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Lamplight City Merges Steampunk and Point ‘n Click Adventuring With a World in Chaos

On the surface, Lamplight City is a great place - the Gateway to Vespuccia, the City of Air and Light, and so on. On the surface. Do a bit of digging however, and you'll discover a town riddled with crime, poverty and quite likely... any manner of political troubles. Basically, a town plunged deep into chaos; much like the life of one PI, Miles Fordham, the murder of his former partner still unsolved, still haunting him. Time to fix that.
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Unavowed Might be the Best Pointy and Clicky Road to Salvation For Repenting Demons

Three years in the making, Wadjet Eye Games' latest point 'n click adventure is finally here, and I dare say Unavowed is looking like yet another masterpiece from the creator of the Blackwell saga (remember?). Much like the adventures of Joey and Rose, this too dabbles in the supernatural, its protagonist on the road to redemption after being possessed by a demon. A lot of bad things happened to most of New York during that, but now the time has finally come to make amends. Or... die trying.
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Turn the Tables on the Dealer in Hand of Fate 2’s Modding Contest… Right Now!

It's been a while since choose-your-own-adventure RPG/deck-building hybrid, Hand of Fate 2, got its very own set of mod tools (remember?), and in the time since, many an odd player have been hard at work making all kinds of new fancy things for the game. Quite a few in fact, but... one can never have too much player-made content for an experience such at the one provided within this lovely sequel, so it is quite fortunate that its creator decided to unleash a modding contest upon its fans today!
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Stylish Platformer Hollow Knight Set For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One In Voidheart Edition

It's been a long time coming, but soon, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will finally be able to experience the joy of getting crushed, as they attempt to navigate the treacherous terrain and overcome Hollow Knight's numerous obstacles (oh, and don't get me started on its many characters... all of which seem just a tad hostile). Or maybe you're among the few skilled enough to speedrun this stylish platformer? (Are you? Really?)
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A Hat in Time DLC Wants You to Seal the Deal With Co-Op, a New Chapter and More

When last I covered the adorably cute platformer, A Hat in Time, actual money was involved... in the mapping contest. Not quite so with its Seal the Deal DLC; provided you grab it soon that is, as the developer has made it free temporarily. But while that's nice and all, what's actually in this mini-expansion? A lot actually, including... wait for it... split-screen co-op! Yeah. So groovy.
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Every Cat and Dog is a Potential Suspect in Upcoming Murder Mystery Inspector Waffles

All is far from well in Cat Town, as one fateful evening, rich industrial Fluffy was found dead at his house. Did someone murder the poor cat or did he kill himself? No one knows, and unsurprisingly, this is where you come in. Step into the shoes of inspector Waffles and burn the midnight oil to solve this rather peculiar case. Oh and... there appears to be no way to actually reach the crime scene (wait, what?).
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It Takes 2D to Down Tangos as Door Kickers: Action Squad Leaves Early Access

While there's no shortage of video games that puts you into the shoes of a SWAT team, most do opt for either a bird's eye view with a more strategic affair or they go first-person for a shooter-esque experience. Not so with Door Kickers: Action Squad as you'll be gunning down bad guys, rescuing hostages, maybe even disarm a bomb or two... in the second dimension! Groovy stuff.
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The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition Will be on the Switch… Soon!

When first we heard about how Tin Man Games' reimagining of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain was heading for Nintendo's latest console, back in May, details were scarce at best. I mean, the reveal was based on a brief tweet and a a picture, after all. That was it. But now the fabled (release) date is almost upon us, and with it, more information. Good stuff too, including a much too lengthy name (The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge Edition). So go ahead and turn to pag-- I mean, continue reading.
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From Story-Driven to No Story: SkyGoblin’s Upcoming HELLFRONT: HONEYMOON is Multiplayer Adrenaline

Long-time readers might remember how, back in 2015, I reviewed the first part of SkyGoblin's The Journey Down trilogy. An awesome point 'n click adventure that concluded in 2017 with quite the finale. As such, surely their next title would also be in the realm of pointy and clicky stuff, right? Not even remotely, as HELLFRONT: HONEYMOON has no story whatsoever, and looks to be quite the adrenaline-fueled action experience. Weird!
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Donut County Wants You to Become the Very Best… Hole In the Ground?

A hole in the ground. That hole in the ground. The one... right over there. See that hole in the ground? That's you, the player, in Donut County. No really, you're playing the part of a hole in the ground in this game, and your job is simple: swallow stuff! In fact, depending on what you swallow and when, certain things might happen. Like, oh I don't know - how about some fireworks? Yeah. So very groovy.
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Uncharted Waters Awaits the Bravest of Captains as Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition Hits PlayStation 4

It's been a while since Failbetter Games released their unnerving text-heavy RPG, Sunless Sea. Several years in fact, as the sanity dissolving (in-game only... for the most part), cannibalistic affair first saw the light of day back in 2015. On desktop, that is. Wasn't until just the other day that PlayStation 4 owners finally got to experience the dread and glory that is Sunless Sea, and bundled with the Zubmariner expansion at that. Oh those poor souls. They have no idea what horrors await beyond - and inside - the fog.
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Metro Cop Impressions: Arcade Classic Virtua Cop In An Absolutely Brilliant Fan Demake

Few arcade games from the mid-90s actually tickle my nostalgia bone like SEGA's Virtua Cop from 1994 (and its sequels!); so when I heard about Metro Cop, you better believe I jumped at the chance to play it. Glad I did too, because this is an absolutely incredible technical feat, getting very close to everything fun in the original; right down to enemy placement (more or less). So good.
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Storm Boy: The Game Set to Bring Lessons In Friendship (and Pelicans) Later This Year

It's not often the inspiration, or source material, for a video game dates as far back as the 1960s, but that is certainly the case with Storm Boy: The Game. This gorgeous upcoming title is after all based on Colin Thiele's 1964 children’s book, Storm Boy, breathing new life into the story of a boy and his pelican companion/pet, chronicling their days together.
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At a Glance: Jump’s Recent Additions Bring Action-Packed Sci-Fi and Eerie Horror

Some of you may have noticed that there was no post about additions from the month of July, or even August, on Jump. Well, there's a reason for that and... at the same time, not really: there haven't been many additions, so I decided to simply pile them up into one big(?) article - the one you're reading right now. Oh, and they're still offering access to 100+ indie games for a meager $4.99/month!
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Warp Drive’s Been Repaired and Star Traders: Frontiers Has Left Early Access

It's been almost a year since the latest space RPG from Trese Brothers, Star Traders: Frontiers, entered Early Access. A year that brought about nearly a hundred updates as development progressed, adding more and more stuff, fixing bugs and... well you know how it is. A long journey that is finally over, although at the same time, it's really only getting started as they still have lots of plans for future updates.
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Stand by Your Girl: This Year’s Yuri Game Jam is Right Around the Corner

Love is a wonderful thing, no doubt about that. Doesn't matter if it's between a guy and a girl, two guys, or - as will be the case with games made during the upcoming Yuri Game Jam - two girls (or women, if you will). That's right: it's back once again, tasking aspiring developers to create games revolving around lesbian relationships and I for one can not wait to see what all you creative game makers come up with!
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inkJam 2018 Promises a Weekend of Interactive Fiction Jammin’ Fun

From 80 Days to Sorcery! and beyond, inkle have been quite the active lot, even going so far as to release the driving force of said games as open source (remember?). While they're undeniably busy working on their upcoming project, that hasn't stopped them from announcing... the very first ink jam! That's right: soon, a weekend full of game-making, powered by ink, shall commence - and it is going to be awesome.