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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Indie developer Epic Llama presents a quirky point and click adventure title as their second entry onto Steam. Darkestville Castle follows the expected tropes from this genre but offers something fairly endearing in amongst its somewhat forced comedy and relatively un-imaginative ideas.
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Indie developer, Glass Isle Entertainment presents their first entry onto steam. A challenging 3D runner game, Undercity throws gradually more complex courses at you and provides the player with a game that features minimal story, but solid gameplay that does its job well. A decent slice of entertainment for those that enjoy perfecting their reaction times while moving at speed.
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An intriguing, strategic title from the small indie developer BrainGoodGames, delivers a relaxing and fairly easy to understand game. Solar Settlers isn’t particularly challenging, but the gameplay is fairly involving and can be easily picked up for shorter or longer bursts and seems ideal for fitting in around other daily activities. The re-playability is somewhat limited but the time spent is enjoyable.
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This business management game from Pinokl Games, the developers behind Party Hard and Party Hard 2, and Kverta Limited, provides a basic and currently very clunky tycoon game. Party Hard Tycoon is making its way through early access and still feels relatively unpolished. Some perseverance is required to obtain enjoyment but sometimes can be sunk into this game without too much trouble.
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This delightful title from Runic Games, the creators of Torchlight and Torchlight 2, offers a very relaxing experience with a wonderful atmosphere and some light RPG elements. Hob provides very little direction for the player and it can feel a little frustrating, but the overall feel of the game is one of intrigue and awe. Lovely visuals, great music and smooth gameplay leave you with something that feels wonderful to play.