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Speculating Screenshots (26th December 2015)

For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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Aviary Attorney Has a Feathery Lawyer of Questionable Skill Weed Out Crooks In 1848’s Paris

I'm fairly certain 1848's Paris didn't have birds taking a peck at practicing law, but... who's to say the history books didn't simply pull a cover-up? Because in Aviary Attorney, that's exactly what's going on, historically accurate or not, as one bird - Jayjay Falcon - is more than a little eager to get his talons on crook and criminal alike. Maybe even save a few innocents along the way. Yeah. Probably not.
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BADLAND 2 Expands Upon the Original With More Fiery, Liquidy, Physics Puzzling Fun

It's time to defy gravity once more, as you float, smash, roll, fly, dash, and perhaps even glide through the sinister landscapes that make up this sequel to 2013's popular physics platformer. Like the original, BADLAND 2 will also test your ability to carefully - and rapidly - navigate narrow passages, avoiding magma, burning light (wait, what?) and deadly rifts, among other things, as you guide its protagonist to... safety? Maybe?
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Speculating Screenshots (19th December 2015)

For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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6180 the moon Review

Since the dawn of time, eventually, the Moon is required to give way to the sun. That’s just the way it is, and that’s not about to change. Although in the case of 6180 the moon, the sun is gone! But… gone rogue, gone missing, or simply gone? Well, anyway, whatever the case, your job – as the Moon – is to find out what happened, and hopefully bring the sun back, restoring the natural order of things.
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Savant – Ascent Review

One orb. One messed up, malicious orb, is all it took. Savant was having a great ol' time until that darn orb came around and messed up his tower, almost literally turning the entire thing against him! Curses. Needless to say, this simply can not stand, so steady that aim, because it's time to blast some bad guys in Savant - Ascent, while unlocking... power-up... CDs? Wait, what?!
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The Harbinger Invades Dungeon Defenders II With Holiday Cheer (and Mayhem!)

The Old Ones' armies have invaded Etheria in Dungeon Defenders II, and it's your job to - alone or with a few friends - stop them. A simple enough task that involves the construction of massive cannonball-flinging towers, electrifying auras and traps that go... well, KABOOM. A simple enough task, if not for the fact that the Harbinger recently decided to join the invaders on his fancy-pants airship. What a jerk.
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BIT.TRIP Fate Review

CommanderVideo is back in action, ready to blast bad guys and save the day! That said, his actions are actually rather limited in this sixth BIT.TRIP installment. So much in fact, that all he can do here is glide along a pre-determined path and shoot. Nothing else. Doesn't stop him from looking cool while doing his job though, even if it takes some getting used to, sliding along like that in a twin-stick-ish bullet hell. So weird.
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Just Get Through Review

"Just Get Through", the game told me. Yeah. Okay. A (wall) jump here, some TNT there, and then it's on to the next level. Right? Nope. Floor spikes, gun turrets, sawblades - some of which even move - and other environmental hazards turn a simple task into a genuine challenge. A stylish, fast-paced and fun challenge... but a challenge nonetheless.
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Speculating Screenshots (12th December 2015)

For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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This War of Mine Proves That War Does Change, Courtesy of Brand New Mod Tools

War is hell, as emphasized doubly in This War of Mine. Here, every wake minute is spent struggling... just to stay alive! That said, the game is a ton of fun, in spite of its overarching gloom and doom. And its latest update only makes it better, by adding something very important: mod tools. Everything from items and recipes to entire scenarios can now be hand-crafted and uploaded to Steam Workshop. Very groovy.
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The Time For WebGL Is Now… With the Release of Unity 5.3!

A couple months back, I shared the dire news of Unity 5.4 spelling the end of Web Player support. While that day is not upon us quite yet, full support for its 'successor', WebGL, is however, with the release of Unity 5.3! No more of that preview build nonsense - this is the real deal. Oh and as always with a major Unity update, there's plenty other groovy additions, tweaks and such, too.
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Speculating Screenshots (5th December 2015)

For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it’s also a time during which they get to show off what they’ve been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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