We just got word from Sekai Project about a tragedy experienced by Tsukinon, a Japanese illustrator. Tsukinon is known his work with Hiyoko-soft and more recently doing the artwork for Kanotsuku, an upcoming game by game developer La’cryma. Unfortunately, a large fire devastated his home on April 25th, 2015 and left him with only the clothes he was wearing at the time, his work bag, bicycle and cellphone
The pixel art brain teaser, Please Don’t Touch Anything, by indie developer Four Quarters just got even better with a brand new update. Mac OS users have been waiting since the launch of the game for their chance to play and this is now possible thanks to the update
Hot on the heels of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1, released at the start of this year on Steam comes Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation. Originally a Playstation Vita title, Idea Factory International is now giving PC owners a chance to join in on the fun. In this game the younger sisters of the Console Patron Units must step up to save the world of Gamindustri from a whole new threat
RosePortal Games is a small indie studio known for creating titles with unique storylines and their upcoming release, Unraveled, is no different. Currently doing the rounds on Kickstarter, Unraveled is the tale of a young girl who lives at a shipbreaking yard. Separated from her family, the game follows the journey of the girl as she searches for them while traversing the dangerous environments. As she is still a child the girl sees her surroundings in a more whimsical and magical way and even imagines her stuffed animal coming alive to serve as her guardian
The Culling of the Cows is an action packed arcade experience with a nice visual style. Blasting the enemies requires a quick trigger finger, but the inclusion of assists and upgrades ads a strategic element to the gameplay as well. If you can appreciate a good shooter with a rather dark sense of humor you will find a lot to like about The Culling of The Cows.
Gameplay: A challenging arcade shooter that requires some strategic thinking as well.
Graphics: Nice hand-drawn visual style with plenty of detail.
Sound: The music and sound effects match the gameplay perfectly.
Heroes of Loot is a great title for when you need a quick action fix and don’t want to get bogged down with small details like inventory management or stat allocation. You simply race through dungeon floors, killing everything in sight and grabbing whatever loot you can find. It doesn’t have a lot of depth, but since dungeons are randomly generated and increase in difficulty the more you play the replay value is quite high. It is also very reasonably priced, which means there is no excuse for not giving it a shot.
Gameplay: The focus is very much on action and there isn’t much that gets in the way of that.
Graphics: Some lovely pixel art visuals with nice enemy designs.
Sound: Decent, but the sound effects are a little underwhelming
Mystik Belle features an addictive blend of classic platforming, Metroidvania inspired exploration and a healthy dose of point & click adventure style puzzles. The beautiful pixel art visuals are a definite plus and the charming characters as well as varied locations will keep you hooked. The puzzles and limited inventory might not appeal to players looking for a more traditional Metroidvania style platformer, but Mystik Belle is definitely worth checking out.
Gameplay: Tons of areas to explore, lots of clever puzzles and some huge bosses to defeat.
Graphics: Beautiful pixel art visuals with large, detailed sprites and memorable backgrounds.
Sound: Features a catchy chiptune soundtrack
Regency Solitaire builds on the solid foundation of this addictive card game, but adds enough extra elements to keep you hooked. The game has a romantic storyline, beautifully drawn visuals and more than enough levels to keep you busy for ages. The challenges start out very simple, but quickly ramps up and you’ll need all the ballroom items you can find or purchase to even the odds. Even if the Regency era and casual games are not your cup of tea you’ll find that Regency Solitaire is addictive enough to make it worth your while.
Gameplay: Very addictive and features plenty of extra elements to keep things varied.
Graphics: Beautiful visuals, but the resolution is rather low by modern standards.
Sound: Features a relaxing soundtrack and good effects, but no voice acting
We recently checked out Crest, a unique strategy title from indie developer Eat Create Sleep, currently available on Steam Greenlight. Crest not only features a distinctive visual style, but also has an interesting take on the god game genre, so we were eager to find out more about it. The developers are currently hard at work completing the game, but were kind enough to answer some of our questions
Another Killer Bundle from Bundle Stars, which means ten top quality titles with great gameplay and even better value for money. Best of all, a large chunk of these titles have never been bundled before, which makes it great for regular bundle buyers. In addition, the variety is definitely not lacking either and there is something for everyone included in this selection of titles