Emerge: Cities of the Apocalypse [official site] suffers from a condition that is becoming more and more common. Experts call it Ludorum Malitituli, which is Latin for “Bad Game Titles.” It’s been spreading so quickly, lately, we don’t know how to stop it. There is no cure.
However, if you’re one to look beyond appearances, you may find love, or at least a good time, where you least expect it. It’s a strategy game that combines turn-based planning à la Civ with real-time tower-defense combat, and it’s doing its best to survive on Steam Greenlight. I tried the demo – but it’s not safe to talk about that here. Follow me to the safehouse, on the other side of this barricade.