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Working Through Your Arachnophobia with Grounded

Survival games might be a little played out these days, but they can still be fun to play.

Improve, Adapt, and Dash Through the Wasteland In Undungeon

Undungeon isn't expected for release until late this year, but we were given a little taste of it during the Steam Game Festival.
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Torchlight 3's Early Access Debut is a Buggy, Sluggish Mess

I won't lie to you, I was excited for Torchlight Frontiers.
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HROT Looks to Be an Excellent Throwback FPS

If you’re into old-school retro FPSes, there’s one game you will definitely need to keep an eye on.
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Ring of Pain Takes The Rei[g]ns From Other Deckbuilders

The first thing you notice in Ring of Pain is the style.
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Solve A Conspiracy Through Memory In Don't Forget Me

It's a well-known fact that memory is an unreliable source of information. With the right triggers, we can be convinced to remember something that didn't happen or to omit something that did. Despite this fact, we often rely on memories to help us navigate the world around us. Such is the subject of French developer The Moon Pirates' latest project Don't Forget Me (stylized as dont_forget_me). It's a narrative adventure game in which you must delve into the memories of those around you in order to foil a massive government conspiracy. I took a look at the Steam demo to see if this experience is truly as unforgettable as the name suggests.
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Paradise Killer Is A Wonderfully Weird Detective Story

It's very difficult to pull off "weird" in a story convincingly.
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Unleash Your Boomer Rage in Just Die Already

Boomers, most often referring to people born between 1946 and 1964, have it tough.
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Gloomwood's Demo Backstabs My Expectations

The minute New Blood Interactive showed off the trailer for Gloomwood, I was immediately intrigued.
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Mess With Fight Crab And You Get The Claws

There's a lot of games in the world that make sense.
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Fights in Tight Spaces has Tight Fights in Tight Spaces

How tight can your fight be? Fights in Tight Spaces is all about fights in some of the tiniest grids I have ever seen. These fights are tight. Tight as in they're awesome, but also in the small sense. What I'm saying is... okay, look, the game is called Fights in Tight Spaces and that should tell you all that you need to know. I tried the demo out, because yeah, that appeals to me.
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Ultrakill Is Gory, Fast-Paced Fun

We're in the midst of a full-blown retro fast-paced shooter revolution. Doom Eternal 
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Paradise Lost Creates A Grim Alternate Reality

Paradise Lost is a new alternate reality adventure game from developer PolyAmorous and publisher All in! Games. The demo throws you in with absolutely no context but you're playing as a 12-year-old Polish boy investigating a Nazi bunker in the 1980s. In this version of history, the Nazi's released nukes at the end of the war and attempted to flee underground. From the first-person perspective of this boy, you learn about what happened in the bunker after the bombs dropped.
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Roll Initiative in Solasta: Crown of the Magister

It took over 25 years for me to have a chance to play Dungeons and Dragons.
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Run, Slash, Die, and Repeat In 30XX

I haven't played 20XX. To be quite honest it's never even come across my radar before, but seeing 30XX in action at the Guerrilla Collective this week immediately piqued my interest. As a fan of fast-paced platformers like the Mega Man X and Zero series, it was impossible not to draw an immediate comparison. What I didn't expect though was how much it doesn't just nail the gameplay and feel but also expands upon it.

Humankind Is 4X Strategy For The Masses

4X strategy can be tough to handle for a lot of people. By their nature, these games are complex and involving.
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NUTS is Strange Nutty Fun

Squirrels are some seriously weird animals. Sit down and watch them for a little while, you may see something absurd and ridiculous when you do.
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Cris Tales Handles Time Right, No Red Twine Needed

It was last year at E3 2019 (remember when we had those?) that developers Dreams Unincorporated and SYCK showed off Cris Tales to the masses.
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Pull Stay Revels In Nostalgic Japanese Madness

When I first woke up this morning, I was not aware of Pull Stay, and my life was worse for it.
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Exo One Captures The Feel Of Traversal Freedom

Tons of video games premiered this week in lieu of E3, with a handful making their debut at the Guerilla Collective event. Exo One initial
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Slaughterville II Brings More Scares To The Board

A maze of corn has been set up for the local citizens to wander through. You decide to take the tour.
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Dungeons Box Pocket Preview

The Dungeons Box Pocket is a travel-sized version of Dungeons Co's wooden roleplaying game accessories box and dice rolling tray.
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An Angry Badger Stabs Lizards to Death in Dunkehr

I can always do with some more old school action combat in my life.
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Game Envy's Desk Wizard Preview

Game Envy, the creators of the awesome Hobby Holder