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Empty. Impressions: Furniture, Why Won’t You Vanish?!

Empty.
The rules for whatever dimension Empty. takes place in are simple: if something is invisible, it disappears. Instantly. No exceptions. Oh, and by invisible, I mean... well, camouflaged. Kinda. In the 'orange object against orange surface is invisible, and thus, gone' way. Because that all makes sense, right? Not really, but who cares, so long as it makes for an interesting puzzle game?
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Takume Impressions: Dealing the Hand Life’s Played

Takume
I don't know much about Takume, protagonist of same named game. Pink, long hair, odd wardrobe, rater pixelated - that's about it. Oh, and she is trying to find her sister... in a strange, unfamiliar place. Confused? Now you know how I felt while playing this one, although it'll all make sense in the end. I think. Heck, if it turns out I'm wrong there, at least you'll (hopefully) have experienced a groovy adventure.
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Lost Answers Impressions: Will the Killing of a Clown Bring Tears of Joy?

Lost Answers
There's no denying it: in Lost Answers, you play the role of a killer; or so the game would have you believe, but is that really the case? Did you actually murder the dead guy in your apartment, or is something far more sinister going on? Whatever the case (get it?), your best bet - at this point - is to enlist the aid of a mysterious stranger. Unfortunately, the price for his help is for you to... kill a clown. A rather uncanny pointy and clicky mystery, this one...
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The Rainsdowne Players: Opening Night Hits the Stage With a Disgruntled Audience

The Rainsdowne Players: Opening Night
Throwing various items at bad performers is a thing. Or rather, it used to be. Thankfully mankind is more, well, civilized in this day and age. Unless you're the poor duo trying to put on a show in The Rainsdowne Players: Opening Night, as here, you'll have to dodge all kinds of objects from a disgruntled crowd. Everything from bottles to paper planes will be sent your way, adding to the already challenging aspect of entertaining random strangers. The definition of 'tough crowd', really.
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Who Needs a Referee When You Can Have Karate Basketball?

Karate Basketball (LD37)
After playing a few rounds of Karate Basketball, I'm left wondering if its creators are completely bonkers, brilliant, or a bit of both. Probably the latter, as mixing the two sports are surprisingly entertaining! I mean, why settle for playing by the rules to acquire the ball when you can punch and kick instead? Oh, and passing the ball doesn't mean you're safe from a beatdown either, even though… it kinda should. Or should it?
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Bees Won’t Exist Impressions: Time to Teach Them a Sting or Two

Bees Won't Exist
Much as I dislike bees, they're hardly a major nuisance… in this world. See, in whatever alternate dimension Bees Won't Exist takes place, they're pretty much in charge. No one really knows how or why, but one day, giant bees simply appeared - and the rest is history. Oh, and just in case you haven't figured that part out already: you've been tasked with defeating these vile creatures. Bee the best that you can, and all that good stuff. Fight!
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GERM Impressions: One Virus to Gobble Them All?

GERM
Ain't easy being a tiny microorganism - or whatever germs are - in this land, danger lurking in every shadow. But hey, at least there's no shortness of food to smash to pieces and gobble up! Ah, the destructive nature of a germ. So simple, so peaceful, so… hungry. Always on the look for that next meal, as only when all have been dealt with, shall the door to the next area reveal itself. Such is the way of GERM…
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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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Scrolling Survivor: Platforming That Truly… Pans

Scrolling Survivor
You know how 2D platformers usually go from left to right, your character's location determining if / when the screen scrolls? Yeah, only half of that holds true for Scrolling Survivor, as on top of dodging bullets, enemies and pits, the screen is constantly moving, and if you don't keep up, you get squashed. Simple as that. Oh and if things are moving too slow, you can always... make the screen move faster (no, really!).
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At a Glance: The Gold Medalists of Ludum Dare 35

Wobble Yoga
Not gonna lie, Ludum Dare 35's theme - Shapeshift - didn't really appeal to me, and I fully expected this round to be... well, kinda less. One glance at its victors across the sixteen categories sure proved me wrong though, which is obviously not a bad thing! So while we wait for the 36th 48-72 hour craziness that will be Ludum Dare 36, why not peruse the cream of the crop from the most recent outing?
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SneakR Has You Jumping, Dashing and Making Loud Noises… While Avoiding Detection

