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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

Red Rox posted:

This looks really cool. Thanks for sharing.

Agreed! I played it a bit and I like it so far, although eventually I came to a cave troll and got my rear end ravaged. But it's exactly what it says on the tin. Looks amazing and realistic and just has a nice feel about it. The background music, which at times is like this Old Norse eerie chanting, sets the stage well too. I'm not that far into it and I'm not saying it's some incredibly work of art, but so far I like it a lot.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1504500/OPUS_Echo_of_Starsong/







OPUS: Echo of Starsong is a very nice-looking game that I'm surprised I hadn't heard a thing about until now. It's mainly a narrative adventure game but also has puzzle elements, apparently.

quote:

Echo of Starsong is a Narrative puzzle adventure game. Eda, a girl who can hear mysterious sound waves known as starsong, crosses paths with a young man in search of their source. Together, they venture out to the heart of space to unravel an ancient myth.

Asteroids emitting a sound known as "Starsongs" have become the center of conflict for the immense power they hold. Determined to claim asteroids of his own, a young man ventures out with a girl who can imitate starsongs, lending her voice to unravel an ancient myth deep in the heart of space.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1042210/Guts_And_Goals/



Guts and Goals is a cute-looking indie soccer/battle title. Not totally sure but it looks like it is for multiplayer pretty much entirely.

quote:

Beat your friends at a game of soccer, literally. Guts 'N Goals mixes arcade-style soccer with beat 'em up gameplay that results in a hilarious way to play soccer.

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StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1194590/Star_Dynasties/

Released from EA, has a demo

quote:

Take the reins of a feudal dynasty in a divided galaxy following the destruction of earth. Star Dynasties is a turn based, procedurally generated narrative of human drama and personal politics, mixed with a light empire management layer. Your choices. Your legacy.

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



A lot of stuff out tomorrow:

A Total War Saga: Troy - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1099410/A_Total_War_Saga_TROY/?snr=1_7_7_popularcomingsoon_150_1

quote:

Inspired by The Iliad and brought to life through the award-winning strategy game series, A Total War Saga: TROY brings a blend of grand, turn-based empire management and spectacular real-time battles to the heart of the Trojan War.

Fight to save or conquer the kingdom of Troy as one of eight iconic heroes, including the infamous warrior Achilles, noble protector Hector, wayward prince Paris and vengeful king Menelaus.

Surgeon Simulator 2 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/774791/Surgeon_Simulator_2/ (available on Gamepass)

quote:

Bob’s life is in your hand! It’s time to slip into your scrubs and grab the nearest scalpel (saw or sink plunger), and enter the Bossa Labs Medical Facility in this 1-4 player physics based operating theatre of chaos.

Take on the cream of the medical establishment in riotous competitive challenges. Play frantically blood splattered coop games or go solo in Surgeon Simulator 2’s rib-tickling Campaign Mode.

The Magister - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1304770/The_Magister/ (Demo available: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1716720?snr=1_5_9_)

quote:

The Magister is a murder-mystery card-battler RPG. Build and customise your deck to fight in battles, or use ‘Tactical Diplomacy’ to pacify those who stand in your way. Gather clues and discover motives as you investigate the death of your predecessor and unmask the guilty culprit.

Bravely Default 2 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1446650/BRAVELY_DEFAULT_II/?snr=1_7_7_popularcomingsoon_150_1 ($60, 10% launch discount)

quote:

A new entry in the “Bravely” series. A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light! "Four new Heroes of Light emerge..."

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1184370/Pathfinder_Wrath_of_the_Righteous/ ($50)

quote:

Embark on a journey to a realm overrun by demons in a new epic RPG from the creators of the critically acclaimed Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Explore the nature of good and evil, learn the true cost of power, and rise as a Mythic Hero capable of deeds beyond mortal expectations.

Kitaria Fables - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1356280/Kitaria_Fables/ ($20, expected 20% launch discount)

quote:

Action Adventure fused with RPG and Farming elements. Armed with sword, bow and spellbook, fight against a rising darkness threatening the world. Plunder dungeons in search of relics and resources, tend to your farm to make provisions and potions, and take on quests solo, or with a friend!

