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Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth Review – Reds and blues, ups and downs
At its core, DWL is a 2D action-platformer that falls squarely into the “metroidvania” category of video games. There’s a large, twisty labyrinth to explore with visually diverse aesthetics and some genuinely gorgeous pixel art, a bunch of different creepy-crawly monsters to hunt down...
Steam Game Festival 2021 February – These are the indie game demos we tried
Naturally, we browsed and browsed until there was nowhere left to browse, and tried our hands at some of the more interesting-looking titles on offer – some of them proved to be just as pleasant as they seemed, while others were… well, disappointing, to say the least. But hey, such is life, you know? Box of chocolates and all that jazz.
Amnesia: Rebirth – A dark, but less memorable descent – Review
Amnesia: 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.
What Happened – Important message, weak execution – Review
What 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 – 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.
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Arthurian legends meet cosmic horror – The Hand of Merlin is out now on Early AccessGare – Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:00 PM

Arthurian legends meet cosmic horror – The Hand of Merlin is out now on Early AccessSet in a grand medieval world threatened by the apocalypse, the game has you follow the exploits of mortal heroes on a dangerous quest to reclaim the lost fragments of their souls as they travel between parallel dimensions.

Control a cute mecha bug in action-adventure game Stonefly, coming June 1Gare – Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:46 PM

Control a cute mecha bug in action-adventure game Stonefly, coming June 1Aiming to tell a coming-of-age story about “self-discovery, legacy, and belonging”, the game follows young Annika Stonefly, a brilliant but somewhat naive inventor on a quest to retrieve a family heirloom.

Cloudpunk is getting a DLC campaign called City of Ghosts later this monthGare – Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:29 PM

Cloudpunk is getting a DLC campaign called City of Ghosts later this monthThe brand-new story campaign will see original protagonist Rania on the run from a variety of factions – meanwhile, her story will intertwine with that of Hayse, a drunkard and a gambler who serves as the DLC’s second playable character.

Iconic action-adventure game Flashback is getting a sequel in 2022Gare – Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:19 PM

Iconic action-adventure game Flashback is getting a sequel in 2022First released almost a full thirty years ago, Flashback awed audiences with its striking visuals and lifelike character animations, and is considered a true genre classic to this day.

Lucy Dreaming, a point & click adventure game channeling the spirit of the 90s, is now on KickstarterGare – Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:12 PM

Lucy Dreaming, a point & click adventure game channeling the spirit of the 90s, is now on KickstarterHoping the recapture the magic of that era, Lucy Dreaming stars a young girl with recurring nightmares who – as the titles also implies – goes on a wild lucid dreaming adventure full of oddball characters, quirky humor and all the retro-style pixel art you could ever want.

Promising Indie Game Releases, May 2021 – Bizarre carnivals, Arthurian legends and a city run by robotsGare – Monday, May 3, 2021 5:19 PM

Promising Indie Game Releases, May 2021 – Bizarre carnivals, Arthurian legends and a city run by robotsWelcome to GTOGG’s May 2021 edition of Promising Indie Game 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.

LudoNarraCon 2021 – These are the indie game demos we triedGare – Friday, April 23, 2021 7:24 PM

LudoNarraCon 2021 – These are the indie game demos we triedDo you like games that tell stories? Well, so do we! Which is why we're very pleased to talk to you about LudoNarraCon 2021, a digital convention hosted on Steam that celebrates narrative games and the talented people making them – it runs between April 23-26.

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth Review – Reds and blues, ups and downsGare – Monday, April 19, 2021 3:47 PM

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth Review – Reds and blues, ups and downsAt its core, DWL is a 2D action-platformer that falls squarely into the “metroidvania” category of video games. There’s a large, twisty labyrinth to explore with visually diverse aesthetics and some genuinely gorgeous pixel art, a bunch of different creepy-crawly monsters to hunt down...

Steam Game Festival 2021 February – These are the indie game demos we triedGare – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:28 PM

Steam Game Festival 2021 February – These are the indie game demos we triedNaturally, we browsed and browsed until there was nowhere left to browse, and tried our hands at some of the more interesting-looking titles on offer – some of them proved to be just as pleasant as they seemed, while others were… well, disappointing, to say the least. But hey, such is life, you know? Box of chocolates and all that jazz.

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.