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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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Zombie-themed roguelite The Last Stand: Aftermath goes live on KickstarterGare – Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:11 PM

Zombie-themed roguelite The Last Stand: Aftermath goes live on KickstarterPlayers step into the role of an unlucky survivor who’s been infected with the zombie virus, and must make the most of their final days in order to scavenge supplies for those who will come after.

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is getting two new stages in NovemberGare – Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:21 PM

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is getting two new stages in NovemberSet in the universe of the popular fantasy epic, Record of Lodoss War, the game has players take on the role of Deedlit the elf, who mysteriously wakes up in a peculiar labyrinth and must somehow find a way out.

Horror point & click adventure Almost My Floor is getting a free prologue in OctoberGare – Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:02 PM

Horror point & click adventure Almost My Floor is getting a free prologue in OctoberAlmost My Floor follows Alex, a regular guy with an interest in horror movies, who – for some reason – ends up finding himself in one: after going back home one day and taking the elevator, he ends up in a nightmarish world where dream and reality blur together.

Our favorite demos from PAX Online 2020Gare – Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:34 PM

Our favorite demos from PAX Online 2020PAX Online has unleashed a host of exclusive demos on Steam, and – being the indie enthusiasts that we are – we felt the need to once again try a whole bunch of games… and then write about them. That’s kind of what we do around here, after all.

Retro-future thriller The Invincible will make you survive on a hostile planetGare – Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:35 PM

Retro-future thriller The Invincible will make you survive on a hostile planetDeveloper Starward Industries has announced The Invincible, a sci-fi thriller inspired in large part by the works of Polish author Stanislaw Lem.

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.

Bartlow’s Dread Machine – Tin men to the rescue – Early Access ImpressionsGare – Monday, August 3, 2020 5:41 PM

Bartlow’s Dread Machine – Tin men to the rescue – Early Access ImpressionsWhen 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.