Raiders of the Broken Planet Open Beta Kicks Off

MercurySteam is running a short open beta for Raiders of the Broken Planet until Monday morning. While the game’s first campaign is set to launch on September 22, players can test out the Prologue ahead of time. The Prologue will serve as the game’s demo and will continue to be free after launch, so the open beta test is probably a bit of a misnomer. Players will be able to access two ...

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Launches on Steam and GOG

Larian Studios launched Divinity: Original Sin 2 out of Steam Early Access today. The game’s first act has been available in Steam Early Access for a year. The full release marks the introduction of new content and features to the game. Along with the remaining acts in the story, the previously announced split screen co-op and controller support is now available. Additionally, Divinity: Orig...

Samurai Riot Review

Samurai Riot Developer: Wako Factory Publisher: Wako Factory Format: PC (Reviewed) Release Date: 13 Sep 2017 Price: $14.99USD – Available Here Overview Arcade beat ’em ups hold a special place in gaming history (and mine as well). Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, Battletoads…..many of them have achieved a cult status by now. Since Steam introduced Greenlight, we have seen a reviva...

JCB Pioneer: Mars Preview

JCB Pioneer: Mars Developer: Atomicom Publisher: GamesCo Platform: Windows Release Date: 1 September 2017 Price: $24.99 USD – Available Here JCB Pioneer: Mars is a survival game that imagines what colonization on Mars may look like in the next several years. The game is a partnership between indie developers Atomicom, industrial vehicle manufacturer JCB, and European Space Agency astrophysicist Dr...

Raiders of the Broken Planet Open Beta Running September 15-16

MercurySteam announced an open beta for their upcoming third person shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet. The open beta will consist of two missions and will run from September 15 to 16 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. “First Round” is the single player only tutorial mission. Players will control Harec, the leader of the raiders, in this mission. “Hanging by a Thread” is...

Co-op Beat ’em Up Samurai Riot Coming to Steam on September 13

French indie developers Wako Factory will be launching their co-op beat ’em up game Samurai Riot on Steam on September 13th for £10.99, $14.99 USD, or €14.99. The game is inspired by classic beat ’em ups from the 1990’s like Streets of Rage and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Players will be able to do battle with a variety of Japanese weapons and work together to execute deadly co...

88 Heroes Coming to Nintendo Switch in Early October

Bitmap Bureau and Rising Star Games announced today that they will be bringing 88 Heroes to the Switch this October. The Switch version is called 88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition and will come with both the base game and two DLCs for the game. “RSG Champions” is already available for the game on other platforms and “H8 Mode Activate” will be released soon. The game will ...

Raft to be Published by Axolot Games, Announces Co-op

Indie developers Redbeet Interactive announced today that they will be partnering with Axolot Games (Scrap Mechanic) to publish Raft on Steam. The game’s alpha build is currently available for free on indie games store itch.io, where it quickly gained popularity among streamers and shot up to five million downloads. Raft is currently scheduled to hit Steam Early Access in 2018 and will intro...

Oriental Empires Launching on September 14

Shining Pixel Studios and Iceberg Interactive announced today that their grand 4X strategy Oriental Empires will leave Steam Early Access on September 14. Players control one of 16 small nations or tribes in early China and aim to become the Son of Heaven, ruler of the world. The game features a historically accurate map of China and Mongolia and massive 3D battles that include thousands of indivi...

Steampunk Dungeon Crawler Vaporum Coming to PC on September 28

Slovakian indie developers Fatbot Games announced the release date for their dungeon crawler Vaporum. The game will hit Steam on September 28th after being Greenlit back in March. Fatbot Games cites games like Dungeon Master I and II, the Eye of the Beholder series, and Legend of Grimrock I and II as inspirations for Vaporum. The game is set in a steampunk tower in the middle of the ocean, filled ...

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School Review

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School Developer: SONNORI Corp Publisher: PQube Limited Format: PC (Reviewed) Release Date: 22 Aug 2017 Price: $29.99USD – Available Here Overview Most of the horror games have a simple setup. Pick something safe & familiar as a location (bonus points if it’s abandoned) and make the protagonist some brooding, handsome male who just happens to be there t...

Indie Space Sim Helium Rain Blasts off into Steam Early Access

Parisian indie developers Deimos Games has released their single player space sim Helium Rain on Steam Early Access today. The game will be instantly familiar to fans of old school space sims. Players are given a giant universe to explore and can make their mark through exploration, trading, space-station construction, and combat. The universe features a realistic economy that reacts to every dest...

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