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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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Promising Indie Releases – December 2020Gare – Friday, December 4, 2020 12:08 AM

Promising Indie Releases – December 2020Welcome to GTOGG’s December 2020 edition of Promising Indie Releases, where we highlight indie and non-mainstream titles that we believe deserve your attention – in other words, “look at all this potentially cool stuff you might’ve missed otherwise”. That would’ve been too long for a title, though.

SWERY’s The Good Life gets a publisher and a summer 2021 release windowGare – Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:37 PM

SWERY’s The Good Life gets a publisher and a summer 2021 release windowThe story of The Good Life centers around Naomi Hayward, a New York journalist who finds herself in the sleepy little English town of Rainy Woods where people mysteriously transform into cats and dogs at night.

Comic book-style cyberpunk shooter Foreclosed shows off a new trailerGare – Monday, November 30, 2020 6:36 PM

Comic book-style cyberpunk shooter Foreclosed shows off a new trailerInspired in large part by Frank Miller’s graphic novel Hard Boiled, as well as renowned games like Deus Ex and Max Payne, Foreclosed has players step into the role of Evan Kapnos, a man whose very identity has been stolen from him.

On this spaceship, everyone can hear you scream – sci-fi survival horror game Cryospace announcedGare – Friday, November 27, 2020 10:41 PM

On this spaceship, everyone can hear you scream – sci-fi survival horror game Cryospace announcedBeing the sole person to wake up from cryo-sleep aboard a huge spaceship, you have to venture off alone to find a way to gather resources, wake the other colonists, and figure out what’s going on.

Challenging action-adventure Unto the End reveals December 9 launch dateGare – Friday, November 27, 2020 10:00 PM

Challenging action-adventure Unto the End reveals December 9 launch dateDeveloped by 2 Ton Studios, Unto the End is about a father trying to get back to his family – but in order to do so, he must make his way across a dangerous wilderness teeming with all sorts of intelligent creatures, and engage in a series of demanding combat encounters where every wrong move can lead to death.

Amnesia: Rebirth – A dark, but less memorable descent – ReviewGare – Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:40 PM

Amnesia: Rebirth – A dark, but less memorable descent – ReviewAmnesia: Rebirth starts not entirely unlike its predecessor, although the circumstances surrounding it are quite different. Our protagonist, one Anastasie "Tasi" Trianon, suffers a catastrophic plane crash in the middle of the Algerian desert and wakes up in the wreckage realizing that the rest of the crew is nowhere to be found – what’s more, she also has trouble remembering exactly what happened to them.

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.