Skateboarding has always been a social activity, so it’s great to see that SKATER XL by Easy Day Studios is turning their attention towards multiplayer. The developer recently revealed that the next step in the evolution of their game is the launch of a multiplayer free skate beta. It is available right now as an open beta on Steam and allows up to ten players to jump into a free skate session together. Here they can hang out together, explore different lines together or create group party line replays
Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a story-driven adventure game featuring a narrative time-loop, puzzles to solve, and multiple endings to unlock based on your choices. It was developed by Devespresso Games and published by Headup and WhisperGames. The game sees Scarlet waking up in a strange land after getting tossed by a tornado and it is here that she ends up becoming responsible for the safety of a hapless Munchkin troupe
Step into the shoes of a mech mechanic and fix giant robots in this science fiction-themed simulation title by PolySlash. Mech Mechanic Simulator features a variety of gigantic iron machines to deconstruct and repair as well as an entire workshop to upgrade and customize. The game might seem daunting at first, but it is actually very accessible and while there’s some grind involved it is also quite relaxing. It doesn’t stray too far from the confines of the genre, but it is certainly one of the more unique titles in terms of what you get to work on.
Gameplay: A little daunting at first, but accessible and relaxing once you get into the swing of things.
Graphics: Great mech designs and tons of components to work on.
Sound: Decent enough, but the game is best enjoyed with your own playlist or favorite podcast in the background
Children of Morta is not only a very good game that scored a well-deserved 9.3/10 in our REVIEW, but it has also received a couple of great updates since its release. These include some unique ones, like the recently released Family Fireside Fables, which is a pack of six charming tales read by the game’s narrator, Ed Kelly. The latest, and biggest, update is now available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation3, and Xbox One. It is titled Family Trials and adds a combat-focused game mode that all users can now play for free
With all the great 2D indie platformer titles on the market, it’s hard to believe that the genre almost died out with the advent of 3D graphics on consoles. It has also been great to see how different developers have been putting their own spin on the genre. For example, Lone Fungus is a “Mushroom Metroidvania” that is currently in need of backing over on Kickstarter. According to the developer, Basti, Lone Fungus was inspired by new and old classics like Hollow Knight, Super Metroid, Super Castlevania IV, and Megaman X, which was enough to get our attention
Paradise Lost by PolyAmorous and All in! Games is a story-driven, first-person perspective, post-apocalyptic survival adventure. Players step into the role of Szymon, a 12-year-old who discovers a massive Nazi bunker in the barren, nuclear wasteland of Poland. Szymon is all alone after his mother passed away, but he is determined to find an unknown man from a photograph his mother cherished
The upcoming session-based PvE survival game, Icarus, recently received an eight-minute-long documentary-style trailer. Titled, “Icarus: No Rescue”, the trailer features a combination of live-action and game footage. Icarus is being developed by RocketWerkz, the studio of DayZ creator Dean Hall, and will support up to eight players in co-op. The game sees players take limited-time drops onto a broken planet where they need to scavenge rare exotic matter
Mundaun by Hidden Fields and MWM Interactive is a lovingly hand-penciled horror tale set in a dark, secluded valley of the alps. In this first look video, we help the protagonist to explore a few locations after he returns to Mundaun for the first time since childhood. Not long after arriving in Mundaun, it becomes very clear that something sinister is going on
The wait for Oddworld: Soulstorm is almost over as the digital version of the game will officially release on April 6th, 2021. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee was originally released in 1997 and the follow-up, Abe’s Exoddus, came out the next year after a brutal nine-month development cycle. However, because of this deadline, Exoddus was not the game that Lorne and Sherry McKenna really envision to be the true sequel. Abe’s Oddysee received a remake in 2014 in the form of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! so it’s only fitting that Exoddus receives similar treatment with the upcoming Oddworld: Soulstorm. Ahead of the release the developers, Oddworld Inhabitants, has revealed some new information about the game
Tying together a love triangle between a jazz singer, saxophone player, and watch peddler with the big bang sounds like something that shouldn’t work and yet Genesis Noir pulls it off. From the noir visual style and beautiful jazz soundtrack to the surreal locations and dreamlike feel of the game, there is a lot to praise about Genesis Noir. However, it is also not a game that will appeal to everyone, especially those who prefer traditional titles over more experimental ones like this. It is certainly a wild ride, though, and open-minded players will have a blast soaking up the psychedelic atmosphere of this game.
Gameplay: Simple, but fun.
Graphics: Beautiful and unique.
Sound: The jazz soundtrack is a perfect match for the game