Tag Archives: Steam

Fantasy RPG “Heirs of the Kings” Now on Xbox and Steam PC

On Friday, publisher Kemco released fantasy RPG Heirs of the Kings for SeXbox, Xbone and Steam PC. Developed by Exe Create, Heirs of the Kings was originally released for mobile devices back in 2018. The game has all of the touchstones requisite of a classic JRPG: colorful 2D artwork, magic, a character with amnesia, and all manner of mythical creatures

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Taito’s “Metal Black S-Tribute” Now on Xbox One, Steam PC

Undoubtedly in celebration of “Metal Black History Month”, City Connection has announced that Metal Black S-Tribute is now available on Xbone and Steam. This version of Metal Black is based on the SEGA Saturn version of the game. An arcade port of Metal Black is already available for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch via Hamster’s Arcade Archives series. This S-Tribute

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“Castillo: The Nine Circles” Steam Page Now Live

Independent developer Jackson “TheSmashers” Clayton has announced that the Steam store page for the retro-inspired CASTILLO: The Nine Circles is now live, while the full release date has yet to be announced.* Featuring a throwback pixel art aesthetic and gameplay reminiscent of classic FPS titles of the early 90s, The Nine Circles is the follow-up to CASTILLO: Shattered Mirrors, which

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The Great Coin Trouble Continues in “Goblin and Coins II” Coming to Steam PC in April

Straight outta Serbia, the one-man development machine Nikola Bulj has announced that Goblin and Coins II is set to release in April on Steam PC. A sequel to the 2016 original, Goblin and Coins II is a 2D platformer crafted with a specific aim of incorporating feedback and features requested by fans of the first game. Players take on the

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Throwback FPS “Dread Templar” Now Available on PC

Remember, remember the 13th of… Friday… erm, this isn’t working…. Fulqrum Publishing has officially launched the 1.0 version of Dread Templar for PC via Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store. Created by the one-man developer at T19 Games, Dread Templar is a first-person shooter inspired by its classic 90s forebears – most obviously Doom. The game puts players in

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Retro-Inspired Action Platformer “Violet Wisteria” Coming to Steam in February

Japan based development studio Kanipro recently announced that their first game – maiden game, if you will – Violet Wisteria will launch on 9 February via Steam PC. Inspired by the retro classics of the early 1990s, Violet Wisteria is a Valis-esque 2D action platformer featuring a color-switching attack mechanic akin to Ikaruga. Here’s the official breakdown of Violet Wisteria

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Sunsoft’s “Ikki Unite” Coming to Steam PC in February

Sunsoft has announced that their casual co-op game Ikki Unite will be coming to Steam PC on 15 February. Known outside Japan as both Farmers Rebellion and Boomerang, the original Ikki was originally released in 1985 and puts players in the midst of peasant riots in feudal Japan. That doesn’t sound very “casual” to us, but maybe these are “mostly

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Puzzle-Platformer “Mistcaller” Revealed; Coming to Steam in December

Gorillas not confirmed. On Friday, developer Onyx Wings unveiled its upcoming supernatural, mystery-based platformer Mistcaller, which is planned for a December release on Steam PC. Described as “an eerie, yet thrilling puzzle-platformer that takes place in a world covered by mist,” Mistcaller is a game where players are able to control the mist and haze that surrounds them in a

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Underwater War Sim “Nuclear Sub” Coming to Steam PC

Sim Submarine Publisher PlayWay has unveiled Nuclear Sub, a new submarine simulator coming soon to Steam PC. Developed by Nuclear Games, Nuclear Sub is designed with a focus on realism, where you must maintain the boat, its life support system and nuclear reactor, and manage supplies and resources for the crew. Of course, the game is set in the Cold

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Point ‘N Click Brawler “Scrap Riders” Now on Nintendo Switch, Steam PC

Sounds like the story of my first car. On Monday, Microids Indie released the retro-inspired Scrap Riders on the Nintendo eShop and Steam (both PC and Mac). Developed by Games for Tutti, Scrap Riders is a truly unique spin on the beat ‘em up formula, adding point and click mechanics into the mix, complete with a throwback 16-bit soundtrack and

