Trulon: The Shadow Engine is a steampunk themed RPG that has some very interesting mechanics which could be a nice addition to the RPG genre. Created by authors Johan Lillbacka and Jak Koke, Trulon: The Shadow Engine has now been released on the Xbox One. A strange disease is spreading through Maelon and Tripudia and no one seems to know where it is coming from. You play as Gladia and her friends as you explore the world trying to uncover the origins of the mysterious illness. The most interesting aspect of Trulon: The Shadow Engine is the combat system. The ... Read More »
There is a saying that says "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." People will often imitate their idols or someone/something that excels in the way they do things, possibly without even trying. Toby: The Secret Mine, created by Lukas Navratil and published by Headup Games, takes a lot of inspiration off of games such as Limbo and Nihilumbra but not without seeming too much like a lesser polished, although still enjoyable, version of its predecessors. At it's core, Toby: The Secret Mine is a platformer and puzzle game at its core. Right from the first time you start the game, you ... Read More »
Bridge Constructor Stunts is a port of the Steam and mobile puzzler which first challenges you to be a careful engineer, before employing you as a reckless stunt driver and use your careful constructions to create mind-blowing jumps and explosions. Can Bridge Constructor Stunts overcome its mobile roots and become a success on console? Well, it’s complicated. Bridge Constructor Stunts offers two core - but distinct - elements. First is building bridges and ramps to properly get your vehicle from the start to the finish. Here, the mechanics work really well and you'll have to factor in a lot of real-world physics, like centripetal force, gravity, and ... Read More »
There are a few games out there that fit into the niche genre called bullet hell. Solar Shifter EX is an indie game that embraces this genre to its fullest - the first achievement that you unlock is called "Welcome To Bullet Hell" and is a good indicator of what's to come. You will face wave after wave of enemy ships that will fill your screen with bullets and laser beams. So, welcome to Bullet Hell. True fans of the bullet hell genre are masochists. There's not a lot else we can add; all they want is a screen filled with ... Read More »
A puzzle/platformer about a man dying of cancer... Hardly Super Mario Bros., is it? After a critically acclaimed period on PC, In Between, from gentlymad and Headup Games, is finally coming to Xbox One. Pitched as a complex blend of both satisfying puzzler and emotionally charged narrative, this award-winning video game offers platform gameplay that reflects the lead character’s emotional state. In a unique idea, the gameplay itself is based the scientific study of death – thanatology. That equals mind-boggling puzzles that involve defying gravity and manipulating the physical world. With its distinctive art style – those are some evocative ... Read More »
Back in July we reported that Solar Shifter EX was coming to Xbox One. Now just over a month on we are able to share additional details with you including a gameplay trailer and a couple of new screenshots from the one man development studio; Elder Games. Solar Shift EX is a sci-fi shoot 'em up with the unique ability to 'shift' which is due for release on Xbox One in early 2016. The man behind behind Elder Games; Ede Tarsoly, was the creator of the critically acclaimed real time strategy title, Meridian: New World. Check out the trailer below and let ... Read More »
Every now and then a game comes along that you think may not be for you but you give it a try and find out it turns into one of the most addictive games you have ever come across, right here is one of those games. As soon as I picked up my controller and tried the first level, a hidden inner bridge constructor was unleashed. I found myself thinking about support beams and symmetry in a whole new perspective, not to mention also wanting my bridge to look pretty as well as being functional (laugh if you like but ... Read More »
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