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Galaxy Heist Wants You to Become a Space Pirate

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When it comes to the collection of games that allow you to control space ships and do some galactic exploring and conquering, there is definitely no shortage to choose from. From the more serious space simulation games to the casual fly around and destroy other ships, space is one of the most popular settings for games. Galaxy Heist takes that ...

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Slow Down, Bull: First Impressions

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*To be clear, this is not a full review, it is just a quick rundown of my first impressions after completing the first three worlds of the game* For those who don’t know, Slow Down, Bull is Insomniac’s first ever PC release. The game was created as more of a design experiment by designer Lisa Brown, who was asked to ...

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Steam Greenlight Spotlight: Garbage Day

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Today’s Greenlight standout is Garbage Day, an open world sandbox game where you control a man who is stuck in a Groundhog Day-esque timeloop, meaning that he lives the same day over and over. The first thing that came to my mind upon seeing this idea is that there are no consequences for actions. No matter what you do in ...

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Steam Greenlight Spotlight: Shop Keep

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Today’s Greenlight spotlight focuses on Shop Keep, a tycoon-style game by Strange Fire that puts you in the shoes of a shop keep in a fantasy adventure environment. While this is not a completely new idea, see Recettear, it definitely takes that concept and puts a nice personal spin on it. Shop Keep differs most noticeably in the fact that ...

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Ultimate Chicken Horse: Anger Your Friends

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Ultimate Chicken Horse, by Clever Endeavor Games, was a game recently introduced to me by the developers via Twitter. While I had heard of the game prior to the mention, I had not spent much time researching what the game was actually about. In a nutshell, Ultimate Chicken Horse is a platformer that lets the player build his or her ...

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Even the Ocean is…

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What is Even the Ocean? This is a question that I had upon being introduced to the game for the first time through Twitter. After discovering the pinned tweet on the top of their Twitter, I began my journey into understanding what the game is actually about. According to that post, Even the Ocean is about working for the city. ...

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Steam Greenlight Spotlight: Mute Crimson+

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Today’s Greenlight picks were looking a bit grim, so I was very happy to come across a game that I found quite interesting. Mute Crimson is a game that had an unsuccessful run on Greenlight in its initial debut, but is now giving it another go and hoping to make it through. The allure of Mute Crimson comes from its ...

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Hostile Takeover: The Manipulators

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My research today was rewarded with the discovery of an interesting RTS title that I had not heard of before. The Manipulators is a RTS-stealth hybrid where you control an alien race who uses parasitic powers to manipulate and control the beings of Earth. The game has a strong focus on creating solid AI and implementing a well-designed stealth mechanic. ...

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Pack Your Bags: Outward – The Adventure Life Sim

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Today is one of the rare days where there is more than one fantastic game on Steam Greenlight. While I decided to cover Wildfire for my spotlight, I wanted to be sure to give Outward – The Adventure Life Sim some attention as well. While I’m not typically a fan of these open-world survival type games, I can definitely see ...

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Steam Greenlight Spotlight: Wildfire

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Today’s spotlight shines on Wildfire, a stealth platforming game with an interesting twist. In Wildfire, you possess the power to manipulate fire, and are being pursued by swordsmen, archers, and other members of a deadly army as they fear your gift. The reason that I thought Wildfire was the best game on Greenlight today was the addition of the innovative ...

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