StarkRavingMad
Sep 27, 2001






Yams Fan


This looks cool and like the type of weird poo poo (mixed with deckbuilding, which I like) that is up my alley. I'll have to check out the demo.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


There are too many dang games coming out this month!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1271280/Rift_Wizard/

Leaving Early access, goons seem to love it in the roguelikes thread

quote:

Rift Wizard is a tough as nails fantasy roguelike featuring challenging turn based combat and deep open ended character building. Craft your spellbook from over 100 unique spells and abilities and fight your way through a series of procedurally generated challenges to defeat your nemesis.

deep dish peat moss posted:

I felt this way at first, but the more I've played the more I've been seeing the value of all of the 'chaff spells' I'd normally ignore - if a spell seems useless, you're just not connecting the dots with the ways it can synergize with other things (which is an easy predicament to be in in Rift Wizard, and also what I love about it). Now that I got my first win they're much more appealing to me because the meat of the game is finding ways to beat it with new builds rather than playing with the same build every time. Like yeah Lightning Bolt is extremely strong and you can beat the game with it, which is sort of like playing the game on an easier difficulty. I almost won as a bear summoner earlier, and again as a poisoner who would posion entire maps then cause all the poison to explode. Lately I am building entirely around the Shrines I find which is hella fun.


If your goal is just to beat the game and be done with it, you'll probably be finished with Rift Wizard within 5-20 hours and not enjoy it all that much - but if you enjoy the process of theorizing, creating, and deploying character builds with a million different viable options, it's an addictive mess.

At the end of the day you don't have to take the 'staples' unless you want to.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Cloud Gardens

quote:

A chill game about using plants to overgrow abandoned wasteland dioramas
https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256828508/movie480_vp9.webm

This one's been out in EA for a while but it just now got its official release. Reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

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





ultrafilter posted:

Cloud Gardens

https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256828508/movie480_vp9.webm

This one's been out in EA for a while but it just now got its official release. Reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

I played this in EA. It is amazingly soothing. Art's beautiful, music's very good. You can take as long as you like, you can add stuff that is not required to pass the stage, and in general it is chill. A+++

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






It's difficult for me to express just how much this is My poo poo so thank you Strix for bringing it to my attention

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

ultrafilter posted:

Cloud Gardens
This one's been out in EA for a while but it just now got its official release. Reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

If you live in Canada, 18 certain states, or any country that has legalized weed, this is basically the last game you'll be playing each night before bed.

It's really great.

Bug Squash
Mar 18, 2009




I tried the demo of this a while ago. I wanted to love it as a Crusader Kings meets Dune game, but the UI was unimpeneterable. And I say that as someone who enjoys CK.

Chadzok
Apr 25, 2002



Bug Squash posted:

unimpeneterable

Don't you mean antiunincomprehensible?

DeadFatDuckFat
Oct 29, 2012

This avatar brought to you by the 'save our dead gay forums' foundation.


Play posted:

OPUS: Echo of Starsong is a very nice-looking game that I'm surprised I hadn't heard a thing about until now. It's mainly a narrative adventure game but also has puzzle elements, apparently.

I started playing this and its a nice side scrolling narrative type game, the puzzling is extremely light so its really all about the story and characters. It has some really nice music too. The only negative I'd say is that there are all these dice roll type events which is kind of a lame mechanic for this type of game.

DeadFatDuckFat fucked around with this message at 02:37 on Sep 2, 2021

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Cookie Clicker is on Steam now, if for some reason that's a thing you want.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






T-Minus 30

quote:

Plan a city and build a space fleet to escape a dying Earth before time runs out. You have 30 minutes to scavenge a post-apocalyptic environment to build infrastructure, grow crops, generate power, and assemble rockets to save as many people as you can.
https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256848616/movie480_vp9.webm

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

Couple of dog games for my buddies:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1647360/Little_Dog_Bob/





Little Dog Bob is a cute and very nicely animated endless runner type game (or maybe just runner, who's to say if it's endless or not)

quote:

Make Bob happy by collecting stars and crossing obstacles. Run through a vibrant world with an imaginative and sometimes even abstract landscape.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1036740/METAL_DOGS/



Weird game going into early access where I guess you are a robot Corgi running around blowing poo poo up; METAL DOGS

quote:

