Magnus Imago First Look Video

Magnus Imago First Look Video

Magnus Imago by Sons of Welder is an upcoming atmospheric journey through a mysterious world of characters, traces, and symbols. The game, which is releasing on the 2nd of February, 2022, presents the main character’s journey as he learns the truth about himself in a mysterious world around him. Check out the video below to see the comic-sketch style of the game, as well as some of the puzzles in action

Firework

Firework

Firework is a Chinese horror puzzle game with a strong focus on story. The game was already a hit in its home country, but a wider audience can now enjoy it thanks to its English translation. Unlike other horror titles, Firework delivers a creepy atmosphere, and compelling story without resorting to cheap jump scares or excessive gore. The unique setting and cultural elements also make for an engaging experience that we highly recommend.

Gameplay: Very linear, and the puzzles are straightforward, but the story is very compelling.

Graphics: Makes good use of color to deliver a creepy and unsettling experience.

Sound: Great soundtrack and plenty of sound effects

LOST EPIC First Look Video

LOST EPIC First Look Video

LOST EPIC by oneoreight and Team EARTHWARS is a 2D side-scrolling action RPG about a war between gods and humanity. Apart from the beautiful visuals, this game features fast-paced, action-packed battles, a multitude of upgradeable weapons, and a world full of diverse biomes. LOST EPIC is still in Steam Early Acces but recently received a massive update that added two new worlds as well as two brand new characters. Check out the video below to see the latest game from the creators of EARTH’S DAWN in action

Aspire: Ina’s Tale

Aspire: Ina’s Tale

Aspire: Ina’s Adventure is a 2D side-scrolling adventure that bears more than a passing resemblance to classic titles such as Gris. It features beautiful and vibrant environments mixed with light platforming and puzzle-solving. The game isn’t too taxing overall, thanks to generous checkpoints as well as a lack of combat. Players still need to stay on their toes, though, and some of the puzzles require a bit of thinking. The whole experience is over in less than three hours, but considering the price and lack of pointless filler, this is not bad.

Gameplay: Platforming mixed in with some puzzle solving.

Graphics: Distinct areas with vibrant and detailed visuals.

Sound: Great soundtrack and good sound effects

The Legend of Tianding

The Legend of Tianding

The Legend of Tianding is a great sidescrolling action game filled with fast-paced characters, great levels, and memorable characters. Everything from the visuals to the audio is superb, and the combat remains enjoyable throughout. The game is a little on the short side, and most of the moves are unlocked right at the start instead of being spread out through the adventure, but other than that, there is very little to fault.

Gameplay: Traversing the trap-filled levels is fun, but the combat really steals the show.

Graphics: The game’s presentation, animations, and overall art style are really good.

Sound: Authentic music, sound effects, and voice acting bring this adventure to life

Pretty Girls Rivers

Pretty Girls Rivers

Pretty Girls Rivers stays true to the series tradition and features six different girls with a variety of outfits to unlock. This is done by playing Shisen-Sho, which is an easy to learn Mahjong-style tile-matching game. The addition of time limits keeps the pressure up, but the game also has an “easy” mode that is perfect for casual players. Overall, fans of the series will enjoy this game even if it doesn’t stray very far from the original formula.

Gameplay: The tile-matching gameplay is easy to grasp, but strict time limits can make later levels challenging.

Graphics: The usual assortment of beautiful 2D character sprites and colorful backgrounds.

Sound: The characters are voiced in Japanese, and the soundtrack isn’t bad either

Alexey’s Winter: Night Adventure

Alexey’s Winter: Night Adventure

Alexey’s Winter: Night Adventure is a classic point & click adventure spread across three episodes. Players must help the hapless Alexey overcome obstacles such as lost apartment keys and a stolen television complicated by the fact that he is a citizen of the USSR during the late eighties. The game is relatively short, and some of the puzzles can be a little obscure, but overall the setting and characters make for a very memorable experience.

Gameplay: Short and a little obscure at times, but very memorable.

Graphics: Unique pencil-drawn visuals, but only three different locations.

Sound: The music is decent but can become a bit repetitive, and the game lacks voiceovers

Nuclear Blaze

Nuclear Blaze

Nuclear Blaze is a 2D firefighting game with beautiful pixel art visuals and fast-paced gameplay. Players must make their way through a mysterious military facility while trying to douse all the fires. There’s more to it than just pointing your house at the fires and spraying away, though, as sometimes a little bit of puzzle-solving is required too. The game is a lot of fun overall, but it is over way too soon.

Gameplay: Very fun, and the difficulty can be customized to make it accessible enough for anyone.

Graphics: Beautiful pixel art visuals and good use of light and darkness.

Sound: The game features a very fitting soundtrack by Pentadrangle

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights First Look Video

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights First Look Video

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights by Live Wire, Adglobe, and Binary Hazy Interactive is a dark fantasy 2D action RPG about unraveling the mysteries of a destroyed kingdom. Players take on the role of a young woman named Lily, who awakens in the depth of a church before embarking on a sorrowful journey. As she travels through the sprawling and hauntingly beautiful Land’s End, she will encounter the Blighted, undead monstrosities caused by the Rain of Death. However, by joining forces with cursed knights, she might just discover the truth behind it all. Check out the video below to see ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights in action

The Legend of Tianding First Look Video

The Legend of Tianding First Look Video

The Legend of Tianding by Creative Games Computer Graphics Corporation and Neon Doctrine is a 2D sidescrolling action game about the legendary Taiwanese folk hero. Playing as Liao Tianding, players will fight for justice in the streets of early 20th century Taipei. With plenty of Kung Fu fighting, incredible bosses, power-ups galore, and even a traditional Taiwanese board game to play when Liao needs a break, this game is undoubtedly unique. Check out the video below to see The Legend of Tianding in action