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By Magnus S, 3 weeks ago

Damsel Will Release for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on August 7th

Created by Screwtape Studios, a team of Australian indie developers, Damsel is a fast-paced, vampire slaying, 2D action-platformer with comic book-like graphics and plenty of different levels. You play as a government agent equipped with a shotgun and tasked with killing corporate vampires. Why vampires? They conspire to fix drinks with an illegal “secret ingredient”...

By doef1997, 4 months ago

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Review

Every summer my room is invaded by ants. That said, repelling the little blighters can be a hassle when a) they return in greater numbers like a pack of Tusken Raiders and b) I’d rather not take a life (videogames don’t count). Why am I telling you this? Well, it’s because the latest installment of...

By Luke Heyen, 4 months ago

Reverie: Sweet As Edition Review

Reverie is a 2D, open-world, action-adventure game set on a fictional island off the coast of New Zealand. You play as the protagonist, Tai, trying to solve the mysteries on the island inspired by Maori legends. Reverie: Sweet As Edition is developed by a small indie team based in Auckland, New Zealand. This is the...

By Nate Lakritz, 7 months ago

Overture Review

Created by the widely known Black Shell Media’s game development subsidiary, Black Shell Games, Overture is a roguelike RPG with plenty to offer. It is a clean game with a surprising amount of depth and creativity in character selection. Practically every essential roguelike feature is included, from dungeon boss battles to a plethora of loot...

By Jordan Lucero, 8 months ago

Omega Strike Review

This is a review of the Nintendo Switch version of Omega Strike. The game is also available on Windows, Xbox One, and PS4. If you enjoy Metroidvania-style platformers, you might have heard about a new game called Omega Strike. It’s a pixelated, retro-inspired title on the Switch, similar to Shovel Knight. In this game, you’re tasked...

By Nate Lakritz, 8 months ago

Gunkid 99 Preview

Heavily inspired by action-platformer Super Crate Box, Gunkid 99 throws you in a tightly-enclosed arena with a ton of enemies and many weapons at your disposal. You’ll tend to take a defensive stance against your opponents as projectiles swarm the screen. The main gameplay mechanic is a constantly shifting weapon rotation, where your task is...

By Nate Lakritz, 8 months ago

The Expendabros Review

The Expendabros is an 8-bit arcade game based on the Expendables movie series. This free-to-play promotional game is extremely easy to understand, but difficult to master. It involves controlling a character from the films and blowing up your way to the checkpoint at the end of each level. Environments are fully destructible and the side-scrolling...

By Rilogator, 9 months ago

Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior Review

Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior opens with a screen that looks very similar to old arcade cabinet “Winners don’t use drugs” screens, only in this case it says “Winners don’t use saves”. There are no save slots or mid-level checkpoints in Cybarian. Once you exit the level, the game has no memory of your progress....

By Ray D., 9 months ago

Shwip Preview

Shwip is a twin-stick shooter being developed by Jamhammer Games. It is currently in Steam Early Access, with release date TBA. Shwip plays like a homage to Geometry Wars, in that you pilot a fast-moving, fast-shooting spaceship in a bound box, taking out enemies of different shapes and styles. It is heavily neon and has...

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