Posts Tagged ‘demo’

Toot Toot! Sunless Sea’s Free Steam Weekend Now On

You doing anything nice this weekend? How about: exploring an underground ocean, discovering wonderful sights, meeting strange and terrible things, losing your mind, eating your own shipmates, and meeting a watery death? Sounds lovely, no? Quite! If you’ve not played Sunless Sea [official site] yet, perhaps not hearing our incessant murmuring about how splendid Failbetter’s roguelikelike is, then now’s your chance. The full game is free to play from now until Sunday, see (sea), and on sale (sail) too.

For those who already know the cruel seas well, Failbetter have also recently shared a short video peeking at its upcoming Zubmariner expansion.

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Evochron Legacy Blasts Off Into Sandbox Space

I’ve always been impressed that sandbox space sim series Evochron is mostly the work of one man, StarWraith’s Shawn Bower. Heck, I’m even more impressed now big names and big budgets have now returned to space sims as points of comparison. I’m awful at Evochron–always floundering and giving up in demos–but I’m glad it exists.

So hey, look, Evochron Legacy [official site] came out this week. It has a demo too.

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Equilateral Thinking: The Triangular Trials Of Volvox

Volvox [official site] is a neat little pastel-shaded puzzle game about guiding triangles across a triangular grid. Let me assure you: it sounds a lot more straightforward when typed out like that than what plays out in practice. The triangles you maneuver, you see, are loaded with functional properties tacked onto certain sides that must be aligned with corresponding goals. Does that sound more complicated? Good, because that’s the reality. It’s often great, yet often: AAARRGGHHH!

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Life Is Strange Finally Has A Demo On PC

Oh good grief, look, I’m out of ways to tell you I really like Life Is Strange [official site]. Go read its entry in the RPS Advent calendar. Or! A demo has finally arrived on PC, yonks after it hit consoles, letting all and sundry have a wee go at the time-travelling adventure. Head on over to Steam if you’re curious what I’m always banging on about.

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Go On A Head: Ultra Hat Dimension

Do you like hats? I like hats. Hats with stars, hats with bows, hats with wings, even witch’s hats. Contrary to how it may at first sound, Ultra Hat Dimension [official site] is not a washed up European trance DJ duo, but is an excellent puzzle game that features all of the aforementioned head dressings. And Spluffs – incessantly grinning Pac Man-ghost-like beings how go around punching folk. And it has a demo. Intrigued? Me too!

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Wizard Detective Is A Game About Detecting A Wizard

I like dynamic detective games. I am attempting to make a dynamic detective game in my spare time. Wizard Detective is a dynamic detective game about detecting a wizard, and it’s reminiscent of both Westerado and my beloved Where’s An Egg. It’s on Greenlight and there’s a demo on Itch you can download now. Step below for some thoughts and a trailer.

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It’s Time You Tried Tick Tock Isle

I’ve had a troubled relationship with video game clock towers. While I adored the setting of Hifumi Kono’s Clock Tower survival horror series of the late 90s and early 2000s, the Mad King’s Clock Tower jumping puzzle in Guild Wars 2, put me off them for life. So many mistimed jumps, so many perilous falls, so many unreasonably narrow floating catwalks that I tell you were IMPOSSIBLE to land on.

Tick Tock Isle [official site] is a wonderfully strange adventure to fix a sodding clock tower on a mysterious island, travelling in time and meeting whimsical townsfolk. It has a demo, and is now the one exception to my anti-time-telling tower rule.

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Harpoon Spacebeasts In Blacksea Odyssey’s Demo

Blacksea Odyssey [official site] is about driving spears into the fleshy bits of giant spacebeasts till they’re wounded enough that you can embed a harpoon in their bloodied flesh and pull off parts of their limbs. Pretty gross! Also pretty neat, and the Kickstarter it’s running right now offers an alpha demo to horrifically tinker with.

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Multiplayer Misrule: Chaos Reborn Gets A Demo

Newborns are gross and… I had planned to start this post about Chaos Reborn [official site] now having a demo with some kind of gag about how reborns are surely even grosser, so it’s probably better to be visiting the game a month after launch. Then I remembered that reborn dolls are A Thing and just so uncanny and now I’m too distracted looking at those eerie little effigies while admiring the artistry and… I wish Pip were around this morning to talk me down out of this. Chaos Reborn has a demo now, okay, and a new update recently hit too.

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Explore The Orange Moon In Action-Platformer’s Demo

Orange Moon [official site] is a 2D platformer that’s part action, part RPG, and part roguelikelike. As an inquisitive astronaut-cum-explorer, you set out for the titular Orange Moon in search of new life and natural resources. As these things tend to go, you’re met with a far harsher environment than first expected (seriously, does any planning go into these expeditions?) with threatening native life, perilous terrain, and shit-loads of traps and contraptions to overcome. Take a look for yourself below:

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