The neon platformer RAZED, a game that ‘rewards quick thinking, precision and creativity’, is out today for Switch and PS4.
The title sees you rush through levels, dodge obstacles and fight your way to the top spots in international online leaderboards. It combines boss fights, unlockable abilities and the option to quickly reset your runs as well.
Additional features include:
- Non-stop escalation – Sprint through 60 dynamic levels spread across six unique worlds, each with a distinct visual style, unlockable abilities and pulse-pounding boss battles.
- Fuss-free speedrunning – Nobody wants to wait around while striving for perfection. Falling short of your target time? Simply jab the restart button to return to the start of the level without any loading times.
- Secret challenge levels – Employ all your different skills and abilities to find RAZED’s toughest maps and tackle them head-on.
- Online leaderboards and ghost data – Challenge the world via online leaderboards, and race against friends’ ghosts in a game of asynchronous one-upmanship.
- Chart your own course – Veer off the beaten path and carve your own way through levels to achieve seemingly impossible times and unlock the S ranks.
With today’s two releases, RAZED, from UK developer Warpfish Games, is now available for Steam, Xbox One, Switch and PS4.
Strap in for a chilling adventure to unlock the horrors deep within the nefarious BioMass labs in the debut title from Darkstone Digital, The Subject.
The official release taking players through the haunting experience also comes armed with a nail-biting trailer:
Taking inspirations from the horror and sci-fi movie classics from the 1980s, The Subject presents a mindful first-person puzzle game with a heavy dose of fear around every corner.
“The Subject is the combination of all the things I wanted to work on while I was at larger studios, Sci-Fi and Horror with an 80s sci-fi movie influence visually.” – Brian Clarke, Darkstone Digital
The Subject Details
With a simple concept, yet, requiring a courageous sense of thrill, The Subject looks to offer tense feelings on top of rewarding gameplay. Check out the details below:
- The dark first-person adventure found in The Subject takes players through complex puzzle solving and harrowing survival elements which lurk around every corner of the corrupt Biomass labs.
- Use cunning wit to explore and solve a variety of environmental puzzles that unlock deeper areas in the game.
- Be cautiously wary of the dangerous experimental monsters that creep throughout the laboratory as you attempt to discover the truth behind the nefarious corporation.
- With no linear method to unravelling the game’s events, players explore the labs in a free roam method allowing for puzzles and areas to be completed in any order for a stirring, unpredictable experience.
The Subject is available now on Steam.
The release date, for the second episode of Life is Strange 2, has been revealed as January 24th.
The new episode titled ‘Rules’ will see Sean and Daniel’s difficult story continue. On the run from the police following a tragic incident in Seattle and the manifestation of a strange supernatural power, the two brothers struggle against the cold.
Daniel gets increasingly ill and Sean decides that they must take the risk and make their way to their distant grandparent’s house to recover and seek shelter.
‘The reaction to episode 1 has been fantastic and it has been great to read all the comments and feedback from players.
‘So many people are falling in love with Sean and Daniel, and we’ve only just begun their journey. There’s so much more to come in Life is Strange 2.’ Michel Koch and Raoul Barbet — Co-Creators.
We’ve also been treated to a new live action trailer for the game, which you can watch below:
There’s a bit more available on the story for episode 2 as well, but why not just play it when it releases instead?
Venture into the depths of the internet and experience a mischievous and otherwise peculiar journey in the upcoming indie title, Broken Reality.
The recent gameplay trailer shows us just how strange things might get on the adventure through the often ridiculous world of the internet:
“The gameplay is in itself a commentary on the state of the internet, social media, truth and more in the post-truth era, while also being a light-hearted parody of many famous internet sites, corporations, and activities.” – Sebastian Covacevich, Lead Game Designer
Within the sprawling world of the web browser, players will take on the role of a nameless user just getting warmed up to the modern computer system.
Unzipping All Of The Details
The satirical game takes users through a variety of web page obstacles, puzzles and tons of other challenges. Check out all of the details below:
- With a large focus on humor, Broken Reality has players exploring the many pages of the internet. The first-person view allows players to navigate through what are naturally 2D websites now presented in 3D form.
- Players will unlock plenty of unique, web-related tools to help them make their way through the internet, from pop-up ad-cutting katanas to teleporting with bookmarks, there’s much more to the cyberspace than meets the eye.
- In true social media form, collecting coveted likes and improve your social ranking in the online world granting you further access deeper into the world-wide-web.
- The unique visuals properly display the digital world of cyberspace through the eyes of a new user. Complimenting the computerized graphics is an equally dynamic soundtrack.
Players interested can hop into the digital cyberspace immediately as Broken Reality is available right now on Steam.
Retro fans of the NES days can rejoice as the Zelda-like action-adventure game, Dawnthorn will bring nostalgic bliss this coming Spring.
From the makers of the 16-bit Kickstarter project, Hazelnut Bastille, Aloft Studio is releasing the 8-bit adventure Dawnthorn as a prequel in the series.