SneakR
I am a SneakR. My name does not matter. What does however, is my ability to sneak past guards undetected, snatching valuable intel found within briefcases that for some reason are just lying around. Well, the less hassle the better for me, as I suspect these guys are the 'shoot first, never ask questions' kind, and I've got my work cut out for me.
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MTRD Faithfully Reimagines Part of Samus Aran’s First Adventure, ASCII-style

MTRD
Hard to believe that this year, the first Metroid game will be celebrating its 30th birthday. That's right, this timeless classic dates all the way back to 1986, and with Castlevania from that same year, the two gave birth to an actual genre: Metroidvania. But enough history lesson, as MTRD - 2015's unofficial ASCII recreation of Metroid - awaits, with a unique, yet familiar, experience. And a groovy one at that.
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Piss Off Customers as an Underpaid Voxel Cashier In CHESTO – At the Checkout

After a handful of shifts as a cashier in CHESTO - At the Checkout, I'd learnt a few important things: it's an extremely under-appreciated and underpaid job, people - including your boss - freaking out at even the smallest of mistakes. Which is why you should just ignore everyone and focus on your job, which is to scan and pack voxel groceries as fast as possible, unhappy customers be damned. There are worse ways to make a living after all, and a job is a job!
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Oceanspirit Danish's Version of Hamlet Is Nonsensically Glorious

Like in the original play, its main character starts off being confused as to whether his name is Denthello, MacDen or Denleth, and-- what? That's not how Shakespeare's Hamlet begins? Oh. Well, good thing this is a parody then, or someone'd be in a world of trouble! Right. Anyway, the time has come for yet another Oceanspirit Dennis adventure, because... something is rotten in the state of Menmark.
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Dash and Slice Your Way Through a Hazardous Paperthin World

You know how some platformers feature an in-depth background story for its protagonist, acting as a motivator for many players? Well, none of that in Paperthin, as you're immediately dropped into this dangerous world, left to fend for yourself, double-jumping over spike pits and slicing up bad guys as you go along. Oh and it sounds a lot simpler than it is, tight controls and all.
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Without Within Review: The Art of Calligraphy

While most artists have little in common, their goal doesn't really differ, in that they all want to be appreciated for their creation(s) on some level. Vinty, the protagonist in Without Within, is no different, and... well, she's having a hard time getting noticed. Doesn't help that her choice of craft is calligraphy either, as this is, quite frankly, a niche hobby.
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Powerglove Is Ready to Run 'n Gun All Over Ye Olde Commodore 64

Most would likely associate the word 'powerglove' with Nintendo's unpopular product, but in this game, it's actually - for all intents and purposes - a weapon. A weapon capable of rapidly spewing projectiles, enabling the protagonist to dispose of evil robots on a quest to restore mankind's only energy source. Without it, all is lost. But hey... no pressure, right?
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Zzzz-Zzzz-Zzzz Has You Traversing Dream and Nightmare Alike, to… Wake Up?

Like most people, I too enjoy sleeping. It puts my mind at ease, re-energizes my body, and so on. But what if I couldn't wake up? What if I suddenly found myself stuck in a maze-like existence, built from every dream I've ever had, good and bad alike? It's this very problem that Zzzz-Zzzz-Zzzz's protagonist is struggling with, as the poor guy has a terrible case of... sleepwalking.
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Explore the Strange, Minimalistic World of DOLLY to Uncover Its Dark Secret

When a game begins with the beeping, and visuals, of a heart rate monitor, you know something's up. Although in the case of DOLLY, a minimalistic platformer that'll put your precision jumping skills to the test, for the most part, exactly what is going on... is a matter of interpretation. That said, the reason for certain things - like the spiked walls and bottomless pits - existing is pretty clear: to ensure the ride is anything but smooth. But why? Why indeed.
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Time For Maquisard's New Lobby Boy to Sneak In Overtime as Part of the Resistance

At first, everything about his new job seemed perfectly normal, performing various tasks for the manager as the new lobby boy. Check on this guest, catch wind of whether everything is to that guest's satisfaction, find out who's been causing trouble - you know, normal stuff. But then as night falls in Maquisard, a member of the Resistance suddenly appears, changing everything. Everything! Cue dramatic music.
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