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The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



Arsenic Lupin posted:

Yeah. Game ratios aren't just dollars spent/hours played, but dollars spent/happiness. I was really happy playing Behind the Frame. See also FIND ALL, a peaceful and beautiful hidden-object game, and an absolute steal at $.99.
is the hidden object the baby that the surgeon is sawing out??

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ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






FIND ALL.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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





The 7th Guest posted:

is the hidden object the baby that the surgeon is sawing out??

:doh:

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Townscaper is out of early access. It's not a game in the sense that there are objectives, but it is a thing you can screw around with.
https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256837675/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1623063158

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

https://store.steampowered.com/app/879000/Comanche/



Comanche is in early access, currently has mixed reviews so clearly some things to fix but it looks interesting.

quote:

Comanche is a modern helicopter shooter set in an alternative future. Fight in the evolving singleplayer campaign, master your skills in Conflicts missions, or compete with other players in the explosive team-based multiplayer modes.


Also that new Myst remaster is out.

Wulf
May 7, 2008


An RPGMaker horror game (Think Ib, Ao Oni, Mad Father or The Witch's House) made by RongRong called Ann is out today. I believe it is his first attempt at a game, as he is more known for his animations.

Not a genre for everyone, and certainly less popular than a decade ago, but it does contains a lot of his art and even whole animated cutscenes, so likely worth it for that alone if you liked his youtube funny videogames animations.

Best of all, it is free and available on steam or itch.io.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1511270/Ann/

https://rongrong.itch.io/ann

BaldDwarfOnPCP
Jun 26, 2019





Play posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/879000/Comanche/



Comanche is in early access, currently has mixed reviews so clearly some things to fix but it looks interesting.

Also that new Myst remaster is out.

Oh man this is cool. I played the original Comanche: Maximum Overkill. The voxel terrain was incredible at the time on a 486DX. 4 MB of RAM. Didn't realize this was a series.

Now I want to buy a joystick or dig up my MS Sidewinder 3D Pro.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1614890/Baldo_The_Guardian_Owls/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256831739/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1623170286

Baldo: The Guardian Owls may share a name with a device that allows one to turn their balls into a substitute penis, but is actually a studio ghibli-looking anime RPG thing

quote:

The prophecy is coming true, a pure-heart child has been born. The no-heart creature sealed in the underworld by the wise owls is destined to rise again.

Journey through a magical land teeming with mysteries to unravel. Baldo: the Guardian Owls is full of challenging puzzles to solve and intricate dungeons to explore. Traverse this captivating open world as Baldo, and meet a host of quirky and unforgettable characters, as you struggle to decipher the cryptic prophecy, and thwart destiny.

From delightful whimsy to thrilling adventure, discover new towns and their distinctive inhabitants, fight ferocious foes, locate hidden temples, and collect objects both magical and mundane to obtain powerful new weapons, or to help unveil the myriad secrets of this strange land.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1033950/Lamentum/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256837681/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1623086276

I think I might've played the demo of Lamentum at some point. Wasn't crazy impressed then but I like the look and perhaps the full game is improved and worth it.

quote:

Lamentum is a pixel art survival horror game, set in New England in the mid-nineteenth century.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Fallow

quote:

Isabelline Fallow lived with her sisters in an isolated corner of a world that had begun to forget itself. Soon, it forgot her sisters as well. Now Isabelline walks in her sleep, every morning a new road home, every morning that home a little different than she remembers it. In her dreams, a shadow twists in agony through the smoke-steeped orange sky.
https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256843641/movie480_vp9.webm

Dick Trauma
Nov 30, 2007

God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Play posted:

Baldo: The Guardian Owls may share a name with a device that allows one to turn their balls into a substitute penis...

:frogon:

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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





Fallow looks interesting, but man, that color scheme wouldn't wear well on me.

.random
May 7, 2007



Finally got around to playing the demo of Greak and I am sad. It looked exactly like my jam. I’m glad they made a demo for it at least.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend


It was a whole thing in GBS for a while, google ron paul balldo

.random posted:

Finally got around to playing the demo of Greak and I am sad. It looked exactly like my jam. I’m glad they made a demo for it at least.

What did you not like about it? I played it a bit and mostly liked it. But when it came time to search some huge level for a new exit that I didn't see on my first trip through that huge level I put it down and was kinda like nah. Didn't like the choppy animation or the general feel of the combat either.

