Windows, OSX, Linux | $TBA | 2018
Dropsy-creator Jay Tholen takes us back into a wonderfully weird alternate version of 90s internet with
Geocitites: The Game Hypnospace Outlaw. This is going to be a wild ride.
Windows, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One | $TBA | Q4 2018
I got my hands on an early build of this retelling of the Monkey King legend, and the fluidity and grace of its animation is something to behold. Apparently it’s going to have some multiplayer brawling as well?
Windows, OSX, iOS | 15€ | December 2018
Inspired by FTL and real time tactics games, Crying Suns is currently on Kickstarter and well on its way toward the 25.000€ funding goal. Pausable real time fleet battles and exploration events in space? Sign me up.
The World Next Door
Windows, OSX | $TBA | “soon”
I haven’t got the slightest clue what The World Next Door is all about, but those character designs are delightfully weird and according to the developers, it is heavily inspired by games like Pyre, Night In the Woods, and Oxenfree. You certainly got my attention now.
Six Ages: Ride Like The Wind
iOS, TBD | $9.99 | out now (iOS), 2019 (other platforms)
A spiritual successor to the venerated King of Dragon Pass, you say? Say no more, I’m totally on board with this mix of resource management and storytelling. The only unfortunate thing is that the game is iOS-only for now, but I reckon I shall put a lot of hours into it sometime next year.
Windows, Nintendo Switch | $TBA | July 26
A tower defense game that has you building pillow forts to defend against those things that go bump in the night? That does sound rather fun and the game’s style is pretty charming as well.
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Windows, OSX, Linux | $TBA | August 20
“This is a simulator of the supermarket cashier, who is gradually losing her mind from routine work and begins to feel that the cash register is turning into a medieval tower, while dragons and chimeras fly around.” Uh, okay. This trailer is deeply unsettling, that’s for sure.
Windows, OSX | $TBA | August 8
A new Wadjet Eye adventure is always cause for celebration. This one promises urban fantasy, demonic possession, a branching storyline, and – gasp! – twice the resolution of a typical Wadjet Eye Game. Exciting times ahead for friends of the point & click genre.