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Shadows Of Doubt is a first-person detective sim in a procedural city

I'm pretty sure each and every game developer in the world has considered making a game that exists within an unnecessarily large city. There are abandoned hard-drives, rammed with sketches and docs about making an open world and letting the player traverse it, taking missions that spill across streets and alleys and into tower blocks. You're just another face in the crowd, one with a…

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Feature: Separating the chaff grenades from the wheat... grenades

The most promising upcoming stealth games

It’s a bit tricky to knock together a list of the best upcoming stealth games, because it’s a bit tricky to say what a stealth game even is anymore. Stealth is more frequently looking like a playstyle or bulletpoint rather than the crux of an entire game. Even the best stealth games in recent memory - yer Invisible Incs, Ian Hitmans, Alien: Isolations - have all…

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Feature: What games do you admire more than you enjoy?

Slowing The Conversation: Concrete Jungle

Part of the fun of playing games for me is the conversations that happen around them, but that means that it can feel like you've missed out when you come to a game late. So let's generate our own discussion by revisiting some of last year's missed games together. For starters, I chose Concrete Jungle, a blend of city- and deck-building. I don't like it…

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Deck The City Halls: Concrete Jungle Out Now

We talk a lot about spiritual successors to beloved games. "Cities Skylines," you might say to a friend, "is a spiritual successor to SimCity." If that's the case, you might also say that city management deck-builder Concrete Jungle [official site] is a spiritual predecessor. It was released this past Thursday and there's a launch trailer below.

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Concrete Jungle Breaks Ground On September 23rd

Concrete Jungle [official site] is a "city planning deck-building game". I played an in-development version of it earlier this year and thought it was smart, for the way it makes overt the decision-making behind urban expansion and finds a space somewhere between a mathematical puzzle game and Cities: Skylines. Now there's a release date - September 23rd, in case you missed the post title -…

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