Just Get Through is a roguelike platformer that will test your awareness, reflexes, and creative thinking. Most of your time in Just Get Through will be spent avoiding every sort of obstacle imaginable. There is a rather large learning curve, as you encounter new traps and decipher how to deal with them accordingly. This is part two of two double-header platforming reviews this weekend! Developed by Retrific. Review by Dayton Does.
Toby: The Secret Mine is a puzzle-platformer inspired by games like Limbo and Nihilumbra. It oozes graphical style and gets the obstacles will get exceedingly devious near the end of the game. Will you be able to overcome the puzzles inside? Not without some serious braining!! This is part one of two double-header platforming reviews this weekend! Developed by Lukas Navratil. Review by Dayton Does.
Stone Tales is a relatively uninspired indie platformer about two cave-brothers overcoming cave-adversity. While I found the entire game to be a rather sub-par experience, I must concede that basing the game around cavemen was a very inspired choice. This game is from Spain, but the broken English blends perfectly when playing a game about neanderthals. Unfortunately, this choice alone was not enough to save this title from a dismal final score. Review by Brandon Dayton.
Hard West is a strategy shooter that won my heart within the first 10 minutes. The gameplay is in the same vein as XCOM, complete with unforgiving AI. A slew of cowboy-related items, abilities, and even some spellcasting takes an established genre to an entirely new level. Check out this dark, gritty, and unforgiving title! Developed by CreativeForge. Review by Brandon Dayton.
Shiplord is a space-navigation game with a bit of high-score mania thrown in. Use your three skills to navigate through a progressively more difficult field of asteroids, collecting tiny white dots of a material known as quasar. The quasar is the central focus of the game, and collecting larger amounts will grant access to more upgrade points. Using these points in your three skills will make your ship better at collecting, and grants a larger margin of error. Developed by Just1337, Review by Brandon Dayton.
Planetbase is one of the most simple, yet charming, space-colony management games I've had the pleasure of experiencing. Manage power and water to keep your base operational and full of precious, life-giving oxygen. An amazing triumph that packs in simplicity and depth. Developed/Published by Madruga Works. Review by Dayton Does.
Noct is an atmospheric survival horror as seen from a satellite orbiting the planet, or rather the remains of it. Scavenge food, water, and weapons as you attempt to complete objectives set before your tiny survivor by a mysterious voice in the sky. Of course, not all is as it seems. There indeed be monsters. Developed by C3SK, distributed by Devolver Digital. Review by Brandon Dayton.