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Ultimate Chicken Horse Celebrates Impending Console Ports With a Purple Elephant

Build to win or stop your own friends from doing the same... or both... at once. I think. Something along those lines anyway, is the name of the game in Ultimate Chicken Horse, as you're pitted against other players in a rather strange mix. One that's part level editor, part obstacle course - and everyone edits the level at the same time. Ah, sweet, sweet chaos.
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Humanity? Gone, but Heart&Slash Is Still Determined to Brawl on the Switch… Soon!

Heart is broken, in the dystopian world of Heart&Slash. No, not hearts. Just Heart. With a capital H. Because it's a robot, and... well, robots break from time to time. In this case it's so bad that, if not for Heart running into Slash (at which point the title actually makes sense!), all hope would likely be lost for this poor mechanical being. Heck, it still might, should he/she/it fail to get the attention of Slash. Poor Heart.
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Cute Aliens Become Creepy Critters in Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets… Soon!

Look, I don't know what the deal is with this professor Lupo fella, but... for some reason he figured it'd be a good idea to travel the galaxy, collecting absolutely horrendous aliens... in the name of profit. What, science? Food first. Professors gotta eat too, and if you don't help him out, chances are he'll be the next meal of his would-be pets. What a way to go.
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2 Screens, 1 SHMUP: Dimension Drive Exiting Early Access for Switch Launch… Soon!

As some of you may recall, Dimension Drive blasted into Early Access approximately nine months ago, complete with screen jumping SHMUP shenanigans and other fun stuff. Oh, and when players weren't busy leaping between screens - a rather frequent event - they went out of their way to collect data cubes, unlocking additional stuff in the process. Additional groovy stuff, by the looks of it!
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Sleep Tight, Aided by Pillow Forts, RC Gun Turrets and Other Toys to Survive the Night

Parents have this uncanny habit of telling their kids that no monsters are hiding under their bed. It's almost like a scripted response at this point. So weird. I mean, in Sleep Tight at least, that'd be a lie as monsters are very real here. Now, they may or may not reside under your bed, but you better believe they're a menace to be dealt with. How? Why, by way of pillow forts and various toys of course!
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Gunslugs 3: Rogue Tactics Alpha Footage Reveals Noticeable Sequel Improvements

It's not often I get the chance - or have a reason, really - to cover pre-release footage, but... then something like this pops up. Pretty hard to ignore, ya know? And not just because I've been a fan of the Gunslugs series since its early days, although that is obviously part of the reason, but my goodness, the carnage! So many pixels just flying across the screen, as Orangepixel showcases what's new and different in Gunslugs 3: Rogue Tactics. Groovy!
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Finding Paradise (aka. To the Moon 2) Is Almost Upon Us – Manly Tears Will be Shed

Little over six years ago, developer Freebird Games made players everywhere - myself included - shed tears in front of their computers, upon experiencing To the Moon's deeply emotional story. Although while undeniably depressing, it was also one helluva journey. One I shall not spoil here, in spite of the game's age, and one that is set to soon continue in Finding Paradise (aka. To the Moon 2). A sequel full of wish-fulfillment... kinda.
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Brawl Your Way Through a Multi-Dimensional High School In Super Daryl Deluxe… Soon!

Were I to describe Super Daryl Deluxe in a word, it would be 'weird', although I do mean that in the most positive way as this is how everyone should get to experience high school. Well, save for the fact that trouble is virtually everywhere, from class rooms to the teacher's lounge and beyond. Even so, that's the situation Daryl will have to deal with, assisted - for the most part - only by a rather odd self-help book. One which... kinda... gives him extraordinary powers! YEAH!
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The Kids Aren’t Alright: Think of the Children Will Put Your Parenting Skills to the Test

Being a parent is difficult at the best of times, but fortunately, Think of the Children is here to help with that. Kinda. Actually, not really, although it does look like there's fun to be had, trying to keep every last kid safe while working on various tasks. Whether it be setting up camp and going fishing, hitting the beach for a some sun-and-fun, or something as simple (ha!) as going shopping... chaos will ensue in this game. And the best kind, at that.
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Tango 2D: Door Kickers Goes Early Access Old-School In Door Kickers: Action Squad

A couple of months ago I mentioned how KillHouse Games, developer of the rather lovely tactical SWAT title, Door Kickers, had something brewing... and in cooperation with PixelShard no less! All we knew at the time was the title (Door Kickers: Action Squad), and a tiny handful of details. That changed mere hours ago, what with the game hitting Steam and all, and I'd say they just might have another hit on their hands here.
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Switch Gonna Rain Games: Next Stop for Teslagrad and World to the West? Nintendo!

It's hard to believe that in less than a month, Rain Games' electromagnetic puzzler, Teslagrad, will be four years old. Not like they've been resting on their laurels though, for earlier this year, World to the West saw players returning to that very same universe, albeit with a noticeable change in gameplay, opting for top-down action over 2D platforming. Oh, and another thing the two have in common is that... they're about to hit the Nintendo Switch! So groovy.
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Choose-Your-Own-Space-Career as Star Traders: Frontiers Hyperwarps to Early Access

Were you to ever visit the endless depths of outer space, what would you do? Steal and plunder as a ruthless space pirate? Favor the coin (or applicable currency) as a trade-focused merchant? Track down escapees from the law as a bounty hunter? Or perhaps something else entirely? Well, since an actual interstellar career is rather pricey - not to mention a tad, oh I don't know, impossible - settling for a virtual version in Star Traders: Frontiers might not be a bad idea.
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Don’t Make It If You Can’t Keep It: This War of Mine Grows With Father’s Promise DLC

War is hell, or so they say. But the aftermath, as depicted in This War of Mine, is certainly no paradise either, survivors barely able to call themselves that, struggling on a daily basis. Such is also the fate of Adam and his daughter, protagonists of recently released This War of Mine: Stories - Father's Promise (there's a mouthful for ya!) DLC. Will they be able to leave the city in one piece?
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