New Release: Source of Madness

A roguelike actioner set in a dark Lovecraftian world, from Carry Castle

Upcoming Release: Moo Lander

A colorful action adventure where you pilot a milk-powered UFO and abduct cows, from The Sixth Hammer

New Release: GB Rober

An anti-capitalist actioner with a low resolution, fast action, and big explosions, from Mokkograd

New Release: Fallingstar

A Breakout-style game where you play as an angel who has been cast out of heaven, from Harley Wilson

New Release: Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX

A remake of the Sega Master System classic with a few new enhancements, from Jankenteam

October 13, 2021

Target Acquired: GB Rober

GB Rober is an anti-capitalist action-platformer inspired by the Mega Man series, from Eric Merz and his Mokkograd label, the developer behind Splinter Zone. You take on the role of a robot who is fed up with being exploited for the upper class, and so he takes his fight to the landlords, each of which acts as a boss encounter. Like the Mega Man series, defeating each of these bosses unlocks their special weapon, which may be turned against other bosses or used against regular enemies. What really sets the game apart is its "critical mode" which increases damage output when you're almost dead, and "hyper mode" which also increases damage output and allows you to restore some health based on how many enemies you kill, creating some high risk / high speed explosive action in a chunky low-rez world.

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

October 2, 2021

Target Acquired: Gearshifters

Gearshifters, from Red Phantom Games, represents a heretofore unseen amalgamation of genres with its arcade-style car combat roguelike shoot 'em up action. You rip down the highway in your weapon-equipped vehicle blasting enemies ahead and behind, smashing through obstacles, and dodging return fire. You have a variety of weapons and defenses at your disposal - with upgrades purchased by taking on dangerous jobs to earn money - and you're able to skid to the side so you can blast enemies at angles. You shoot your way through enemy vehicles, trucks that absorb more damage, and huge bosses in the form of construction vehicles, jet-powered hot rods, and various transforming machinations. And yeah, the game is fully 3D, but it's got the spirit of a souped-up adrenalized horizontal Spy Hunter, so here it is!

The game is now available for PC via Steam, Switch via eShop, PS4 via PSN, and Xbox One via Microsoft Store, with physical editions also availalbe for Switch and PS4.