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Effie review: Nostalgia spread a little too thin

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Inspired by multiple classic titles, Effie combines fun combat and platforming with an empty world to underwhelming results. I'm a massive fan of platformers and colorful action-adventure games. Being on the same playing field as indie gems like A Hat in Time and the wacky Lego games, Effie has its work cut out for...

In Other Waters invites you to explore an alien ocean on PC and Switch

In Other Waters
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, In Other Waters is almost ready to make a splash (sorry) on PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch. Developer Jump Over the Age and publisher Fellow Traveller released a new trailer for the game, revealing a release window of spring 2020. https://youtu.be/gFTnRyvsXyI

Gun store management Metroidvania Neon Blight is now on Kickstarter

Neon Blight is a 2D cyberpunk rogue-lite developed by a single indie developer named Enrique Poirier. Poirier describes his game as a rogue-lite gun store management sim. You juggle between managing and expanding your shop, and fighting through dangerous dungeons to collect more weapons to sell. This cyberpunk "Moonlighter meets Enter...

Black Book combines a deckbuilding adventure RPG with Slavic folklore

Black Book
Black Book is an adventure RPG with deckbuilding elements, inspired by Slavic folklore. You play as a young witch named Vasilisa how renounces her bond with the forces of darkness to marry her beloved. As you can imagine, the forces of darkness don't take to kindly to her decision.

Lightmatter review: Shines bright, but still overshadowed

Lightmatter review
Lightmatter is a gratifying puzzle game with a simple premise. It plays, looks, and sounds fantastic, but could do with fewer Portal references and a more robust story. It's been 13 years since Portal came out and blew us all away with its mind-bending puzzles and insanely good writing. Ever since then, we occasionally...

Rustler hopes to be a medieval GTA with the help of Kickstarter

Rustler
Rustler is a crazy open-world action game, full of pop-culture references, random violence, and horse-jacking. In short, it's GTA in medieval times. Or at least it belives it can be, and if you believe that too, you can help it achieve its goal by funding Rustler on Kickstarter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8YLCtk7RiE

The Blind Prophet new release date is definitely final this time, hopefully

The Blind Prophet Release date
The Blind Prophet is a dark point-and-click game that I backed on Kickstarter together with 474 other adventure fans. The game was supposed to come out in December 2019 but was delayed until January 10, 2020. When the time came, Ars Goetia Games delayed the game yet again, so they have time to add...

Wargroove Double Trouble free DLC adds a new faction, units and more

Only one year after its initial release, Wargroove is getting a brand new free DLC titled Double Trouble. Wargroove Double Trouble will include the new Outlaw faction, two new roguish units and other content we were missing in the original game when we first played and reviewed Wargroove. On top of that, there are...

ScourgeBringer is coming to Early Access in early February

ScourgeBringer Early Accessvideo
ScourgeBringer, an action platformer described as "Dead Cells meets Celeste" is entering Early Access on February 6. The game will be available through both Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC. The announcement came from developer Flying Oak Games and publisher Dear Villagers, who celebrated the momentous occasion with the new...

World of Horror, an RPG inspired by Junji Ito, is coming this February

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World of Horror is a creepy horror RPG that takes a lot of visual and thematical inspiration from the works of author H.P. Lovecraft and Manga artist Junji Ito. "The Old Gods are reawakening, clawing their way back into a world that’s spiraling into a mysterious madness," reads the game's description on Steam. "In...

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