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No More Robots Takes Aim at Data-driven Games Publishing

August 7, 2017 12:50 PM | Tim

igf-image.jpgIndustry veteran (and former IndieGames.com editor) Mike Rose has cut the ribbon on his new game publishing label, No More Robots.

The new operation aims to take a data-driven approach to games publishing without losing the human element of the business. Primarily, the label aims to elevate unique games through the use of strong support data and by maintaining a focus on community engagement through Twitch and Discord integration.

Earthling Priorities - An Adventure Of Sentient Doors & Going To Work

August 5, 2017 7:00 PM | Joel Couture


Earthling Priorities, much like the Space Quest games of long ago, involves a job, and silly things happening around that job. Maybe your employment isn't as goofy or glamorous as being a space janitor, but you still have to go to work - but maybe while you're there, you'll still have a fun puzzle to solve. Maybe stemming from a talking door. Why do we have talking doors here, anyway?

Manage Book Burnings, Sinner Punishing, & More In Cult Simulation The Shrouded Isle

August 4, 2017 6:00 PM | Joel Couture


Being a high priest isn't easy, especially when your irritable god is set to show up in a few years. This means a lot of book burnings, sin cleansings, sacrifices, and rooting out nonbelievers, which can all be a real drag should the irritate your handful of powerful allies. These people are backing you in your work, but no one really likes to see their children sacrificed, do they?

Well, get ready to manage all that and more in hopes of getting a gold star from an ancient creature from beneath the waves with The Shrouded Isle, a cult management simulator.

Enjoy Bite-Sized Bits Of Galaxy Domination With Space Tyrant

August 4, 2017 9:45 AM | Thomas Faust

If you prefer your games fast-paced, you probably hate the 4X genre. Huge, plodding turns with micromanagement galore. Irritating long-term planning and little room for spontaneous, short and sweet gaming sessions. Thankfully, Space Tyrant offers you the best of both worlds, allowing for bite-sized bursts of galaxy subjugation.

Doctor Kvorak's Obliteration Game: Dead Serious Puzzling, Wacky Sense Of Humor

August 3, 2017 10:28 AM | Thomas Faust

Few games out there dare to ask the really important questions, such as "why is that weird chicken talking in rhymes?", "what's up with all the cheese lying around?", and "did I really just blow up a planet?" Thankfully, Doctor Kvorak's Obliteration Game, a 3D puzzle platformer which can also be enjoyed in VR, is not afraid to tackle these touchy subjects.

Crawl To Save Granma (But Don't Step On Your Leash!) In Fidel Dungeon Rescue

August 2, 2017 9:00 PM | Julia Couture


Play as a bouncy pup (whether a skinny or chubby one is up to you) in search of his Granma and dungeon treasure! In Fidel Dungeon Rescue, dungeon crawler fans will be put to the test by throwing challenging puzzles into the mix. You'll have to put your brain in the thick of it while charting out the best path for the daring pup to take!

Build Your Armies To Brave Harsh Climates & Enemy Territories In Bannermen

August 1, 2017 9:30 PM | Julia Couture


Bannermen aims to please fans of classical, medieval RTS, but adds some interesting elements, such as climate effects and problems, that give it a unique personality in the genre.

Watch Your Step While Saving Humanity In Jettomero: Hero of the Universe

July 31, 2017 9:15 PM | Julia Couture


In Jettomero, a true test of control comes when players try to steer a giant robot who might just be a little too clumsy for its own good, even if it means well. Players will have to fight off evil that threatens the remnants of humanity, all while being careful not to destroy it themselves!

Hack, Slash, And Dodge Through The Futuristic Catacombs of Immortal Planet

July 31, 2017 11:35 AM | Christian Valentin


In the long forgotten technological ruins on a distant planet, a lone warrior awakes from his slumber, determined to uncover a way to escape the subterranean hell. From the developer of Ronin, Immortal Planet takes you through this dark and dangerous tunnels, discovering the place's secrets while fighting your way through its roaming enemies and powerful bosses with methodical combat.

Rail Theory's Randomly Generated Enemies Ensure Constantly Challenging Shooting

July 31, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture


Finding items needed to repair your ship on a hostile alien planet was going to be hard enough, third person shooter Rail Theory takes it one step further with enemies that adapt to your play style on the fly. Rely on any one weapon or combat style too much, and minutes later, you'll be inundated with creatures that have been designed to counter it. Possibly even during the same fight.

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