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Swipe Left or Right to Determine the Fate of Fan Favorites in Reigns: Game of Thrones

Winter is coming to Reigns: Game of Thrones, and if you want a chance at being more than a corpse with the arrival of spring, you'd do well to choose wisely in the time leading up to said potentially disastrous event. That is to say, swipe left or right to make increasingly difficult decisions, as you attempt to rule from the Iron Throne as Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow and other characters from the popular HBO series. Just keep mind, as you do, that every action has a reaction... and upsetting the wrong people can be costly.
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Return of the Obra Dinn: In Which a Merchant Ship Returns On Its Own, No Crew in Sight

In 1803, the good ship Obra Dinn disappeared, declared lost at sea, goods and all, having not reached its destination some six months later. Quite a lot of money went down with it, or at least, that was the case until recently - one fateful morning in 1807 - the Obra Dinn mysteriously drifted into port. On its own. Crew? Nowhere to be found. Time to step into the shoes of an insurance investigator and, well, investigate... the Return of the Obra Dinn!
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The Hex Is Hiding a Would-Be Murderer Amongst Its Video Game Protagonist Patrons

Ever wanted to be a video game protagonist? Well, if you ask the patrons of The Six Pint Inn, it's not worth it. Not even remotely, each of this particular lot weighed down by a dark past. Something they just want to forget. But alas, this place has a way of bringing back old memories. Not good, and it gets even worse: apparently... one (or more) of them is planning a murder! Cue dramatic music and flashbacks aplenty, in The Hex.
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Bad North Places Vicious Vikings Between You and the Tactical Journey to a New Home

Across many an odd video game, war against vikings has been waged across many an odd terrain, but none quite as unique as the islands in Bad North. See, while the lot may seem like sizeable battlegrounds, you'll soon come to find that they are actually pretty darn tiny. There isn't much room for maneuvering your armies and few if any places to hide against the opposition, ensuring that bouts will be quick... and absolutely brutal. Truly, genuinely, brutal.
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Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle Is Almost Ready to Brutally Slide-and-Slaughter on Switch

Earlier this year, fans of gory sliding puzzler Slayaway Camp was treated to a somewhat similar - yet at the same time, quite different - experience in the form of a new game. One starring everyone's favorite slasher, Jason Voorhees. You know, the guy from Friday the 13th. Oh, and the initial release of Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle happened on... Friday the 13th. Yeah. Won't be the case for its upcoming Switch port though, and that's not the only difference either.
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Snow Nor Rain Nor Living Dead Impressions: Mailman With a Shotgun, Coming Through!

The dead have risen and now roam freely on the surface, and just like last time this happened, society collapsed. Completely. Or did it? Wait, no, because... for some reason, there's this idiot running around, determined to deliver mail. In spite of everything that's happened/happening. Zombies? Not a problem - dude's packing a shotgun with unlimited ammo! Everyone's dead? Who cares! There's mailboxes to fill, and not Snow Nor Rain Nor Living Dead shall prevent this guy from doing his job.
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Discord Store (Beta) Makes a Groovy Bunch of Indie Games Available via Subscription

It feels like forever ago when Discord marched into the hearts of gamers everywhere, providing an incredibly solid piece of software with quality voice and text chat... and that was just the beginning. Since its early days the client has evolved rather significantly, now featuring fun things like screen sharing and video calling; although for many, I suspect its most recent addition - which arrived earlier today - is its most important to date: the Discord Store!
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Overclocked Impressions: High-Tech Ninja Platforming Is Fast, Fun and… Challenging!

When her city suddenly comes under siege by a nasty computer virus - one that "amplifies negative emotions and augments physical strength" - Amber sees no alternative but to take up arms as a vigilante in Overclocked, fighting the good fight. But while this agile girl is more than capable of kicking ass on her own, dashing through the air to make robots explode and dodge laser beams, she's by no means alone. Or rather, there's a whole crew working behind the scenes, even if in each level... she is very much alone.
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Indie MEGABOOTH Eagerly Awaiting PAX East and GDC 2019 Submissions, Right Now!

It's that time again - when developers trip over one another to get their game submitted to next year's Indie MEGABOOTH at PAX East and Game Developer's Conference (GDC), respsctively. Well okay, so that's a blatant lie, as such things are done digitally nowadays, but if not for that, I'm sure there would be absolute chaos, everyone rushing to... mail their floppies? Yeah. Let's go with that.
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Kitten Smack Impressions: With the Power of Sound, I Shall… Smack a Kitten Around?