Set in a world after the destruction of humankind, the harsh battle of the combat dog "Pochi" begins. Explore dungeons that change every time you enter, get a wide variety of weapons, and power up your dog! Hunt the evil "WANTED"! Enjoy exhilarating battles casually in this roguelite action game.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1554970/Rogue_Spirit/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256849807/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1630507586

Rogue Spirit: presumably a roguelike/lite and you possess enemies to take their bodies whenever you need to

quote:

Rogue Spirit is a 3D rogue-lite action game with light stealth elements. Play as the Ghost of the Prince of the Kingdom of Midra, possess enemy characters and absorb their unique skills to fight the evil presence that has corrupted your land.

StarkRavingMad
Sep 27, 2001






Yams Fan

https://twitter.com/microtrailers/status/1433423257353523203?s=20

quote:

Timothy Leary Wants to Take You on a Mind Adventure
From the mind of Dr. Timothy Leary comes Mind Mirror, a trippy journey through your own mind.

Mind Mirror is not just a game, it is a valuable tool to help you explore your own mind, make decisions, and to envision your ideal self.

Play it by yourself or with a group of people to learn more about yourself and others.

Mind Mirror is a fun and nostalgic blast from the 80s, while still serving as a useful tool for self-reflection and exploring your own personality!

No matter what, we guarantee that Mind Mirror will be unlike any game you have ever played!

Originally published in 1986. Article from several years ago about it here: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/diy-transcendence-with-timothy-learys-mind-mirror

What an odd thing to put on Steam.

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

Oops forgot a couple

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1462810/WRC_10_FIA_World_Rally_Championship/





This is my favorite racing game series of all time! WRC has somewhat recently become the best rally series on the market. WRC 10 looks to continue that legacy. It's a beautiful game that looks insanely realistic at racing speeds and feels fantastic with a wheel. You can play without a wheel, both keyboard and controller work, but of course it's preferable to have one. It does have Mixed review right now, I am guessing since it probably doesn't offer enough new stuff. Still gonna get it without a doubt.

quote:

Hailed by reviewers and professional drivers, the standard-setting off-road racing simulation has been reinvented! Reach the 2021 season podium, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the competition, relive the highlights at the wheel of legendary cars.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the championship, WRC 10 is offering a brand-new Anniversary edition, packed with new content and sensations. Relive the most intense moments from 1973 to today! WRC 10 History Mode puts your driving talents to the test through 19 historical events that require you to adapt to racing conditions of each time period.

Never-before-seen content for WRC:
- The 4 new 2021 rallies: Estonia, Croatia, Belgium and Spain
- 6 historic rallies including Acropolis, San Remo, Germany and Argentina
- 120 special stages
- 52 official teams from the 2021 season (WRC, WRC2, WRC3, Junior WRC),
- 20 legendary cars from Alpine, Audi, Lancia, Subaru, Ford, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and more...

Career Mode, unanimously hailed as one of the best-developed and most complete in a racing game, has also been comprehensively upgraded and now includes a livery editor, so you can create your own team and add your colours to contemporary cars!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1382290/Betrayer_Curse_of_the_Spine/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256844866/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1629993604

Betrayer: Curse of the Spine is a very nice-looking game (maybe they went a little heavy on the glow but the backgrounds still have a nice look) that I hadn't heard of and is entering Early Access. 2D metroivania with crafting and decision making.

quote:

Betrayer: Curse of the Spine is an Action-Adventure Metroidvania. The game features decision making, crafting, fast-paced combat, multiple endings, intricate storytelling, an open world to explore, and more!

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

Play posted:

Betrayer: Curse of the Spine

Is this a Lowtax simulator?

Donnerberg
Dec 15, 2008



Hell Gem


I picked up The Magister hoping it'd be Overboard with procedural mysteries. It doesn't play like Overboard. All the NPCs have dialogue locked behind grinding reputation with them. They send you on sidequests like solving secondary mysteries and helping in fights. It's also a card battler with Griftlands' dialogue fights and combat. It seems competently made, but it's not quite my thing so I haven't done more than half an hour.