One I missed that I've since played and is actually kind of neat with its old school graphics but more new school gameplay:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1515470/Calturin/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256833112/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1619990722

quote:

Calturin is a Bullet Hell Boss Rush game where you are resurrected by a necromancer who now holds you in his power. Promised your freedom if you do his bidding, you must traverse the Gauntlet of Portals to unknown lands and face deadly beings.

.random
May 7, 2007



Play posted:

What did you not like about it? I played it a bit and mostly liked it. But when it came time to search some huge level for a new exit that I didn't see on my first trip through that huge level I put it down and was kinda like nah. Didn't like the choppy animation or the general feel of the combat either.

The feel of combat was OKAY but not great. I get the idea of having frames after attacks where you’re vulnerable/can’t act, but something felt not that good about the way it was done?

Having to drag your companion everywhere was annoying - much of the time it was move one character. Then move the other... if you move them both, one grabs a ledge and then doesn’t make it up, and you have to move them separately anyway, probably more painfully than if you would have just moved them one by one. Them poorly fighting on their own as enemies respawn was annoying. And the multi-character inventory management seemed like it was going to only get more annoying over time. As silly as it sounds, when I had to drop arrows one by one for the sword guy to pick up to free up one of the three slots in my spell girl’s inventory, I kind of decided it was not a game for me.

I liked the looks and the animation was fine for me, though :shobon:

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

.random posted:

The feel of combat was OKAY but not great. I get the idea of having frames after attacks where you’re vulnerable/can’t act, but something felt not that good about the way it was done?

Having to drag your companion everywhere was annoying - much of the time it was move one character. Then move the other... if you move them both, one grabs a ledge and then doesn’t make it up, and you have to move them separately anyway, probably more painfully than if you would have just moved them one by one. Them poorly fighting on their own as enemies respawn was annoying. And the multi-character inventory management seemed like it was going to only get more annoying over time. As silly as it sounds, when I had to drop arrows one by one for the sword guy to pick up to free up one of the three slots in my spell girl’s inventory, I kind of decided it was not a game for me.

I liked the looks and the animation was fine for me, though :shobon:

I think my issue with the animation is tied into those vulnerability frames, it just felt plodding moving from one thing to another, like landing from a jump and launching an attack or another jump, the timing felt weird.

In the full game you only get a short segment in the beginning where you can control two characters, then it goes back to one and you have to find your brother and sister so I didn't have much time with two and no time with all three characters. Even in the short time I noticed that the combat and traversal system with multiple characters, while kind of interesting for using the triggers for different commands, was more unwieldy than anything else.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1072640/Beat_Blast/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256845613/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1628445138

Beat Blast is a game with a unique concept where you create 'loops' which decide the actions that will happen on each beat, i.e. which attacks are launched on which beat and which direction or something like that

quote:

Create musical beats that kill. Beat Blast is a music maker, bullet hell, dungeon crawler, roguelite. Battle through dungeons and defeat big bosses. Collect weapons, passives and musical instruments!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1599880/Cats_in_Time/





Explore dioramas and solve puzzles to find cats in Cats in Time

quote:

Hello explorers!
My name is Professor Tim Edger, and I'm the inventor of the time machine and an avid cat lover! Sadly, I have a problem, and maybe YOU can help me.
You see, my beloved cats are missing. While playing in the lab, they've activated my time machine and ⚡ZAP ⚡, now they are lost in space and time! You have to travel from ancient Egypt, all the way to the streets of late 20. century New York, and even beyond the present - to future Tokyo.
Your goal is to find all the cats! Please be careful; these cats are really good at hiding.

Zil
Jun 4, 2011

I kind of want it.
Good Enough!





Oh come on, don't you think your junk has experienced enough.

haldolium
Oct 22, 2016





Northern Journey came out the other day, a weird early 2000s styled FPS which you cannot play with arachnophobia as way too many enemies are the most disgusting form of spiders.

quote:

A norwegian happysad game set in a northern land! Adventure through a beautiful and very varied wildereness. Dive, fly, use ziplines and find different weapons to aid your journey to reach the cold mountains and below. Encounter over 50 unique bosses and enemy types!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1639790/Northern_Journey/

https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256835665/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1627573913

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Lamentum

quote:

Lamentum is a pixel art survival horror game, set in New England in the mid-nineteenth century.
https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256837681/movie480_vp9.webm

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


haldolium posted:

Northern Journey came out the other day, a weird early 2000s styled FPS which you cannot play with arachnophobia as way too many enemies are the most disgusting form of spiders.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1639790/Northern_Journey/

https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256835665/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1627573913

This sounds and looks amazing and I missed it entirely. Thanks!

