Embr by Muse Games and Curve Digital is an unpredictable and frantic multiplayer game. The goal is to become the most über firefighters money can buy, but there’s nothing wrong with looting some valuables while saving people from burning buildings! The money you earn can then be used to purchase high-tech tools with advanced upgrades or maybe even some fresh outfits. With 25 unique levels across three districts, not to mention multiple mission types, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Embr. Check out the video below to see the co-op aspect of the game in action
Bus Simulator 21 by stillalive studios and astragon Entertainment offers players the opportunity to experience the daily life of a bus driver in two open world cities. The game builds on the strengths of Bus Simulator 18 with revised traffic and pedestrian AI, improved graphics, and a dynamic day-night cycle with different weather conditions. There’s something for all simulation fans with single-player and synced multiplayer modes, 30 buses by well-known manufacturers, and optional refined management features. Check out the video below to see the game in action as we find out what it takes to be a bus driver
Jupiter Hell by ChaosForge and Hyperstrange is a turn-based shooter from the depths of cosmic hell. The game features modern 3D graphics but is built on a classic roguelike framework to deliver a tactical experience with real-time responsiveness. Customize your character with new weapons, items, and abilities and blast through the randomized levels as you face overwhelming demonic forces. Check out the video below to see the three character classes in action
Hell Architect is a game where you take on the role of a hell manager tasked with building and managing your own hell. For your hell to thrive, you need sinners who serve as your workforce and generate resources in the form of suffering. However, if you don’t want to lose them to limbo, you will also have to take care of their needs so that you can continue exploiting them forever. With both scenarios and a sandbox mode, there is way too much to Hell Architect to cover in a first look video. For that reason, we took a look at one of the tutorials to highlight some of the features in the game
Our Special Look video for the week is Zombie Night Terror by NoClip and Good Shepherd Entertainment. It is on a 90% discount until 02 August 2021 as part of the Steam Week Long Deal and features Lemmings-style gameplay as you guide a horde of the undead. Your goal is to infect and eradicate the humans on each level, but don’t expect them to be passive about getting their brains eaten! Check out the video below to see the first three levels of the game in action
Garbage by Homebased and GrabTheGames is a fighting simulator with management and building elements. In addition to dealing with things like staying warm, well-nourished, and hygienic, players must also train their character to survive in fights against other rivals. Garbage also features an in-depth construction system with many unique buildings and upgrades along with a combat system with hundreds of skills from which to choose. Check out the first look video below to see the game in action
It would be easy to dismiss Roundguard as a Peggle clone, but this is far from the case. While it uses the same addictive formula as Popcap’s title, the developers have wrapped it up in a full-fledged dungeon crawler complete with health, enemies, bosses, and loot. Roundguard is also not a game that you’ll complete once and be done with as the roguelike elements, character classes, relics, and randomized elements boost its replay value. The game has a surprising amount of depth but is simple enough to understand that even casual players will have a blast.
Gameplay: Easy to pick up and play but addictive enough to keep you hooked.
Graphics: Charming character and enemy designs.
Sound: Catchy music and upbeat sound effects
Roundguard is a bouncy dungeon crawler with pinball physics by Wonderbelly Games. The game recently had a big update that added a brand new hero class to the roster. In this first look video, we check out what the game is all about and take one of the heroes for a spin as we battle hordes of cute monsters
Fans of Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story rejoice as PQube and developer Agate has revealed their plans to bring the sequel to early access on Steam this Summer. The game will see players become the principal of a brand-new hero academy that they can run their way. Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2 promises hours of genre-defying gameplay as players nurture their students through beautifully handcrafted narrative arcs. Pioneering the academy will involve management sim mechanics while players can also embark on dangerous missions with tactical, turn-based combat
Fast-paced platforming meets top-down strategy in Smelter by X Plus Company Limited and Dangen Entertainment. Inspired by the classics of the 16-bit era, this game sees the protagonist Eve teaming up with a winged creature named Smelter. Eve is on a search for her beloved Adam, who is nowhere in sight after the Garden’s destruction. Thanks to the incredible powers she gains from fusing with Smelter, she might have a shot of finding him. This first look video features some of the platforming and strategic action in the game