wakeboarding. So in some ways, the dirt tracks and cliffside paths of Lonely Mountains: Downhill seem like a product of a time capsule from a past era, focused on intense downhill bicycling, a stylish low-poly aesthetic, and custom physics to capture every heavy landing and bone-crushing crashes.

Four Unlikely Heroes Sing A Familiar Tune In A World To The West

May 19, 2017 9:45 AM | Thomas Faust

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Playing Rain Games' World to the West feels like listening to a familiar song, sung with a new voice. Or rather four new voices, as each of the game's four playable characters adds their own personality into the mix. While you can still hear the old familiar tune underneath it all, it is well worth listening to.

Recover Your Memories To Learn The Truth In Remember, Remember

May 18, 2017 9:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Remember, Remember is a visual novel that will test your morals as you try to uncover the mystery that entangles a group of students. To do so, you will be given various puzzles to solve in order to save your friends - or leave them to die.

The Edgelands Creates An Eerie Modern Folklore By Blurring Real & Unreal

May 17, 2017 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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The Edgelands begins in a dark, eerie house set in an unknown rural backwoods town. From there, it will take you on a surreal, dream-like journey through folklore witnessed through a modern lens - a view of the current landscapes molded by mythology and the supernatural.

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