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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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Tango 2D: Door Kickers Goes Early Access Old-School In Door Kickers: Action Squad

A couple of months ago I mentioned how KillHouse Games, developer of the rather lovely tactical SWAT title, Door Kickers, had something brewing... and in cooperation with PixelShard no less! All we knew at the time was the title (Door Kickers: Action Squad), and a tiny handful of details. That changed mere hours ago, what with the game hitting Steam and all, and I'd say they just might have another hit on their hands here.
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Switch Gonna Rain Games: Next Stop for Teslagrad and World to the West? Nintendo!

It's hard to believe that in less than a month, Rain Games' electromagnetic puzzler, Teslagrad, will be four years old. Not like they've been resting on their laurels though, for earlier this year, World to the West saw players returning to that very same universe, albeit with a noticeable change in gameplay, opting for top-down action over 2D platforming. Oh, and another thing the two have in common is that... they're about to hit the Nintendo Switch! So groovy.
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Choose-Your-Own-Space-Career as Star Traders: Frontiers Hyperwarps to Early Access

Were you to ever visit the endless depths of outer space, what would you do? Steal and plunder as a ruthless space pirate? Favor the coin (or applicable currency) as a trade-focused merchant? Track down escapees from the law as a bounty hunter? Or perhaps something else entirely? Well, since an actual interstellar career is rather pricey - not to mention a tad, oh I don't know, impossible - settling for a virtual version in Star Traders: Frontiers might not be a bad idea.
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Don’t Make It If You Can’t Keep It: This War of Mine Grows With Father’s Promise DLC

War is hell, or so they say. But the aftermath, as depicted in This War of Mine, is certainly no paradise either, survivors barely able to call themselves that, struggling on a daily basis. Such is also the fate of Adam and his daughter, protagonists of recently released This War of Mine: Stories - Father's Promise (there's a mouthful for ya!) DLC. Will they be able to leave the city in one piece?
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Murder Mystery Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze Leaving Mobile Exclusivity… Soon

There are so many Sherlock TV series, movies and what-have-you these days that it can be hard to keep track of them all (or even maintain interest). Same certainly can't be said about Kerry Greenwood's character, Phryne Fisher, even though she has been pretty popular on Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries in recent years. Oh, and in game form too, courtesy of Tin Man Games' Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze, which is about to ditch mobile exclusivity. Should help boost her presence, ya know?
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Hand of Fate 2 Expands Upon the Original With Even More Card-Based CYOA Mayhem

A hundred years have passed since the events that transpired in the original Hand of Fate. As for exactly what has happened to the world during this rather lengthy period, well, a new Dealer has arrived for starters, so... it is once more time to play the game. One card after another, little by little, your destiny is revealed - be it life or death - in choose-your-own-adventure inspired sequel, Hand of Fate 2.
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Pixel Jam Band Makes Tower Defense a Rather Instrumental Experience

If rock and roll is to be made, someone shall have to play the drums, bring the bass, play the guitar, and nail those vocals. Depending on your weapon of choice - or perhaps 'strategy of choice' is more accurate - that also holds true for Pixel Jam Band; except here, each of the four act as a means of stopping what appears to be... zombies? Heavy metal, dude.
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Jason Voorhees to Bring Plenty Murderous Mayhem In Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

Depending on who you ask, last time we saw Jason Voorhees, the machete-wielding monster was either lost in space or busy fighting Freddy Krueger. Not that it matters in terms of Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle though, as the only thing this upcoming Slayaway Camp spin-off has in common with the movies is Jason (and his ability to perform the goriest of murders). Which is probably a good thing as continuity can be a you-know-what, and this game isn't about story anyways, so much as... well, killing people.
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Try Not to Die With Your Boots On as You Fill Lyrical Gaps in The Endless Chorus

Ah, good ol' Iron Maiden. Even though Die with Your Boots On (1983) is not their most popular - or best - song by far, it does make for an interesting mix of rhytmic trivia in The Endless Chorus. Or rather, the tiny portion of it that's featured in the prototype of said game does, tasking players with filling lyrical gaps in a timely manner. Groovy? Hell yeah!
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November Brings Thanksgiving, Cookie Monster’s Birthday and… More Games on Jump!

Hey, we've made it to November, which means... less than two months until Christmas! Not that this month is void of good stuff either, mind you. Today, November 2nd, is Cookie Monster's birthday after all, and then there's Thanksgiving on the 23rd. But what I am most excited about, is the new games on Jump - a grand total of eight will be added throughout the month! Very groovy.
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Not Enough Steam Reviews! May ’17 Edition

Summer has given way to winter with the changing of October to Nove-- alright so maybe winter kicked off several months ago depending on where you live, but October did give way to November. That much is a fact, and as such, it's time for me to examine May's Steam additions, highlighting those with criminally low review counts.
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