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Build A Village and Command Assassins In Ninja Tycoon

Even in the busiest of seasons, smaller games deserve some attention. In that spirit, welcome to Month of Coverage Club. Come back each day in November for a full-length impressions piece…

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GRIS Is an Entrancing Mix of Melancholy and Magnificence

I’m usually not one for artsy games. I care about the mechanics of a game first and foremost. The narrative comes second, and elements like graphics and sound are a…

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Vile Monarch & Devolver Digital Get Dank With Weedcraft Inc, Coming To PC In 2019

Tycoon games have been around for a good few decades. Nearly every conceivable subject has been covered, whether it’s as a fully-fledged title or a small flash game on Newgrounds.…

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Hands-On With The Delicious Delights Of Chef Umami

Chef Umami is in a class of games that I had seen at previous Playcrafting events but didn’t have the time to check out. Thankfully, the TechRaptor team spent over…

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Miasma Caves – Digging For Treasure & Dodging Cave-Ins

I first saw Miasma Caves at Play NYC 2017. I was completely taken in by a gigantic banner of a cute dragon girl and decided to learn a bit more about…

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Kingdom Bash – TechRaptor Goes Hands-On With A Four-Way Melee

I first saw Kingdom Bash at a Playcrafting event a couple of years back. It was one of a few games tucked into a corner that I just didn’t have time…

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Hands-On Ocean Cleanup In Scuba The Submersible’s Ocean Odyssey

Scuba The Submersible’s Ocean Odyssey was among Play NYC 2018’s many VR titles. While last year’s venue presented considerable space concerns for playing VR games, the Hammerstein Ballroom had plenty…

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Unleash Your Wild Side In Origin Of Storms

Origin of Storms was one of a handful of fighting games at Play NYC 2018. I checked it out on Sunday morning, winning a decent victory against a random attendee…

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PC Building Simulator Early Access Preview – Pretty Cool

There is some measure of people out there who look at fancy, high-end PCs with more LEDs than a billboard and wonder just exactly how they’re put together. It’s a…

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Astroneer Early Access Preview – A Solid Foundation

With each passing day, the possibility of ubiquitous space travel nears ever closer. There are untold valuable resources just in our own little asteroid belt, nevermind the countless planets beyond…