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Punch Your Friends Through Buildings In Over-The-Top Brawler Fly Punch Boom!

May 14, 2018 10:03 PM | Christian Valentin

If you know anything about Dragon Ball Z, you're probably know it for the moments of mountain-shattering, world-cracking, energy-unleashing fighting. But beyond the actual licensed games, few games have attempted to capture the destruction and dynamic nature of those fights, besides a few freeware games and the charged punching action of Aces Wild.

Fly Punch Boom looks like it could change that, if its colorful cartoonish displays of planet shattering blows are any indication.

Enjoy Some Upside-Down Exploration In The Tower Of Time

May 14, 2018 10:00 AM | Thomas Faust

I didn't quite know exactly what to expect when I started playing ambitious isometric RPG Tower of Time. I certainly wouldn't have guessed that it would give me the most wonderful Ultima Underworld flashbacks - despite being different in almost every respect.

Yard Tale Enlists Players To Help The Prosperity Of A Yard Sale

May 12, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


In a cute lesson on capitalism and candy, Yard Tale puts players in the perspective of a little witch with a sweet tooth. Help your friend at their yard sale by pairing together people and items to yield a bag of treats!

Together Is About The Challenges Of Balancing Love & Personal Needs

May 12, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Together places players in a loving relationship with someone they care about, but asks them how they can take care of themselves when that love starts to die, or their partner starts needing so much from them that they have little left for their own well-being.

Scramble To Be Last In The Broth In Ramen Bowl Chicken Roll

May 11, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Usually, it's all about being first to hit the goal, but Ramen Bowl Chicken Roll wants you to ensure you are last. Pit yourself against 1-3 other friends in this goofy local co-op game about avoiding landing in a delicious broth until the very end.

Action/Gardening Dark Soil Has Players Reaping What They Sow

May 10, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture


Gardening is no easy task, and coupled with deadly plant life, it's down right dangerous. Dark Soil is a mix of Dark Souls and gardening, having players planting seeds, sprinkling them with water to raise them into vicious vegetation, then fighting the sinister plants they've grown.

Austen Translation Is Satirical Strategy Game About Marrying Well

May 10, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


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


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

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


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.

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