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Bad Bankers Receive Brutal Beatdowns In Beat Crisis Up

August 10, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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World peace is just a charade so that world leaders and bankers can fleece everyone, keeping the people poor, trapped, and downtrodden. Luckily, a group of heroes intend to put things right with only their knuckles in Beat Crisis Up, a game about unlocking combos so you can mangle evil politicians, bankers, and their wrestler companions.

Rearranging An Art Gallery Rearranges The World Of Impresja

August 9, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Impresja puts you in a striking art gallery of white halls that seemingly lead to dead end after dead end. However, rearranging the paintings on the walls and the art in the gallery changes reality around you, allowing players to manipulate the world they're standing in, reshaping color and geometry to create beautiful visions and clear paths to explore.

Adorable Blobs Are Yours For The Taking In Slime Rancher

August 8, 2017 9:30 PM | Julia Couture

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A generic enemy present in most RPGs is the slime. Generally, they're adorable, less-than-durable tutorial monsters - but what if these slimes dominated the world and could be quite dangerous? Or cuddly pals to gather up? Slime Rancher takes this monster and shows it in a variety of lights, letting players wrangle them up, feed them, take care of them, get exploded by them, and embrace their squishy, cute faces.

Save With The World With Big Guns And Heroic Rebels In Metroidvania Omega Strike

August 7, 2017 10:37 PM | Christian Valentin

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Saving the world is never an simple task, but Woblyware's Omega Strike makes it look easy. In this run-n-gun metroidvania, all you need is excellent agility, precise timing, a whole arsenal of weapon upgrades, and a crew of rebel heroes with a suite of special abilities.

He Beat Her Gives Players Five Minutes To Find The Truth In An Abuse Case

August 7, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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You're a lawyer, and your client is about to be found guilty of abusing his partner. Is that the truth, though? You only have five minutes to take dozens of possible actions, all of which will decide the ending of this case in He Beat Her.

No More Robots Takes Aim at Data-driven Games Publishing

August 7, 2017 12:50 PM | Tim

igf-image.jpgIndustry veteran (and former IndieGames.com editor) Mike Rose has cut the ribbon on his new game publishing label, No More Robots.

The new operation aims to take a data-driven approach to games publishing without losing the human element of the business. Primarily, the label aims to elevate unique games through the use of strong support data and by maintaining a focus on community engagement through Twitch and Discord integration.

Earthling Priorities - An Adventure Of Sentient Doors & Going To Work

August 5, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Earthling Priorities, much like the Space Quest games of long ago, involves a job, and silly things happening around that job. Maybe your employment isn't as goofy or glamorous as being a space janitor, but you still have to go to work - but maybe while you're there, you'll still have a fun puzzle to solve. Maybe stemming from a talking door. Why do we have talking doors here, anyway?

Manage Book Burnings, Sinner Punishing, & More In Cult Simulation The Shrouded Isle

August 4, 2017 6:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Being a high priest isn't easy, especially when your irritable god is set to show up in a few years. This means a lot of book burnings, sin cleansings, sacrifices, and rooting out nonbelievers, which can all be a real drag should the irritate your handful of powerful allies. These people are backing you in your work, but no one really likes to see their children sacrificed, do they?

Well, get ready to manage all that and more in hopes of getting a gold star from an ancient creature from beneath the waves with The Shrouded Isle, a cult management simulator.

Enjoy Bite-Sized Bits Of Galaxy Domination With Space Tyrant

August 4, 2017 9:45 AM | Thomas Faust

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If you prefer your games fast-paced, you probably hate the 4X genre. Huge, plodding turns with micromanagement galore. Irritating long-term planning and little room for spontaneous, short and sweet gaming sessions. Thankfully, Space Tyrant offers you the best of both worlds, allowing for bite-sized bursts of galaxy subjugation.

Doctor Kvorak's Obliteration Game: Dead Serious Puzzling, Wacky Sense Of Humor

August 3, 2017 10:28 AM | Thomas Faust

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Few games out there dare to ask the really important questions, such as "why is that weird chicken talking in rhymes?", "what's up with all the cheese lying around?", and "did I really just blow up a planet?" Thankfully, Doctor Kvorak's Obliteration Game, a 3D puzzle platformer which can also be enjoyed in VR, is not afraid to tackle these touchy subjects.

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