If you own either Frozen Synapse or Frozen Cortex on Steam you might have noticed that a shiny new discount coupon for Cloud Chamber has popped up in your inventory. The two Frozen titles are developed and published by Mode 7, while Cloud Chamber is the brainchild of Investigate North, so you might be wondering what the connection is
Cannon Brawl is an extremely addictive title that manages to blend together several genres without making any compromises. The action is fast paced, but strategic thinking is rewarded and the balance is also very good. While the Adventure mode isn’t very long, the AI battles and multiplayer modes will keep you coming back for more. If you are looking for an entertaining title to play against friends, either online or local, Cannon Brawl should be high on your wishlist.
Gameplay: Fast paced, challenging and very addictive.
Graphics: Colorful and polished, but the visuals can be a bit cluttered at times.
Sound: A decent soundtrack and good sound effects
With ten Steam titles, half of which that has never appeared in a bundle before, The Inferno offers plenty of value for money. The bundle is not lacking in variety either with platform, racing, shooting and fighting all covered
Vertiginous Golf is an Early Access title that caught our attention with its unique setting and storyline. The game is in development by Kinelco along with sister company, Lone Elk Creative and is already shaping up to be something special. Paul Barnes from Kinelco and Christian Holland were kind enough to answer some of our questions about the game
Always Remember Me has the distinction of being the first Otome Game on Steam, so how much you enjoy it will depend very much on whether you like the genre or not. The story is interesting, but the focus is more on training stats which can result in repetition, especially after multiple playthroughs. For an older game, Always Remember Me still holds up well and it is quite a relaxing experience, so if you are in the mood for something different it is worth seeking out.
Gameplay: The focus is more on juggling stats than interacting with the characters.
Graphics: The artwork still holds up well.
Sound: The soundtrack is decent, but the speech snippets can start to become repetitive
Eclipse Games recently released the rather brilliant Super Toy Cars on Steam Early Access. Eduardo Jimenez, the managing director of Eclipse Games, was kind enough to answer some of our questions
We recently checked out the 2D brawler, Dusty Revenge: Co-op Edition by the talented folks from PD Design Studio. We were impressed by the cartoon style visuals, and satisfying combat that the game delivered. We contacted the studio founders, Ken and KJ, to tell us more about the game, and the inspiration behind it
Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar offers a nice role playing fix without the investment in time required by the bigger titles. The emphasis is firmly on combat, so if this isn’t your favorite aspect of the genre you can skip this one. Although your input is rather limited, there is still plenty of strategy involved and the game can become rather addictive. There are plenty of enemies to face and the game offers a nice challenge, which makes it ideal for whiling away a few hours.
Gameplay: More strategic than it appears at first glance.
Graphics: Nice visuals, but the animation is a bit sparse.
Sound: Not a lot of variety, but what is on offer is good
If you are a fan of the original role playing gamebook you will love the way that Tin Man Games brought it to life. You’ll still spend most of your time reading, but the great illustrations and comic book style presentation along with the soundtrack brings everything to life. The storyline is pretty straightforward, but infused with plenty of humor and parodies which makes it more entertaining. The different powers and story branches also give the game a lot of replay value.
Gameplay: Like reading a visual novel and making the key choices yourself.
Graphics: No animations, but some nice comic book style art and bold colors.
Sound: The music and sound effects make the game feel more dynamic
With Electronic Arts dominating the sports genre with their licensed titles I was surprised to see The Golf Club from HB Studios entering Steam Early Access a while back. The genre could definitely use some competition, but the question was whether anything would be able to match up to the might of Electronic Arts. I only had to play a few rounds in The Golf Club to find the answer