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
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
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
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
Genesis Noir is a non-traditional point-and-click adventure spanning time and space. The protagonist, a watch peddler named No Man, becomes caught in a love triangle with other cosmic beings. In this first look video, we puzzle and explore our way through the opening moments of this unique and delightfully strange game
The Fabled Woods is a visually impressive narrative short story set in a very picturesque environment. The game is all about marveling at your surroundings and soaking up the atmosphere, but the story could have been more immersive. With the right hardware, the game looks incredible, but it is a pity that the overall story doesn’t quite reach the same heights. If you are a fan of the genre it is worth a play, but aside from the visuals, there’s nothing here that really pushes the envelope for these types of games.
Gameplay: The story starts strong and mysterious, but feels somewhat rushed towards the end.
Graphics: With the right hardware the game looks downright incredible.
Sound: An atmospheric soundtrack and decent voice acting
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
The Fabled Woods is a narrative adventure by CyberPunch Studios and Headup that is set in an expanse of beautiful woodland. Players get to explore their picturesque surroundings in first person while uncovering clues about the story along the way. There are three intertwining narratives for players to uncover and the game can be played at your own pace. Check out our first look video below for a quick preview of what to expect in The Fabled Woods