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Players Will Join Ili In Her Memories, Meeting Her Haunted Past Together

July 12, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Ili, a young woman haunted by regrets who longs for a more idyllic past, will take the player on a journey through her memories, acknowledging the player's control over her and their place in this exploration of her thoughts. In doing so, player and character join together on a colorful, otherworldly journey to make peace with her past. Or flee it.

Beans: A Coffee Shop Simulator Of Savvy Business Decisions (And Some Murders)

July 11, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Think you can run your own coffee shop? Want to make up your own recipes? Fiddle with the decor? Arrange events to bring people in? Avoid being murdered by your competition (wait...what?)? Then it's time you opened your own digital store with Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator.

Pushing The Edges Of Play - Lessons Learned From Making 100 Games In Five Years

July 10, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Developer James Earl Cox has recently completed his 100 Games in 5 Years, having wrapped up development of his taxing, rewarding journey with a cute game about a kitten in a blanket that likes to meow about things.

Games about the horrors of war. Games about the horrors of getting caught watching porn. Games about racing fishmen, the well-mannered homeless, cows, sacred snails. Games about silliness, life, despair, world issues, and anything and everything in between. Cox's work has explored many, many different themes, as well as the scope of the developer's sense of purpose and humor.

Now, at the end of the adventure, Cox is left to reflect on what's he gained from this undertaking, finding he's learned a great deal from working with so many different genres, ideas, and stories.

Embrace Your Wild Side As A Giraffe, Ostrich, And More In Zooicide

July 8, 2017 10:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Zooicide is a team-based multiplayer games that pits human against animal. Perhaps you would like to hunt the ferocious animals as the strong human - armed to the teeth with explosives and weaponry. If that option isn't for you, whip out your long tongue as a Giraffe and slap the humans across the face. Zooicide lets you gaze upon some truly feral foes.

Simplistic Art Bursts To Life In The Combat Of LUCAH

July 5, 2017 9:30 PM | Julia Couture

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LUCAH is an action role-playing game where players will be put in distorted visual nightmare world filled to the brim with danger. You play as a child that has magical powers in a land where such children are seen as threats hunted down. Now, it is up to the player to keep LUCAH safe from the dangers that lurk in this dark, twisted place.

Celebrate July 4th With A Gun In Each Hand With This VR Title

July 4, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Beers. Burgers. Fireworks. You best dog friend. A gun in each hand. Well, guns AS both of your hands. Samurai Punk is ready to celebrate the 4th of July in the most (satirically) American way it knows how with The American Dream: by improving every single life task with firearms.

Find If You're Asleep, In A Coma, Or Dead In Across The Moment

July 4, 2017 6:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Across the Moment puts you in a series of shifting dream worlds, tasking you with finding items and solving puzzles as reality alters around you. Along the way, you'll have to piece together the themes of each place, and all while constantly trying to figure out what it all means for you and your life.

Save Birds Who Are Less Than Thankful In Ungrateful Birds

July 3, 2017 1:00 PM | Joel Couture

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What empowers a thankless hero? The will to do good despite having rocks dropped on them? A desire to see all go free even if they're going to try to kill them once they're free of their cages? Either way, you'll need to hold onto that drive as you free caged birds in Ungrateful Birds, as the jerks sure make life difficult considering you're only trying to help.

Lost Memories Dot Net Navigates Teenage Love Through Site Building

June 30, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Lost Memories Dot Net puts players in the role of fourteen-year-old Nina, dealing with a teenage love triangle through chatting with her friend, Kayla, as she puts together a blog. Delving deep into the internet of 2004, it explores the particularities of teenage relationships while letting players experience the quirks and sites of a certain era of our online past.

The Battlefield Is Your Weapon In Tenderfoot Tactics

June 29, 2017 8:20 PM | Christian Valentin

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While it shares a low-poly aesthetic with their previous games Eidolon and Viridi, Tenderfoot Tactics is far from the calming relaxing experience that those titles offered. It's a minimalist strategy game where your armies wage war with not just the weapons in their hands but also the ground beneath their feet.

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