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priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Arsenic Lupin posted:

gently caress, I wish I were capable of playing platformers. The reflexes just aren't there/I don't feel like spending the time to learn them.

I really liked the Ori games (free with game pass) but I hit a wall with both where it just gets too tricky and I'm just too ambivalent to actually put in the work to get past so they just go on the dustheap. A shame because they're gorgeous looking games!

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StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://twitter.com/DominicTarason/status/1379812461264637957

Tombot
Oct 21, 2008


Wow, I'll definately keep my eye on that one.

Sjs00
Jun 29, 2013

Yeah Baby Yeah !

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1393950/REM_Cycles/

This game starts slow but gets really fun!

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

This particularly rapid unintelligible patter isn't generally heard, and if it is, it doesn't matter.





I recommend Koi Farm for a nice soothing game. When you start getting to the pages with weird colors you'll eventually want to go look at the guide.

It turns out to be critical to watch your stream every time it rains; eventually a brown fish will show up and you should grab it immediately.

victrix
Oct 30, 2007




https://store.steampowered.com/app/1458100/Cozy_Grove/

quote:

Welcome to Cozy Grove, a game about camping on a haunted, ever-changing island. As a Spirit Scout, you'll wander the island's forest each day, finding new hidden secrets and helping soothe the local ghosts. With a little time and a lot of crafting, you'll bring color and joy back to Cozy Grove!

On a scale of 1 to Cozy, how Cozy are we talking here? Like maximum cozy?

(it's extremely animal crossing afaict)

Nyaa
Jan 7, 2010
Like, Nyaa.



It looks like Don't Starve, but cozy.

Morpheus
Apr 18, 2008

My favourite little monsters


Cozy Grove just came out on Switch today, which I think is a better place for it given the structure of the game as I understand it.

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Cosy Grove is on Apple Arcade too if you have a subscription with a bundle and haven’t checked out what’s on there in a while.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/733460/First_Feudal/

Just left early access

quote:

Become a real medieval feudal lord: start with a small village and build it up into a great impenetrable castle. You will have to repel enemy raids: hide behind thick walls, lure your enemies into strategically placed traps and even lead your loyal peasants into the battlefield.

quote:

• Managing peasants
Each peasant can have one of ten available professions. Once assigned, they will start executing corresponding tasks and orders — you don’t need to keep track of each individual resident. However, if you think that a regular peasant with three grades of education is not good at tactics, you can directly command groups of units or individual ones in combat
• Develop the infrastructure
Start by processing stone and lumber, then advance your technologies to open new ways of growing your settlement: manufacturing, trade, lighting, comfort, equipment, defense. Your character and peasants will also be able to advance and improve their skills while doing useful work.
• Settlers
In order to make a village attractive to new settlers, you need to take care of its residents’ comfort. Peasants need cozy houses and good food. However, for particularly lazy peasants in addition to carrot there is a whip.
• Battles
Bandits, wolves and bears will regularly attack your settlement. You can lead the militia or stay out of combat by letting your people defend themselves. To reduce casualties, you can hide behind powerful walls or lure the enemy into meticulously placed traps.
• Agriculture
Collection and hunting solve the hunger problem at early stages only. In a highly developed settlement, you need to start growing various crops and farming animals.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1301230/Astrodogs/

Has a demo

quote:

Astrodogs is an on-rails arcade action game featuring a cast of space dogs that have to save the galaxy of WOOFER, a company that controls everything. Also run by dogs.

quote:

Battle WOOFER's army through 10 beautiful levels made with replayability in mind.

Featuring a wide arsenal of weapons like remote controlled bombs, homing missiles, hyperbeam and parry-shield. It also has "Slow-Mo" mechanics that are sure to make every moment of the game a lot of fun.

Fast-paced action!
Choose between 4 different Special Weapons to deal with enemy groups!
Use your Instinct to slow down time and aim perfectly!
Roll like a barrel to deflect bullets back to your enemies!
An immersive and exciting original soundtrack to get you ready for action!

Fast-paced action!
Choose between 4 different Special Weapons to deal with enemy groups!
Use your Instinct to slow down time and aim perfectly!
Roll like a barrel to deflect bullets back to your enemies!
An immersive and exciting original soundtrack to get you ready for action!

