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Unity 2017.3 Brings 360 Degrees of Awesomeness, Particles, and More Good Stuff

Like the year itself, Unity's 2017 has come to an end (yes, I do know 2017 is not over just yet, but... just roll with it), with the release of Unity 2017.3. It's been said that third time's the charm, and if not for the fact that Unity's been on a roll for a while now, I'd say the sheer amount of additions in this third 2017 iteration makes that statement rather true. Also, 2017. 2017. 2017!
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Twist and Shoot: ‘Core’ Puts a Clever Spin On Classic Twin-Stick Shootin’

One tiny space ship against hundreds upon hundreds of hostile aircraft. Doesn't seem quite fair, now does it? It actually is though, as Core's protagonist has the most durable shielding imaginable, able to withstand anything from bullets to collisions! Unfortunately such tech is expensive, or at least I reckon that's the reason for its only flaw: there isn't enough to cover the entire ship...
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Mess With Animated Panels in ‘Gorogoa’ to Experience a Beautiful, Puzzling World

When is art the most fun? Why, when it can be manipulated for profit of course, which is exactly what you'll be doing in Gorogoa! Well... save for the profit bit. But you didn't need that anyway, right? The fun of zooming, panning and rearranging beautifully illustrated panels is all you need. Or I'm hoping it will be anyway, because I don't really know what your end-goal is here.
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Pyramids Aplenty: ‘In the Valley of Gods’ to Allow Exploration of 1920s Egypt in 2019

Video games have taken us many strange places in recent years, but Egypt? Can't really think of any off the top of my head (save for that one Ubisoft game, I suppose). As such, it's fortunate that In the Valley of Gods will be filling that particular gap, even if it won't happen until 2019. Oh, and we get to play the part of a 'disgraced former explorer and filmmaker', of all things. What's not to like?
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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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