Lake is probably unlike most other games you have played. It’s a chill non-adventure that finds main character Meredith pulled from the big city to help her dad delivering mail in the small town where she grew up. Thus, Lake is a slice-of-life heaven.
The world’s Newest MMO is appropriately named New World. Representing the first big foray into video games from Amazon, New World is a massive endeavor that reimagines the colonial time period, but one where magic, monsters and even the undead rise up to challenge a nation’s God-given right to rule the world.
Gas Station Simulator tasks you with rebuilding and refurbishing an abandoned gas station somewhere along the storied Route 66 in the American Southwest. You will also be dodging your uncle’s goons and generally trying to keep the aptly named Dust Bowl above water.
Hoa is one of the most beautiful 2D platformers you will ever experience, with platforms ranging from flowers that chime when you touch them to bugs to majestic jellyfish. It’s both soothing and sensational, and a leap above most others.
Tetragon is one of those games that is almost mesmerizing. From the gentle soundtrack to the lovely 2D art, Tetragon is a very relaxing experience, especially for a puzzle game. The graphics and unique mechanics just makes this stylish puzzler even more enjoyable.
Patron is a brand new city builder that prides itself on realistic difficulty. There is also a strong political underpinning so that budding rulers can make enemies. Unfortunately for our Modern Gamer, the ultimate enemy was starvation, which her colonists experienced a lot.
Following up on their excellent documentary type game Attentat 1942, the new Svoboda 1945: Liberation drama finds players investigating the sad tales of historical atrocities that took place in and around Czechoslovakia during World War II. Like it’s predecessor, Svoboda offers some powerful gameplay.
Big Farm Story is a delightful game for casual players, or those who just want to get away from the harshness of reality for a while. It’s a lot like Animal Crossing that way, but with so much more to accomplish and enjoy. So come on down to the Big Farm to experience a fun and relaxing time and a fine story.
Ambition: A Minuet in Power is an engaging adventure and romance-based game set during the French Revolution. You will need to pick your outfits, choose your companions, trade influence and earn a little money, and most of all, literally keep your head in troubling times.
A new Modern Gamer takes the helm of our weekly review feature, but you all know her well. It’s Marie Brownhill, our celebrated Star Trek columnist. Her first mission is plodding through the somewhat unusual No Longer Home story-based adventure game.