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Guy Yuval

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As Chief Editor and co-founder, Guy is responsible for pretty much everything that goes up on the site. He is a huge fan of survival horror, point-and-click adventure titles and everything with a good story. He prefers to play games alone, in the dark - as nature intended.

Welcome to Elk tells heartbreaking stories in the most whimsical way

Welcome to Elk, an island where everybody has a story to tell. All those stories are real, according to developer Triple Topping, which makes them even more fantastical. I got to play through one of these stories at Gamescom 2019, and experience the dissonance between the kids-friendly visual style and the dark subject matter.

Control Gamescom 2019 demo is an action-packed fever dream

Control
Control, Remedy Entertainment's newest title, all kinds of awesome. I learned that by playing through one area of the game called Old Boys' Club. At the beginning of the demo, I was dropped into a large hall inside the Oldest House, the headquarters of the Bureau of Control and the main setting for the...

Solve video game crimes in Gamedec, a new cyberpunk RPG

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Gamedec is a cyberpunk RPG where you are a private detective who solves crimes in virtual worlds. It's a video game about a video game detective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPFEVGfM1ZE The game is set in Warsaw during the 22nd century, a time when "reality is a relative concept and life and death...

The Church in the Darkness review: False prophets

The Church in the Darkness review
With limited gameplay options that lead to too many repetitive playthroughs, this infiltration game fails to generate a worthy cult following. Go in, find Alex, get out - that’s my plan every time I start a new game in The Church in the Darkness. But each time, I try something a little different. One...

Still There is a psychological adventure game about grief and coffee

Still There
Evade the past, welcome oblivion, make the perfect Italian coffee. These are your objectives in Still There, a newly announced sci-fi psychological adventure game by GhostShark Games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=733Fx_h8FIk You are Karl, a keeper at the Bento space-lighthouse. Surrounded by uncharted space, Karl lives in almost total isolation with only...

Vane review: Try and resist the urge to fly away

Vane review
Vane's appealing art style and soundtrack aren't enough to carry it past the tedious gameplay and extremely vague story. I was deeply frustrated with Vane after playing it for just 15 minutes. I was flying around, struggling with the controls, and feeling utterly lost. Then I realized I was playing it all wrong.

Lovecraftian RPG Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones comes out September

tygian: Reign of the Old Ones
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a classic turn-based RPG heavily based on Lovecraft's writings. It features all the usual themes and elements: cosmic horror, existential terrors, and a world broken beyond repair. The game is also set to "wrap its tentacles" around your Steam account on September 26, when it comes out...

Blair Witch gameplay trailer shows what a good boy Bullet is

Blair Witch gameplay trailervideo
In the first Blair Witch gameplay trailer, we see protagonist Ellis exploring the Black Hills Forest together with his dog Bullet, where the two face countless horrors. Bullet is a very good boy. You can see in the trailer how useful and adorable he is. He will lead you to important clues, fetch items,...

The Church in the Darkness opens its gates in August

The Church in the Darkness
The Church in the Darkness, an open-ended stealth game where you infiltrated a cult, is coming out on August 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6lArVvkujE Developed by indie studio Paranoid Productions, The Church in the Darkness puts you in the shoes of ex-cop Vic. Vic is on a mission to infiltrate the South...

Indie game Elk tells real stories that are too weird to be true

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Elk is a narrative game based on a series of real stories by real people. These stories are weird, surreal, and bizarre, but developer Triple Topping swears they are all based on first-hand accounts. How weird can it really be? Well, one of the stories tells of Lauge, brother of Elk's director Astrid, who...

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