This week Modern Gamer Marie Brownhill takes on the role of caregiver in Animal Shelter Simulator. The game lets players feed, doctor and care for cute animals that need a good home. And the new puppies and kittens DLC adds even more adorable animals to the mix.
Skeleton Crew is a dungeon crawler that is also a side scroller and a multiplayer platformer. There’s also puzzles and mysteries to solve, and even a bit of base building. All that makes Skeleton Crew worth checking out.
The Pinball Wizard video game takes its name seriously, offering players a rogue-like dungeon crawler that is centered around levels of tricky pinball-like fun. A pinball dungeon crawler may sound like an odd combination, but it’s actually really fun.
One More Gate: A Wakfu Legend is a rogue-lite RPG with a heavy emphasis on deck building, which is integral to being able to perform well in combat and complete quests. For those who like that kind of gameplay, One More Gate has a lot to offer.
The Tenants puts players in the role of a benevolent landlord and contractor on a mission to renovate apartments by turning depressing dumps into luxurious living spaces. The title rewards you if you keep your tenants happy and help your community.
This week Modern Gamer Marie Brownhill lets her fingers do the fighting in the typing trainer Outshine. In the game, players will be typing out words in order to launch missiles, shield their character and challenge endless sci-fi landscapes. And surprisingly, it’s actually G-R-E-A-T F-U-N.
Heaps of praise have landed on the pixel-based game The Battle of Polytopia since it launched, and for good reason. This is everything gamers want in a 4X strategy title. Now, it lands on the Nintendo Switch and plays every bit as good as on other platforms.
Catmaze is a really interesting mashup of genres that combine into a delightful game. It’s partially a Metroidvania type platformer. It’s steeped in Slavic myths. And it has a really cool witch and two very cute cats with mythical powers. You don’t want to miss this one.
Maze Blaze is an arcade shooter where players fight swarms of enemies while solving procedurally-generated maze levels that are dripping in neon lights and brilliant special effects. Those who miss old-school arcade action will find a lot to enjoy in these dazzling mazes.
Anyone looking for a relaxing puzzle adventure involving adorable trains and railroad type puzzles will enjoy Railbound, a title that starts off extremely easy and then ramps up the challenge as you play.