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Space battles receive the card battler treatment in Cosmos Invictus

February 12, 2018 8:01 PM | Christian Valentin

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The collectible card game / card battle genre has been thriving in recent years, on both mobile and PC thanks to titles like Hearthstone and Duelyst. Cosmos Invictus looks to be another entry in the category, eschewing a fantasy theme for a futuristic clash of cruisers, mechs, and pilots.

CROSS POST - Smithsonian American Art Museum Puts Out Call For Indie Devs

February 12, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

8_5_17_SAAM_Arcade_couple.jpg The following is a repost from Gamasutra. To see the original post, click here. The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) Arcade is a yearly event that celebrates game culture and the work of indie game developers, and submissions for the museum's fourth annual SAAM arcade are now open.

A Case Of Distrust Overflows With 1920's Atmosphere & Mystery

February 10, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Take a dive into the not-so-distant past and immerse yourself in the dialect of the 1920's with A Case of Distrust. It may not be a walk down easy street, though, as you'll be in the shoes of a female detective on the hunt for answers. Use evidence and statements to draw out the truth, and don't let those schmucks give you the runaround.

Run Gun Sports Is Track & Field With Firearm Legs

February 10, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Run Gun Sports is kinda like your high school track meet, except everyone has guns for legs and no one is there just to flake off. Gun legs might seem unwieldy for athletic events, but using a bazooka for the high jump does offer a bit of an edge, doesn't it?

Steal Your Enemies' Beard In A Boy And His Beard

February 9, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Tired of waiting for that big, luxurious beard to grow to impressive lengths? Why not just kill others, steal theirs and add it to your own? Genius, right? A Boy And His Beard cuts right to the chase and tells players that, if they want a big beard, the only way to get it is through taking someone else's.

Balance Risk, Rewards, And Reckless Driving In Procedural Freerider Descenders

February 9, 2018 11:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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Newly-released downhill biking game Descenders sends you hurtling down a mountain at breakneck speeds. This is incredibly reckless, highly dangerous, and more than a little frightening - and you'll probably love every second of it.

Tower Defense Gets A Bit Complicated (And An Action Infusion) In Aegis Defenders

February 8, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Aegis Defenders mashes up two genres and comes out with a new experience that is only further enhanced with gorgeous pixel art scenery. You'll be challenged left and right between the platforming challenges, defending your bases (which sometimes may not be stationary!), and utilizing the live action combat abilities of various characters that you can swap on the fly to achieve your goals!

All Our Asias Explores Race & Identity Through A Dying Father's Memories

February 8, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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All Our Asias takes players on a journey through a dying man's mind, getting to know him and the protagonist, Yuito, through the memories we see, the people we meet, and the moments we reflect upon. In doing so, we can help Yuito understand himself and his place in the world a little bit better, and all by exploring soothing, PSX-era landscapes.

In Other Waters Explores The Depths Of An Alien Ocean Through An AI's Sensors

February 7, 2018 10:12 PM | Christian Valentin

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From Abzu to Subnautica, the ocean is often a place of vibrant mysteries. In Other Waters is no less mysterious, but takes a far more minimalist approach to its alien depths, presenting its shallows and wrecks and unknown species from the detached perspective of sensors and scanners.

Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Offers A Wealth Of Familiar Turn-Based Strategy Goodness

February 7, 2018 9:44 AM | Thomas Faust

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In less than a year's time, the Nintendo Switch has become home to a surprisingly large amount of titles, but for some reason, turn-based tactics games are few and far between on the system. Thankfully, the upcoming release of Mercenaries Saga Chronicles delivers a rather lavish collection of classic turn-based tactics for little money.

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