StarkRavingMad
Sep 27, 2001






Yams Fan

Donnerberg posted:

I picked up The Magister hoping it'd be Overboard with procedural mysteries. It doesn't play like Overboard. All the NPCs have dialogue locked behind grinding reputation with them. They send you on sidequests like solving secondary mysteries and helping in fights. It's also a card battler with Griftlands' dialogue fights and combat. It seems competently made, but it's not quite my thing so I haven't done more than half an hour.

I've played about two hours and I like it. It is very much primarily a card battler with two separate decks (one for physical combat, one for social stuff) and you're running these side quests to get up to three stars with the NPCs so they'll open up to you about what they know. I'm not done with a run yet, but you have 14 in-game days to solve the murder and it seems like it'll end up being sort of Clue-ish at the end where I'm going to know like "okay, the killer was a smoker, I know these three characters smoke, I know this person had an alibi, etc" and then have to deduce (or educated guess at) the answer.

I think it's going to be somewhat repetitive on subsequent runs since from what I understand it's always a magister murdered at the inn and some things will be the same like having to do the initial social combat to calm down the barmaid, etc, but the clues and solution will be different each time. I like the gameplay enough to where I can see myself doing a run every so often (the dev says a single run to completion takes about 4-6 hours which seems about right).

For $12.75 on sale I like it. At $20 or maybe even the non-sale price of $15, it'd probably feel overpriced to me.

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/1556870/Golf_Club_Wasteland/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256846537/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1628775177

Golf Club Wasteland (or Golf Club: Wasteland, it seems inconsistent with the name) is a chill 2D 'golf' (more like mini golf) game where you are touring the broken wasteland of earth to play golf. Only 7.49, right now, which is good pricing imo

quote:

The rich fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot. Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture and humanity.

Piece together the full story of how humanity fell through three distinct sources. Details from the lone golfer’s story, who's come back to Earth for one last game. The Radio Nostalgia From Mars broadcast that gives a glimpse into the lives of those who escaped. And the narration of a “secret spectator” watching from a distance...

Be accompanied by a purposefully composed soundtrack as well as personal stories broadcasted on Radio Nostalgia From Mars. The station caters to citizens of Mars, nostalgic for Earth as they listen to music from the 2020s, and dial in to share their memories of the planet. A smooth-voiced radio DJ keeps the show flowing with updates and announcements hinting at a not-so-glamorous life on Mars.

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/1727000/YuuYuu_Jiteki_no_Yuukarin/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256847238/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1629414882

In YuuYuuu etc. etc. a green-haired heroine with unreasonable large boobies floats around with an umbrella and does wrestling moves on insects and stuff. Complimentary poor translation

quote:

The story of Yuuka Kazami, the flower master of the four seasons who loves "flowers" more than anyone else in the world. A game that seems easy? A game that looks kind? Don't be fooled by the appearance. Please enjoy the world of adventure that becomes harsh as you progress to the end.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1278170/Big_Rumble_Boxing_Creed_Champions/



It's a boxing game based on the Creed movie(s). It's not bad, seems to have decent fundamentals and it's challenging enough. If you're really looking for an arcade boxing title with movie tie-ins, which I'm sure most of you are

quote:

Do you have what it takes to be a champion? Train, fight, and win like Adonis Creed, Rocky Balboa, and more boxing legends in this knockout boxing game!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1098220/Making_it_Home/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256818563/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1610910999

Looking for a sandbox building automation platformer adventure game? Well look no further than Making it Home

quote:

A vehicle building game where you’re a ladybug. Put your engineering and creativity skills to the test as you combine simple elements into a complex contraption. Defend it from an onslaught of cherry bombs, flying drones and carrots in the campaign - or just enjoy driving on the open road.

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

look-
a post,


Play posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1727000/YuuYuu_Jiteki_no_Yuukarin/

https://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256847238/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1629414882

In YuuYuuu etc. etc. a green-haired heroine with unreasonable large boobies floats around with an umbrella and does wrestling moves on insects and stuff. Complimentary poor translation

that is a touhou

FLIPADELPHIA
Apr 27, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Popete posted:

Is this a Lowtax simulator?

Literal spit take on this one, nicely done

Level 1 Thief
Dec 17, 2007

I'm busy, and I'm having fun.


Type The Entire Of Ulysses. That's it. That's the game.

Wamdoodle
May 15, 2007

Yes, it is what it looks like!



