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Beavers Be Dammed Hits Early Access, Bring a Friend Along for Timbering Lumber Heists

It's time to put your skills to the test and be the best beaver you can be, stealing timber from an evil lumberjack (trust me, he's truly evil)... with a friend. That last bit shouldn't really come as a surprise. I mean, did you really expect one lone beaver to carry huge logs across great distances while avoiding numerous deadly hazards? Really? Maybe if Beavers Be Dammed was a Disney movie (which it obviously isn't). So again, bring a friend - even if it means wandering out to recruit one.
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InnerSpace Lets You Soar Through the Sky, Explore the Depths In Search of Relics

Ever desired floating through the skies one moment, to then brave the deep blue the next? Then I think you're going to enjoy InnerSpace. Oh, and in case the lovely visuals accompanying its exploration-centric gameplay is not enough... how about the prospect of discovering exactly what doomed this world, this... Inverse? This world, in which gravity pulls outward instead of in, for some reason. It's an undeniably strange place.
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Detective Case and Clown Bot in: The Express Killer to Mark the Return of the World’s Worst Detective… Soon!

Get ready to annoy passengers aboard the express train from Lisbon to Porto by questioning them, going through their belongings, spending way too much time at the bar, and being a generally incompetent nuisance. Might seem like a rather odd way to go about solving a murder mystery, but it isn't; not for Detective Case and Clown Bot in: The Express Killer's protagonists anyway. Wouldn't hold my breath for a culprit actually caught, but who needs justice when you can have hilarity?
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Brutal Boss Battler Furi Gets Stylish on the Switch… With a Few Key Differences

In Furi, the jailer is all that stands between you and freedom; simple as that. Except it really isn't. Not in the slightest. Because a lot also stands between you and the jailer. A lot of... beings. With swords, bullets, and other crazy moves to assist with their intent to put you six feet under for good. Your skills will be tested here, and now you can finally take the game on the go; even if it isn't identical to the other versions.
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Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption to Bring the the Seven Deadly Boss Battle Sins… Soon!

Poor Adam. On top of losing his memories, if care is not taken, his very life might soon follow that same path. Unless of course, the brave warrior is somehow able to overcome the challenges that lie ahead in Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption, proving victorious in combat against a multitude of absolutely massive creatures. Oh, and for each encounter, he will be required to give up a part of himself. Poor Adam, indeed.
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Lonk’s Greedy Adventure Impressions: The Legend of Lonk

Hear ye, hear ye: princess Zulda (wait, what?) has been kidnapped, and the kingdom has need of a hero! A hero willing to travel to Stuffia Island, ascend Dark Castle, all the way to highest tower where she's being kept. What, how do we know all this? We just do. Now on you go! There's a princess in need of saving and not a moment to lose. So go on, do embark on... Lonk's Greedy Adventure!
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Save the Date(s): Get Into a Roguelike Groove With 7DRL 2018 This Spring

As far back as I can remember, which is less and less as I'm getting old (just kidding - 38 is no age), the seven-day long roguelike jam, 7DRL, has been a thing... at some point... during the month of March. Right? Right. Sorry, had to do a quick fact check. Anyway, fortunately, 2018 will be no exception as that lovely crunchiness of soul-destroying permadeath games is to be celebrated yet again during that very month. So darn groovy!
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Sango – Tales from the Coral Cave Impressions: Powered by Children’s Imagination

It all started with a small turtle. A turtle who was destined for greatness, but was it aware of this upon delving into the great blue? Not really. It simply wanted to make a splish and a splash, go on a swimming adventure as it were. Rather fortunate that it did however, as had it simply remained on the beach of its birth, this part of Sango - Tales from the Coral Cave would likely have had a much different ending.
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Let’s Hear It For the 2018 Indie Games Festival Finalists!

January's here and you know what that means: speedrunning marathon charity, Awesome Games Done Quick! Oh, and IGF finalists. Which is what this article is all about, much as I absolutely love Games Done Quick. So... unsurprisingly, like last time, we've got at a mix of well-known titles and ones I feel I should be more familiar with than I am. Huh. What a groovy assortment, though.
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Guppy Review: Under the Sea…

Mankind has long since taken to the art of diving, exploring the deepest of oceans through various means. But no aquatic exploration gear, submarine, or whatever fancy gadgets are available today for delving into the deep blue, compare to actually being... a fish. Which is exactly what you get to do in Guppy! Oh, and do keep an eye out for pesky aquatic predators.
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Unity 2017.3 Brings 360 Degrees of Awesomeness, Particles, and More Good Stuff

Like the year itself, Unity's 2017 has come to an end (yes, I do know 2017 is not over just yet, but... just roll with it), with the release of Unity 2017.3. It's been said that third time's the charm, and if not for the fact that Unity's been on a roll for a while now, I'd say the sheer amount of additions in this third 2017 iteration makes that statement rather true. Also, 2017. 2017. 2017!
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Twist and Shoot: Core Puts a Clever Spin On Classic Twin-Stick Shootin’

One tiny space ship against hundreds upon hundreds of hostile aircraft. Doesn't seem quite fair, now does it? It actually is though, as Core's protagonist has the most durable shielding imaginable, able to withstand anything from bullets to collisions! Unfortunately such tech is expensive, or at least I reckon that's the reason for its only flaw: there isn't enough to cover the entire ship...
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Mess With Animated Panels in Gorogoa to Experience a Beautiful, Puzzling World

When is art the most fun? Why, when it can be manipulated for profit of course, which is exactly what you'll be doing in Gorogoa! Well... save for the profit bit. But you didn't need that anyway, right? The fun of zooming, panning and rearranging beautifully illustrated panels is all you need. Or I'm hoping it will be anyway, because I don't really know what your end-goal is here.
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