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Review: Hand of Fate

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6 out of 10 Sound

There are games that are influential from inception; seminal works that break new ground, creating a distinct flavour that can be tasted in the games they influence. Sometimes they share traits that are easy to spot as common, but it isn’t always obvious.

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Review: Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa)

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7 out of 10 Good

Never Alone explores a first-of-its-kind collaboration between game developer, Upper One Games, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, and the Alaska Native community to reinvigorate Iñupiaq folklores that were once previously only passed through generations by traditional verbal storytelling. Combined with its story, the game’s art style, music and narration compounds into a memorable experience that will give players an appreciation for the insight into a fascinating culture.

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Review – The Marvellous Miss Take

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9 out of 10 Excellent Recommended

One of the token, almost assumed facets of stealth gaming is that the atmosphere has to brood, invoking tones of darkness, and a mood that takes itself not an inch short of serious; the presumption being that somewhere in there, they’d find their groove. In its most fundamental core mechanics, The Marvellous Miss Take is undoubtedly a stealth game, though the developer Wonderstruck Games have gone back to the foundations of play that informed the genre, a childhood game of cat and mouse.

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PAX Aus Indie Highlight: Never Alone

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One of the indie games that stole the show at PAX Australia this year was a little game called Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa). At a glance, it may seem like a standard puzzle platformer but it’s conception is what makes this game so incredibly unique. Developed by Upper One Games in consultation with Alaska Native elders, Never Alone is a way of preserving historical and cultural stories that were once simply passed through generations by storytelling.

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Save Game Sunday Kickday – Culina: Hands in the Kitchen

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This week’s pick for our Save Game Sunday Kickday is something a little different.  Culina: Hands in the Kitchen is a unique blend of simulation and visual novel, diving into the world of restaurant ownership.  If you love to cook, or have ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant, then this Kickstarter campaign might be worth a look.  Read on to check it out.

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Save Game Sunday Kickday: Bacon Man

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“Old King Roast Beef has been brutally murdered, and his obviously innocent grandson Bacon Man has been framed by the Food Kings. Escape the clutches of evil, gather allies, and help Bacon Man restore his rightful place on the Meat Throne.” That’s the pitch for Bacon Man, a side scrolling adventure game that’s our pick for this week’s Sunday Kickday.  Read on to learn more about it.

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Epiphany Games introduces Majestic Nights: Season One

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Calling all conspiracy theory lovers – Epiphany Games have announced the first season of their new RPG series, Majestic Nights – an episodic role-playing thriller set in an alternate 1980s where every single conspiracy theory, past and present, is true.

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Save Game Sunday Kickday: PYRELLA

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“Brave a temple of horrors in utter darkness with only a torch to light your way. Keeping the flame alive takes brains & brawn.”  That’s the pitch for PYRELLA, a dark side scrolling adventure game in the Metroidvania style filled with enemies, traps and puzzles.  But in Pyrella, the true enemy is the darkness itself.  Read on to learn more about this week’s pick for Sunday Kickday.

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Save Game Sunday Kickday: Radix

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One of my favorite gaming genres is the classic NES era platformer.  Many of my fondest gaming memories were formed in those colorful, pixelated worlds with the strangely floating ledges.  But as fun as those games were, their often strictly linear nature makes them a bit of a hard sell these days.  Radix, our Save Game Kickday pick for this week, aims to change that.  Read on to learn all about it.

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Save Game Sunday Kickday: Super Daryl Deluxe

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Yes, it’s that time again.  No, not time to lock yourself in your bedroom, climb under the covers, and pray for God to make it Saturday again.  Saturday is gone.  It’s Sunday now, which means it’s also Kickday; the day we shed a some light on a Kickstarter campaign that needs a little love.  This week, it’s Super Daryl Deluxe.  How can you resist a name like that?  Read on to check it out.

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