You can head on over to Hazelnut’s Kickstarter page for more information on that project, or check out the vintage-dipped trailer for Dawnthorn below:
The announced prequel takes players through a familiar experience for those remembering the early years of Link in colourful pixelated form.
What To Expect From The Retro Adventure, Dawnthorn
Here’s everything we’ve been able to uncover about Dawnthorn since the official reveal:
- In true NES form, Dawnthorn inspires those wishing to dive back into the 8-bit visuals from some of gaming’s earliest years, equipped with the nostalgic flavour chiptune tracks and all.
- The Zelda-like adventure game takes the genre to satisfying new heights with tons of unique weapons, dungeons filled with challenging puzzles and a colourful world ripe with exploration.
- Unique abilities like creating giant bubbles, walking on water, instant dash and an array of projectile attacks are sure to keep the gameplay evolving into a thrilling retro adventure.
- As a prequel to the upcoming SNES inspired 16-bit adventure, Hazelnut Bastille, fans will have the chance to dive into not one, but two vintage styled titles from indie developers Aloft Studios.
Dawnthorn is expected to release first on the PC in Spring of 2019 but plans to head over to the Switch and PS4 at a later date – as long as the game garners enough praise.
Australian based developer Juicy Cupcake has announced their first major game release. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Brief Battles has come to life. The title will release for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2019.
In Brief Battles, you choose from six wobbly characters who battle with super-powered underwear. With names likes buns of steel and flaming hot pants, this game is going to create some laughs.
Juicy Cupcake has created 50 unique arenas for the game across 5 different regions. Each arena has its own unique interactive elements. Players can battle their friends in multiplayer mayhem.
Friends who can get along can team up and take on co-op play. Solo players can just go it solo. There is even something in there for the achievement hunters.
Check out the announcement trailer below and just remember that it is all about the undies!
Prepare to re-engage your thrusters and pilot your very own spaceship through the depths of the great beyond as the iconic Flash game from Wx3 Labs revives itself in, Starcom: Nexus.
For those unfamiliar with the wildly popular 2008 web browser action game, and one of the 2 million players fondly recalling endless hours poured into the space odyssey, check out the trailer below:
After ten years of existence, Starcom is back with a stunning reinvention as a standalone PC game after the original Flash game went on to create a cult following.
“…I didn’t think to give players a channel to reach out to me at the time. Still, many did find a way and asked if I had any plans for a sequel.” – Kevin Lin, Starcom Creator
What’s New In Starcom: Nexus?
Through a long development cycle started in 2014 and several closed betas since August 2018, Starcom: Nexus is ready to enter Early Access – and with it comes a variety of engaging features:
- Players will take control of an agile spacecraft in a scenic top-down view and engage in heated space battles, universal exploration and riveting alien interaction.
- With slick customizing options, pilots will equip their combat ships with bullet deflecting armour, powerful engines and devastating weaponry like plasma cannons, missiles and other fiery projectiles.
- Communicate with other alien species in hopes of acquiring new allies, or stay wary of enemy hostiles when scouring the vast darkness. Use rich dialogue options to create a rewarding narrative between you and other sentient beings.
- The action-adventure RPG provides a near-limitless sandbox of space exploration, planetary interactions brimming with tons of anomalies and other peculiar discoveries.
Officially opening up to the public, Starcom: Nexus enters Early Access on Steam on December 12th, 2018.
Players familiar with the survivalist nature of the post-apocalyptic world in Entrada Interactive’s Early Access game, Miscreated, will be delighted to know the title is entering its official launch this December.
With the announcement comes the launch trailer which shows off the adventurous gameplay and devastatingly brutal enemies that await:
The launch of Miscreated 1.0 arrives after a solid four years of testing, bug fixes and growth while in Early Access on Steam.
“Miscreated has been such an amazing journey – we have created such a wonderful community who has driven the design of this game in so many ways(…)The launch of Version 1.0 is guaranteed to have features the community has been asking for as well as some additional features. We also have some exciting new content planned post 1.0 launch.” – Terry Evans, CEO and Owner at Entrada Interactive
Miscreated 1.0 Details
So what separates Miscreated from other survival games, and what’s new in the upcoming full release? Check out the details below:
- Players will dive into a vast, gruelling open world filled with mutated beings which were “miscreated” by the inevitable fallout. The post-apocalyptic world is brimming with exploration in a diverse setting from lush forests to soaring cityscapes.
- The dynamic weather system makes survival even more unforgiving as players can carelessly find themselves in the midst of blinding fog to furious tornadoes to radiated thunderstorms – the world is teeming with surprises.
- Players will literally build within the world around them using hundreds of craftable solutions, traverse the map on foot or in one of the 15 different operable vehicles to discover and battle it out against mutated beasts or fellow online survivors with a wide range of combative weapons to equip.
- The 1.0 launch includes a flurry of new updates including survival tactics like cooking your food, regulating body temperature, new weather systems like acid rain and blizzards, an expanded map, player hosted servers, as well as much more to come in the future.
