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Monochrome maritime mystery Return Of The Obra Dinn sets sail next week

A grand crime at sea might be a tough job to investigate but an insurance agent doesn't give up so easy, according to Return Of The Obra Dinn, next from Lucas Pope - creator of Papers Please. After four and a half years in development, the low-fi mystery adventure is nearly ready. Pope reckons it's just one week and a day from being ship-shape, launching on October…

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Manage an adventuring academy in Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story, out now

I've always had a soft spot for ambitious genre mash-ups, and Agate's Valthirian Arc: Hero School - released today - aims high, asking players to both manage a hero training facility and lead its students in real-time RPG combat. There's campus buildings to be placed, gear to be crafted, students to be nurtured and dragons to be slain all while balancing the books and even…

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Shmup of shmups ZeroRanger shoots for the core, out now with demo

ZeroRanger feels like a lovingly assembled mix-tape featuring the best bits across all of shmup history. Developed by System Erasure and released Friday, it's a vertically scrolling arcade shooter with a striking colour palette, simple control scheme and more knowing nods than a scholars-only metal concert. I spent a bit of yesterday playing it, and while I've not mastered it well enough to call any…

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Tactical backstabber I’m Not A Monster infiltrates under the guise of a free weekend

I'm Not A Monster is mostly about mind-games, sometimes shooting stuff with lasers and best when you're a space-lizard chewing a friend's face off. Developed by Cheerdealers and released yesterday, it's a blend of XCOM-style tactics and parlour games like Werewolf. A crew of heroes try to rescue civilians from SPACE DANGER, but two of them are shapeshifting B-movie reptiles. Below, a launch trailer featuring…

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Projectile vomit for fun and profit in Pig Eat Ball, out now with demo

Unless something can top a flying pig vomiting tennis balls at a tiger-moth (literally a tiger/moth hybrid) with tennis racquets for wings, then Pig Eat Ball is the wildest game you'll see today. The latest from Nathan Fouts of Mommy's Best Games (Serious Sam Double D, Weapon Of Choice) Pig Eat Ball is a deliriously weird arcade puzzle-maze game which feels like it's from a…

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Be expendable in parodic platform RPG Underhero, out now with a demo

A wise man once mused "If only you could talk to the monsters" - in Underhero you can because you are one too, albeit low-level and underpaid. Unfortunately, if you want to get out of a fight (using a charming Paper Mario-inspired combat engine) in this parodic platform RPG hybrid, you'll have to bribe your way past your peers. Life is hard at the bottom…

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Boo! Rusty Lake release Cube Escape: Paradox and short film

I'm calling it: Halloween season starts now. I've just hung a spooky lantern in the hallway and the spooky-ooky Rusty Lake gang today released not only a new altogether kooky adventure game but a live-action short film too. Ghost time is go. Cube Escape: Paradox is out now, offering its first chapter free so we can all try on the shoes of a detective trapped…

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Super Pilot is F-Zero with a level editor and out now in early access

Super Pilot is classic Nintendo racer F-Zero (either X or GX is up for debate) with a level editor, and developers Dopagames don't care to hide that at all. Race around at a thousand miles an hour against dozens of bots, defy gravity, shoot off the track and explode in a cloud of flaming glory, and then build your own tracks to do it again…

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Verlet Swing swooshes out today

I've had fun swinging around New York this past week, but I'm ready to move on to somewhere more exotic. Pretending to be a super-strong man-spider hybrid with a supernatural sense of danger just feels so... tame. Fortunately I've come across Verlet Swing, a grappling hook game where you hurl yourself through a fever dream of floating pizza slices, majestic goldfish and malteasers. The full…

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Thriker! FIFA 19 demo released

I return from my week off work to discover that I have evidently replaced our departed Adam (RPS in peace) as the RPS Football Correspondent, because none of these squares mentioned that a free demo for FIFA 19 launched on Thursday. I've ironically become less interested in digital ballkicking since I started going to matches again (mon the Hibs!) but I appreciate some will want…

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Skeletal Dance Party bops out this Halloween

As reanimated corpses go, these skeletons don't seem particularly malicious. But they do have trumpets. I've spent the past 15 minutes hopping about in the demo for Skeletal Dance Party, an upcoming dungeon crawling bopping adventure from Catalope Games. I've taken my first steps towards organising the biggest party the world has ever seen.