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


Anti-fresh release.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1434870/1_For_Yes_0_For_No/

quote:

1 For Yes, 0 For No is a short* science fiction visual novel about a curious but lonely artificial intelligence named Oswald. Oswald wants to know more about the outside world, but is hosted on a mainframe that limits user input to numbers only. And so, in-between pointed Yes/No questions and number-guessing games, Oswald learns about the world from you. What will you teach him?

Gain Oswald’s trust...or shatter it into a thousand pieces.

Features:
• A short story inspired by the AIs of classic science fiction tales
• Branching dialogue and secret monologues
• Twelve variations of two different endings
• Randomized number-guessing minigames
• Music by Alexander Nakarada

This is coming off of steam, and instead going to be itch.io exclusive moving forward.

https://sciaenops.itch.io/1foryes

On itch, it's free. On steam, it isn't.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1163870/Mecha_Knights_Nightmare/

quote:

Mecha action shooter, plunging the player into an apocalyptic war. Engage in epic battles with endless hordes of monsters in your powerful customizable mechs.

About the developer
This is a one-man passion-project. Mecha Knights is my attempt to create the Mech game I always wanted to play. I've wanted to combine the elements from games like Armored Core, Front Mission, Earth Defence Force and even Resident Evil, in an apocalyptic war theme that could be seen in animes such as Muv:Luv and Blue Gender. A game where it's not just you, the player, that is winning the whole war as a one-man army, but rather that you take part in larger operations – where you and your allies fight hundreds of enemies. A game where extensive customization and progression allows you to develop your own Mech, while the game keeps you engaged with the story of the soldiers.

.random
May 7, 2007




Buyer beware, per one reviewer:

quote:

far less anime boobies than muv luv.

You’ve been warned.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






KeyWe

quote:

KeyWe is a cute, co-operative postal puzzler starring Jeff and Debra, two small kiwi birds working in a whimsical post office. They must jump, flap, peck and butt-slam their way across an interactive landscape of levers, bells and buttons to get those messages delivered on time!
https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256822677/movie480_vp9.webm

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maneater's Truth Quest DLC is out now. Be a shark doing regular shark things, like shooting laser beams and fighting the Illuminati.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1674170/Sprocket/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256844424/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1628003690

Sprocket is an early access game where you design tanks

quote:

Carefully balance mobility, firepower and armour in a dedicated tank designer. Then uncarefully put them to the test in a series of combat scenarios progressing through the ages of the tank. Here, your limit is what you can fit inside your hull and turret while still being able to move forwards.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1139280/The_Big_Con/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256834333/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1620821026

The Big Con is a 90s narrative adventure type thing

quote:

Hustle your way across ‘90s America as a runaway teen con artist. Choose how to make your scratch as you don disguises, pick pockets, and rip people off in this comedic crime-filled adventure. Experience the totally rad '90s in all its plaid and payphone glory!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1395760/Reshaping_Mars/



Pretty obvious what Reshaping Mars is, a little colony simulator on Mars

quote:

「Reshaping Mars」is a colony simulation game on Mars, you will start by gathering resources, storing food, accepting immigrants, and building a better colony together. Develop powerful technologies for Mars Reshaping, make Mars great agai..sorry, just great. Don't forget to make the residents happy.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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





Reshaping Mars looks a lot like Surviving Mars, which has been out since 2018 and, I think, even earlier on phones.

thecluckmeme
Mar 31, 2013

bawk--wait fuck


Grimey Drawer

Hwurmp posted:

Maneater's Truth Quest DLC is out now. Be a shark doing regular shark things, like shooting laser beams and fighting the Illuminati.

Okay, I was lukewarm on just Shark Game but this kind of stupid poo poo is what I'm here for

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1535610/Soul_Nomad__the_World_Eaters/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghtsPNdA708

:toot: It's 20$!

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

Arsenic Lupin posted:

Reshaping Mars looks a lot like Surviving Mars, which has been out since 2018 and, I think, even earlier on phones.

They look and sound similar but they are totally different games.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


Now that it's in english, I've been checking out Tale of Immortal and it's a... twin-stick shooter/bullet hell?





You move on a tiled overworld between towns, random encounters and more - the world is simulated, with NPCs and towns doing different things monthly. And every time you get into a battle, it's left click to fire, right click for a special move. Upgrading these attacks/moves involves cultivation - get enough Qi, break through bottlenecks, cultivate!

Which is all to say that I hope you know what cultivation is, because it doesn't bother explaining anything outside of "go places, talk to people, get quests, kill things".

