Mech Mechanic Simulator

Mech Mechanic Simulator

Step into the shoes of a mech mechanic and fix giant robots in this science fiction-themed simulation title by PolySlash. Mech Mechanic Simulator features a variety of gigantic iron machines to deconstruct and repair as well as an entire workshop to upgrade and customize. The game might seem daunting at first, but it is actually very accessible and while there’s some grind involved it is also quite relaxing. It doesn’t stray too far from the confines of the genre, but it is certainly one of the more unique titles in terms of what you get to work on.

Gameplay: A little daunting at first, but accessible and relaxing once you get into the swing of things.

Graphics: Great mech designs and tons of components to work on.

Sound: Decent enough, but the game is best enjoyed with your own playlist or favorite podcast in the background

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

Sizeable

Sizeable

Sizeable is a charming and relaxing puzzle title where players must shrink and grow objects to uncover hidden pillars. Each level in the game is a small, low poly diorama with all kinds of diverse themes. Although the game is not very challenging and can be completed in one session, it is very entertaining to play. In fact, half the fun is simply discovering the unique ways in which you can manipulate the environments by changing the sizes of objects. As it is Sizeable is a great game and comes highly recommended to all puzzle fans in search of something relaxing, but not necessarily difficult.

Gameplay: Very simple to pick up and play, but stopping is much harder.

Graphics: Each level in the game is a beautiful low poly diorama.

Sound: Very relaxing and soothing

Mr. Prepper First Look Video

Mr. Prepper First Look Video

Mr. Prepper by Rejected Games is all about being prepared and building your own secret bunker without attracting unwanted attention from the secret police. From crafting machines and facilities to trading with neighbors and exploring atmospheric locations, this game has it all. Check out our first look video as play through the tutorial and try to keep Mr. Prepper as prepared as possible!

Sizeable First Look Video

Sizeable First Look Video

Sizeable is a puzzle game by Sander Ambroos and Business Goose Studios featuring beautiful low poly dioramas. Players can rotate these dioramas while shrinking and growing items in the environment to find hidden objects and solve puzzles. It is a relaxing experience that makes clever use of the resizing mechanic for each unique level. Check out our first look video as we take on the first few levels

Death’s Hangover

Death’s Hangover

Help Death to take back the souls stolen by Bastard Dracula in this Breakout style game by Retro Army Limited. It features plenty of different levels, useful power-ups, and some big bosses. The game is easy to pick up and play, but finding all of the souls can be a challenge. The eighteen different endings, two-player mode, and level editor boost the replay value, though, and overall the game is a decent choice for fans of the genre.

Gameplay: Challenging and entertaining.

Graphics: The pixel art visuals look great.

Sound: Decent sound effects and music

Forward to the Sky

Forward to the Sky

Help a sword-wielding princess take on the skeletal enemies and traps of the sky tower in this third-person title by Animu Game. The visuals and audio are decent, but the game is just way too short and simple. It can be completed in less than two hours and most of it will be spent solving some basic puzzles along with the occasional bit of combat. With a bit more polish and a few more levels Forward to the Sky could have been great, but as it is there are much better options available.

Gameplay: The controls could definitely have been tighter and the overall experience is very short.

Graphics: Bright and colorful, but not much in terms of variety.

Sound: Passable background music and voice acting

Mutropolis

Mutropolis

Join Henry Dijon in an archaeological adventure to save his kidnapped professor from the clutches of an ancient Egyptian god. Mutropolis is set in the year 5000 where Earth has become a wild and inhospitable place, so Henry will need his wits about him to succeed in his quest. Fortunately, Henry has a team of very capable colleagues assisting him on his rescue mission. Mutropolis requires some patience and out-of-the-box thinking, but it is a very impressive debut that deserves to be played by fans of the genre.

Gameplay: Some of the puzzles are tricky but very rewarding to solve.

Graphics: The hand-drawn visuals are beautiful and charming.

Sounds: Great voice acting and a nice chill soundtrack

Donut County

Donut County

Donut County gives players control of a hole in the ground and then asks them to swallow up everything in sight. The hole starts small but grows larger as it swallows up more of the scenery. For the most part, players simply move the hole around and watch things disappear down its depths, which is relaxing, but very easy. Some of the later levels introduce a few puzzle elements, but there’s nothing here that is going to tax anyone. That’s fine for players looking for a chill game to unwind with but also feels a bit like a missed opportunity as so much more could have been done with the concept.

Gameplay: Very easy to play and very relaxing, but don’t expect any sort of challenge.

Graphics: Simple, but quite charming.

Sound: The soundtrack is great and fits the style of the game

Cat Goes Fishing

Cat Goes Fishing

Cat Goes Fishing is a simple fishing game featuring a bunch of fish with different behaviors. As players catch and sell fish they earn enough cash and experience to upgrade their gear and go after even bigger species. The game can be very grindy at times and catching some of the fish on “Realism” mode might make you want to pull your hair out, but overall it’s a decent game. It’s not the best looking or sounding fishing game on the market, but it is easy to pick up and play. Beware, though, as it is also easy to get hooked and spent hours trying to catch some of the more elusive fish.

Gameplay: Simple, but quite addictive.

Graphics: Nothing to write home about, but the 2D sprites are not without charm.

Sound: Decent enough, but eventually the music does become repetitive