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Sceal Is An Interactive Picture Book Of Happiness And Despair

May 11, 2017 11:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Sceal: An Irish Folklore Adventure casts you as the ghost of a young girl with no memories of her past, wandering the world. Branna, the Raven of the Dead, offers to finally lead you to the afterlife, but only should you find your name and memories in its magical storybook. this puts players on a journey through a watercolor storybook world, using light and dark powers to paint the book with happiness and despair in order to recall the girl's lost identity.

A Magical Journey Awaits In Rakuen, A Charming RPG Adventure

May 10, 2017 6:30 PM | Julia Couture

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Rakuen is an adventure game that revolves around a young boy that is hospitalized and wants to venture to his favorite storybook world. Players will have to help guide the young boy through the world and complete quests to aid the other patients in the hospital. The ultimate goal is to meet the Guardian, so that the boy can make a wish (one that hopefully won't be heart-rending, but probably is).

Transhuman Design's Gory 2D Shooter Butcher Blasts Its Way Onto Consoles

May 10, 2017 11:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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A 2D tribute to FPS classics of old sounds like an odd combination at first, and yet Transhuman Design's Butcher manages to pull it off admirably. There's a certain purity to the game's dirt-colored palette and its no-frills gunfights that might very well resonate with players yearning for more Doom and Quake. Released to the PC a few months ago, Butcher now makes its console debut on PS4 and Xbox One.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - May 6th, 2017

May 9, 2017 11:24 PM | Christian Valentin

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The games in this Screenshot Saturday collections pits you against skeletal beasts, eldritch monsters, deadly traps, and much more.

Spartan Fist Lets You Punch Dudes In The Face So Hard They Explode

May 9, 2017 12:14 PM | Thomas Faust

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Glass Bottom Games just officially announced their next game, Spartan Fist. This first person puncher once again features detective Emma Jones, who seems determined to have a different occupation in every single game she stars in. Now she's apparently in the business of punching dudes. Hard.

Mini Ghost - An Action/Exploration Game With Some Mean Multiplayer Modes

May 9, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Mini Ghost is an MSX-style action/exploration game, one that will have players guiding a cute robot through some deadly corridors, blasting cranky machines and collecting cool gadgets that will make survival easier. That is, unless their multiplayer partner can do something about it by tweaking elements of the game to screw over their friend.

Point & Click Your Way To Forbidden Cosmic Knowledge With Chronicle of Innsmouth

May 8, 2017 12:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Chronicle of Innsmouth promises some creepy moments and unsettling cosmic revelations with its point & clickery, but with a touch of goofy humor. At least, I assume there's some humor, as the presence of a YMCA in a Lovecraftian tale seems like it could only be there if its developers wanted to goof off a little bit.

Old Man's Journey - An Adventure About Life, Memories, And Coming Home

May 7, 2017 9:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Old Man's Journey showcases a charming seaside town and countryside while tackling sad, but important, memories. In the game, players will be tasked with aiding the Old Man by forming paths for him to reach his destination, exploring his past in visions along the way.

Yurei Station - A Beautiful, Unsettling Hand-Crafted Horror Story

May 7, 2017 8:45 PM | Julia Couture

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Yurei Station is a point and click adventure built around Japanese ghost stories, one that starts off with an unsettling text from a friend. Your mission is to find out what happened to them and help them - if you can.

Nadia Was Here - A Classic RPG With A Unique 3-Laned Battle System

May 6, 2017 6:45 PM | Julia Couture

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Nadia Was Here takes some elements from classic RPGs - like art and music - and tosses in a unique battle system. Players will have to strategize with the use of lanes and carefully position their party members to take down their foes!

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