New Release: Fight'N Rage

A beat 'em up inspired by classic brawlers like Final Fight and Streets of Rage, from Seba Games Dev

New Release: Necrosphere

A 2-button platformer/metroidvania that takes place in the afterlife, from Cat Nigiri

New Release: Songbringer

A Zelda-inspired procedural sci-fi action adventure, from Wizard Fu

New Release: Greedy Guns

A colorful open world shooter, from Tio Atum

New Release: SteamWorld Dig 2

A greatly improved sequel to the original subterranean metroidvania, from Image & Form

November 19, 2017

Target Acquired: Necrosphere

Necrosphere, from Cat Nigiri is a 2-button platformer/metroidvania featuring Agent Terry Cooper who is killed during an ambush and finds himself in a place known as the Necrosphere. With an eternity on his hands, Agent Cooper decides to use his time in search of an exit so that he can return to the Normalsphere. Unfortunately, the poor guy is unable to jump, which makes the platforming environments particularly challenging, but fortunately for him, a number of strategically placed bubbles help him to clear gaps and avoid spikes and other dangers. Early in his adventure, Agent Cooper discovers a pink leotard that allows him to dash across gaps, and he earns a couple of other powerups along the way that let him reach new areas. Several warps return him to the entry point of the Necrosphere, and he uses his abilities to reach new areas, with the platforming sequences becoming increasingly challenging as he goes.

The game is now available for PC and Mac via Steam, Itch.io, and Game Jolt, and is also planned for release on PS4, Vita, and Xbox One later this year, and iOS and Android platforms at a later date. Check our coverage here.




November 13, 2017

Target Acquired: Thy Sword

Thy Sword, from Game Phase, is a chunky lo-fi action adventure platformer set in a fantasy world. The player selects a sword-wielding warrior to take on the quest and can eventually unlock additional playable characters as well. Player combat foes with sword strikes, bows and arrows, and magic, and can meet up with NPC's to purchase new items, weapon upgrades, and health restoratives. Players can go it alone or team up with a friend for local 2P co-op or enter into player vs. player combat. Levels are procedurally generated and take place over a number of traditional fantasy locales including forests, mountains, and caves, which are selectable from a world map.

The game is now available on PC via Steam.




November 12, 2017

Target Acquired: Fight‘N Rage

Fight‘N Rage, from Seba Games Dev, is a sidescrolling beat 'em up inspired by the classic brawlers of the arcade and 16-bit era, including Final Fight and Streets of Rage. On a future Earth where mutant animals have enslaved mankind, you play as a group of rebels attempting to save humanity. Players can go it alone or team up for local 2P or 3P combat, and racking up big combos and high scores allows for the purchase of numerous upgrades and add-ons. The game has a very simple control scheme but an incredible amount of versatility, with special attacks that can be used in a variety of ways, combos that can be interrupted or transitioned into throws or special attacks, and a huge array of moves for each fighter. The game also offers branching paths leading to different story elements and multiple endings. Where most indie games fall short when it comes to the beat 'em up experience, Fight 'N Rage offers an authentic classic brawler experience that is engaging from beginning to end.

The game is available for PC via Steam. Check our coverage here.




November 7, 2017

News: Pig Eat Ball Coming to PS4

Not since Pigs in Space have there been so many orbiting bovine, and now their trajectory brings them toward the PS4, as announced today. Pig Eat Ball will be arriving in Spring of 2018 on PS4 via PSN, as well as PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam.

Mommy’s Best Games delivers yet another oddity in the form of Pig Eat Ball. This game features a young pig princess named Bow living on a space station filled with clam people. Her father, King Cake, has decided to host a competition to win his daughter’s hand in marriage. But Bow has a different idea… she dons a disguise and enters the contest herself. The game features a number of different level types, most of which center around eating tennis balls. However, if you eat too many tennis balls, you get too fat to fit through narrow corridors, so you have to barf them up, slip through, and then re-eat the barfed up balls… called “barfies” for short. The game also features a number of competitive multiplayer modes for up to four players where players race each other, fight over tennis balls, and even build sandwiches. The game also includes a level editor.



November 5, 2017

Target Acquired: SteamWorld Dig 2

SteamWorld Dig 2, from Image & Form, picks up where SteamWorld Dig left off... Rusty has saved the steambots but has not yet returned to the surface, so his friend Dorothy goes looking for him. The new game improves on the original in almost every possible way, with an overhauled economy, faster navigation, and a larger and more complex world to explore. As in the first game, the player can upgrade his health and his ability to carry minerals, water, and fuel, but the new game offers dozens of additional enhancements that can be installed on equipment to allow players to draw minerals toward them from a distance, highlight valuables on the map, and even deflect projectiles. New equipment includes a hookshot that lets players zip quickly around the environment, and a jetpack that allows for free flight in any direction.

The game is now available for PC, Mac, Linux via Steam, Switch via eShop, and PS4 and Vita via PSN. Check our coverage here .