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OnePlay’s Plans For 2017: Reviving Desura and Indie Royale

OnePlay Desura Indie Royale
In today's world where the likes of Steam and GOG.com pretty much dominate sales - and not just the indie sort - a return to form for online store, Desura, may be hard to imagine. And yet, that's exactly what OnePlay has in store (get it?), not long after we cross over into 2017. Oh, and with it, popular bundler Indie Royale. Good thing too, as Humble could definitely do with some proper competition.
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Just In Time For Halloween: The Last Door Season Two Hits iOS, Android

The Last Door Season 2
Approximately ten months ago, The Last Door was closed - in a manner of speaking - as development of its series finale, Beyond the Curtain, concluded - but only on desktop! What about mobile? What about mobile indeed. Fast-forward to the present, where that's no longer an issue, the second season having just arrived on Android and iOS. A genuinely spine-chilling adventure awaits...
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Ginger: Beyond the Crystal Has Platforming Power to Heal a Broken World

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal
Don't ya just hate it when stuff breaks? And even more so when, as is the case in Ginger: Beyond the Crystal, when an entire world is on the verge of collapse. It's a good thing then that its protagonist, Ginger, is on the case, as this blue fella has the power to restore what once was. Or he will at some point throughout this colorful platforming adventure. Unlimited power!
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Speculating Screenshots (22th October 2016)

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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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Live Every Day Like It’s Your Last at Corinne Cross’s Dead & Breakfast

Corinne Cross's Dead & Breakfast
I don't know about you, but I tend to prefer my bed & breakfast accommodations to be... well, not haunted. Unfortunately, Corinne - Corinne Cross's Dead & Breakfast protagonist - is not so lucky, as the the home she's agreed to look after for an acquaintance is very much haunted. Oh, and every last ghost, however eccentric, is also a guest - a paying customer as it were. So, you know, show them some respect.
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IndieCade 2016: and the Winners Are…

indiecade festival 2016
You know, generally speaking, I don't care much for awards stuff. Probably because the majority of these celebrate already well-established and / or popular projects, whether it be music, a movie, a TV show or some such. But indie games? Man, now you're speaking my language, and that's exactly what IndeCade is about. Some pretty darn groovy ones too this year, both amongst victors and nominees.
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Speculating Screenshots (15th October 2016)

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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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Point ‘n Click an Out-of-Luck Spirit Chaser Back to Form In Oz Orwell and the Exorcist

Oz Orwell and the Exorcist
Oz Orwell, of former Ghosts & Mansions fame, is going through a bit of a rough patch in Oz Orwell and the Exorcist. Actually, several years of constant rough patches. Or something along those lines. Anyway, his work - which consists mostly of documenting supposedly haunted locales - hasn't really been attracting clients for a while. It's actually reached the point where he may have to… get a real job. Oh boy.
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Help North Prove He Truly Is Man’s Best Friend as Ian’s Eyes In This Classroom Thriller

Ian's Eyes
Dogs are often said to be man's best friend. Ain't always true though, as they can be rather mischievous… among other less-than-fun things. But in Ian's Eyes, North is determined to prove his worth by helping Ian survive his first day at Blue Norholm Centenary School. Why 'survive'? Oh, did I forget to mention how Ian is blind, and that undead are roaming the halls?
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: AI War II

AI War II Kickstarter
Hard to believe that it's been close to seven years since AI War: Fleet Command was released. A release that Arcen Games followed up with no less than six sizeable expansions, and is now looking to further the franchise with a fully fleshed out sequel in AI War II, set some 353 years after the first game. Oh, and this time the Milky Way is seemingly on the line. Nothing like fighting a large scale battle so close to home, eh?
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Underrail’s First Expansion, Expedition, Sets Sails For the Black Sea In 2017

Underrail: Expedition
In Underrail, you were forced underground, the surface being rather uninhabitable. Every day was a fight to survive, travelling from one potentially safe area to the next, killing everything that moved. Or almost everything, anyway. Chances are you'll be doing more kill-to-survive in its upcoming expansion, Expedition, as mention is made of both cunning pirates, hostile natives, and something even more sinister than both of those, on the Black Sea. Oh boy.
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Speculating Screenshots (8th October 2016)

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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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Necrotic Drift Impressions: Text Adventuring Like It’s 2004 Again

Necrotic Drift
Jarret Duffy is going through a rough patch in Necrotic Drift. Not only is his relationship with Audrey on shaky ground, he's also stuck with a $5.51 per hour job and his roommates are far from the most civilized bunch. So with all that already plaguing the poor guy, what else could possibly go wrong? Well, let's just say that before this night is over, Jarrett and his friends are going to learn why you shouldn't mess with the supernatural...
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Dinner Date Impressions: Check, Please!

Dinner Date
Remember that feeling after inviting someone to dinner where you're sitting at the table, waiting for them to show up? Anxiety levels rise, you find yourself constantly checking the clock etc. No? Lucky you. Maybe you should try Dinner Date then, because here you get to experience that exact scenario in a video game, as seen from the subconsciousness of one Julian Luxemburg…
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Cubotrox Alpha Demo (0.1.3) Impressions: Dr. Mario Plus Picross Equals Fun Times

Cubotrox (alpha demo)
One by one, colored cubes appeared, waiting for me to blast them into their rightful place, recreating what was once a groovy picture. From burgers to watermelons and even a sword was on the list of broken items that only careful blocky color manipulation would be able to restore. And only with proper fast reflexes might one be able to accomplish this goal, before... the time was up. Because the clock's (almost) always ticking, in Cubotrox.
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Featherpunk Prime Impressions: Kick Cybirdroid Ass to Save Your Flamingo Brethren

Featherpunk Prime
I hate Featherpunk Prime's Cybirdroid corporation. I really, really do. Not just because they've captured my fellow flamingos, but... they're evil, alright? Can't really describe it in greater detail, as there's not enough time to kick their ass and rant about how much I utterly despise them. And seeing how the odds are seriously against me in this neon-bathed twin-stick platformer, well, I'm gonna focus on the latter; guns at the ready, may my cyborg flamingo body carry me to victory!
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BUTCHER Brings Lovely Pixellated Carnage On a Mission to Exterminate Mankind

BUTCHER
Violence, carnage, mayhem, pixels, gore, blood, dismemberment, chainsaws, and guns. Lots and lots of guns. That single, albeit lengthy, sentence pretty much sums up BUTCHER, in all its pixellated gory glory. Oh, and you don't get to play as the good guy either. Nope. This time, you're tasked with exterminating every last human being on Earth! There's just one problem: they, like you, are armed to the teeth and more than capable of defending themselves...
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Under the Sea: Rocket League’s AquaDome Update Goes Deep Down Below

Rocket League AquaDome
For those thinking that it hasn't been long since Rocket League added groovy new stuff, well, you're totally right. Should that stop them from making a great game even better, though? Heck no! Oh, and get this: the AquaDome - which is a brand new arena - has you playing... submerged! Well, the arena, anyway. In a dome. Because why not? Also, could have sworn I caught a glimpse of BioShock's Rapture through one of its windows.
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Wage Gelatinous War Against the Blue Blobbies In Powargrid

Powargrid
It's red vs. blue (not to be confused with the popular web series) in Powargrid, gelatinous characters against gelatinous characters. No, really. What, that doesn't... gel with ya? But seriously, war is no joke, even if it might be hard to keep a straight face while taking on an army who calls themselves the Blue Blobbies. Oh, and it gets better: there are explosions. Lots and lots of explosions on the board. Kaboom!
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