Not wanting to make their players wait, Larian Studios released a shortened version of their new Dungeons and Dragons based Baldur’s Gate 3 game in early access. And while there is limited content at the moment, the game already feels like a brewing epic masterpiece.
Baldur’s Gate 3 launched on October 6 on Stadia, Steam, GOG.com and Mac. During the release, Larian faced a flood and one blackout (which is not unusual for a Larian launch). At 10 a.m. PT, many players were unable to buy the game as they stormed the Steam page. So many players signed up to the optional Larian launcher that its servers had trouble keeping up. But the launch was ultimately a huge success, surpassing all studio expectations, and the game heads into a lengthy early access campaign with an engaged audience providing a solid flow of feedback and reports. … Continue reading Larian Creates Heat Map of Player Deaths for Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access
All passengers should now be on board—this is the final boarding call for Airplane Mode. Developer Bacronym Games and publisher AMC Games announced today that Airplane Mode, the quirky air passenger simulation game, releases for PC and Mac worldwide on Steam on October 15, 2020, for $11.99. In Airplane Mode, players enjoy the thrill of travel by enduring flights lasting 6 hours or longer—in real-time—complete with crying babies, spotty wi-fi, turbulence, and tiny bags of pretzels. Airplane Mode features two flight options: a 6-hour journey from JFK to Reykjavik and a 2.5-hour trip from JFK to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. … Continue reading Odd Airplane Mode Game Preparing for Takeoff
We should talk is an adventure game where the player must construct texts in order to build love or lies with their girlfriend, and other folks lurking in a neon-drenched bar. The range of good and bad choices is pretty amusing, and the game features nine possible endings.
Timelie is a challenging puzzle game where you have to combine stealth, skill and one heck of a talented house cat to try and outsmart an evil army or murderous robots. But don’t worry, if you get caught, you can always rewind time and try again.
Urnique Studio, the indie developer behind global hit time manipulation puzzle game Timelie, today announced that the game has officially released on Steam for Mac OS 10.12 and higher, and now features 8 new supported languages including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Turkish, and Russian. What began five years ago as a small class project by an ambitious group of students, early versions of Timelie went on to receive recognition from a number of prestigious competitions, including “Winner – Best Game” at Microsoft’s 2016 Imagine Cup Student Development Competition, “Winner – Best Game” at the 2016 Thailand National Software … Continue reading Puzzle Game Timelie Releases on Steam for Mac OS
Developer Pine Studio, the company behind the well-received Faraway puzzle adventure series, has announced that its latest Harry Potter and Professor Layton-inspired title, The Academy: The First Riddle, has launched today on PC and Mac via Steam for $19.99 and the App Store and Google Play for $9.99. In celebration of the title’s release, the studio has shared a features trailer showcasing the variety of challenges, characters, and settings puzzle fans can expect once they delve into the game. The Academy will arrive on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch later this summer. “The Academy: The First Riddle … Continue reading The Academy: The First Riddle Puzzle Adventure Comes to Steam and Mobile
Thief Simulator is, not surprisingly, a game that simulates small heist-like break-ins and other trials in the life of a professional thief. A conversion from virtual reality, it has an interesting concept but quite a few problems with gameplay and execution.
Take one part chess. Add in a little Pong. And then pack on about 10,000 tons of TNT. Mix it all together and you have ShellShock, an explosive PvP title for those who like a little strategy with their mass destruction.
This week our intrepid Save State gamer embarks on the epic quest offered by Octopath Traveler. After a few too many hours in that lovely world, he completes the experience with the fiery Freedom Planet platformer.