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File://maniac hides a serial killer on your hard drive for free

Games which kick over the fourth wall and involve the inner workings of your PC have always fascinated me. File://maniac isn't the first of its kind, but it is an intriguingly dark take on it, and possibly the start of a larger series. Described by developer Born Frustrated as a "pilot episode" about a cyberpunk investigator, delving into the virtual dream-worlds of killers. In this…

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OneShot review

I've never played a game like OneShot [official site]. I've played rather a lot of games, too. It's also been a really long time since I've cared about a game's main character quite so much, to the point where decisions really mattered to me. Which is rather a lot to say of a game made in RPGMaker. But then this is a game that does…

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Let The Knights Of Pen & Paper Haunt Your Fall

Nothing says 'the week after Halloween' like a spooky expansion for everyone's favorite RPG-where-you-play-a-tabletop-RPG, Knights of Pen & Paper. As you might have already guessed, it includes people with pumpkins for heads, vampires, and locations like The Abandoned Dwarven Mall. In case you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, Knights of Pen & Paper is really quite swell. It has adventure. It has…

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else { Heart.break() } Will Make Players Programmers

Erik Svedang's Blueberry Garden was a delightful, surreal platformer about exploring a world in order to discover how to play the game, so it's only right his next game would be an even meatier meta-commentary on games: else { Heart.break() } puts you in a world where the game's code itself can be accessed and altered by the player, prompted on by characters in the…

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