Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Buildings Have Feelings Too! is an unorthodox title where the focus is on constructing, upgrading, and shuffling around buildings. Unlike most titles in this genre, the game is completely 2D and all the action takes place on the y-axis, which is unusual, to say the least. Due to a clunky user interface, some tedious elements, and a couple of difficulty spikes this game won’t appeal to everyone. However, if you get hooked by its charming visuals and can overlook some of the more cumbersome elements there is fun to be had here.

Gameplay: A little more tedious and cumbersome than it needs to be, but puzzle fans will enjoy the challenge.

Graphics: It’s hard not to smile at the sight of buildings ambling about on little legs.

Sound: The music and sound effects are decent

8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure First Look Video

8Doors: Arum’s Afterlife Adventure First Look Video

8Doors: Arum’s After Adventure is a 2D, story-driven Metroidvania-style action platformer developed by Rootless Studio and published by NEOWIZ. Players must assist a young girl, named Arum, as she willingly enters the realm of the afterlife in search of her father’s soul. With its unique visual style and hand-drawn animations this game certainly stands out from the crowd. This first look video follows Arum battling her way to the first boss

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Lost Words: Beyond the Page doesn’t offer much of a challenge in terms of platforming or puzzles, but that doesn’t make it any less compelling. The heartfelt story effortlessly draws players in right from the start while the charming visuals and moving soundtrack round out the package. The game tackles very difficult subjects in a way that both young and old can relate to while the charming presentation makes it even more memorable. It is more of an interactive experience than a game at times, but we wholeheartedly recommend Lost Words to anyone who can appreciate a great story.

Gameplay: Very easy and accessible, but it is the story that really sets this game apart.

Graphics: Both the journal and story sections of the game are beautiful.

Sound: The soundtrack is incredible and the voice acting superb

Alawar Announces 2D Space Western They Always Run

Alawar Announces 2D Space Western They Always Run

Alawar has recently announced that they are busy with the development of a 2D space western called They Always Run. The game is about a three-armed mutant who hunts the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy. They Always Run is being developed by the internal division of the company who also worked on projects such as Distrust and I am Not a Monster, while Alawar will be serving as publisher

Lost Words: Beyond the Page First Look Video

Lost Words: Beyond the Page First Look Video

Lost Words: Beyond the Page is an atmospheric narrative adventure that is set between the pages of a diary and a fantasy story where words can be used to interact with the world around you. This first look video features the opening moments of this charming game by Sketchbook Games, Fourth State, and Modus Games

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a great story-driven adventure with plenty of puzzles and beautiful visuals. The game also incorporates some action elements, such as evading enemies and hiding from a big bad wolf. However, its stand-out feature is how each area of the game can be completed in different ways, each with its own unique puzzles. This boosts the replay value considerably and provides extra incentive to unlock the different endings. It’s not the most challenging game on the market, but it is a lot of fun and we enjoyed it from start to finish.

Gameplay: An interesting combination of point & click adventure, visual novel, and side scroller.

Graphics: Beautiful hand-illustrated visuals with vibrant colors and detailed backgrounds.

Sound: The soundtrack is good, but only the cut-scenes feature voice-overs

Last Soul ( Wulum Ltd.)

Last Soul ( Wulum Ltd.)

Platformers are one of the most enduring genres out there and there is always room for one more if it is done well. Last Soul, an upcoming 2D pixel-art platformer by Wulum is already shaping up to be something special. While the planned release date is set for Spring 2022, there is a free prologue available on Steam featuring two levels. The first level serves as a tutorial where players are introduced to some of the skills available to the robotic protagonist, Bop. After that, players are thrown into a tense boss fight where they get to put these skills to the test

Last Soul First Look Video

Last Soul First Look Video

Last Soul by Wulum is a 2D pixel-art, platformer that invites players to join a small hero named Bop on its quest to help humankind. The game will be released in Spring 2022, but a free prologue is already available on Steam with two levels to try out. In our first look video, we take control of Bop and shoot our way through the prologue. Head on over to Steam to try out the prologue yourself and wishlist the game if you are a fan of the genre

9-nine-:Episode 4

9-nine-:Episode 4

9-Nine-: Episode 4 returns players once more to the college town of Shiromitsugawa where Kakeru Niimi and his gang of artifact users battle a threat from a different dimension. This episode upholds the same high standards as the rest of the series and the story really is an emotional rollercoaster. It’s not the best place to get started with the series, but fans of the previous episodes won’t want to miss out on this one.

Gameplay: Very engrossing and packed with humor, action, and drama.

Graphics: The character sprites and CGs are still some of the best in the genre.

Sound: Great voice acting and a solid soundtrack

Alien Scumbags

Alien Scumbags

Alien Scumbags is an action-packed platform shooter filled with action, blood, gore, and pop culture easter eggs. It’s short enough to complete in one session, but the low asking price coupled with the high replay value makes it a no-brainer for fans of the genre.

Gameplay: Lots of monsters to shoot and secrets to find.

Graphics: A nice throwback to the era of pixel art platformers.

Sound: Great music, sound effects, and voice acting