Flewfie’s Adventure by Cosmic Boop and Valorware is an epic side-scrolling adventure through the cute and colorful world of Cutemellow. A cruel, angry cat named Uzzu has stolen a UFO and is invading along with a swarm of monsters, so it is up to Flewfie and friends to put a stop to them! Luckily Flewfie also has access to a UFO with a powerful beam and customizable weapons. In addition, a friend can join in on the adventure for more fun, thanks to the 2-player local co-op mode. Check out the video below, which features the first level of the adventure
Hoa by Skrollcat Studio and PM Studios is a beautiful puzzle-platforming game with hand-painted art, lovely music, and a peaceful atmosphere. Players guide the main character, Hoa, on her journey through breathtaking environments back to where it all began. Check out the video below to see the game’s opening moments in action
Greak: Memories of Azur is a charming puzzle platformer with the unique premise of being able to control three characters at once. This gimmick definitely has its moments where it shines, but it can become a little cumbersome for many parts of the game. Nevertheless, the beautiful hand-drawn visuals and orchestral soundtrack make for a memorable experience, and the game is still a lot of fun despite the occasional frustrating bits.
Gameplay: Controlling three characters at once is fun at times but often a little cumbersome.
Graphics: Beautiful backgrounds and great hand-drawn animations.
Sound: The orchestral soundtrack is incredible
Hell Architect is a game where you take on the role of a hell manager tasked with building and managing your own hell. For your hell to thrive, you need sinners who serve as your workforce and generate resources in the form of suffering. However, if you don’t want to lose them to limbo, you will also have to take care of their needs so that you can continue exploiting them forever. With both scenarios and a sandbox mode, there is way too much to Hell Architect to cover in a first look video. For that reason, we took a look at one of the tutorials to highlight some of the features in the game
B.I.O.T.A is a game that should be high on the wishlists of those who fondly remember the days of glorious 8-bit visuals. This upcoming 2D Metroidvania by Small Bros promises to be a love letter to adventure games of the past and is set for release on Steam and GOG later in 2021
Taito Corporation has some good news for PC owners who watched with envy as Bubble Bobble 4 Friends launched on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 last year. The game will also be released on Steam this Summer as Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron’s Workshop. The Steam release will feature all the original and downloadable content from the PS4 and Switch releases and a new PC-exclusive Workshop mode
Unbound: Worlds Apart by Alien Pixel Studios is an atmospheric puzzle platformer with beautiful hand-drawn visuals. Players control Soli, a gifted young mage with the power to open portals and harness their unique properties. The game features challenging puzzles, traps, monsters, bosses, and a rich narrative. Check out the first look video below to see the opening moments of the game in action
While it is set in the same universe as To The Moon, A Bird Story is a standalone narrative with its own beginning and end. It is a very short experience with minimal interaction and no dialogue, but the beautiful music and thought-provoking scenes make it worthwhile. It’s definitely not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, though, so don’t expect it to be a To The Moon sequel.
Gameplay: Short and linear with very little interaction.
Graphics: The same 16-bit style as To The Moon.
Sound: No voice acting, but the soundtrack is beautiful
A beautiful world filled with challenging platforming through diverse biomes await players as ITORAH is set for release on PC via Steam later this year. This genre-lending action-adventure title was recently announced by publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Grimbart Tales. The game will see players take control of the titular Itorah, who appears to be the last remaining human left in the land of Nahucan. However, the lush and verdant land is under threat from a deadly and mysterious plague, so it is up to Itorah to stop this threat and save Nahucan
Originally released in 2011, BloodRayne: Betrayal is a side-scrolling platform game that divided players with its brutal difficulty. Some loved the tough-as-nails challenge, while others appreciated the visuals but found the difficulty too frustrating. Of course, ten years is a long time in the gaming industry, and the game is definitely showing its age at this point. Thankfully, Ziggurat has announced that a remastered, high-definition edition of the game, titled BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bite, will be released this Summer