Back when Plague Inc was first released not even the developers could have imagined that the current state of our world would resemble their game. The game is a strategic simulation that challenges players to bring about the end of human history using a deadly global plague. It’s terrifying stuff and the game is so realistic that the CDC even asked the developer to do a talk about the infection models in the game. However, in light of the current situation in the world, Ndemic Creations has released a major new expansion for the game titled Plague Inc. Evolved: The Cure. It is a complete reversal from the classic game and instead of destroying the world challenges players to try and control the global pandemic response
Maschinen-Mensh has been hard at work on their upcoming title, Curious Expedition 2, and in conjunction with Thunderful Publishing recently revealed that the game will be leaving Early Acces on Steam in early 2021. Lorenzo Pilia, the producer at Maschinen-Mensh, thanked the Early Access community for their assistance in providing feedback that aided with the improvements to the game. According to Pilia, the Early Access version is already in a very polished state, and only requires a little more time for it to meet their standards for the 1.0 release
NeocoreGames recently held a Kickstarter campaign for their next title, a tactical role-playing game based on the Arthurian mythology. Titled King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, it promised to be a unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and more traditional, character-centric RPGs. It’s not the first time that game developers have set their sights on King Arthur, but NeocoreGames definitely outlined some interesting ideas in their Kickstarter campaign. Close to 4,000 backers ended up backing the project to get this modern telling of the classic mythology made
Card Hog by SnoutUp is a card-based dungeon crawler where you pick your little pig protagonist and then try to stay alive for as long as possible. Along the way, you get to slay all manner of foes and pick up different weapons with which to do the slaying. You’ll also want to keep an eye on your health and grab the healing potions needed to keep the porky protagonist alive. All in all, it plays like a typical role-playing game but presented in the most accessible way possible
The purpose of Steam Early Access was to get unfinished games in front of Steam users and then continue development while benefiting from their feedback. Unfortunately, this meant that a lot of games ended up in Early Access limbo or were abandoned when funds and or interest ran out. Thankfully, this is not the case with Terminal Conflict, which after being deployed on Steam in 2018, has now left Early Access
Bright Paw is a great puzzle adventure starring an adorable feline protagonist. The card-based movement mechanics make for interesting puzzles especially when special abilities are thrown into the mix. While not the most difficult puzzle game available, it’s very enjoyable and has a very polished look and feel.
Gameplay: Not very difficult, but quite fun.
Graphics: Lots of imaginative levels.
Sound: The soundtrack is beautiful and the standard of the voice acting very high
While there’s no shortage of strategy card games available on PC, it looks like Wingspan, the upcoming release by Monster Couch, is going to be a little different. Bird enthusiasts in particular should keep an eye out for this game, which can be played solo or with up to five other players. Wingspan is based on the award-winning board game of the same name and the Steam release is set for September 17, 2020
Some good news for Warhammer fans in search of turn-based strategy goodness on iOS and Android as Perchang has revealed the launch date for their upcoming game. Titled Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, it will allow players to battle their way through hundreds of stages using their favorite champions from Warhammer’s Age of Sigmar. The setting is the chaotic Silver Tower, which is home to the Gaunt Summoner and all of his evil minions
Although the key to success in Rock of Ages is often speed instead of strategy, it is still an interesting mix of genres that is a lot of fun to play. The campaign mode is very funny, but also very short and easy, so you’ll want to play with friends to get the most out of this game. The tower defense elements are a bit underutilized using a giant boulder to crush everything in your path is so much fun that it doesn’t really matter.
Gameplay: Very entertaining, but not as much strategic depth as you might think.
Graphics: The art style is very unique and funny.
Sound: Very juvenile, but once again it’s hard not to smile while playing
Dawn of War is an addictive real-time strategy game that places the emphasis firmly on the action. Although you can play as four different races in skirmish or multiplayer modes, the campaign only gives you command of the Space Marines. The game is getting rather long in the teeth at this point, but it still holds up well and comes highly recommend to fans of Warhammer 40,000 in particular and the RTS genre in general.
Gameplay: The game is very addictive and there is rarely a dull moment.
Graphics: Large conflicts can still look bloody and impressive, but the graphics do show their age.
Sound: The soundtrack and effects are decent, but the voice acting can be hit or miss at times