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Befriend and battle magical monsters in charming RPG Heartbeat, out now

Developed by tiny outfit Chumbosoft, Heartbeat is a cute JRPG that looks bit Pokémon, but has a lot of Shin Megami Tensei spirit to it, giving it a slightly more 'grown-up' edge. It's set in a high-tech but magical world where humans live alongside cute (and sometimes not-so-cute) talking magical monsters called Mogwai. Eve, a young Conjurer and her cat-Mogwai friend Klein set out on an errand…

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Watch some streams and get into Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout beta today

Time to sacrifice your bandwidth on the altar of public testing once more, especially if you like battle royale shooters. Right now, anyone with a Battle.net account can download the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta, due to open tomorrow at 10am Pacific (6pm BST). Those who preordered the game can start playing today, but if you've more time than money there's another option.…

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We Were Here Together makes the co-op puzzler series a trilogy next year

Go dig in the Antarctic, they said. See the sights, they said - all there is down here is a cursed castle and a creepy clown. Announced today and due out in early 2019, We Were Here Together is the third in Total Mayhem Games's We Were Here series of first person co-op puzzlers. Played online, two players explore a frozen, lost castle, separated and…

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Live three days of surreal plague-stricken hell in Pathologic 2’s free public alpha

Bleak, harrowing and frustrating are the first words I think of when Ice-Pick Lodge's Pathologic springs to mind - followed quickly by entrancing, alien and compelling. Originally Kickstarted as a remake, the now-reimagined plague survival immersive sim Pathologic 2 is shaping up to be something special. Not convinced? If you don't mind some bugs, you can try it out today. Earlier in development, Ice-Pick released The Marble Nest,…

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Battlefield 5’s open beta starts tomorrow and preloading is available now

Keep it on the down-low, but I hear that there's a new Battlefield game coming soon. Even more shocking, this 'Battlefield 5' will be running a free open beta, starting tomorrow. No, really - I heard it on the grapevine. Better yet, you can start preloading it now if your connection threatens to buckle under a 12.5 gigabyte download on the day. Don't say we…

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Anime mecha classic Zone Of The Enders 2 hits PC today – try the demo now, including VR support

Oi, oi, enough laughing at the back. Yes, the robots have their prominent cockpits mounted at crotch height. Done giggling? Good. Questionable pilot seating aside, Zone Of The Enders The 2nd Runner: M∀RS (to give it its full and incredibly clunky name) still looks and plays great to this day, despite being a fifteen-year-old PS2 game under its glossy 4k (and optionally VR) remastering. Zone Of…

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s botmatches and GOTV are now free for all

Valve have released a free version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, although it's more like a demo. As detailed in their latest patch notes, the free version of the ultra-popular esports FPS is limited to offline play only (including bots) and watching other players through their highly flexible GOTV spectator mode. This update also permanently retires the old 'legacy' UI, in favour of the fancy new Panorama style,…

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Play Warhammer: Vermintide 2 for free this weekend

What if Left 4 Dead but rats? See for yourself this weekend, as Warhammer: Vermintide 2 tonight launches a free weekend trial of the full game. Round up three pals (or make awkward small talk with AI-controlled botmates) and go stab, smash, bash, and burn your way through hordes of heathens and ratmen in a slice of the Warhammer Fantasy world. This trial comes shortly…

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Star Citizen seems to be real and you can try it for yourself this weekend

Despite sometimes seeming like a shared hallucination, it's harder to deny that Star Citizen exists in some tangible capacity today, as it's currently free for all to try. To wrap up their appearance at Gamescom, Cloud Imperium Games flung open the hangar-bay doors to the cold and hostile void of space. And by that, I mean the general public. Those wanting to take a poke…

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