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OneShot is out on Mac and that’s nice for you, Dan

Hear ye Mac users, heed my blowing horn of low-key game news. Meta-heroic RPG OneShot is now playable on your fruit-powered computers. It’s the story of a cat-eyed girl who carries around a lightbulb, which she thinks is the sun, through a dark world of broken robots and abandoned shacks. But it’s also about you, since the characters are aware there’s a god in the…

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Finding Paradise (To The Moon 2) review

To The Moon is one of my favourite gaming experiences. No game has made me blub as hard, or as often, and it earned those tears through a funny, passionate, emotionally complex story. Finding Paradise, a direct sequel after a number of smaller asides, didn't make me cry. It made me laugh, think, wonder, and finish with a sad smile on my face, but no…

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Makers of RPG Maker make Visual Novel Maker

The makers of RPG Maker are making a new maker called Visual Novel Maker which makes the maker make the makings of okay I’m going to stop now. The piece of DIY software is a “tool for Visual Novel Creation aimed towards aspiring artists and writers,” say creators Degica Games. Like its RPG brethren, it comes with basic assets (characters, backgrounds, sound effects, etc) but…

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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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Freeware Garden: Mimicry Man

There exists an obscure and dangerous creature all but the staunchest adventures have grown to fear. A monster so devilish in its understanding of a hero's soul it's virtually invincible. A mimic. Mimicry Man is a scientifically accurate simulation of the life of the average beastie of the sort.

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Freeware Garden: It Moves

It Moves is a horror game made in RPG Maker and hence comes with some traditionally cute character sprites and a top-down perspective. Yes, I'm quite aware of the fact that this doesn't sound terribly exciting, but please do trust me when I say that It Moves is one of the few games to understand how atmospheric horror works.

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A Collage Of Dreams: Middens

Oh look, some brief descriptions of games. The Mass Effect trilogy is a space opera RPG about a crew of aliens attempting to stop a great evil and occasionally having sex. The Secret of Monkey Island is a comedic point and click adventure with insult swordfighting and a piratical theme. Ho hum. Aha, this one is new. "Middens is an exploration game using collage and…

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A Bat, A Cat, A World Of Weird: OFF

OFF could be this year's Space Funeral, except that it wasn't released this year. It's an RPGMaker 2003 game made by a group going by the name Unproductive Fun Time and everybody at all interested in the wonderfully weird world of bizarre and creepy SNES-style RPGs should have played it already. The only barrier to entry was the Frenchness of it all, which isn't a…

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Grave Flowers: Wither

So far today we've had news from a better world, investigative journalism and egg-robbing retro action. It's probably time for an RPGmaker game that combines Gameboy stylings with a FOREBODING JOURNEY INTO THE DARK HEART OF MAN (my caps - my entire phrase in fact). I don't want to give too much away and you can play through the entire thing in less than an…

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