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Screenshot Saturday Highlights - August 20, 2016

August 20, 2016 11:12 PM | Christian Valentin


Screenshot Saturday today takes us on a tour through brutal cutthroat worlds: the post apocalypse, the high seas, Wall Street, and beyond.

Grab & Toss Enemies With Your Tongue (And Look Good Doing It) In Handsome Mr Frog

August 20, 2016 7:00 AM | Joel Couture


Look at that face. That is the face of a good-looking frog who's had it up to here with all of the gorillas, octopuses, skeletons, crocodiles, and other critters and creatures who've jacked his sweet hat and interrupted his otherwise handsome day. So, it's time to lick up some enemies and spit them back at each other, crossing several arcade maps in order to get your groove back in Handsome Mr Frog.

Corn And Spirituality Let You Face The End Of The World In Lonely Star

August 19, 2016 2:00 PM | Joel Couture


A spiritual warrior's work does not end despite the imminent destruction of the world. Ghosts of the past have come back to haunt the planet in its twilight, and your job is to exorcise these lost and angry spirits in the doomed wastelands of Lonely Star, an action RPG in the final days of its Kickstarter.

But you have a powerful ally. Corn.

Teamwork Will Help The Girl And The Robot Escape An Evil Queen's Castle

August 18, 2016 9:00 PM | Joel Couture


A young girl is trying to free herself from an evil queen's castle when she stumbles across a large robot. The bond that forms between the two of them is what will help her escape in The Girl and the Robot, a new action/adventure game that just released on Steam.

Trailer Roundup for August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 4:40 PM | Lena LeRay

strikers_edge.gifWith Gamescom going on and PAX West around the corner, this week's trailer roundup was very hard to trim down. Some of today's games are playable at Gamescom, if you're going. If you watch all ten of these and want to see some of the trailers that didn't make the cut, check out Cubway, Death Squared, and Space Rift.

Experience Endless Monkey Business in the Recently Updated simian.interface++

August 16, 2016 8:11 PM | Lena LeRay

loop_30.gifWe first featured Vested Interest's simian.interface as a browser pick three years ago. It's a visual puzzle game in which the player must move their mouse around, shifting the shapes on the screen until they line up the way they're supposed to. Since then, it's been released on iOS. That version was upgraded with procedurally generated levels for extended replayability and redubbed simian.interface++. It has recently been released on Windows and Mac.

Reigns - Long live the King

August 15, 2016 12:51 PM | Christian Valentin


The king is dead. Again.

And yet the kingdom lives on, year after year, rule after rule. Decrees spread their influence across generations - a crusade waged here, a hospital built there - even as rulers come and go. Reigns is a game of empire management from the perspective of the throne, through the seemingly simple means of selecting or discarding cards. Each card is a decision or situation that requires your input, be it to share spoils of war with the population or to let the church burn witches and blasphemers. Every choice defines your reign, and perhaps impacts the reigns that follow. Choose wisely.

See The Circus! Play Some Cards! Solve A Murder! One Show Only!

August 15, 2016 9:41 AM | Thomas Faust

Tristan Dahl's One Show Only is such a wonderfully weird game. There's been a murder at the circus: the trapeze artist died under mysterious circumstances. One of the five witnesses is the murderer, and your task is to interrogate these suspects by playing a card game against them. If you place your cards, each of which represents a question, just right, you might get even more questions to ask. Follow the leads and find that killer!

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - August 13, 2016

August 14, 2016 1:00 AM | Christian Valentin


This Screenshot Saturday takes us on a trip from the innards of a computer to across the galaxy, where alien discoveries and lovecraftian horrors await.

Mayhem In Single Valley - An RPG About Being A Good Person And Trying Not To Get Mauled By Squirrels

August 13, 2016 6:00 AM | Joel Couture


Jack isn't aware that he's a video game character, but perhaps the constant animal attacks and lightning strikes will help him figure that out. When he does, he'll forge a strange new relationship with the player, the game's developers, and the characters in his world in Mayhem in Single Valley, an RPG currently in development.

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