This just popped up for me outta nowhere. Looks like a Donkey Kong fangame. I haven't tried it yet. Mostly posting before it gets nuked from orbit by The Big N so if anyone is interested in archival purposes...

http://dkctrilogy.com/

Plebian Parasite
Oct 12, 2012




Reminds me of the anecdote that when Hunter S Thompson was starting out, he locked himself in his room and spend like a whole day typing out a copy of the Great Gatsby because he wanted to see what it was like to write a great book.

cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather



I like that it's 1% oft, so you can save those precious 6 cents.

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

From what I could tell not a single worthwhile game that I'd even be interested in sharing came out during this long weekend

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


Play posted:

From what I could tell not a single worthwhile game that I'd even be interested in sharing came out during this long weekend

*dusts off emails letting me know there's new games out*

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1105590/Dream_Cycle/

Early access

quote:

Trapped in a cursed alternate dimension, arcane apprentice Morgan Carter faces an epic quest to save both her soul and the shattered Dreamlands. Use stealth, spells, and weapons to defeat enemies and purge the corruption while exploring thousands of shards of this ever-expanding action adventure.

quote:


> Game play
- is very unique, fast hack and slash combat something like Hellblade. Its very fluid, and tense!

>Story
- So far the story is a full adventure. Its very mysterious at the same time a place of unknown as you explore vast regions discovering new experiences. Morgan isn't afraid of showing her comedy/sarcastic side either.

>Experience
- Sometimes when exploring you uncover landscapes and absolutely stunning views of the world. The artistic approach for this game is incredible and I cant wait to see more!

>Overall Verdict
- With Dream Cycle still in 1.0 early development, it still needs a lot of polish! I honestly cant wait to see where this game goes, and you shouldn't either. This Early Access release is something you cant miss

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1356280/Kitaria_Fables/

Has a demo

quote:

Action Adventure fused with RPG and Farming elements. Armed with sword, bow and spellbook, fight against a rising darkness threatening the world. Plunder dungeons in search of relics and resources, tend to your farm to make provisions and potions, and take on quests solo, or with a friend!

quote:

Spoiler-Free Review
Kitaria Fables (KFA) is a top-down action-adventure title with farming-sim elements, set in a fantasy world. Players impersonate Nyanza, a soldier of the Empire that is sent to a remote village to provide more security to the inhabitants, given the recent rise in monster attacks. After settling in their grandfather's old farm, the protagonists starts helping the villagers and stumbles onto an ancient prophecy.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1292020/Armoured_Commander_II/

Finally left early access; the first one is free

quote:

Take command of a tank and its crew in the Second World War, fighting through one of dozens of campaigns across Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Featuring a roguelike focus on gameplay over graphics, each day of the campaign brings new challenges, and mere survival is itself a victory.

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

quote:

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

quote:

I really enjoyed this. I was not expecting to get sucked in as much as I was right off the bat. Just a solid, accessible survival horror that will check a lot of boxes for fans of the original resident evil or silent hill games. An absolute treat of a game.

Mechanical Ape
Aug 7, 2007

But yes, occasionally I am known to smash.


StrixNebulosa posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1356280/Kitaria_Fables/

Spoiler-Free Review
Kitaria Fables (KFA) is a top-down action-adventure title with farming-sim elements, set in a fantasy world. Players impersonate Nyanza, a soldier of the Empire that is sent to a remote village to provide more security to the inhabitants, given the recent rise in monster attacks. After settling in their grandfather's old farm, the protagonists starts helping the villagers and stumbles onto an ancient prophecy.

I assume that's just odd phrasing on the part of the reviewer, but it would be rad if your character were actually impersonating a dead person Don Draper style. And you have to settle into your cozy small-town farming life while hoping no one figures out.

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



Kitaria is major 6-7 out of 10 energy from what I've played, purely for niche players and very focused on resource farming. I do like the PS2/PSP-era look of it though.

The next batch of big releases starts tomorrow: The Artful Escape, Tales of Arise, Life is Strange: True Colors, Webbed, and Dice Legacy.

There was also F.I.S.T. but it did not release on PC yet, only console for now. PC port is coming though.