B33rChiller
Aug 18, 2011





Biscuit Hider

Arsenic Lupin posted:

I recommend Koi Farm for a nice soothing game. When you start getting to the pages with weird colors you'll eventually want to go look at the guide.

It turns out to be critical to watch your stream every time it rains; eventually a brown fish will show up and you should grab it immediately.

It's really great. In addition to different colors and patterns, you can also selectively breed for size and body type. Like a fish long and skinny, or maybe you prefer more roundish, like a basketball? Or do you want a fish that is tiny when fully grown?

And, the dev put the source code up on GitHub

Someone did a good thing, yay!

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



The demo for this was good, and it's by the dev of Broken Reality

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


B33rChiller posted:

It's really great. In addition to different colors and patterns, you can also selectively breed for size and body type. Like a fish long and skinny, or maybe you prefer more roundish, like a basketball? Or do you want a fish that is tiny when fully grown?

And, the dev put the source code up on GitHub

Someone did a good thing, yay!

poo poo - I grabbed this to mess with during lunch and it might deserve a short Games thread. It's fun without requiring any serious investment.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1385380/Across_the_Obelisk/

Early access

quote:

Across the Obelisk is a coop RPG deckbuilding roguelite. Play solo or with your friends, choose your heroes, unlock items and cards, craft your deck and face powerful enemies in deep tactical combat. Would you dare to go across the obelisk?

quote:

Dynamic Deckbuilding Roguelite RPG
Play solo or co-op with up to three friends
Sixteen unlockable characters to create your party
+500 cards and items to choose, craft and upgrade
Procedural generated system intended to be highly replayable
Events and quests where your decisions affect how the story unfolds
Face powerful bosses in tactical combat

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

This particularly rapid unintelligible patter isn't generally heard, and if it is, it doesn't matter.





Freelance, if you set up a thread, link it here, please! I've gotten very frustrated waiting for the first brown fish.

StrixNebulosa, I'm so grateful for your regular contributions to this thread. In particular, Cozy Grove is fulfilling my Stardew Valley longings, much more than Ooblets ever did. I have a pretty high limit for cute, but Ooblets zooms past like it's an interstate speed limit in Texas.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Arsenic Lupin posted:

StrixNebulosa, I'm so grateful for your regular contributions to this thread. In particular, Cozy Grove is fulfilling my Stardew Valley longings, much more than Ooblets ever did. I have a pretty high limit for cute, but Ooblets zooms past like it's an interstate speed limit in Texas.

Thanks! It's funny, everything I've posted so far came via email alert as it was on my wishlist or such. Now I'm finally tackling my queue!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/668550/8Doors_Arums_Afterlife_Adventure/

quote:

8Doors is a story-driven Metroidvania-style action platformer heavily influenced by Korean folktales. Play as ‘Arum’, a brave girl that has entered the realm of the afterlife in search of her father’s soul and guide her through the '8 Doors of Purgatory' to solve the mysteries that lie deep within.

quote:

I'm a sucker for this aesthetic of hand-drawn works in black/white and red.
Nice sized Metroidvania here, very charming animations on characters, enemies and NPCS.

Direction is a bit wishy-washy, but you can find a map to help you get around.
There's 3 sets of skill trees, some pretty good diversification in techniques you also learn, and plenty of secrets to go back and find.

you can play on a few difficulty modes, Story mode is for beginners, ones that don't want a Hollow Knight experience in difficulty.
Normal is standard Hk difficulty, with Dark souls-like healing and dodge rolling being the main moves you will need.

Difficulty isn't too bad, but it will catch some people off guard, due to healing being so limited at first.
You can eventually buy an upgrade to your healing flask, and the amount of them in your skill trees.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1414770/Quinterra/

Early access

quote:

Embark on a tale of conquest across 5 domains in Quinterra! Build and customize your army in this roguelite turn-based tactics game.

quote:

Quinterra is a roguelite turn-based strategy game. It's a mix of Faerias battles and Slay the Spires map structure.

