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This intriguing puzzle experience from creative content producer Investigate North, provides a beautiful world to wander through with a potentially engaging story. Aporia: Beyond the Valley is an interesting concept that endeavours to blend story telling and low interaction gameplay with limited success. A gorgeous looking game that seems to feel like it falls short on it’s goal, seeming undefined and unpolished in many areas.
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Taking on the challenge of creating an old school RPG, Indie developer Event Horizon are developing their first Steam release, Tower of Time, in Early Access. With a blend of well crafted story telling and tactical, real time combat this is a game that promises a beautiful experience with something for those players who love the older style of RPG as well as players who may be more used to newer methods of tackling combat and general gameplay. Despite it’s currently rough edges, Tower of Time feels quite different to more recent releases in it’s genre and offers something special.
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The delights of this charming action brawler created by indie developer Tomatotrap are many in number. Plasma Puncher is simple to understand and difficult to get good at, offering a fun and light-hearted experience that still contains challenge. An adorable looking game with fast flowing and smooth gameplay that makes it look and feel very much worth it’s very reasonable asking price.
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Dig or Die
has been in Early Access for some time. However, developer Gaddy Games have produced a game that contains crafting, tower defence and horde mode elements, combining them together to create an engaging experience with an intriguing progression system and the option to experience the game in multiplayer. An enjoyable title under a reasonable price tag that certainly shows promise as it continues to move through development.
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The creators of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Torn Banner Studios have snuck out a new game with seemingly very little publicity or fanfare. Building off the same premise and combat basis as Chivalry, Mirage: Arcane Warfare offers the player a game full of colour and energy with a variety of classes and a set of fun magic abilities in a fast paced multiplayer environment.
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This Early Access title is the first Commercial Indie project by the developer Matt Dabrowski. An ambitious creation that aims to essentially give the player free reign in how they can tackle any situation or mission while also providing a randomly generated set of levels upon each run through, Streets of Rogue attempts and achieves things that others possibly haven’t even thought to try.
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This delightful experience from Garden Shed Studios first entry onto Steam has a distinct arcade feel to it while blending hack and slash, dungeon crawling gameplay with rogue like mechanics. Challenging, varied and visually lovely, Super Stone Legacy is a game with significant amounts of re-playability that offers a vast amount of enjoyment.
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Indie developer, Majorariatto, have offered up their first steam release to the masses. Majotori is an amusing, casual game based around the player dictating the outcome of various situations and stories based on how well you answer a round of trivia questions. There is still some luck involved as the only way of guaranteeing a positive outcome is to answer every single question correctly, but even in failure the game remains light hearted and entertaining.
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The Final Station is a game created by two indie developers, Oleg Sergeev and Andrey Rumak under the studio name of Do My Best Games. Published by Tiny Build this stunningly crafted experience encapsulates everything that is to be expected from an unforgiving survival game and captures beautifully the tension, uncertainty and underlying horror of a mysterious apocalyptic world.
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This third person shooting gallery from Nawia Games is a competently put together title featuring simple but well functioning gameplay. Western 1849 Reloaded offers short bursts of entertainment and some varying levels of difficulty as well as unlock-able content and upgrades. There is little to really keep the player engaged for extended periods of time and it feels very much like a flash game, but it functions as intended and provides an expected amount of content and re-playability for it’s price tag.