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.

Cyberpunk parkour action game Ghostrunner gets October release dateGare – Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:51 PM

Cyberpunk parkour action game Ghostrunner gets October release dateMarrying fast-paced close quarters action with stylish parkour mechanics, Ghostrunner takes place in a futuristic dystopia ruled by the tyrannical Keymaster – so you, taking on the role of a highly-trained warrior armed with a deadly katana, must climb the colossal Dharma Tower, face off against the Keymaster and stop them for good.

Become an immortal mercenary in dark fantasy action-RPG Guild of DarksteelGare – Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:41 PM

Become an immortal mercenary in dark fantasy action-RPG Guild of DarksteelThe game will have you take up arms as the Sellsword, an immortal warrior who joins the titular Guild of Darksteel and embarks on a daring quest to uncover a sinister plot underneath the city of Ravenrock.

Dark fantasy Metroidvania Ender Lilies announced, will be launching this winterGare – Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:28 PM

Dark fantasy Metroidvania Ender Lilies announced, will be launching this winterPlayers will take on the role of a lone priestess called Lily, whose homeland has been affected by a supernatural rain that transforms people into undead creatures called the “Cursed Ones” – after waking up with no memories of what happened to her, Lily sets out on a journey to find a way to stop the mysterious rain and save her home from ruin.

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.

Here’s what we played during the Steam Game Festival – Part 2Dracolich – Friday, June 26, 2020 4:36 PM

Here’s what we played during the Steam Game Festival – Part 2The ratio of indie versus AAA games has seemingly shifted in the past few years, at least judging by the recently-held Steam Game Festival. However, a numerical advantage in itself – no matter how much gamers longing for an indie renaissance desire it – is hardly a guarantee that the majority of the games we end up getting will offer more than a regurgitation of the easily marketable formulas so prevalent in the industry. With that said, our staff set out to fish out some of the more promising titles from the crowd – below are my brief impressions of all the games I’ve personally tried, from best to worst.