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X Marks the Twin-Stick Shooter: Assault Android Cactus Xbox One Port Coming Soon

IGF China finalist (and initial release) in 2015, PlayStation 4 port in 2016, and in 2017, Assault Android Cactus is... almost ready to unleash its relentless twin-stick shootin' action on the Xbox One. Undeniably groovy times await fans of Microsoft's latest, as this game is a genuine blast - high difficulty and all. Oh, and did I mention there'll even be a demo?
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FRAMED Collection Merges Popular Panel Puzzlers for Upcoming Desktop Port

Ever read a comic book in which the story went in a direction you didn't like, thinking "if only I had the power to rewrite the outcome"? If so, then you'll probably want to keep an eye on FRAMED Collection, an upcoming desktop port which merges the two popular panel puzzlers, FRAMED and FRAMED 2. Because in those, that very power is yours to command! Rearrange panels! Change the story! Make magic happen (maybe)!
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Surviving the Journey to Your Lost DarkLove Involves Feeding on Many Fallen Foes

Generally speaking, not showing up for your own wedding... is a terrible idea. But in DarkLove you may not have much of a choice, as demonic beings are doing their darnest to stop you from ever reaching your bride-to-be in one piece. Oh, and your heart is - quite literally - continuously breaking, so you may want to run like your very life depended on it, because it kinda does in this game.
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Indie Game Maker Contest 2017 Is Well Under Way, Powered by RPG Maker

It's been a couple of years since the Indie Game Maker Contest last caught my eye, but something about this year's outing - which is well under way - just... I don't know. Oh wait, I do know: RPG Maker! I like RPG Maker, even if the engine does have a bit of a bad reputation on Steam (too many lazy and/or unintuitive titles made with it). As such, this is my kind of jam! Oh, and there are cash prices.
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Fed Up Students Have Taken to Protesting in The St Christopher’s School Lockdown

What would you do if your school suddenly implemented an absolutely ridiculous financial ruling? What indeed. While you think about that, here's what the students of the prestigious St. Christopher's school has done: they took control of the school, plain and simple, staging a lock-in protest! Because what could possibly go wrong, when you square off against not only the authorities, but the government too? A lot, as it turns out, in The St Christopher's School Lockdown.
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The Road to Financial Freedom? Patreon Created for Wraithkal: The Indie Gaming Corner

More than six years ago, I started this very website, and suffice to say... it's been one helluva journey (in no small way thanks to you, readers of my wordy rants). One that hopefully won't be ending until there are no more indie games to write about, as I see no need to slow down. That said, the opposite - increasing the rate at which articles are written and published - could do with some... tweaks. This is where my newly created Patreon comes into the picture, as I'm hoping it will enable the construction of my road to financial freedom. Being able to write instead of spending that same time frame in employment? Oh man, that'd be absolutely groovy.
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Re-Enter the Second Dimension: Unity 2017.2 is All About Unity 2D (More or Less)

Like the calendar year, Unity 2017 isn't slowing down, as it took the team less than three months to follow the release of Unity 2017.1 up with Unity 2017.2. Oh, and it's no minor update either, in spite of what the version numbering may lead some to believe, bringing with it a slew of Unity 2D additions, among other things. Most of which are too technical for me to parse properly for this article, but... that's not gonna stand in my way! Fight the power! Or something.
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Turn the Final Page: Light Apprentice – The Comic Book RPG Leaving Early Access Soon

To most, I'm sure the Yhrosian Empire is cherished and treasured. Probably. But even if it is, the world of Ethenia is still in trouble, and... well, those guys are to blame. Entirely. No excuses. They're 100% responsible. This is where Light Apprentice/would-be hero Nate comes into the picture, here to - hopefully - save the day, in this odd blend of comic, gamebook and turn-based RPG. An odd, yet undeniably intriguing blend.
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A Hat in Time’s Adorable Protagonist Dons Mystical Headgear to Even the Odds

In spite of what the above screenshot may depict, A Hat in Time is not about getting stealthy across ropes between rooftops. It is however about hats! Lots and lots of hats, stitched together by its stylish female protagonist - provided the player is able to gather the magical yarn required, in this 3D platformer. Oh, and keep an eye out for Time Pieces while you're at it...
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New Month, New Games: October Expands On-Demand Platform Jump’s Library

For some reason, it feels like Jump launched mere weeks ago. Oh wait, that's because it did! And yet here we are, the lovely people behind said on-demand gaming platform already expanding with more games! The total is now, far as I can tell, a whoopin' 65, and later this month - once Snapshot joins the fray - it will be 66. That's a lot of games for $9.99/month. Groovy stuff. But what was that about new additions?
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The Journey Down: Chapter Three Review

All good things must come to an end, and such is also the case for Bwana, Kito and Lita's wondrous journey to the Underland, which concludes with The Journey Down: Chapter Three. An action-packed rollercoaster ride of fun and mayhem, with the occasional supernatural twist; one that wraps up the trilogy nicely on all fronts. What started as a lovely little trip fueled by the discovery of a long-lost journal quickly became so much more, forever changing the lives of those involved.
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On Steam, the Week Prior: Vegetables, Giant Robots, Pixel Fighting, etc.

Holy crap, last week was pure gold for new indie games on Steam, as can be seen on the list below, containing my personal favorites from 2017's 39th week. Old-school cartoons (in video game form)! Old-school dungeon crawling! Old-school fighting! Brawling! Action! So much good stuff. Before you continue reading... apologize in advance to your wallet and/or credit card.
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Alchemic Archer Impressions: My Arrows Shall… Blob Out the Blobs?

You know what my favorite thing about blobs is? How they react to my potion-tipped arrows (which is totally a thing in Alchemic Archer... and probably elsewhere too), exploding in a gooey, colorful mess! What I'm less fond of, however, is how even the dumbest of their kind will give chase upon spotting me, never giving up. Such a hassle. Oh wait, I have a bow and arrows, so... nevermind that last bit. DEATH TO BLOBS!
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Not Enough Steam Reviews! April ’17 Edition

April! Six months ago... let's see... yup. April. That was six months ago, which means it's time for me to share my thoughts on whichever interesting titles were added to Steam during that very month - without getting much attention in terms of user reviews. Oddly enough, not a lot made the cut. Is April some sort of unique month for video games, I wonder?
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