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Puzzle Platformer “Sekisai” Now Available on Steam PC

Feeling horny? …like a rhino, ya’ dirty bird. On Friday, Sewohayami released its puzzle platformer Sekisai for Steam PC. Sekisai (maybe “Coughing Rhinoceros” in Japanese? I’m still learning) features 2D gameplay with retro-inspired aesthetics. Here’s the official breakdown of Sekisai from Sewohayami, followed by a recent trailer: What’s game Sekisai? This is an action game where you control a rhino

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Game Review: “Big Dipper” (Nintendo Switch, Steam PC; Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s celebration of all stars of royal beauty bright. Today we’re going to pick apart Big Dipper, a visual novel “game” published by Top Hat Studios and developed by Zimno Team for the Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. Why the quotation marks around “game”? Because Big Dipper isn’t a game in any sense. Zero. It is merely

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Psychological Horror Game “Anthology of Fear” Coming to Steam in March

Why did it have to be mannequins? 100 GAMES has announced that their upcoming horror game, Anthology of Fear is coming to Steam PC on 17 March 2023. Co-developed by 100 GAMES and OhDeer Studio, Anthology of Fear is a psychological horror mystery “that will focus on human subconsciousness.” Plus, there appears to be more than an adequate amount of

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2D Shoot ‘Em Up “Space Runaway” Now Free on Steam PC

Publisher 110 Industries and developer Soleil have released a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up Space Runaway on Steam PC… and it’s completely free. Yep. Free. Frei. مجانيًا Why free, though? Because it’s only part of the upcoming third-person action/adventure game Wanted: Dead, which is due out in February. According to 110 Industries, Space Runaway is more than just a mini-game turned

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It’s Demons Vs. Kitteh in “Luna & Monsters Tower Defense” Now on Steam PC, Mobile

On Wednesday (or Tuesday, depending on where you fall on the date line), the developers at Luna’s Tail Creative released the elaborately titled Luna & Monsters Tower Defense: The Deprived Magical Kingdom on Steam PC and mobile. As the name implies, Luna & Monsters Tower Defense is a tower defense strategy game starring a demon-battling black cat named Luna. Here’s

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80s Classic “Airborne Ranger” Now Available on GOG; Coming Soon to Steam PC

“I want to be an airborne ranger!” Atari has released Airborne Ranger for modern PCs via GOG, with a Steam version coming on 22 December. Originally created by MicroProse in 1987, Airborne Ranger is a war game known for its realism and the inclusion of stealth elements. Here’s the official breakdown of Airborne Ranger from Atari, followed by a handful

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Zombies Invade 1980s Texas in PikPok’s “Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days”

PikPok recently announced the latest entry in the Into the Dead series: Our Darkest Days, which is planned to launch on Steam early access sometime in 2024. Into the Dead: Our Darkest Days is a sidescrolling zombie survival game set in God’s blessed land of Texas in the glorious year of 1980 (yeah, editorializing a bit). Are you prepared to

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Game Review: “Jitsu Squad” (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam PC)

There was clearly a lot of love that went into the making of Jitsu Squad – love for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game, that is. Aside from the obvious inspirations and comparisons to TMNT, there are a plethora of other video game and pop-culture references throughout Jitsu Squad.*  Naturally, some light spoilers will follow.  Much like the aforementioned TMNT arcade game, Jitsu Squad lets you pick from four

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“Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.1” Coming to PC in February

How are you gentlemen! All your Toaplan shooters are belong to Bitwave. Publisher Bitwave Games recently announced that the first wave of four classic Toaplan shoot ‘em up titles is coming to Windows PC on 14 February 2023 (Yep- St. Valentine’s Day). Here’s the list of the games and Bitwave Games’ official announcement trailer from Steam: Today we’re pumped to

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“VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out!” Demo Now Available for Steam PC

“Dodge his punch, then counter punch!” Vanilla Gaming Company has developed a free demo for their upcoming boxing parody game VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! To get access, you need to join the VanillaBeast Discord Channel here and type the command “!BetaKey” and a demo key will be dropped in your Discord DMs. Inspired by Nintendo’s 80s classic Punch-Out! (or Mike Tyson’s

