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Find Your Missing Mother A Year After Her Disappearance In This Narrative-Based Game

June 15, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Gray Skies, Dark Waters will have you acting as Lina Garrett, a young woman whose mother has gone missing without a trace over a year before. Determined to get some answers and closure, she sets out, and with your help, will navigate the stories of the locals, and the twisted storyline of what happened to her mom.

Cute Cats Take To The Skies In Neko Navy

June 15, 2017 5:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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Developer DeathMofuMofu brings us Neko Navy, a game that should satisfy every friend of felines, lover of shmups, and connoisseur of Venn diagrams. Blast off into the sky with the cat of your choice and shoot down, uh, various cute things in environments such as, eh, a hospital and a slaughterhouse. Nonsensical cuteness overload incoming!

Strikey Sisters Makes For Spell-Slinging, Brick-Breaking, Pet Rescuing Fun

June 14, 2017 7:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Brick breakers are fun games, to be sure, but ones where you play a pair of cute witches out to rescue their missing pet, doing so by reflecting attacks and casting your own spells, like Strikey Sisters, are so much better, right?

Choose Your Words Wisely In The Ever-Changing Story Of Ash Of Gods

June 13, 2017 9:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Few games can claim that the choices made in dialogue truly warp the story to fit that choice. It's a challenge to have so many branching stories with so many choices, but Ash of Gods is looking to try it, claiming to offer choices that could lead to party member's deaths - even the leader. In this turn-based RPG, danger lurks in every choice, and it could be your character's head at stake.

Trailer Roundup - June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 12:11 PM | Thomas Faust

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It's been a while, hasn't it? Fret not, I can guarantee that the following trailers have all been worth the wait.

Fight Your Way Through Claustrophobic Bullet Hell Dungeons In Monolith

June 8, 2017 9:28 PM | Christian Valentin

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Within the narrow halls and rooms of an ancient structure, a ship delves ever deeper in search of treasure and secrets. Monolith eschews the screenfuls of bullets or open arenas of more traditional shmups and shooters for tight claustrophobic dungeons. The action however is no less frenetic.

Be The Good-est Boy To Save Your Owner in Balthazar's Dream

June 6, 2017 4:30 PM | Julia Couture

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Games where you can play as a dog win me over instantly, and Balthazar's Dream is no exception. With the promise of a tender story, coupled with side-scrolling adventure and enemy-thwarting, Balthazar's Dream looks to deliver the puppy package.

"Community-Developed" Starpoint Gemini Warlords Offers The Best Of Several Worlds

June 6, 2017 3:15 PM | Thomas Faust

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Early Access can feel like a minefield. Involving your player base in the game development process always bears certain risks. A vocal community is able to offer constructive feedback and greatly improve upon your ideas, but its demands can quickly become unreasonable or too hard to implement. Risking the ire of a large group of people heavily invested in your game is definitely not recommended.

It's a gamble worth taking, though - after all, this is what Early Access is for. Now, if you want to take this idea one step further, why not build a whole game around your players' ideas and demands?

Gamey Rot - A Girl & Her Band Roam A Nuclear Wasteland While Trying To Stay Clean

June 6, 2017 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Roaming around a post-nuclear U.K. can be exhausting work, especially when you're part of a band that has seen a sudden upsurge in popularity after the post-apocalyptic world finds that they love terrible music. That still doesn't put you above running errands, JRPG-style, and trying to keep the irradiated germs from taking you out in Gamey Rot.

Screenshot Saturday Highlights - June 3rd, 2017

June 5, 2017 8:37 PM | Christian Valentin

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You'll find intense bullet hells, artistic swordplay, and sci-fi battles in this diverse collection of Screenshot Saturday Highlights

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