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Solve Sci-Fi Programming Puzzles In Prime Mover

May 22, 2018 8:52 PM | Christian Valentin

Post-SpaceChem, puzzler fans have had a bevy of programming and pseudo-programming games to test their solution-crafting prowess and the new game Prime Mover looks to scratch that itch as well, with its blend of circuit board construction and input manipulation.

Fox N Forests' Season-Changing Powers Unveil Secrets And Help Clobber Bosses

May 22, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


A giant wasp isn't so tough in the winter in Fox N Forests, a game where a fox with a crossbow can change the seasons, affecting the stages and enemies around them in all kinds of helpful ways.

Seek Etyliv Is A New Puzzle-Roguelike With Minimalistic Design And Challenging Simplicity

May 21, 2018 8:52 PM | Christian Valentin


The roguelike is often touted for the sprawling complexity of games like Nethack and Caves of Qud, but minimalism often breeds some of the most interesting entries in the subgenre, such as Hoplite or Michael Brough's Imbroglio and 868-Hack. The new roguelike Seek Etyliv fits right in that category, with even tighter and more minimalistic style compared to others yet also possessing engaging elegant design in its simplicity.

FAR: Lone Sails Lets You Venture Into The Unknown, Full Of Hope

May 21, 2018 4:28 PM | Thomas Faust

FAR: Lone Sails is a solitary adventure, but you never feel lonely or lost. There's always the one road, with only a few obstacles in the way of your giant machine. And then of course there is said machine, a giant, steam-powered contraption that is keeping you busy in its innards as you stoke the furnace or set the sails to keep your momentum going.

Dangerous Monsters Make Decent Pets In Pixel Stories Of Dungeon

May 19, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Want to be the top hero in all the land? Well, rather than overcome evil, you kind of need to beat up the current top hero. Which makes kind of sense? A bit? I guess it would make you the strongest, although doesn't beating up the hero make you a villain? Anyway, roguelike RPG Pixel Stories of Dungeon doesn't prescribe to such basic concepts of good and evil, instead showcasing your rise to power.

Also, you can have pet tornadoes, which is pretty nifty.

Floating Is A Pinball Game Full Of Heart

May 18, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


After slamming the left and right paddles as hard as physically possible, watching your ball drift seamlessly down the middle - you may want to ditch flashy, score-centric pinball games, instead exploring the softer side of pinball with Floating. Here, you'll have some cute objectives about gently helping people, and all while enjoying the soothing level design.

House Flipper Repairs & Revitalizes Homes With Virtual Elbow Grease

May 17, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Ever been curious about the manual labor that goes into restoring old, beat up properties, but you don't want to get down and dirty with black mold? House Flipper will show you how to get it done. You'll be able to go into the houses that the world has given up on and give them a total facelift, carrying out repairs or making changes to the layout. Maybe it'll give you inspiration for your own place!

Shrug Island - The Meeting's Striking Lands Are Shaped By Song

May 17, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Shri and Li are looking to help The Watcher, keeper of balance in the beautiful lands of Shrug Island - The Meeting. To do so, they'll have to use their powers to change the world with song, using music to help the people of the island and transform the world into a better place with sound.

Delta V: Rings Of Saturn Promises Realistic Saturn Ring-Mining Fun

May 16, 2018 8:39 PM | Christian Valentin


The term "hard sci-fi" doesn't indicate difficulty of the material to understand, but rather how closely a work attempts to consider and abide by realism and laws of physics in the science fiction. Besides Kerbal Space Programs and the realistic space warfare simulator Children of a Dead Earth, space games that attempt hard sci-fi mechanics are incredibly rare. But the in-development Delta V: Rings Of Saturn looks to be the next game in that category, placing you at the thruster controls of a mining vessel within the titular rings.

Skelly Selest Is A Top-Down Shooter Of Dealing With Hell's Overflow

May 15, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Hell is a hair too full, and the sinister beings held with cannot be contained any more. This means a certain holy skeleton needs to get those numbers down a little bit by hacking and blasting undead until they're even more dead in Skelly Selest.

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