While still currently in its waning Early Access stage, Miscreated is set for its full release on December 18th, 2018 on Steam for the PC.
PC players can soon enter into the vast world of Kenshi, a single-player open world RPG being developed by the small indie team, Lo-Fi Games.
The 12-year development cycle of Kenshi is finally coming to life as it leaves Early Access and with the announcement comes a riveting launch trailer:
The Dangerous World Of Kenshi
There seems to be plenty to do in the sandbox RPG as the game’s world is ripe with plenty of various elements from different gaming genres.
- Players take on the role of a warrior set against surviving the relentless bandits, slavers and countless other dangers found throughout the sandbox experience.
- Completely free to decide your own direction, players can form their own path from honourable warrior to evil villain in a world lush with different biomes, landscapes and towns.
- The mod community has been hard at work creating over 1,500 mods to enhance and customize your experience when diving into the world of Kenshi.
- Injuries take a dramatic effect as players lose certain abilities depending on where damage is taken. All damaged limbs heal over time and prosthetics are needed when one loses a limb(s) creating an uncanny survival element to the game.
- In true sandbox form, players have the ability to alter the world around them by crafting, researching new technology and building homes and bases throughout the vast world.
The harsh world of Kenshi brings in a massive amount of gameplay with an ample amount of game genres tied into the experience. Kenshi releases on Steam on December 6th, 2018.
In sheer strategic glory, indie developers Ctrl Alt Ninja have unveiled the first look at gameplay in their upcoming tactical RPG, Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest.
Check out the exclusive look at the upcoming turn-based role-playing game below:
Developed by the co-creators of the highly praised Legend of Grimrock games, the team looks to continue their success with their latest endeavour combining tactical tabletop and classic PC games.
“We are normally very shy to show unfinished work, and with the success of two Grimrock games under our belts, it’s been stressful meeting the high quality expectations, not only of our fans, but our own sky high expectations. But now that we have reached the alpha milestone, we are finally ready to show a glimpse into the new game world we have been building with Druidstone for the past two years.” – Petri Häkkinen, Co-Founder of Alt Ctrl Ninja Ltd.
All Of The Details We Know, So Far
Along with the debut gameplay trailer showcasing the upcoming game, we have a few details of what to expect from the game itself:
- Druidstone is played as a single-player game with turn-based battles, strategic movements and tons of missions to keep players busy throughout the game.
- Players control a party of three main characters – Leonhard, Aava and Oiko – as they embark on a memorable journey through Elo Sphaera, a vivid world brimming with fantastical elements and themes.
- Experience a world of dense forests, puzzling ruins and snowy mountains as players explore and fight their way through vile enemies across a tale of love and death.
With the new trailer unveiling Druidstone has also launched their official game page on Steam.
The forthcoming RPG is set to release in Spring of 2019 on Windows PC.
Satisfy your vintage game addiction with the retro-inspired side-scrolling arcade shooter game by Joymasher, Blazing Chrome.
Check out how the vintage-styled indie game harnesses the old-school run-and-gun vibe in the excitable trailer below:
A Throwback Of A Golden Era
Blast your way through the ruthless AI opponents who have laid down their attack plan on planet Earth, and attempt to save humanity as you know it.
- Players can take on the relentless action utilizing powerful weaponry and equipment across a wide range of environments and level designs.
- Powerful exosuits, futuristic high-end weaponry and incredibly devastating power-ups all await players in either single player or co-op action.
- Across six different stages, players will run, shoot, ride and kill their way through a future world riddled by bullet-heaving AI in a catastrophic environment.
- Play as either the lone human resistance member, Mavra, or the mechanical mohawk wielding rebel robot, Doyle. Co-op through the game brimming with intense, adrenaline-inducing action with combat that ceases to let up.
Blazing Chrome is aiming for an early 2019 release on the Switch, PS4 and PC systems.
Take on the bitter cold adventure game that has players fighting unfavourable weather conditions in Antarctica and attempt to survive the nightmare created by Cheerdealers, Distrust.
After successfully gripping players on the Arctic survivor-adventure game on PC, PS4 owners now have their chance to outlast the snowy conditions.
If you missed Distrust the first time around when it released on PC, check out the gameplay trailer below:
Distrust’s Chilling Details
As you make your way through the hellish tundra, there’s plenty that will keep you pushing forward, be them real or imaginary:
- Distrust places players in the role of survivors of a devastating helicopter crash near an abandoned Arctic base pitted against the elements while struggling with their own weakening conscious.
- Primarily an isometric adventure game, RPG and survivor elements make their presence known to keep players engaged in a thrilling experience, pushing them to the brink of terror.
- Players explore randomly generated levels as a group of 15 playable characters that push for survival in a number of quests, exploration and a deep, twisting narrative.
- Often players may find themselves not only fighting against the bitter cold elements but the fleeting distinction between reality and nightmarish hallucinations.
Distrust has laid an excellent foundation on the PC garnering mostly positive praise and now arrives on the PS4 for console owners to jump into the thrilling action.