Lode Runner Legacy (Tozai Games, Inc.)

Lode Runner Legacy (Tozai Games, Inc.)

From Donkey Kong and Dig Dug to Gauntlet and Gradius, the 1980s were a golden era for classic video-game franchises. One of these franchises is Lode Runner, which was first released for the Apple II in 1983 and quickly moved on to other platforms. Its action-packed, yet puzzle-oriented gameplay made it an instant hit and even people like Alexey Pajitnov counted it amongst their favorite puzzle titles. Although there hasn’t been a shortage of new releases over the years, the last appearance of Lode Runner was back in 2012 on Android and iOS. Thankfully, this is about to change with the upcoming release of Lode Runner Legacy for PC

Wonder Boy Returns (CFK Co., Ltd.)

Wonder Boy Returns (CFK Co., Ltd.)

Not content with finally bringing Princess Maker 2 Refine to English speaking audiences, CFK, is also bringing a high definition remake of the original Wonder Boy to Steam. The first game in the series was released back in 1986 and made quite an impression in the arcades thanks to its fast paced side scrolling action. The success of the game also resulted in numerous ports and spin-off titles across various formats

Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD (Application Systems London Ltd.)

Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! HD (Application Systems London Ltd.)

Fans of Point & Click Adventure games will know that we reviewed the pirate themed Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet a while back, awarding it a well-deserved 8.3/10. It is a charming and humorous take on the genre, starring a feisty pirate heroine. What many players might not know is that The Fowl Fleet actually had a freeware prequel, titled Spoonbeaks Ahoy! While Spoonbeaks Ahoy! can still be enjoyed in its original low resolution format, the success of The Fowl Fleet has meant that fans can soon enjoy a remastered high definition version of the game

Syndrome (Camel 101)

Syndrome (Camel 101)

Looking at the previous releases of developer Camel 101 reveals two things. Firstly, they are definitely not lacking in ambition when it comes to their titles and secondly, they are getting better at what they do with each release. This is very evident in their upcoming release, Syndrome. The game opens with your character waking from cryosleep aboard the exploration and science ship, the Valkenburg. In true survival horror fashion, the shift is drifting through pace with the rest of the crew all dead or insane. You are required to get your bearings, find out what happened and figure out who you can trust

Xenoraid (10tons Ltd)

Xenoraid (10tons Ltd)

Usually all it takes to get our attention are the words “shoot ‘em up,” but Xenoraid from 10tons Ltd looks like it will be of special interest. The game is a vertically scrolling shooter with a small dash of bullet hell, but don’t expect to memorize your way out of harm’s way with this one. 10tons has revealed that missions will be procedurally driven based on set parameters, which means enemy formations and attack directions will be different each time

The Stargazers (Lupiesoft)

The Stargazers (Lupiesoft)

Good news for fans of original and unique visual novels as Lupiesoft are back and this time they have Space Elves! For their latest title Lupiesoft turned their attention to the stars and created The Stargazers, a game inspired by 50s and 80s science fiction, pulp fiction and good old mecha anime. Unlike their previous titles this one is set to be a self-contained story and will follow the adventures of the Stargazers Squadron, a group of three pilots who are stationed in deep space

Steam Early Access Debut For Ironkraft – Road to Hell is Just Around The Corner

Steam Early Access Debut For Ironkraft – Road to Hell is Just Around The Corner

There has been plenty of games set in alternative WW2 realities, but Ironkraft might just be one of the strangest. With Zomies, Nazis and even aliens thrown in for good measure its post-apocalyptic vehicle driven universe certainly sounds like it won’t be boring. The game was Greenlit on Steam in less than eight days back in August and is set for an Early Access release on October 21st 2015

Reverse Crawl (Nerdook Productions)

Reverse Crawl (Nerdook Productions)

Fans eager to find out what Nerdook Productions have been up to since the release of Vertical Drop Heroes HD last year should mark September 24th on their calendars. This is the date that Reverse Crawl will be hitting both Steam and the Humble Store. It is a game that turns the tables by giving you the opportunity to be the dungeon instead of the heroes

Sign Up For The Guardian Stone Pre-registration Event

Sign Up For The Guardian Stone Pre-registration Event

Good news for fans of mobile role playing games in Canada, Australia, Singapore, Denmark, Netherlands, Indonesia, Sweden, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Guardian Stone, a beautiful 3D RPG developed by Delusion Studios and published by TOAST, has already been soft launched in these territories. Players in other countries will also be able to join in on the fun soon and can sign up for the pre-registration event in anticipation for the global release

Celestian Tales: Old North Launching on Steam, Humble Store and GOG.com

Celestian Tales: Old North Launching on Steam, Humble Store and GOG.com

Got a hankering for a turn-based role playing game, but tired of the same old saving the world cliché? In that case, Celestian Tales: Old North might be one to watch. The game promises lush, hand-painted environments, memorable characters, emotive character portraits, moral decisions and a sprawling storyline, but without resorting to the formulaic elements present in most RPGs. This means no ancient prophesies, world ending catastrophes, or character who is the “chosen” one