Posts Tagged ‘demo’

The Right Stuff: Astronaut – The Best

Astronaut: The Best [official site] is a game about training a bunch of people who definitely do not seem to have “the right stuff”, in preparation for a trip into space. There are four days left in its Kickstarter campaign and it’s only half way to its $26,000 goal. There’s still enough time to make up the difference, I reckon, even if the odds are against developers Universal Happymaker. Astronaut: The Best, you may remember, is one of the first titles to be backed by Fundbetter. That means Failbetter, the studio behind Sunless Sea, will match the $26k if the Kickstarter succeeds.

If the description “King of Dragon Pass meets Look Around You” isn’t convincing enough, there is a demo available.

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Blue Revolver Brings Retro Shmup Shenanigans

There’s a reason why they don’t call me Shit-Hot Hot Shots Alice: because I’m no good at shoot ’em ups. Also other reasons, but mostly that. However, Stellar Circle’s retro Blue Revolver [official site] did catch my eye with a fun alpha demo last year. Now the full game is out and yes, this certainly is some bullet-spewing, vertical-scrolling, shot-dodging shooting ’em upping. Read the rest of this entry »

Dungeon of Zaar Is Crisp-Looking Turn-Based Strategy

Dungeon of Zaar [official site] is a fantasy turn-based strategy game from developer Dungeon of Zaar. Okay, if we were judging this game solely on the developer’s ability to choose a unique name I’d fail it immediately on principle. But a closer look reveals that this could actually be a decent little game, especially with art this good-looking. It’s got a demo so you can see for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

Explore The Murky Deep In Project Abyss’s Alpha Demo

Project Abyss [official site] is a 2D RPG survival game that’s just fought tooth and nail to be Greenlit on Steam. Now that it’s escaped the clutches of “will it or won’t it” that so many fledgling games fall victim to, it’s time to dive right in. The water’s fine! Okay, no more water puns, I promise.

Get your flippers wet with the game’s alpha demo (I lied about no more water puns) as you explore underwater wreckage, snap up loot, and fight off the nasties that dwell below the sea. Read the rest of this entry »

Try Out 30 Minutes Of Mighty No. 9 Dev’s ReCore

Not so sure about ReCore [official site]? Did Mighty No. 9 leave you feeling a litle unsure about the whole Comcept and Keiji Inafune thing? No one could blame you. Microsoft seeks to rectify any uncertainty you might have about the action platformer with the introduction of a 30-minute demo that’s up for grabs on Windows 10. Or at least get your attention if you hadn’t actually heard about the game. Read the rest of this entry »

The Silver Case’s HD Remaster Is Available Now

Master! We’re in a tight spot! Wait, that’s the psycho-trip assassin tale Killer7, another one of Suda51’s games. I’m supposed to be bringing bountiful news of The Silver Case [official site], or at least the remastered version, anyway. Grasshopper Manufacture’s re-release of the point-and-click murder mystery adventure is available now for your downloading pleasure. Read the rest of this entry »

Demo Of Surveillance Game Beholder Now Available

The games they are a-changin’. A beholder used to be “a floating orb of flesh with a large mouth, single central eye, and many smaller eyestalks on top with deadly magical powers”. You’d find them in dungeons, hovering about and making a nuisance of themselves. 2016’s Beholder [official site] is a man called Carl and he’s a whole lot creepier than a floating testocular monster:

“As Carl, the landlord of an apartment house employed to serve the state…your daily routine is simply to make the property attractive to its tenants. Little do they know that you have ulterior motives and will use any means available to observe, whether it’s spying, eavesdropping or wiretapping as you build tenant profiles…”

Papers, Please meets The Lives of Others? There’s a demo available now.

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