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Austen Translation Is Satirical Strategy Game About Marrying Well

May 10, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Taking players to a somewhat sillier Jane Austen-inspired world, Austen Translation, tasks players with marrying a wealthy bachelor, doing so by sabotaging rivals for manipulating opponents, spreading rumors, and maybe dropping a piano on someone.

20,000 Atmospheres Promises A Dungeon Crawler Deep Beneath The Ocean Surface

May 9, 2018 8:48 PM | Christian Valentin

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There's something unique about a game that focuses on a tactile UI and mechanics. From the hands-on manipulation of The Room and Myst to the command consoles of Deadnaut and the grainy screens of Capsule, it's one way to immerse the player in the role of a character and in a setting. 20,000 Atmospheres looks to be another intriguing approach of the concept, taking the dungeon crawler to the crushing depths and forcing you to view the world through the sensors and screens of your mysterious vessel.

Make Evil Underwater Robots Kill Each Other In Action-Puzzler Subaeria

May 9, 2018 9:15 AM | Thomas Faust

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In a dystopic future where humankind has to live in underwater cities, President Dorf's capitalist totalitarian democracy isn't to everyone's liking. Poor people have to toil in the factories, overseen by robots with a licence to kill. Young Styx and her friendly drone companion won't have anymore of that and set out to give Dorf a piece of her mind with the power of... non-violent action puzzling!

First Winter Is A Short Dread-Inducing Slice Of First-Person Horror

May 8, 2018 8:23 PM | Christian Valentin

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Dan Sanderson's Pacific was a very short, but quite effective piece of uneasy tension, with its shifting halls and minimalist storytelling. First Winter is a remake of that project, now with more detailed but no less unnerving environments and a more intricate narrative.

Battle Bullet-Winged Bosses In Hectic Arcade Shooter Vectorium

May 7, 2018 9:18 PM | Christian Valentin

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Vectorium is the latest entry in the "minimalist bullet hell action" category of dual stick shooter, complementing the fast-paced combat with clever boss designs and a frenetic abstract style.

Everything Is Going To Be OK's Final Update Brings Personal Exploration & A Fever Dream OS

May 7, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Everything is going to be OK, a beautifully surreal and darkly funny game of healing tragedy through humor as best we can, has received one final update. In it, players can lose themselves in a 'fever dream OS', exploring the developer's own vulnerabilities, the sensations of an OS that doesn't necessarily want the 'player' there, and a powerful message of what digital experiences can be.

Roulette Knight's Thrilling Life Gamble Is Surprisingly Appealing

May 5, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Russian Roulette is all about risk, but you may be able to cheat the odds in Roulette Knight! Players will be able to take advantage of items, abilities, and risk level to level up their knight and traverse the map, trying not to shoot themselves in the head the entire way.

Crane Quandry Is About Platforming Inside A Crane Game

May 5, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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If you've ever felt the lure of cute stuffed animals nestled so tantalizingly on a precarious platform, seemingly just requiring a little push from some mechanical claws to free it for your embrace, you may already feel the appeal of Crane Quandry a platformer of collecting stuffed toys, but from someone trapped inside of a crane machine.

The Con Simulator Has Players Building Their Dream Convention

May 4, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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A lot goes into convention planning. from keeping foot traffic steady, booths friendly, and emergencies handled. It's a busy day for both organizers and con-goers, and The Con Simulator puts this responsibility at your fingertips. You'll have to coordinate an entire space to generate the most revenue and traffic to make the most successful geek-fest!

Snack & Slash Puts A Bounty On Fresh Ingredients

May 3, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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It's said that cooking requires a lot of stamina, and Snack & Slash takes that statement to heart (and stomach!). This little chef is all about top-quality ingredients, technique, and oversized kitchen tools. Requiring specific instructions, you'll have to grab the right tool and go on the hunt for the ingredient in the correct area. Sound over-easy? Try it while the (sentient) ingredients are scrambling to get away from you.

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