Between Time is the latest escape room game by mc2games, who also developed Palindrome Syndrome and Tested on Humans. In this game, players are on a mission to steal a time machine and use it to get priceless treasures. However, there will be plenty of puzzles to solve along the way and secrets to decode while traveling to five different places in human history. Check out the video below to see the first area of the game and a glimpse of what type of puzzles to expect
Fibrillation HD is the story of Ewan Berrington, who finds himself wandering through mysterious places while trying to figure out where he is. Players join Ewan for this philosophical and mystical horror story experience steeped in an atmosphere of emptiness, helplessness, and anxiety. The game is designed to be played in one sitting and only takes about an hour and a half to complete, so check out the video below to see the first ten minutes in action. Fibrillation HD is currently 50% off until 20 September 2021 as part of the Steam Week Long Deal
Project Grove: Prologue by Antler Studios is the first quest of their upcoming adventure puzzle game. Players get to explore the Forest of Dacrima as the legendary alchemist Edric Tate and his plucky robot companion, L-P1N. The Prologue features just one of the many potions that can be discovered in the full game. These potions can be used to solve puzzles during Edric’s quest for a cure to The Great Rot. The video below showcases the games opening moments and some of the tricks that Edric has up his sleeve
We go roaming around the dark hallways of a school in search of answers for the upcoming finals in Lunch Lady by Manic Mice. Ten pages are all it takes to succeed, but the possessed Lunch Lady is also patrolling the halls and classes, searching for victims. In this video dark_cloud, Mrs. Cloud and Jannas take on the perils of Cruxville Junior High on the “Normal” difficulty setting. Will their mission succeed, or will they become victims of the Lunch Lady, who becomes faster and stronger as the game progresses
Our Special Look video for the week is The Cursed Forest by KPy3O, Noostyche, and Pleasant Rain Ltd. It is on a 75% discount until 16 August 2021 as part of the Steam Week Long Deal and is a first-person horror-adventure game. Check out the video below to see what to expect from the obscure and mysterious autumnal forest that awaits players in this title. The Cursed Forest on Steam is an updated and improved version of the free IndieDB version, which is also still available
Apsoluv: End of Gods is a future Viking horror where players must guide a young woman named Alice through the dark depths of a Swedish research facility. Norse Mythology meets science fiction in this game where the scientists meddling with the nine realms has had catastrophic consequences. Although a little rough around the edges in some places, Apsoluv: End of Gods is an excellent game with a fascinating premise and comes highly recommended.
Gameplay: Lots of exploration along with some environmental puzzles and a bit of platforming.
Graphics: The game is very dark, but some of the environments look incredible.
Sound: Some of the voice acting is a little stiff, but the music and sound effects are excellent
Deep Rock Galactic is a very satisfying co-op first-person shooter starring dwarves fighting space spiders and other foes. The game is still fun to play solo, but it really shines when you team up with three other players using different classes. The procedurally generated cave systems, different biomes, and unique mission types make this a game that can keep you busy for a long time. It might seem a little daunting at first, but there are enough tutorials to ease you into the swing of things, and you’ll be mining and shooting with the best of them in no time.
Gameplay: A great combination of exploration, mining, and all-out shooting.
Graphics: The low-poly visuals look good, and some of the biomes are downright beautiful.
Sound: The dwarves are all very vocal, and the synth soundtrack is excellent
Lost At Sea is a first-person adventure game by Studio Fizbin and Headup. Playing as Anna, players travel to a beautiful island to construct their memories by finding objects and solving puzzles. While exploring the island, players uncover biomes representing phases in Anna’s life but watch out for the fears chasing her in an effort to prevent her from moving on. Check out the first look video below to see Lost At Sea in action
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
House of Caravan is a first-person exploration and puzzle game set entirely in a small, deserted mansion. The limited amount of puzzles are disappointing, to say the least, and slowly creeping through the mansion opening every cabinet and drawer grows old very quickly. Thankfully, the game can be completed in less than 90 minutes, provided you manage to avoid the bugs and wonky physics. This game could have done a lot more with the story and setting but ended up falling far short in all areas.
Gameplay: Slow, tedious, and boring.
Graphics: Decent enough, but very dark.
Sound: Stilted voice acting and unmemorable music