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Liminal Turns Gravity On Its Side Through Brain-Bending Spatial Puzzles

August 21, 2018 8:35 PM | Christian Valentin

Gravitational orientation becomes your plaything in Liminal, a polished student project available on Steam that combines space-shifting doorways and a twisting sci-fi puzzle labyrinth.

#SelfCare Is A Place Of Peaceful Escape

August 21, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


#SelfCare turns your phone, normally a source of near-infinite stress, into a place of serenity. Through taking you into a vision of your room and the soothing tasks contained within, it seeks to bring you to a place where you can perform calming tasks and free yourself of the shackles of your life's demands, even if only for a few minutes.

Build A Hectic Robotic Kitchen In Upcoming Puzzler Automachef

August 20, 2018 8:22 PM | Christian Valentin

In this cute sci-fi puzzler, the messy hecticness of the kitchen is replaced with rhythmic hecticness of automation, as Automachef tasks you with constructing precise cuisine assembly lines.

'Phantom Doctrine' Is A Fascinating And Flawed Cold War Spy Thriller

August 19, 2018 8:00 AM | Thomas Faust

Phantom Doctrine is the cold war spy thriller of my dreams, spinning an intricate web of intrigue and conspiracy. The game has you staring at a world map, trying to unravel the increasingly complicated plot while sending your agents all over the globe, doing spy stuff in turn-based encounters. It's a moody, highly atmospheric game that perfectly captures the essence of spy flicks and novels, but sadly, it also has a few issues.

Yet Another Exhausting Day Is A Battle To Stay Awake

August 18, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Have you ever had a day when you just couldn't bring yourself to stand up? You just wanted to get through the day, inching like a caterpillar? Yet Another Exhausting Day encapsulates the ultimate level of tiredness, with a dash of motivation to get through the day. Players will have to help some sleepy people, protecting them from enticing pillows while smashing things and doing whatever they can to stay awake.

Baldi's Basics Looking To Add Field Trips & Randomization To Its Educational Horrors

August 18, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning offers intense educational action, mingling edutainment and horror as players work to collect notebooks and avoid a certain unsettling educator. However, this experience in discomforting school life is looking to get an upgrade, one that adds randomization, more complex stage designs, new characters to meet, and some (lethal-ish) field trips for aspiring students to go on.

'Mind Over Mushroom' Offers Free-Roaming Tactical Battles Against Fungal Foes

August 17, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Goodbye grid, hello freedom! Mind Over Mushroom takes tactical battles and ditches the grid structure for a more challenging fight, letting you wander as you battle spore-controlled foes. Players will have to mind their distance, as you're free of grid restraints and able to wander freely (barring terrain obstacles, of course). Be mindful of your positioning and make use of the range of your characters to eliminate some devious fungi.

Build Ridiculous Machines And Fight For Air Superiority In 'Airships: Conquer The Skies'

August 17, 2018 8:00 AM | Thomas Faust

There is something incredibly satisfying about Airships: Conquer the Skies' basic concept. Build giant floating Steampunk fortresses and then watch them take flight and shoot the hell out of each other. This mainly works because of the game's core tenet: simplicity.

Become Death's Servant In This Ruthless, Challenging Action RPG

August 16, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Those who enjoy the Souls series are currently in need of a fresh set of bosses to test their patience and skills against, but action RPG Death's Gambit aims to fill that void. With fast-paced but precise combat, gigantic bosses with unique tactics, stunning pixel art, a mysterious story, and a killer soundtrack, the game aims to offer players a similar experience - just more sidescroll-y and pixel-y.

Monsters Make For Good Friends (But Mostly Foes) In 'Koikoi'

August 16, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Shin's dad went out to go to work, but hasn't come back yet, forcing the boy to head out into the world of Koikoi. In it, humans have died out from a strange disease and been replaced by the monstrous, surreal, and sometimes friendly Newmans, so who knows what kind of trouble the boy's dad has found himself in. Luckily, you'll help this young, psychic-powered kid find his father. Right?

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