If you own either Frozen Synapse or Frozen Cortex on Steam you might have noticed that a shiny new discount coupon for Cloud Chamber has popped up in your inventory. The two Frozen titles are developed and published by Mode 7, while Cloud Chamber is the brainchild of Investigate North, so you might be wondering what the connection is
Eversion is a very niche platform game that is definitely not going to be to everyone’s liking but fortunately there is a free version available that should give you an indication if this is a game for you or not. Just be sure to play more than just one level as things get progressively more interesting…
Gameplay: Pure platforming with a unique twist.
Graphics: Call it retro or call it dated but it has a style and charm of its own.
Sound: Plays a big part in the games atmosphere and is nicely done
Cannon Brawl is an extremely addictive title that manages to blend together several genres without making any compromises. The action is fast paced, but strategic thinking is rewarded and the balance is also very good. While the Adventure mode isn’t very long, the AI battles and multiplayer modes will keep you coming back for more. If you are looking for an entertaining title to play against friends, either online or local, Cannon Brawl should be high on your wishlist.
Gameplay: Fast paced, challenging and very addictive.
Graphics: Colorful and polished, but the visuals can be a bit cluttered at times.
Sound: A decent soundtrack and good sound effects
Fading Hearts was a pleasant surprise, more so when I discovered that it is not by a Japanese company. A nice combination of visual novel, dating sim and role playing that has plenty of things to discover. Definitely a title that you will want to complete more than once.
Gameplay: Much more to see and do than typical visual novels.
Graphics: Nice characters and backgrounds, pity about the monsters.
Sound: Very nice
Top down shooters such as Wasteland Angel offers a nice quick burst of arcade action but tend to suffer from being repetitive. The idea behind this game is nice enough but the small arenas that force you to stick close to the towns that you have to protect all feel too similar The lack of enemy variety doesn’t do this game any favours either.
Gameplay: Mindless fun but soon becomes repetitive.
Graphics: The overhead visuals are not too bad but it doesn’t hold up so well in first person.
Sound: The voice acting is decent enough but the rest is nothing special
I was surprised at how short a single playthrough of The Yawgh is but with more than 50 endings you’ll definitely want to complete it more than once. The randomly generated story has a surprising amount of depth and the gorgeous artwork by Emily Carol is a definite plus. The Yawgh is best enjoyed with a group of other players so if you are a solo player the experience is just not the same.
Gameplay: Short and simple but with tons of replay value.
Graphics: Emily Carrol provides her signature artwork for the game.
Sound: A moody soundtrack that adds to the ominous vibe of the game
With ten Steam titles, half of which that has never appeared in a bundle before, The Inferno offers plenty of value for money. The bundle is not lacking in variety either with platform, racing, shooting and fighting all covered
Zombie Bowl-o-Rama doesn’t look like much and to be honest it is going to be too short and easy for most peoples taste but if you enjoy casual games this one has its moments. The whole thing is based around wacky power-ups and the two-player mode is actually quite fun. You might want to wait until it is at a lower price tag however.
Gameplay: More of an arcade game than anything resembling real bowling but has its moments.
Graphics: Simple enough to run on virtually any PC.
Sound: You’ll be hearing the phrase “brains” a lot
The retro shooter, Enemy Mind, kept us hooked with its blend of old school action and innovative enemy controlling mechanics. We were fortunate enough to catch up with Mike Traficante from Schell Games in order to find out more about Enemy Mind and what inspired such a unique concept
Zen Bound 2 is a puzzle experience unlike any other I’ve had on computer so far. The graphics are gorgeous and the whole mood of the game fits the theme perfectly. While it might not look like much from the outside once you are hooked and aiming for that elusive 100% completion you’ll realize just how deep this game goes.
Gameplay: A calming breath of fresh air in a crowded market.
Graphics: So real you can almost touch it.