West of Dead Review

West of Dead Developer: Upstream ArcadePublisher: Raw FuryPlatforms: PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, Windows (Reviewed)Release Date: 18 June 2020Price: $19,99USD – Available Here Overview Wild West has always been a safe setting if you want to give you game a unique identity. Not many games from that era and it’s perfect for any kind of open-world RPG. There is even a famous one about...

Summer in Mara Review

Summer in Mara Developer: Chibig StudioPublisher: Chibig StudioPlatform: PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, Windows (Reviewed) Release Date: 16 June 2020 (Switch, PC), 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)Price:  TBA – Available Here Video Review Overview Summer in Mara is a crafting, exploration, and farming game. Players take on the role of Koa, a girl who is now in charge of a little farm after the pass...

Project Downfall Preview

Project Downfall Developer: MGP Studios, Solid9 StudioPublisher: MGP StudiosPlatforms: Switch, Xbox One, Windows (Previewed)Release Date: 15 March 2019Price: $15,99USD – Available Here There is an unwritten rule that whenever some indie game makes it big, dozens of copycats are soon to follow. It happened with Minecraft, Terraria, Fez, and so on. For most indie devs, it’...

Sludge Life Review

Sludge Life Developer: Terri Vellmann, DoseonePublisher: Devolver DigitalPlatform: PCRelease Date: 28 May 2020Price: Free – Available Here Video Review Overview Sludge Life is a quirky and surreal exploration game set on an island of junk and pollution. Players take on the role of GHOST, an up and coming graffiti artist. GHOST will explore the island to discover large blank canvases to tag and dis...

Everspace 2 Preview

Everspace 2 Developer: Rockfish GamesPublisher: Rockfish GamesPlatform: PCRelease Date: TBAPrice: TBA – Wishlist Here Everspace 2 is a space sim RPG hybrid with an emphasis on loot and exploration.  Developers Rockfish Games was able to cover the initial development costs with their own funds, while returning to Kickstarter to raise money for extra features in October 2019. I was able to get some ...

Monster Train Review

Monster Train Developer: Shiny ShoePublisher: Good Shepherd EntertainmentPlatform: WindowsRelease Date: 21 May 2020Price: $28.99 USD/ $41.69 AUD – Available Here Video Review Overview Monster Train is a deck building roguelike. The attackers from Heaven are laying siege to one of the last Pyre shards that is powering a train on a mission to save Hell. To win, players will choose randomly sel...

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted Review

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted Developer: Steel Wool StudiosPublisher: Steel Wood GamesPlatform: SwitchRelease Date: 21 May 2020Price: $29.99 USD – Available Here Overview I’ll admit it, I am not really an expert on the Five Nights at Freddy’s phenomenon. Sure, I gave it a go long ago, but I never found the hook that younger gamers seemed to grab onto to make it into one of the biggest names...

Summer in Mara to Sail onto Steam and Switch on June 16

Chibig Studio announced their farming sim and story based adventure Summer in Mara will launch on PC via Steam and Switch on June 16th. Those who want to give the game a test sail before its launch can check out the free prologue on Steam. A Switch version of the prologue is coming soon. The prologue will be available indefinitely. Summer in Mara stars Koa, a new comer to the islands on Mara. The ...

Arboria Preview

Arboria Developer: Dreamplant StudioPublisher: All in! GamesPlatform: PCRelease Date: 7 May 2020Price: $19.99 USD/$28.95 AUD – Available Here Video Preview Arboria is a 3D rogue-lite action RPG. Players take on the role of a Yotunz warrior sent down to the depths of Durnar to save their village. The game emphasizes challenging skill-based combat that requires players to be flexible, adjusting tact...

Quantum League Launching Steam Early Access on May 26

Nimble Giant Entertainment announced their competitive FPS Quantum League will launch on Steam Early Access on May 26. The game features 1v1 and 2v2 battles in a time loop where each player’s past selves also participate in the battle. To win, players need to keep track of both the current and past positions of every player on the field to win. The game is scheduled to spend a minimum of six...

Treachery in Beatdown City Review

Treachery in Beatdown City Developer: Nuchallenger, HurakanWorksPublisher: NuchallengerPlatform: Switch, Windows (Reviewed)Release Date: 31 March 2020Price: $19.99 USD/$28.95 AUD – Available Here Video Review Overview The Kickstarter-funded game Treachery in Beatdown City puts an RPG twist on the classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up genre. In an alternate reality, President Blake Orama has been kidn...

Fort Triumph Review

Fort Triumph Developer: CookieByte EntertainmentPublisher: All In EntertainmentPlatform: Windows (Reviewed)Release Date: 16 April 2020Price: $24.99 USD/ $35.95 AUD – Available Here Video Review Overview Fort Triumph has finally left Steam Early Access after spending over two years in the program. The game bills itself as a mix of Heroes of Might and Magic’s open world exploration and XCOM’s turn b...

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