You choose one of four heroes to start your adventure. Each of them has a different playstyle, and different abilities you can unlock by leveling up and starts with different elites and minions. On your way across five domains, you will be able to get new minions, structures, elites, equipment, and crystals.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1082890/Viking_Vengeance/

quote:

Viking Vengeance is a God-Worshiping Rogue-lite Dungeon Crawler ARPG set in a historical fiction world. You play as a Templar with pagan origins who rediscovers his roots and learns to wield the powers of the Norse Gods in his quest to change the destiny of his people and stop Ragnarok.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/937960/Classified_Stories_The_Tome_of_Myrkah/

quote:

Classified Stories: The Tome of Myrkah is a first-person, micro-adventure game that tells the story of P.I. Jim Morrison's encounters with the occult and the extraordinary. Explore your surroundings and solve puzzles in order to uncover the harrowing story of your friend's descent into insanity.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1390600/Shachibato_President_Its_Time_for_Battle_Maju_Wars/

quote:

Shachibato! President, It's Time for Battle! Maju Wars is a turn based, rogue like fantasy strategy RPG! Your mission is to explore randomly generated dungeons to gather items and treasure to help expand your dungeon exploration company.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1558990/Siege_of_Avalon_Anthology/

quote:

Siege of Avalon is an isometric story-driven fantasy-RPG. The Citadel of Avalon is all that remains of the once-mighty seven kingdoms. The invaders have surrounded Avalon and the depleted garrison is bracing for the final assault. Now is the time for the birth of a legend.

Rebel Blob
Mar 1, 2008

Extinction for our time



Real blast from the past there! There was even a Let's Play of Siege of Avalon a few years back. I'm glad to see a modern re-release, it's one of my favorite cRPGs.

Sab Sabbington
Sep 18, 2016

In my restless dreams I see that town...

Flagstaff, Arizona


drat a lot of bangers today.


This looks really dope, if anyone ends up picking it up would they mind posting their thoughts? Doesn't look like it redefines the wheel in terms of deckbuilders and RPGs of this style, but playing with friends is hella appealing.


This has mixed reviews but all of the reviews in English are positive, which is the fun kind of annoying, but given this kind of game is Extremely My poo poo(TM) I think I'm gonna pick it up anyway.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/11550/Second_Sight/

Available for sale again, this game is one of the few games with awesome psychic powers

quote:

Combining an atmospheric, psychological thriller narrative with paranormal psychic abilities, stealthy exploration and intense shooter action, Second Sight brings a new dimension to stealth action games, giving players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities.

Hwurmp
May 20, 2005

I LIKE TO MAKE VAGUE THREATS TO PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET BECAUSE I AM TOUGH GUY. P.S. ASK ME ABOUT THE TIME A GIRL BEAT ME UP IN GRADE SCHOOL. HER NAME WAS SUZIE SHE DREW A BIG WEINER ON MY FOREHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Second Sight is by the TimeSplitters people, and it is really good

Ms Adequate
Oct 29, 2011

Baby even when I'm dead and gone
You will always be my only one, my only one
When the night is calling
No matter who I become
You will always be my only one, my only one, my only one
When the night is calling





Second Sight is one I always meant to play but passed me by, so it's cool to see it around. Might grab it and do some psychic bullshit!

HenryEx
Mar 24, 2009

...your cybernetic implants, the only beauty in that meat you call "a body"...


Grimey Drawer

Oh yeah, if i remember right, that game even has some interesting story framing as well that can catch you off-guard. Worth a play through.

Zore
Sep 21, 2010




Yeah I was a huge fan of it when it released back in the early aughts.

The psychic powers are also fun as heck to actually play with and let you do some hilariously busted stuff.

Plebian Parasite
Oct 12, 2012



Potion Party: Looks pretty similar to Overcooked, managing a limited space to fulfill complex orders solo or with a few friends. It doesn't have the chaos that Overcooked has but it does have progression as you upgrade the shop you work out of.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1196440/Potion_Party/

Inkslinger: A visual novel based around you being a letter writer, helping others organize their thoughts and sentiments. Very distinct and minimalist.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1510410/Inkslinger/

victrix
Oct 30, 2007




https://store.steampowered.com/app/1038370/Trials_of_Fire/

Trials of Fire is out of early access

quote:

A Tactical, Deck-Building Roguelite. Choose 3 Heroes and adventure into a post-Cataclysmic wasteland. Engage enemies in a unique meld of card-play and tactical, positional combat. Level up and scavenge what you can to customise your decks and build a party to take on any challenge!