The things we find amusing in video games can often be quite strange - and often repetitive - in nature. Ah, and you see, both of those most certainly apply to Kitten Smack, a game which has you... well, smacking a kitten around. Literally. At least you're not actually laying a finger on the poor feline (or its head, which is the only part of it that appears on-screen, rather), instead pushing it around the level with audible bursts. Yeah, I don't know - some weird magical thing called 'soundblasting'.
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Sunless Skies Update Brings Changes to Transform Its First Region With a Release Date

It's been a long time since The Reach was brought to Sunless Skies, being its very first region and all, so needless to say, an overhaul of sorts is kinda overdue. Which is exactly what this very update brings, and with it, a release date (or rather, "this is when the game will leave Early Access"). A lengthy journey is finally almost over... at which point the post-launch craze can begin!
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AI War 2 Early Access Launch Approaches, Sights Set On Reclaiming a Vast Galaxy

Almost nine years ago, the original AI War saw the light of day, and I dare say it was... glorious. So much in fact that a slew of expansions followed and heck, people still play it to this day! Oh, but most importantly, its popularity was so grand - much like the vast universe it contained - that a sequel had to be made. A sequel which quite soon will be on Steam (albeit in Early Access). Time to kick ass, take names and reclaim some galaxies, in AI War 2.
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Android! iOS! It’s Happening: Stardew Valley Is Getting Proper Groovy Mobile Ports

Stardew Valley fans have been enjoying harvesting crops, tending to farm animals, dug greedily and deeply in the mines, gone fishing, maybe even managed to move in with their SO, for a while now. On a multitude of platforms too, although none of them were mobile (as in, phones), which is a darn shame. Fortunately that's about to change, iOS port right around the corner and Android... well, it's taking a bit, but they should have it ready soon. Groovy stuff.
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Colony Simulator RimWorld Is About to Exit Early Access, AI Narration In Full Tow

Three survivors crash on a distant world. No, that is not the beginning of a joke. It is in fact quite the opposite, as that is how RimWorld begins... and from there it's up to you to ensure the safety and survival of this uncanny trio. How? Why, by creating a thriving colony, amidst forests, deserts, jungles and other uninhabitable areas, fending off hostile natives (read: giant insects, pirates and ancient killing machines) as you go about your daily business. Won't be easy, but at least it can soon be experienced in a non-Early Access state, which is bound to be rather lovely.
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The Gardens Between Review

Friendship can an amazing thing, but as The Gardens Between shows, it's rarely trouble-free. In spite of that, more often than not, it is still something worth pursuing, as finding that one close friend who'll grow to become part of your favorite memories is something truly spectacular. It is such exact memories of two best friends that this game strives to explore, prior experiences between the two revisited - good and bad alike - in the form of surreal puzzle-filled islands.
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Survive the Glitchy World of Heliophobia as an Amnesia-Struck Assassin

Were I to suddenly find myself alone on a plane, memories all but gone and instructed by someone to "kill the one with the initials 'J.R.'", I'd lose my damn mind; or whatever remained of it anyway. Heliophobia's protagonist is in that very situation though, and as if that wasn't bad enough, it seems everyone is out to kill you, crime syndicates and shadowy organizations constantly lurking in the shadows! Oh, waking nightmares are a thing too, but surely... it can't get any worse now, right? Right?!
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To Leave Awaits With a Flying Door in Search of Narrative-Driven Deeper Meaning

Dealing with depression is never easy, but you already knew that, and it seems the creator of To Leave does too. They did after all give its protagonist - a kid who's dealing with that very thing - a flying door, after all. I mean, it won't help him get rid of the thing(s) that plague him, but it will enable the completion of his plan, which is to... "harvest the souls of his homeworld so that everyone can leave this world and enter Heaven"? Wait, what?!
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The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana Awaits Around the Corner, Puzzles and Magic Aplenty

It's never a good idea to wander into a dark and eerie mansion on an even darker, more eerie, stormy night. Yet that's exactly what The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana's protagonist ends up doing, unknown at the time that nothing in this place is quite as it seems... or just how deadly this place is. For unless you, the player, somehow manage to solve every puzzle within, there shall be no escape, forever trapped inside Arcana Manor.
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JackQuest: The Tale of The Sword Set to Wield a Larger-Than-Life Metroidvania Blade

It's not often we see a kid (or teenager, I suppose) wielding an absolutely enormous sword in a 2D platformer, and in case that wasn't enough, funky fella also packs an equally oversized bow. How'd he get his hands on such wondrous weaponry, I wonder? How indeed. But there are more important matters at hand: Nara, his love, has been kidnapped by the nasty orc, Korg! Time for an exciting rescue mission, blade in hand, danger at every turn, in JackQuest: The Tale of The Sword!
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The Time For Battle With Seven Deadly Sins in Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption Draws Near

The road to atonement is long, filled with nightmares of epic proportions, and more often than not, requires some form of sacrifice. Such is also the case with upcoming boss-battler, Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption (I mean, it's right there in the title, ya know?), which has players take on... wait for it... the seven deadly sins. Yeah. Those things. Those... abominations. Those... sins. Oh, and it will be anything but easy.
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