Embr by Muse Games and Curve Digital is an unpredictable and frantic multiplayer game. The goal is to become the most über firefighters money can buy, but there’s nothing wrong with looting some valuables while saving people from burning buildings! The money you earn can then be used to purchase high-tech tools with advanced upgrades or maybe even some fresh outfits. With 25 unique levels across three districts, not to mention multiple mission types, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Embr. Check out the video below to see the co-op aspect of the game in action
Koral is a casual puzzle game by Carlos Coronado and is set in a beautiful underwater world. Playing as a sea current, players must bring back life to coral reefs by transporting healing energy to them. While exploring the 15 different sea ecosystems, players will also find 32 collectibles that reveal more sea facts. Koral is 80% off until 6 September 2021 as part of the Steam Week Long sale, making it an absolute steal for fans of casual games. Check out the video below to see Koral in action, and don’t forget to watch the developer’s interesting “making of” video too
Take control of a shrine maiden and dodge noise while collecting souls in this action-packed game by Zoo Corporation. The rhythm elements are not as pronounced as in other titles, but Beat Souls still features a selection of great tunes and over-the-top visuals to accompany the frantic action. The 45 stages that can be played on Normal or Hard difficulty will keep players challenged for a while, and unlocking additional characters or taking on the endless Hell Mode adds some longevity.
Gameplay: Not a “pure” rhythm game, but still action-packed and very enjoyable.
Graphics: Very colorful and over the top, but can be toned down a bit.
Sound: Lots of catchy tracks across different genres
Side Decide is a relaxing puzzle game by Blue Volcano Studio featuring colorful wooden blocks. Each of the 121 levels is a board where the goal is to roll your block across the finish. However, with ten different block types that could do anything from falling to teleporting, the path to the finish is not always as easy as it seems. Check out the first look video below to see the first seven levels of the game in action
DRAMA is a puzzle-platformer where each of the 96 levels has to be overcome in a different way. After the protagonist, Frank, enters a mysterious portal, he finds himself in an unknown place. Frank simply has to reach the exit of each level, but increasingly devious traps stand between him and freedom. In our first look video, we run through the first 13 levels of the game, with many, many deaths along the way
Glyph is a 3D platformer where players control a small golden scarab on a quest to save the world. Using its ability to jump and glide, players must guide Glyph through various levels collecting coins, gems, keys, and more. Precision platforming is required to avoid touching the sand, which causes instant death, but conquering a level is a gratifying experience. In addition to the exploration levels, each of which features a secret skin to find, the game also has Time Trial levels for adrenaline thrillseekers. The lack of checkpoints and instant deaths can be frustrating, but Glyph is addictive enough to keep you coming back for more.
Gameplay: Easy to learn, but some of the levels will really push your limits.
Graphics: Minimal but beautiful environments.
Sound: The soundtrack and sound effects are superb
Urban Trial Tricky by Tate Multimedia is a casual arcade-style motorbike game featuring a crazy mix of tricks, platforming, and racing. With three single-player modes, more than 30 levels with side challenges as well as plenty of customization options, there’s plenty here for players to enjoy. Check out the first look video below to see some of the light-hearted casual gameplay in action
Glyph is a 3D platforming experience by Bolverk Games featuring a tiny mechanical scarab on a quest to restore a fractured civilization. Players must help Glyph collect resources to restore life to its home, but the ruins scattered throughout the toxic desert sands make for precious little safe ground. With its tight controls and movement-based puzzles, Glyph offers edge of your seat action amidst beautiful landscapes. Watch the video below to see some of the abilities Glyph has for traversing the levels in this game
Omno, by solo developer Jonas Manke, is a single-player journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders. This adventure is full of puzzles, secrets, and obstacles to overcome as players travel through lush forests, sun-blasted deserts, frozen tundras, and more. Check out the video below to see Omno in action
PQube, Studio Kiku, and Innovina Interactive have announced the release date of The Plane Effect On Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The dystopian adventure will be available on August 12th, 2021, but Steam users can already check out a free-to-play prologue right now