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Escape A Moody Maze Of Rooms In Horror Game Beherit

July 18, 2018 8:20 PM | Christian Valentin

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Beherit is a dark freeware horror game, set in dim and moody halls lit by your flashlight and where deadly evils lurk. Especially those twitchy mannequins watching from the shadows.

Google Play's Indie Games Accelerator Looks To Help Independent Developers Grow

July 17, 2018 9:00 PM | Joel Couture

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Budding Android developers from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam can apply to take part in Google Play's Indie Games Accelerator Program, a program designed to help independent developers grow their business, gain valuable development skills, and learn about leading and managing their teams. Using workshops, mentorships with skilled mobile developers, and help with connections to investors/publishers, the program hopes to help devs reach their full potential and find success in a challenging market.

No Response Is A Quiet Story-Driven Trek To Safety

July 16, 2018 8:07 PM | Christian Valentin

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Alone a highway, after a car crash, a cabin down the road is the closest place to reach for safety and medical attention in No Response, while text messages from concerned family light up your phone.

Build Your Own Guns And Take Down An Armada In 'Mothergunship'

July 16, 2018 3:00 PM | Thomas Faust

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Mothergunship is all about escalation. You like shooting enemies? Here's a dozen angry robots for you. You like dodging bullets? Sure, have hundreds of bullets coming your way. You like guns? Ho ho ho, have I got news for you...

First Person Platformer 'The Free Ones' Lets You Soar Through The Skies

July 15, 2018 8:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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As a forced laborer escaping from an island, first-person platformer The Free Ones has you swinging all over the place with your trusty hookshot.

'Castle Must Be Mine' Pairs Tower Defense & Virtual Reality

July 14, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Remember the days of stacking blocks and commanding your army of toys to fend off opposing forces? In Castle Must Be Mine, you can relive your glory days as overseer and all-powerful. You'll be defending your towers with your trusty hero, traps, and your own god-like powers (like fireball tossing). Keeping your area safe can get hectic, but the toy-like play still offers tons of entertainment.

'Only When Howling' Encourages Contemplation By Speaking In Visuals

July 14, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Only When Howling is a game of reflection, having you explore the stories of three characters through striking visual interpretations of their feelings of love, passion, gratitude, and sacrifice.

The Spiral Scouts Is A Crass, Dopey, Puzzling Adventure

July 13, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Are you a lover of puzzles and riddles? Do you also enjoy a brightly colored art style with a Paper Mario feel? Do you also enjoy profanity and butts? The Spiral Scouts checks all of these boxes and more if you dare venture in the dark crevices of this puzzling, perplexing, and grotesque adventure.

Underwater-Shmup 'Earth Atlantis' Releases The Kraken On Consoles And iOS

July 13, 2018 8:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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Undoubtedly inspired by shmup classics such as Darius and Xenon 2: Megablast, sepia-tinted underwater shooter Earth Atlantis has you hunting down giant sea monsters in a postapocalyptic future.

Kitten'd Has Players Putting Out Fires & Caring For Felines

July 12, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Most cat owners have had to deal with their fair share of chaos when taking care of their trouble-seeking furball. VR game Kitten'd wants experienced cat owners to take the ultimate test: keep a ton of cute kittens out of danger, be it from starting fires to activating lasers to just making a mess of things.

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