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This adventure created by Zoetrope Interactive and published by Iceberg Interactive, presents a Lovecraftian tale directly inspired by one of Lovecraft's more famous stories ‘At the Mountains of Madness’. Offering an experience with horror elements and basic puzzle solving, Conarium contains some intriguing visuals and a play experience that should tickle the curiosity of most fans of light horror. A diehard Lovecraft fan may not find what they are looking for here, but the atmosphere of the game generally leaves the potential for significant enjoyment.
This exploration of AI and its ability to handle sentience and emotion leaves the player with a lot to think about. Indie developer, Robot House has presented us with a well crafted and thought-provoking experience that questions potential assumptions about the more human capabilities of robots. Rumu unfolds from an adorable story about a household cleaning robot into something with darker and deeper undertones as your cute cleaning robot gradually develops sentience.
A stellar effort from Unknown Worlds Entertainment and a truly magical experience. Subnautica is not without its faults and flaws, but these can be overlooked when compared to everything this game does right. A survival experience that feels enjoyable with a story that’s well paced and intriguing, all set in an incredible hand-crafted world.
This seafaring strategy experience from Picaresque Studio brings something rather intriguing to the table. Nantucket, blends story and strategy in an engaging manner, creating a game that feels unique and well constructed. With elements that will provide interest for a wide variety of gamers, there is definitely a great deal of charm in this title and it certainly offers something quite different.
This intriguing creation from Daylight Studios, the developer behind Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop!? And Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space, adds another title into the already existing pile of quirkiness from this particular developer. Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! Offers an amusing concept with some bare bones gameplay that sufficiently entertains for short periods of time, but certainly doesn’t seem like an experience to grip the player for lengthy amounts of time.
The latest instalment in Freebird Games series of stories revolving around a company who makes peoples final wishes come true in their dying moments, offers the same level of emotional impact as their first creation, To The Moon. Finding Paradise has some mechanical faults and a few features missing, but the focus of the game is on the story it tells and Finding Paradise fulfils the expectations laid out by its predecessors in a short but extremely lovely game.
An endearing title from Huge Calf Studios, this Ski themed construction and physics simulator offers entertainment in the way of problem solving and inevitable catastrophe. Carried Away contains plenty to enjoy in its casual but sufficiently challenging layout. An easy game to hop in and out of and indulge in during spare moments that resembles Polybridge and contains some similar mechanics.
This intriguing creation from composer David Su isn’t what can be traditionally described as a game. Yi and The Thousand Moons is essentially a music video that has been created to have gameplay elements. It is very short and tells a simple story, providing an interesting artistic experience but certainly not something that will appeal to many.
This perhaps too challenging 2d puzzle platformer from indie developer Chronic Spartan offers the basis of an interesting idea. Glo tasks the player with manoeuvring a black square through a world that is mostly hidden in the darkness. A very simple game in many ways with minimal expansion on its core concepts, but there’s still something to be enjoyed if you are a fan of pure difficulty.
The Earth has been inundated with mutant food in this quirky title from indie developer, Still Running. You are tasked with battling off the hordes in The Walking Vegetables, gaining upgrades along the way and taking on new areas and bosses. A wacky twin stick shooter that can be played alone or in co-op. There’s plenty to enjoy in this simple, but well-executed game.
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