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Hellpoint – In the darkness of space, there is only Dark Souls – Review
If you only know one thing about developer Cradle Games’ sci-fi action-RPG Hellpoint, it’s probably that it’s essentially Dark Souls in space. And honestly, I can’t even argue with that.
Bartlow’s Dread Machine – Tin men to the rescue – Early Access Impressions
When United States president Theodore Roosevelt is kidnapped by mysterious forces, it’s up to you, a stalwart little robot agent, to head out and save him – that’s the basic premise of Bartlow’s Dread Machine, a charming twin-stick shooter that’s just launched via Steam Early Access and is ready to take the mechanical world by storm.
Here’s what we played during the Steam Game Festival – Part 1, Part 2

Here’s what we played during the Steam Game Festival

As a result of the ongoing global pandemic, a new trend has emerged in the game industry: digital events taking the place of actual, physical trade shows. One such digital event is Steam’s so-called Game Festival – needless to say, we felt compelled to dive right into the thick of it and take several promising titles for a spin.
The Waylanders – Honey, I broke the game – Early Access Impressions
The Waylanders, developed by Gato Studio, is a party-based RPG with an ambitious mission, to say the least. According to its Steam store page, it’s a project that the supposed veterans of the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises have worked on, and a game that very much tries to live up to that illustrious legacy. Needless to say, this carries with itself a certain set of expectations...
WarriOrb – Are you ball enough for the challenge? – Review
So, first things first. WarriOrb is a platformer that has you take on the role of a demon trapped in an orb-like body – and indeed, this is no coincidence at all, as the game’s puzzles and multitude of challenging obstacle courses demand that you jump and hop around the place like a sentient, out-of-control basketball.
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Tower defense roguelike Space Raiders in Space leaves Early Access this DecemberGare – Monday, October 19, 2020 4:06 PM

Tower defense roguelike Space Raiders in Space leaves Early Access this DecemberTelling a sci-fi story about an evil hivemind of aliens deciding to invade the human race, Space Raiders in Space has you take up arms and fight back against this new extraterrestrial threat.

Victorian arena fighter Brimstone Brawlers goes free to playGare – Friday, October 16, 2020 4:38 PM

Victorian arena fighter Brimstone Brawlers goes free to playDubbed the “Play For Free” version, this demo-esque slice of the game allows players access to a total of five characters (the Engineer, the Bomber, the Plague Doctor, the Vampire and the Boxer) across every map and game mode currently available.

Dark fantasy tactical RPG King Arthur: Knight's Tale launches Kickstarter campaignGare – Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:10 PM

Dark fantasy tactical RPG King Arthur: Knight's Tale launches Kickstarter campaignThe game, which the developers introduce as a hybrid of turn-based strategy titles and traditional, character-centric RPGs, adds a unique, dark fantasy twist to the classic Arthurian legend.

Fury of Dracula board game gets digital adaptation, launches October 29Gare – Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:31 PM

Fury of Dracula board game gets digital adaptation, launches October 29Based on the 4th edition of the popular board game, Fury of Dracula: Digital Edition chronicles the ancient struggle between the forces of good and evil – in the game, one player assumes the role of the vampire lord Dracula while up to four others play as determined vampire hunters hell-bent on stopping him.

Syberia: The World Before’s free playable prologue is out now on SteamGare – Friday, October 9, 2020 12:13 PM

Syberia: The World Before’s free playable prologue is out now on SteamIn an intriguing twist, the game follows two main protagonists set apart by several decades – a young, 17-year-old girl in 1937 called Dana Roze, and long-time series protagonist Kate Walker in 2004.

Our favorite demos from the Steam Game Festival: Autumn EditionGare – Monday, October 12, 2020 6:43 PM

Our favorite demos from the Steam Game Festival: Autumn EditionThe weather is getting chilly, the leaves are turning yellow, and the Steam Game Festival is back – and so are countless intriguing demos waiting for you to try them. Here are our personal picks:

Vaporum: Lockdown – Of steamworks and puzzles – ReviewGare – Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:35 AM

Vaporum: Lockdown – Of steamworks and puzzles – ReviewIn Vaporum: Lockdown you follow the adventures of Ellie Teller, a scientist just trying to make it out alive from a mechanical tower called Arx Vaporum where all hell seems to have broken loose, with robots, mutated roaches and steampunk zombies attacking everything in sight.

Metamorphosis – Bugs just wanna have fun – ReviewGare – Monday, August 31, 2020 3:41 PM

Metamorphosis – Bugs just wanna have fun – ReviewFranz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”, a tale about a man turning into a hideous insect in his own bedroom, is probably one of the most iconic and important literary works of the early 20th century – as such, it comes as no surprise to me that a video game would attempt to use it for inspiration.

What Happened – Important message, weak execution – ReviewGare – Friday, August 14, 2020 4:13 PM

What Happened – Important message, weak execution – ReviewWhat Happened, a psychological horror game from developer Genius Slackers, touches upon a topic that I feel needs more exposure – it tells the story of a disturbed high school student, Stiles, as he struggles with severe depression and anxiety, highlighting his unstable mental health through a series of a surreal, symbolic experiences.

Hellpoint – In the darkness of space, there is only Dark Souls – ReviewGare – Monday, August 10, 2020 3:54 PM

Hellpoint – In the darkness of space, there is only Dark Souls – ReviewIf you only know one thing about developer Cradle Games’ sci-fi action-RPG Hellpoint, it’s probably that it’s essentially Dark Souls in space. And honestly, I can’t even argue with that.