Increpare’s Shower Game Makes Bath Time Very Strange

By Cassandra Khaw on June 20th, 2015.

SFW NSFW

My avatar won’t stop pooping on the shower floor. Each time it squats, it releases another suspicious brown shape. Unsanitary? I know. Fortunately, Increpare’s Shower Game [official site] allows you to smash your faeces into nothingness with just a click of your right mouse button. (I don’t know what is happening. Tell me what is happening.) It’s not all heeling poo down the drain.

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Tonight You Die: An Eerie Free Brutalist Walking Simulator

By Alice O'Connor on June 19th, 2015.

“Tonight You Die” is not an e-mail subject I especially relish finding in my inbox, but I can get used to that brief shock if it brings me more games like Tonight You Die [official site].

It’s a spooky walking simulator exploring a deserted brutalist estate at night, all angular concrete and dark shadows. And your footsteps. And some suitably eerie music. After all the E3 bustle, I’m pleased to end the week with something quiet – and playable now. It’s pay-what-you-want on Itch.

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Through The Woods’ Folk Horror Has a Free Demo

By Philippa Warr on June 8th, 2015.

Are we out of the woods yet?

Through the Woods [official site] is a Norwegian folk tale-themed tale of child kidnap. It’s currently on Kickstarter but with a demo so I figured I’d give it a go. There are some mild spoilers for the demo after the jump so if you wanted to try it blind just go to the official site.

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Capture Tank Flag: World Of Tanks Domination Mode

By Alice O'Connor on June 3rd, 2015.

3, 2, 1, let's ram.

World of Tanks [official site] is hardly a simulator, but if you fancy pootling around in tank battles that are a little more arcadey, you’re in luck. Developers Wargaming have kicked off the free-to-play game’s Domination event, which for one month adds a new mode that has tanks zooming around trying to capture flags, with respawning, repair and ammo pickup points, nae friendly fire, and a selection of swish Tier 10 tanks that everyone gets to choose from.

Tank Fortress. Capture Tank Flag. Tank The Flag. Tank The Capture. Capture The Flag With A Tank (Which You Drive As An Avatar In An Online Video Game Space).

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Battle Come Down: Dirty Bomb Open Beta Launched

By Alice O'Connor on June 3rd, 2015.

I quite like the non-copyright-infringing Underground logo. It's very 2.0, and the kind of thing some daft mayor might do some day.

As promised, Splash Damage’s class-based FPS Dirty Bomb [official site] launched its open beta test last night. All and sundry and can now run, wall-jump, and shooty-shoot around the streets of Merrye Olde Londone in objective-driven action for free. Nab it from Steam.

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Mecha Sports: Regular Human Basketball Out For Free

By Alice O'Connor on June 3rd, 2015.

Just shooting some b-ball outside of the school.

Basketball is played by giant robots, right? I must confess the sport is something of a blind spot for me, being raised in Blighty, so I’ll trust entirely in Crawl developers Powerhoof and their free video game adaptation Regular Human Basketball [official site], which is out now.

Basketball, I have learned from playing, is a local multiplayer sport for 2-10 players who scamper around inside a giant robot mashing buttons trying to make them move around, activating their wheels and magnet arms and rocket boosters, with the goal of slamming hot robodunks.

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Foot Hacks: PrincesSize Is A Brutal Footwear Puzzle

By Philippa Warr on June 3rd, 2015.

No pain no weird dude who wants to be your husband because he thinks shoe size is unique

PrincesSize [itch.io link] is a Cinderalla-themed game which combines the grisliness of fairystories, the simple attraction of tangram puzzles and a touch of “oh good god, the pain of attractive but horrifically uncomfortable footwear intended for special occasions”.

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Snoop Around A Grand Budapest-y Hotel In Maquisard

By Alice O'Connor on June 2nd, 2015.

That's me hiding behind the flowers.

Maquisard [official site] takes snooping out of its usual world of shadows and form-fitting leather into the colourful setting of a swanky Grand Budapest Hotel-inspired establishment. Playing as a bellhop working with the resistance, the free game has players stealthily spying on hotel guests, their behaviour and habits, to figure out which one is an undercover agent.

You get to sneak around carrying a flower stand to duck behind. Oh yes.

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Hot Date Is Hatoful Boyfriend With Speed-Dating Dogs

By Emily Gera on May 30th, 2015.

It may surprise you to know that Hot Date [official site], a game about going on a series of dates with a dogs, didn’t come to my attention through my weekly Butt Dungeon newsletter. In fact, I think I in some ways I always knew that some day a game would be inspired largely by the events of my life.

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It’s Swery Time: D4 Demo Released

By Alice O'Connor on May 29th, 2015.

Last time I posted about D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die [official site], I was a bit vague about what it is. It’s an adventure game, right? But not like typical adventure games. And it has action segments. And it all has loads of QTEs that tire your character. And coming from the chap behind Deadly Premonition, it’s obviously a bit weird. It’s… look, you can see for yourself as a demo has arrived ahead of its release next week. Finally, respite from relying upon this dolt’s foolish clacking!

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Jenny LeClue: Detectivú Teaser Demo Is Rather Lovely

By John Walker on May 28th, 2015.

Jenny LeClue has been on our radar for a while. After an exemplary example of how to do a Kickstarter campaign last year, the investigative adventure game made nearly double the goal, and put a realistic release date of the end of 2016. But that’s still an awfully long wait, so it’s great to see a lengthy demo has been made available to all.

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Butcher: Ultraviolent Prototype From Makers Of Soldat

By Graham Smith on May 27th, 2015.

I can think of lots of reasons why shotgunning your way through some 2D pixels might turn your day around, but whatever the cause I recommend Butcher. It’s a three-level prototype of an ultraviolent run-and-gun platformer from the makers of Soldat and King Arthur’s Gold. You can play it in your browser now and it is distracting me from the neighbours drilling, sawing, sanding and hammering their way through their walls and my patience.

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Sweet Dreams: Swery’s D4 On PC Next Week

By Alice O'Connor on May 27th, 2015.

Whatever Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro is up to, colour me interested. An episodic adventure game about a former cop trying to solve the murder of his wife by diving back in time? Yep, I’m up for D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die [official site]. After Deadly Premonition, which he directed, I want more of whatever’s in his head. Scrape it out and offer it to us. Yes, including the idea he has for “a story about a high school girl detective who uses the imagination (fantasising) energy from masturbating to help her solve murders.” Sure thing, Swery!

For now, I’ll settle for D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, which next week comes from Xbox One to PC.

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