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Legions At War - New Update
Legions At War - New UpdateNew features like walls, environment effects, Pathfinding system and much more.
Headlines RSS feed - IndieDBJul 25
Dashcam has you driving to a parent-teacher conference to deal with your child’s evil gene
Dashcam has you driving to a parent-teacher conference to deal with your child’s evil gene Did you play Anthology of the Killer like I told you to? I knew I could count on you, person who replied, “Yes.” As a reward, I’ve got a different game for you to check out. It’s Dashcam , a narrative “experience” about being late for a parent-teacher conference. It will take you about 7-ish minutes to play. If you’re like me, it’s much better spent this way. I would have been scrolling for neat games on social media to share with you but instead found myself doom-scrolling unconsciously, only snapping out of it when I realized I was in Hell. Don’t do that. Play Dashcam instead. Screenshot by Destructoid You start off driving down a highway at night. You’re late for a parent-teacher conference. Your husband will remind you if you choose to honk to pick up the phone; he’s such a nag. Maybe if you demonstrate enough unreliability, it will take some of the focus off whatever little Stephen is doing to disappoint his teachers. Once there, you’ll drive through the halls of the school to learn about how your child is perhaps up to something far more sinister than just cheating on a test. Custom tarot cards about crime, an Angst Hole in the floor of the gym for angst-ing, blackmailing a teacher – the sort of thing that many young teens get up to. Maybe it would please the teachers if you took corrective action by injecting yourself and your car into the little brat to eliminate his “Evil Gene.” But I’m not sure that sort of discipline is the right way to go. It certainly didn’t work when my parents tried it. Screenshot by Destructoid Dashcam is a narrative game that reminds me of the Ecto-1 segments of Ghostbusters Doom 2 , because I know you understand that reference. There’s a car’s windshield framing your screen, but you still feel like a person. It makes you think, “Why do we bother getting out of our cars? We’re just going to get back in them later.” I don’t drive, but if you replace the word “cars” with “beds,” then that’s what I think every day. You can play Dashcam for free over on itch.io . It was created for the Pizza Jam #8 by ComputerJames, the person who judges Pizza Jam. The post Dashcam has you driving to a parent-teacher conference to deal with your child’s evil gene appeared first on Destructoid .
Indie Archives – DestructoidJul 24
Farlands Early Access Review
Farlands Early Access ReviewThe hustle and bustle of city life can grow tiring. Our daunting day-to-day in modern society can easily make one yearn for the simpler life of a homestead farmer, and I can only imagine that thousands of years into the future, this will only be doubly true. Enter Farlands, a game not only about escaping […] The post Farlands Early Access Review appeared first on Try Hard Guides .
Game Reviews – Try Hard GuidesJul 24
Lost Castle 2 Early Access Review
Lost Castle 2 Early Access ReviewThe Dark Castle lies deep within the mountains, casting an ominous shadow on the forest below. All around this fortress of night, the land is corrupted, raising the dead and rousing monsters from their slumber. It is a terrible omen, a dark presence that fights the very world itself, so what is a brave young […] The post Lost Castle 2 Early Access Review appeared first on Try Hard Guides .
Game Reviews – Try Hard GuidesJul 24
Space Prison is out NOW!
Space Prison is out NOW!You're now sentenced to life in the toughest prison in the galaxy. What’s your plan?
Headlines RSS feed - IndieDBJul 24
Truckful is a delivery game that promises wacky physics, also mystery
Truckful is a delivery game that promises wacky physics, also mystery MythicOwl has officially revealed its upcoming delivery game , Truckful . While delivery may not sound exciting (it does to me), this one has you competing with bouncy physics similar to, say, Moving Out . There are also hints of deeper mysteries. Probably not, like, dangerous mysteries. Truckful advertises itself as a cozy delivery game, after all. However, the trailer has the truck diverted into a dark forest where some sort of sinister creature lurks. I’m only speculating here, but I’m guessing that, eventually, you have to deliver the creature’s stuff. https://youtu.be/Sqss-pcgfXI?feature=shared Truckful gives you the ability to customize your truck, then asks you to pack the load you’re delivering yourself. Like in reality, you’re not just delivering identically sized boxes, but also awkward shapes like chairs and a (surprisingly small) grand piano. The challenge there would be to jam them in places where they’re not going to bounce out. That’s because the road maintenance in the small town you’re traveling leaves a lot to be desired and will bounce and jostle your little truck. It will only get more difficult to keep things contained if you choose to go offroad. What surprises me most is that the trailer invariably depicts the driving from a semi-isometric angle. It’s unique, but just a bit strange for any driving game that isn’t Micro Machines or R.C. Pro-Am . Nonetheless, the concept is very appealing to me. I bet my dad would be great at this. He delivered lumber and building supplies for a lot of his life. I’ve asked him to help me move more times than I have any right to, and he always manages to fit things together tightly without damaging them… mostly. Truckful is coming to PC. No other platforms or a release date have been confirmed. The post Truckful is a delivery game that promises wacky physics, also mystery appeared first on Destructoid .
Indie Archives – DestructoidJul 23
Announcing Bigfoot Life
Announcing Bigfoot LifeCatch fish, forage for mushrooms and berries, build shelters, and more.
Headlines RSS feed - IndieDBJul 23
The Star Named EOS Review — More than meets the eye
The Star Named EOS Review — More than meets the eyeThe Star Named EOS is a heartwarming puzzle game with a focus on photography, lost memories, and family. Developed by Silver Lining Studio, this brilliant little title comes with a surprisingly emotional story, clever puzzles, and beautiful art and voice acting. If you’re looking for a new, clever puzzle game to challenge your brain, The […] The post The Star Named EOS Review — More than meets the eye appeared first on Try Hard Guides .
Game Reviews – Try Hard GuidesJul 23
Galactivore is out NOW on Steam!
Galactivore is out NOW on Steam!Retro style 2D action platformer.
Headlines RSS feed - IndieDBJul 22
Dust off your Minesweeper skills for Dreamsweeper
Dust off your Minesweeper skills for Dreamsweeper Etherlight and Oatmello have their game Dreamsweeper releasing in two days on July 24, 2024. It’s a strange mix of dungeon crawler roguelite and the classic game of murky origins, Minesweeper . It’s not often that you see Minesweeper bleed into other games. The classic of early Windows computers had you searching a field of blocks while trying to – counter to its name – avoid mines. Your only way of locating the mines is by numerical hints that appear beside cleared blocks that let you know how many mines border on a given square. https://youtu.be/46gzOGItOZY?feature=shared I used to be really good at it back when I was younger. I feel a lot of people old enough had a phase where they had it mastered. Dreamsweeper lifts the mine-avoidant gameplay and applies it to a dungeon crawler. Each step you take brings with it risks, and a cleared block will show the number of bordering threats. Tussles with enemies is depicted as a rhythm game. You can purchase accessories that will alter the way the game plays. Speaking of rhythm, Dreamsweeper sports a lo-fi soundtrack, which is supposed to relax you while you advance through procedurally generated dungeons with nothing but arithmetic to help you avoid disaster. Dreamsweeper releases on PC July 24, 2022. A Switch version is planned for sometime later. The post Dust off your Minesweeper skills for Dreamsweeper appeared first on Destructoid .
Indie Archives – DestructoidJul 22