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PvP Strategy Game “Voyna: Virtual Holy Wars” Now on Steam Early Access

Deus Vult! On Monday, the development team at Hell Yeah! released their strategy game Voyna: Virtual Holy Wars via Steam Early Access. A turn-based PvP strategy game at heart, Voyna’s most unique selling point is an original gameplay mechanic called “Contrarium.” Here’s the official breakdown of Voyna: VHW from Hell Yeah! Voyna is set in a distant future where fragments

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Final Demo for Grappling Hook Adventure “Rusted Moss” Now on Steam

Grappling. Hook. On Monday, publisher Playism released the final demo for Rusted Moss, a “grappling hook based metroidvania game” (or “grapplevania” – kill me). Developed by faxdoc, happysquared, and sunnydaze, the full game is expected to release in February 2023. Despite the wait, the good news is that your save file for the Rusted Moss demo is fully transferable to

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New Trailer for Time-Travel RPG “Loop8: Summer of Gods”

On Monday, publisher XSEED Games revealed a new trailer and additional screenshots for upcoming RPG, Loop8: Summer of Gods, which is planned to release in spring 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone and Steam PC. Developed by SIEG Games with Marvelous Inc., Loop8 is a narrative-driven RPG with turn-based mechanics and a time-travel backdrop. Here’s the official breakdown of Loop8

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3 Vs. 1 Party Game “Goonya Monster” Now on Nintendo Switch, PS5, Steam PC

Over the weekend, publisher MUTAN released the 3 vs. 1 party game Goonya Monster for Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Steam PC. It was also revealed at INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022 that there is a special 10% launch discount for a limited time. Nothing says party like grabbing a few friends to separate the heads of the undead from their

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Hark! The Lord is Coming… To Steam; “I Am Jesus Christ” Prologue Available Now

Jesus Christ… video game star… Game publisher PlayWay has released a free prologue for the upcoming first-person adventure game, I Am Jesus Christ. The full game is expected to launch on Steam Early Access sometime in 2023. Originally announced in 2019 and developed by SimulaM, I Am Jesus Christ is an interactive first-person game that virtually leads players through the

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Point ‘N Click/Beat ‘Em Up Hybrid “Scrap Riders” Releasing in January for Switch, Steam PC

Never thought I’d write a headline quite like that… Microids Indie has announced the release date for Scrap Riders on Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. It’s 9 January. Developed by Games for Tutti, Scrap Riders features both point ‘n click and arcade brawler mechanics, all wrapped up in a pixel art visual aesthetic. You can check out the full breakdown

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Retro-Inspired Run-And-Gun “Orebody: Binder’s Tale” Coming Soon to Steam PC (Updated)

Updated! *Update – an unforeseen delay has caused the release to be pushed to Wednesday, 30 November. Original story follows. Publisher Nami Tentou has released the run-and-gun action game Orebody: Binder’s Tale on Steam. Developed by Orebody Inc., Binder’s Tale is described as a “love letter to NES games,” complete with a pixelated art style, chiptune soundtrack, and a main

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Save the Princess in 2D Fantasy Action Game “Cassiodora”

Can somebody please buy these princesses a gun or something? On Tuesday, publisher PID Games announced that Cassiodora is coming to PC and consoles on 15 December. Developed by Void Studio, Cassiodora is a 2D action adventure game with shooter mechanics and a fantasy aesthetic. Players must select their elemental-powered knight of choice and and rescue the captured princess. Here’s

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Horror RPG “Cursed Mansion” Coming to Steam PC on Friday the 13th in January

Publisher Upoint Games recently published a release date announcement trailer for Cursed Mansion. Developed by Dragon Emperors, Cursed Mansion is a supernatural horror RPG where players must solve puzzles to survive the demon-ridden halls of the mysterious mansion. Here’s the official breakdown of Cursed Mansion from the game’s Steam page followed by the release date announcement trailer: Cursed Mansion is

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