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

Nuclear Blaze First Look Video

Nuclear Blaze First Look Video

Nuclear Blaze by Deepnight Games is a unique 2D firefighting game set in a mysterious military facility. The game is from the creator of Dead Cells and features beautiful pixel art visuals along with action-packed gameplay. However, this action-adventure is also accessible to younger players thanks to a dedicated “Kid” mode. Check out the video below to see the opening moments of the game in action

Moolii’s Dreamland 哞哩的长梦 First Look Video

Moolii’s Dreamland 哞哩的长梦 First Look Video

Moolii’s Dreamland by Wowoh Cat and OKJOY is a cute 2D side-scrolling shooter that is currently on Steam Early Access. Moolii is a little fox spirit who stayed up late watching scary shows on television, resulting in some bad dreams when her kitten curls up on her when she fell asleep. Players must help Moolii defeat the enemies plaguing her dreams using 15 different types of bullets and some special attacks. Check out the video below to see the first two levels of Moolii’s Dreamland in action

Sunblaze

Sunblaze

Sunblaze is a precision platformer offering six challenging chapters of action, with some goofy humor and a charming protagonist. The game is unforgiving but fair, so it always feels like victory is just one more attempt away from attaining. The developers have also included enough “accessibility” options to ensure players of any skill level can enjoy the game too. As with all games in this genre, Sunblaze can be frustrating at times, but the feeling when overcoming its challenges is worth the blood, sweat, and tears.

Gameplay: You will die frequently, but it’s hard not to give each level just one more try.
Graphics Beautiful pixel art visuals and neat themes for each chapter.

Sound: Decent music and sound effects

Recon Control First Look Video

Recon Control First Look Video

Recon Control by Dmitry Kozlov and GrabTheGames is a turn-based strategy and 2D platformer hybrid with a strong focus on combat. Players must lead a small special operations unit through 25 missions featuring hardcore turn-based battles. Your fighters can be trained and equipped, but it will take strategic thinking to keep them all alive. Check out the video below to see two of the missions in action

Starlight: Eye of the Storm

Starlight: Eye of the Storm

Starlight: Eye of the Storm is a polished and enjoyable 2D bullet-hell shooter with arcade, campaign, and PVP modes. The ability to create your own custom ships and the wide range of weapons gives the game a lot of replay value along with multiple difficulty settings that also make it very accessible. The story is perhaps not the game’s strong suit, but the all-out action is hard to fault.

Gameplay: Very addictive and has multiple modes to keep players coming back for more.

Graphics: A nice combination of 2D and 3D, along with plenty of bullets and explosions.

Sound: The soundtrack isn’t too over the top, but the sound effects pack a lot of punch

Starlight: Eye of the Storm First Look Video

Starlight: Eye of the Storm First Look Video

Starlight: Eye of the Storm by Strides Interactive Game Studio is a 2D vertical shooter featuring ten arcade stages and a campaign with 15 missions. Players can choose from multiple ships, each of which can be customized with different weapons. The ability to drift also gives players the edge when it comes to taking on enemies with style. Check out the video below to see the campaign mode of the game in action