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‘Super Pixel Racers’ Brings Pixelated Top-Down Racing With a Focus on Fun and Chaos

While more and more racing games opt for the traditional behind-the-vehicle view, Super Pixel Racers instead grabs a page from the likes of Micro Machines and Super Off Road, providing players with a vastly different experience courtesy of a top-down perspective. Looks like an absolute blast too, everyone blowing up left and right and/or sliding out of control in an attempt to take that next corner at too high a speed. What a nostalgia trip.
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‘Pikuniku’ is Absurdly Lighthearted With a Twisted Dastardly Tale… in the Best Way

Do you know what my favorite aspect of indie developers is? Their general willingness to create overly quirky experiences - the kind that'd make AAA publishers cringe while fans squeal with delight at each new trailer. Pikuniku is undeniably a textbook example of this, and quite frankly, it looks absolutely amazing. Apparently, the happy, colorful exterior acts to conceal a dark secret, though...
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Powered by the Original Quake, ‘WRATH: Aeon of Ruin’ is All About Dark Fantasy Horror

In 1996, Quake took the world by storm... and made me invest in a Voodoo graphics card; a difference in visual fidelity that absolutely made my jaw drop. While I doubt WRATH: Aeon of Ruin will have the same impact on the now much older me, I am still eager to experience this dark fantasy horror shooter... and not just because it'll run on the original Quake engine either. That is a genuinely groovy feat, though!
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Tactical RPG ‘MISTOVER’ Aims to Breed Dread and Despair With But a Flicker of Hope

MISTOVER is without a doubt one of the most unsettling video games I've come across in a long time. A very long time. "Explore the Mist to decide the fate of Mankind", says the blurb on the game's website. So no pressure, right? Yeah. A mere glance at the trailer, however short, and chances are you'll be overwhelmed by fear, excitement, or - if you're anything like me - both.
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Futuristic Racer ‘Scorcher’ Hits iOS With Endless Canyons and Terrifying Sandsharks

If you have a fear of giant sandworms, then Scorcher is pretty much nightmare fuel, as you'll be navigating past plenty such in this fast-paced futuristic racer, while also doing your best to avoid the canyon walls. Those who laugh at the thought of squaring off against them, on the other hand, are likely going to find a good time as they strive towards one day (literally) becoming predator instead of prey.
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‘Elsinore’ is Caught in a Time Loop and Ophelia Has to Rewrite Hamlet… or Die Trying

Everyone in Elsinore Castle will be dead in four days, which includes Ophelia, Elsinore's protagonist. Bummer. Oh, and bad things come in two's apparently: Ophelia is, for some reason, stuck in a time-loop! But while at first glance rather troublesome, having time reset every four days just might be what she needs to find a way to change the fate of so many people in this Shakespearean adventure.
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‘Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince’ Bringing Series Back to its 2.5D Roots With New Trailer

Amadeus, Pontius, and Zoya (aka. the wizard, knight, and thief) are back! Or rather, they will be this fall, when Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince arrives, and unlike its precursor, it will be in 2.5D. Their grand quest this time? Something simple, really: retrieve Selius, a prince who has been wreaking havoc on the world with his nightmares (wait, what?).
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Routine Salvage and Rescue Op Takes a Turn for Mystery and Suspense in ‘STARDROP’

It was supposed to be a routine rescue and salvage operation for Aryn Vance and John Kindley. Just another day on the job. No mystery, no intrigue - just something easy to pay the bills. But things have a habit of not going quite according to plan in STARDROP. Oh, and that spaceship our protagonist duo boarded... might mark the beginning of their last op, ever.
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Space Adventure Awaits: Explore Titan as the Lone Survivor in ‘Afterlight’

Welcome to the 22nd century. Your name is Xin and... well, you're stuck on Titan, following a rather harmful accident (or so it would seem). Given the fact that the rest of the crew did not survive, I'm willing to bet someone - or something - was behind whatever caused this catastrophic chain of events. But first, you'd better find a way to survive in Afterlight, aided by C.O.G., companion/drone.
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Itemization Changes ‘Dunk Lords’ From a Typical Basketball Game to a Strategical Affair

Basketball used to be a simple affair, two teams competing over who could put the ball through a hoop the most. This basic set of rules was also mimicked in video games - at least for a while. Then along came NBA Jam in 1993, forever changing the rules of virtual basketball (and for the better, I'd say). While Dunk Lords does add its own unique twists, I still suspect it is very much inspired by that classic. Groovy stuff.
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