The wait for Oddworld: Soulstorm is almost over as the digital version of the game will officially release on April 6th, 2021. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee was originally released in 1997 and the follow-up, Abe’s Exoddus, came out the next year after a brutal nine-month development cycle. However, because of this deadline, Exoddus was not the game that Lorne and Sherry McKenna really envision to be the true sequel. Abe’s Oddysee received a remake in 2014 in the form of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! so it’s only fitting that Exoddus receives similar treatment with the upcoming Oddworld: Soulstorm. Ahead of the release the developers, Oddworld Inhabitants, has revealed some new information about the game
Retro Machina, the upcoming retro-futuristic action-puzzler by publisher Super.com and developer Orbit Studios has just received a brand new trailer. This latest trailer not only showcases the eye-catching retro sci-fi visuals, but also the hybrid 80s/modern synth soundtrack by Scandroid. The music is a perfect match for the retro-futuristic theme of the game
Fans of co-op games are in for a treat as publisher Bumble3ee Interactive and developer NeoBird has announced the release date for World-Splitter. It received the Game Connection Europe 2020 Indie Development Awards’ Best Console Game and Grand Award prizes, so it’s definitely something to get excited about. World-Splitter is a twin-stick puzzle platformer with nearly a dozen local two-player co-op missions and requires players to save critters, avoid enemies and reach exits together. Of course, there will also be all kinds of levers, mechanical platforms, portals, gravity fields, and other objects to interact with while solving puzzles
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
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
The Medium sees players help a young woman with psychic abilities explore two realities in search of answers. The game is set in an abandoned communist resort that is home to many secrets as well as a few restless spirits. While The Medium won’t win any awards for its puzzles or chase sequences, the story is interesting and the visuals beautiful. The game does have its fair share of issues but offers a compelling experience for fans of the genre.
Gameplay: Nothing groundbreaking, but the dual-reality shenanigan is a nice feature.
Graphics: The environments look incredible as do the creature designs.
Sound: The soundtrack is beautiful, but the voice acting is a little uneven
Lust From Beyond is the follow-up to the 2018 psychological horror title, Lust For Darkness, by Movie Games Lunarium. It is a mature title that blends horror with bold erotic themes as players explore and solve puzzles in a setting inspired by the works of Lovecraft, Giger, and Beksiński. In this first look video, we check out the first chapter of the game as well as a bit of the second chapter to see what players can look forward to when the game releases on the 11th of March, 2021
Tested on Humans follows in the same escape room footsteps of its predecessor, Palindrome Syndrome. However, instead of the science fiction environments of the first game, ToH is a more grounded experience. Players take control of Alex, a woman who finds herself confined to a cell in what appears to be a medical facility. To avoid the fate of her fellow test subjects, Alex must solve several different puzzles that will ultimately lead to her freedom. The puzzles are challenging without being too obscure and the overall presentation is very good for an indie title. If you are a puzzle fan who enjoys thinking out of the box, then Tested on Humans comes highly recommended.
Gameplay: The puzzles are challenging and varied.
Graphics: The setting is more down-to-earth compared to Palindrome Syndrome, but still good.
Sound: The soundtrack is great and the voice acting is decent
Last year mc2games released Palindrome Syndrome, a slow-paced, puzzle-heavy escape room experience. This year they have followed it up with Tested on Humans, another escape room title with a dark setting. Join us as we take a first look at this title and try to make it through the first ten minutes of the game without making a fool of ourselves!
Gris is a beautiful platform adventure with wonderful level designs and interesting puzzles. It is a very serene experience, though, as there is no threat of death or fear of danger. Some players will enjoy this casual experience as they explore the world and engage in light puzzle solving, but others might find it a little too easy and boring.
Gameplay: Very easy, but exploring the environments is enjoyable.
Graphics: Beautiful art style and animations.
Sound: Incredible soundtrack and great sound effects