I'm enjoying it, but I'm barely an hour in.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1301590/Beyond_Mankind_The_Awakening/

quote:

Beyond Mankind: The Awakening is an Action RPG taking place in a post-apocalyptic world. The game sports a mature and deep narrative, rich exploration, tense combat, and immersive RPG mechanics.

quote:

KEY FEATURES
Intriguing and dark narrative - Beyond Mankind provides a unique experience in which you will discover a post-apocalyptic world through the main story and secondary quests shaped by your decisions.

A rich and dynamic world - Help human civilization, exiled in space, avoid extinction while exploring an Earth devastated by nuclear war.

Unique character generation - Create a character based on DNA and culture selection, then accumulate experience to improve your abilities.

Complex social interactions - Experience personality-based kinship, loyalty, and romance with other characters.

Real dilemmas - Face problems that may not always have a completely positive solution, let alone an obvious one.

Challenging survival mechanics - Explore, collect or hunt for food, craft tools, light fires for cooking and warmth, and construct a shelter. Above all, monitor your psychological state.

3D inventory management - Pick your resources at your camp. Storage space is limited, so choosing well can make the difference between life and death.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1258220/Song_of_Iron/





Song of Iron is a game I've had my eye on for a while that touts its realistic look and engaging combat. Definitely gonna give this one a try.

quote:

Behind you lies a trail of broken helms, shattered shields. You hold the axe of a fallen foe. Worn and dented, it will suit it's purpose. What lies ahead is still a mystery, your goal is not. To save your people you must find the Great Temple of the Gods, but do not expect a warm welcome.

Prepare to be met by a world set against you. In Song of Iron, man, monster and nature itself will try to stop you. Fight through it all in this gritty adventure where combat is intense, visceral and dangerous. Use bow, axe and shield to fight back but take care, weapons can be lost, arrows will run out and shields will be broken. With the blood of your ancestors and valor regained along the way you can fight on!

Explore your ancient, and mysterious homeland as you journey through forests, into caves and climb mountains as you seek vengeance. Keep your eyes peeled, danger is all around you and when a fight is too big you may need to find a subtler way to pass foes.

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs



Grimey Drawer

Reactor Tech² is out on Steam.

quote:

Become the main power engineer of the world - the builder of the most powerful power plant that feeds the whole world! You have to build your own power plant, research new technologies and make the most successful power company in 100 gaming years.

A game about building a nuclear power plant and researching new technologies. Looks interesting but don't know how in depth it actually is.

Oenis
Mar 15, 2012



I was excited for this from the description and hoped for a slightly janky fallout kinda thing, but checking the few steam reviews it's apparently pretty bad.

quote:

If I was stranded on an island with a PC and only had this game I would become an expert sand castle builder. The only saving grace to this game is you get to eat suckling rat, and it left a better taste in my mouth.

Yikes.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend


Sometimes I like bad games so gonna check it out regardless. Indie fallout-style game is just too intriguing, even if it is extremely janky. And it looks EXTREMELY janky

e: okay i was wrong it's just terrible in pretty much every way that I could see

Play fucked around with this message at 03:14 on Sep 1, 2021

Pelican Dunderhead
Jun 16, 2010

Ah! Hello Ershin!

Pillbug


This is pretty fun! I'd say it lies heavier on the EDF side enemy-wise and Armored Core for mecha customization. I appreciate having survival maps to grind for equipment drops which you can evacuate from any time as opposed to regular mission grinding. Not too much difference between levels that I've experienced so far but the enemy variety and big meat monster designs are nice.

Red Rox
Aug 24, 2004

Motel Midnight off the hook

Play posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1258220/Song_of_Iron/





Song of Iron is a game I've had my eye on for a while that touts its realistic look and engaging combat. Definitely gonna give this one a try.

This looks really cool. Thanks for sharing.

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kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





Live in Dungeon has been out for a bit in Japanese but now has a pretty good English translation. It's a sort of Half Minute Hero inspired thing where you're going through a first person dungeon (with your cat) while streaming. You control yourself with one hand on WASD/E/Space and the other hand on the arrow keys for replying to chat. Replying 'properly' gets you likes which you use as currency for gear, builds Hype which empowers you in battle and whatnot. The chat is realistic without being emote spam or having Gamer Words, they'll remark on the cat being cute (one even said PROTECT HIM), when you kill a boss it erupts into NOICE and POGGGG etc and it has a very silly atmosphere to it. I don't think it's very long, but it would outstay its welcome if it was. It's cool!

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