The 7th Guest fucked around with this message at 22:13 on Sep 8, 2021

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1424300/Jester__King/

Visual novel, the art is extremely meh

quote:

You play the amnesiac jester Madion who woke up next to the king's lifeless body. He's trapped in a cursed kingdom with three potential love interests. Madion is torn between seeking the truth, helping the others, and a desire to escape.

quote:

From the author of Demonheart comes a new visual novel in a similarly dark setting, dealing with themes of murder, love, trust, and deceit.
Features:
Story of over 90.000 words.
Selected lines are voiced over.
Choices to build, or re-build, a relationship with one of three characters: Lucille, Calix, or Edwina.
Collect "keys" - bits of information needed to progress the story and discover the truth.
The cursed kingdom is looping in time - you can use a flowchart to go back to certain choices.

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





VNs/interactive fiction using their wordcount as clout always feels like exactly the wrong thing to try and market with.

lunar detritus
May 6, 2009



Lipstick Apathy

90k words sounds short considering a VN usually has routes so the player is only going to read a portion of that, but I have no idea what's the average.

fez_machine
Nov 27, 2004



kirbysuperstar posted:

VNs/interactive fiction using their wordcount as clout always feels like exactly the wrong thing to try and market with.

Especially if most high quality VNs don't blink at multiple 100s of thousands of words.

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

kirbysuperstar posted:

VNs/interactive fiction using their wordcount as clout always feels like exactly the wrong thing to try and market with.

- Over 6,000 hours of gameplay!!!!!

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

Webbed has released. be a spidie

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/1709580/Tiny_Robots_Recharged/

https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256844725/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1627625528

Nice looking little 3D puzzle game: Tiny Robots Recharged

quote:

It was all fun and games until the bad guy took your friends. It's not their fault he built his super-secret laboratory next to the park.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1290780/Residual/

https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256841491/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1627491996

Residual is a nonviolent survival crafting thing with a bunch of procgen planets I think

quote:

In a forgotten galaxy full of strange planets, you crash-land on one with the ancient mystery. Craft tools and mining devices. Hostile biological life, and more stand between the voyager and survival. You’ll have your snarky and occasionally helpful Personal Disaster Bot with you the entire way.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1122680/The_Artful_Escape/

https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256768964/movie480.webm?t=1579132968

The Artful Escape is a narrative musical game of some kind, although I'm unclear on what the gameplay is exactly, assuming there is any

quote:

A teenage guitar prodigy sets out on a psychedelic journey to inspire his stage persona and confront the legacy of a dead folk legend. Starring voice performances by Michael Johnston, Caroline Kinley, Lena Headey, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Strong, and Carl Weathers.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1229460/Dice_Legacy/

https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256842914/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1626440550

Dice Legacy is a roguelike citybuilder with dice involved. Mixed reviews at the moment

quote:

Dice Legacy is a dice-based survival city builder set on a mysterious ringworld. Your ship has reached the shore of an uncharted continent. Roll and use your dice to gather resources, expand and defend your settlement, survive the winter and interact with the strange inhabitants of this eerie world.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/924070/Arboria/

https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256841023/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1625058334

Arboria is a very weird looking Trollz-inspired 3D roguelite

quote:

Fight, die, and fight again in this dark fantasy trollz-like roguelite. As a Yotun troll warrior, descend into the ever-changing, creepy dungeons of Durnar. Use a variety of Symbiotic Weapons and Bio-Mutations to slay enemies and heal The Father Tree.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1655520/Two_Hundred_Ways/

https://cdn.cloudflare.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/256843954/movie480_vp9.webm?t=1627546239

Another puzzle game, this one is not easy but I really like the way it's set up. Two Hundred Ways (sequel to One Hundred Ways)

quote:

Two Hundred Ways gives puzzle fans twice as many mental challenges to overcome. The mission of each of its 200 levels sounds easy: guide one or more balls to the exit. But levels with up to three different layers and numerous ball traps don't make this task a walk in the park.

Also Webbed looks awesome, hell yeah gonna get that one

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StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

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


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1161170/The_Rewinder/

Has a demo

quote:

The Rewinder is an adventure puzzle game, based on Chinese mythology. You play as Qi Yun, the last known Rewinder, who can communicate with spirits and explore other people memories to alter the past.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVRnvlGRA1I

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