Glass Heart Games, a studio based in Taiwan, has just announced Vigil: The Longest Night, which will be their debut release. The game promises to offer an intricate blend of 2D side-scrolling action as well as some neat horror elements
Morphies Law: Remorphed is a colorful and entertaining online shooter that brings some genuinely unique elements to the genre. The game originally suffered a rocky launch on the Nintendo Switch, but this Remorphed version addressed all of the issues while also adding plenty of new content. The fact that it features crossplay between Steam and Switch users is also quite neat. If you are tired of all the drab, serious online shooters, then give Morphies Law: Remorphed a shot and experience the fun of running around as an impossibly proportioned, colorful killing machine.
Graphics: Colorful visuals, unique levels and a wealth of customization options for your Morphie.
Sound: Pretty decent.
Gameplay: A very unique take on the genre that also manages to be a lot of fun to play
Everyone who has ever dealt with depression will know what a battle it can be to overcome. This is the situation in which Cassidy, the protagonist of Dreamscaper, finds herself, except in her case it is somewhat more literal. Cassidy actually has the ability to dive into her subconscious and take on the surreal nightmares that she wrestles with. It’s a pretty unique premise for a game and one of the reasons why we suggest checking out the Kickstarter for Dreamcaper by Afterburner Studios. Dreamscaper is an upcoming ARPG Roguelite blend that promises to combine elements from brawlers as well as top-down shooters, and dungeon crawlers
A while back we checked out Neverinth, an ambitious roguelike that draws inspiration from the “Soulsborne” series. The game is currently in early access, but it is already obvious that CreAct Games, the indie team working on the game, has big plans. We were eager to find out more about Neverinth and thankfully CreAct Games were gracious enough to provide us with some answers
Blazing Chrome is a great run and gun shooter that draws inspiration from Contra Hard Corps and other 16-bit classics. It is an unforgiving game, but a lot of fun to play and the developers have done an incredible job with capturing the look, sounds and feel of the 16-bit era. While it only features six levels, they are all packed with enemies and bosses. You’ll also unlock some extra challenges and characters after completing the game to up the replay value. While it’s a pity that Blazing Chrome lacks online co-op, the local co-op is definitely a highlight.
Gameplay: The game is tough, but very fun.
Graphics: The 16-bit pixel art looks great.
Sound: Sounds like something right out of the 16-bit era
Streets of Rogue is a deceptively simple looking game, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find plenty of depth. It has a large selection of character classes, each with their own unique playing styles and a procedurally generated city in which to cause chaos. The amount of mission objectives is rather limited, but the ways in which you can go about accomplishing them is almost limitless. Overall, Streets of Rogue is an extremely addictive game with a ton of replay value.
Graphics: Simple, but not without charm.
Sound: The soundtrack is excellent and the sound effects really good too.
Gameplay: Extremely addictive and packed with things to do
It’s not often that we see indie developers take a stab at the “Soulsborne” series, but that is exactly what CreAct Games is attempting with Neverinth. The game, which is currently in Early Access on Steam, challenges players to explore the ever-changing halls of the Neverinth and uncover the history of the Valkyrie. The most recent update to the game added a brand new Valkyrie, the katana wielding Proud Aspirant, who is the third out of a promised five playable characters in Neverinth
Action fans who enjoy a good laugh should definitely be adding Roguelike Hero by Carrya. Tec. to their wishlists. Much to our delight, the game is heavily inspired by the style of Stephen “The King of Comedy” Chow, which caught our attention immediately. With Roguelike Hero, the developers set out to present an absurd and funny action experience with trolling mechanics
Abzu offers players the opportunity to descent into the heart of the ocean without having to worry about things like oxygen or predators. It is a tranquil experience with beautiful visuals that left us eager to see each new environment. Everything from the art to the soundtrack is superb, but the gameplay could be a bit too shallow for action fans. The entire experience is also over way too soon, but if you get hooked, you’ll love every second of it.
Gameplay: Abzu is mostly about swimming around and observing your surroundings.
Graphics: The art style for the game is beautiful and each scene is filled with color and life.
Sound: The soundtrack and sound effects are a perfect match for the tranquil setting and gameplay
2019 has been a great year for games and in addition to the titles that has already been released there are still a lot of upcoming ones to be excited about. September in particular looks like it is going to be leaving gamers with no spare time for anything else. However, one game that definitely should not be overlooked this September is Everreach: Project Eden by Elder Games. For those unfamiliar with Elder Games, it is an independent game development team that was founded by Ede Tarsoly and they have been around since 2007. Ede also handled most of the projects, along with external freelancers, up until 2016. It was after this that things changed, thanks to Everreach, which is their most ambitious title to date. Thanks to the size and scope of the game, the core team at Elder Games grew to five people and over a dozen external freelancers were also brought in to bring this ambitious title to life