The real strength of Oriental Empires is that, while overall there’s a complex game at a glance, the complexity breaks down into multiple systems which pair into each other well.
Swap that pick-axe for a shotgun and fall in line soldier, for what’s sure to be an out of this world space opera of epic proportions.
The perfect mix between hard and fun – you will die again and again but will learn something every time you fail.
There’s a perverse pleasure to be had in seeing your time-consuming efforts reduced to nought but rubble within a few minutes, a feeling which is amplified by the warming celtic soundtrack that plays throughout.
There Came An Echo is what a gaming evolution should feel like.
The Red Solstice should be a warning to other development teams of the caution and action that needs to be taken when your game has an overwhelmingly toxic community. These players should be put on wanted posters and rooted out before they can strangle a community as they have in Red Solstice. Once they are there, the Moderators and Developers should do their damned hardest to make them leave.
Wizards and Dragons and all types of fantastic beasts await you in this ambitious and fun turn based strategy game.
After a successful Kickstarter last year, Maia has released into the treacherous waters of the Steam early access. Currently the game includes little more than basic base building, colonist AI, environmental effects and a beautiful lighting engine. Much like dungeon keeper 2 you do not control colonists directly, instead choosing what/where to build and telling your robot where to dig. It is also clearly inspired by Dungeon Keeper 2 as there are many subtle references, the model of robot that you use to dig is called I.M.P after the iconic imps from Dungeon Keeper and the main food source are hyper modified chickens. Much better than the boring old normal chickens of yore!
Survivor Squad takes place in a world in which a zombie outbreak has happened. You start as a single survivor, quickly building a squad of four and having the ability to expand even further. Your squad makes it their mission to find a cure and stop the outbreak – par for the course, really. You are tipped off about a doctor who is working towards a cure and it becomes your mission to find him and aid him in driving off the infection.
Guns of Icarus Online takes place after a large war which has run the earth barren. Humanity has developed technology which allows them to traverse the skies in airships. They do so seeking resources and trade to protect their livelihood. Rising from the ashes of a ruined planet, humanity has split into factions each with their own views, rules and aesthetic style. Ranging from the Mercantile Guild – seeking material gain, but never forgetting their origins – to the Arashi League – living in the harshest of environments, forced to co-operate with eachother.
One thing is true of every faction in the game; they’re fighting to survive.