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Let's Get It Kickstarted: ‘No Pineapple Left Behind’

Pineapples are delicious and wizards are evil. With me so far? Good, because you've just been appointed as principal of a school where the kids have all been turned into pineapples by said evil wizard! Ain't all bad though, as they [pineapples] are noticeably easier to deal with than noisy children. What say we leave them be, and kick off another school year? No one has to know...
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‘Starwhal: Just the Tip’ Review

If there was a video game award for 'party game of the year', Starwhal: Just the Tip would be an incredibly strong contender. The game has up to four players (or one, with up to three AIs) competing in small arenas, partaking in the form of... deadly dolphins. It's a chaotic, fast-paced, almost always out-of-control party game, with rarely a dull moment.
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‘Miopia’ Impressions: Continuously Devour Organisms Smaller Than Yourself For Growth Spurts

Once upon a time, there was a tiny blob. Quite tiny, as a matter of fact. But then one day, he got the munchies and found himself growing rapidly, as smaller organisms were rapidly devoured. One after another, it became a full-blown addiction! The world was his buffet; always someone to munch on, always someone smaller. Nom nom nom.
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‘Pop! Ilumbo’ Impressions: Puzzle Your Way to the Discovery of Colorful Pop Art

Never thought I'd be writing about pop art, seeing how this site is after all about indie games, and not stuff usually found in a museum or gallery. Yet here we are, with a mobile puzzler from the team behind Spur (prototype coverage), which is all about... pop art. While the rules are pretty straightforward, the actual puzzles are anything but.
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‘Man Giving Up’ Impressions: Resist the Pointy and Clicky Temptation to Simply Call it Quits

"I quit". Hardly the most inspiring words ever, and not ones most will utter, as they're a clear admittance of defeat. Although given the title of Man Giving Up, it'll likely surprise exactly no one, that this game is about doing just that. Or is it? Could there be some deeper meaning behind the protagonist's willingness to raise his arms to the sky and surrender?
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‘Panda Pounce’ Impressions: Bounce to Snag That Delicious Bamboo Before Your Friends

As far as I know, the average panda is, well, fat. But in Panda Pounce, they're both fat, lazy, hungry and for some reason, unable to move, outside of rolling around and bouncing. Go figure. Does make for a fun party game though, as snagging that tasty bamboo before your friends can get quite chaotic! Best of all: using another panda as a trampoline is perfectly legit.
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‘Coil’ Impressions: Snakefully Gobble Dots to Navigate Platforming Puzzles

Ever wondered what Snake would be like, were it a 2D platformer? Because that's the best way to describe Coil, which has you playing the part of a snake with a thing for shiny light blue boxes. Probably because they cause a growth spurt, allowing him/her to traverse otherwise inaccessible terrain. How's that for a unique twist on the classic?
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‘Boson X’ Is Racing Through Particle Accelerators On Steam With Lots of New Content

It's been a long time coming for endless science runner, Boson X, but now the game is finally on Steam, and with several noteworthy additions. The core gameplay fortunately remains unchanged, in that you'll still be running, jumping and dashing across cyan-colored surfaces to discover new particles. But there's more than enough new content to justify the $2.99 price tag.
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‘Exception’ Is All About Fast-Paced Platforming In a Constantly Changing Virtual World

Malware, browser toolbars, viral infections and adware all have one thing in common: they're unwanted by most people. Incidentally, Exception tasks you with taking out the trash from inside the computer of [insert relative or friend name here]. Needless to say, with that crap clogging up the system, this virtual world is both dangerous and dynamic (wait, what?).
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