New Release: Cannon Dancer - Osman

An enhanced edition of a bombastic arcade actioner, from Mitchell Corporation and ININ Games

New Release: Hazard Saviour

An open world platformer inspired by Crazy Taxi, from Sinclair Strange

New Release: Ginsha

An open world action-adventure that takes place across multiple planets, from PolarityFlow

New Release: Haunted Lands: Burial Grounds

A tough and bloody DOS-style shooter, from Alexey Goryachev

New Release: Curse of the Sea Rats

An open world action-adventure featuring 2D animation and 3D environments, from Petoons Studio

November 26, 2017

Target Acquired: The Mummy Demastered

The Mummy Demastered, is a metroidvania that is a licensed tie-in to the new Universal film The Mummy. Rather than a 3D game tie-in, the studio opted for a Super Metroid inspired action adventure developed by WayForward, the studio best known for the Shantae series. The game stars an unnamed Prodigium agent who must track down Ahmanet (the mummy) and put a stop to her wicked ways before she lays waste to the earth with her horde monsters. You begin the game equipped with an infinite ammo rifle, but eventually gain access to numerous weapons including a shotgun, flamethrower, and rocket launcher, as well as explosives like grenades and C-4. As you explore each of the themed areas, you earn upgrades, such as faster movement, a higher jump, and the ability to move underwater, which allows you to access new areas in the open world. There are even some hidden weapons and abilities to be found by exploring off the beaten path, as well as health and ammo capacity upgrades. Along the way, you'll fight giant bugs, hordes of undead, and several giant bosses before facing off against Ahmanet herself.

The game is now available for PC via Steam, PS4 via PSN, Xbox One via Microsoft Store, and Switch via eShop. Check our coverage here.

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,, 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 .

November 1, 2017

News: Owlboy Coming to Consoles in February

Owlboy, from D-Pad Studio, is coming to consoles soon... Well, soon-ish. The game was in development for nearly a decade, so it's a comparatively short wait. The game will be hitting PS4, Xbox One, and Switch on February 13, 2018, and if you haven't already purchased it for your computer, you should definitely give one of the console versions a go, especially since it's inspired by the classic console games of yore. Plus, Owlboy was our 2016 Game of the Year. Check our coverage here.

Owlboy is a game about a student owl named Otus who wears a cloak that allows him to fly. The world in which he lives is made up of a series of floating islands, which has recently come under attack by sky pirates. Otus has set out on a quest to stop the sky pirates and save his home village of Vellie. But in order to do this, he will need some help. Otus is a more-than-capable platforming hero – especially given the fact that he can fly freely – but he is lacking in offensive abilities.

He has a spin attack that knocks enemies back, and he can pick up items such as rocks and toss them at the baddies, but he has no projectiles of his own. To assist him in this department are a number of gunners that can be carried through the environment, and the player is able to use them to aim and fire in any direction. At first, the player will have access to only a single gunner, a somewhat meek friend named Geddy, who has the advantage of firing at a high rate of speed. Throughout your journey, you are able to recruit new gunners, and switch between them at will, giving you a number of different offensive options. Each gunner has different projectile types and firing rates.