It's an unusual mix of genres, but it pulls it off pretty successfully I think, I played and enjoyed it during early access

The meat of the game is turn based combat using cards, so if those aspects tickle your fancy you should check it out

Plebian Parasite
Oct 12, 2012



Between Gato Roboto, Dogworld, and now Dojoran there must be something in the water that influences people to make 1 bit animal based retro platformers.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1574930/Dojoran__Steam_Edition/

StarkRavingMad
Sep 27, 2001





Yams Fan

victrix posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1038370/Trials_of_Fire/

Trials of Fire is out of early access


It's an unusual mix of genres, but it pulls it off pretty successfully I think, I played and enjoyed it during early access

The meat of the game is turn based combat using cards, so if those aspects tickle your fancy you should check it out

Seeing really good reviews on this. I wasn't sure if I wanted another deckbuilder right now, but it looks like it has enough different stuff going for it that it is worth a look. Especially at the $15 price point.

Dreylad
Jun 19, 2001


I've had it in early access for a while and it's quite fun. There's 3 different story adventures, a freeform adventure mode, lots of scaling difficulty that you'd expect to see in a roguelike deckbuilder, but the tactical elements play a bit like Gloomhaven. I don't know if it's a perfect game, but it's one I really enjoy.

Kanos
Sep 6, 2006

was there a time when speedwagon didn't get trolled

StarkRavingMad posted:

Seeing really good reviews on this. I wasn't sure if I wanted another deckbuilder right now, but it looks like it has enough different stuff going for it that it is worth a look. Especially at the $15 price point.

Trials is notable in that despite being a deckbuilder it really doesn't feel at all like the Slay the Spire model that dominates the subgenre. The combat model and how you use your cards is really unique feeling.

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

Dreylad posted:

I've had it in early access for a while and it's quite fun. There's 3 different story adventures, a freeform adventure mode, lots of scaling difficulty that you'd expect to see in a roguelike deckbuilder, but the tactical elements play a bit like Gloomhaven. I don't know if it's a perfect game, but it's one I really enjoy.

I watched it played for about 2 minutes and mashed the buy button, especially at under $20. This thread never fails.

Alamoduh
Sep 12, 2011


StarkRavingMad posted:

Seeing really good reviews on this. I wasn't sure if I wanted another deckbuilder right now, but it looks like it has enough different stuff going for it that it is worth a look. Especially at the $15 price point.

There can never be enough roguelike deck builders with RPG elements! What I really need, though, is a good open world battle royale roguelike deck builder with RPG elements that has a good survival crafting system and multiplayer base building. Is that too much to ask?

HenryEx
Mar 24, 2009

...your cybernetic implants, the only beauty in that meat you call "a body"...


Grimey Drawer

Alamoduh posted:

There can never be enough roguelike deck builders with RPG elements! What I really need, though, is a good open world battle royale roguelike deck builder with RPG elements that has a good survival crafting system and multiplayer base building. Is that too much to ask?

, except throw in 0451-like for me, too.

StarkRavingMad
Sep 27, 2001





Yams Fan

https://twitter.com/patrickklepek/status/1380629877431369732?s=20

Daedalus1134
Sep 14, 2005

They see me rollin'




It's like if someone who makes UE4 porn games was instructed to remake Deadly Premonition.

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


moral decay and lynchian dread

Flimf
Sep 3, 2006



I am on the edge my seat and I want to know what he got her? 3x 2500$ wooden bear candle holders?

video games are art.

StarkRavingMad
Sep 27, 2001





Yams Fan

The reviews are in!



looks like a winner

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al-azad
May 28, 2009





Say No! More, a weird comedy game about yelling NO at work assholes. Also on Switch.

I played the demo and it's what I can only describe as a one button rail shooter but it's funny and charming.

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