Dark Quest is not a board game. Well, rather, it is…but it isn’t. It’s a video game with the mechanics of a board game…that calls itself “Board Game.” Try not to get confused.
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Before there was science or medicine there was alchemy, the practice of mixing stuff together and hoping it would produce some kind of magic. This never worked, but it laid the groundwork for a lot of fantasy stories centuries later. In the upcoming game Potion Craft from publisher tinyBuild and developer NicePlay, you can take up the unauthentically-real practice of magic making as you brew up potions in your alchemy shop.
Spider Nest Games’ Vault of the Void is a deckbuilding game inspired by the mechanics of real-life competitive card games (CCG). Just as in those games, the player has complete control over their deck in Vault of the Void, and can shuffle their deck as they see fit. The game’s features include dynamic deck management, enemy previews before combat, and a full breakdown of every tile in an upcoming run. Sounds like the game would almost be too easy, but the developer compensates by making the battles super-challenging.
Crainia Games has just soft-launched an asymmetrical survival horror game with an unusual title: A Way To Be Dead.
Indie game studio Crescent Moon games has just released their masterpiece Trashed onto Steam Early Access…it’s half action-adventure, half management sim. And you know what you’re managing this time? Garbage!
Rockfish Games has announced their single-player space looter shooter Everspace 2 will be arriving on Steam in Early Access form, in about a week.
Korean indiegame studio PLAY Mephistowaltz has released their action puzzle platform adventure DOOR: Inner Child to Steam Early Access.
Monster Crown, Studio Aurum’s Pokemon-inspired monster trading and battling game, is still in Early Access on Steam, but it creeps closer to completion every week. The latest update brings with it 15 new monsters, the ability to ride a monster, a map expansion and new storyline details.
Indie studio Kindred Games has announced their open-world RPG Swords ‘n Magic And Stuff. a game as laid-back as its title, will enter Steam Early Access this September.
One month from now, we will know what Rogue Legacy 2 is like…an early version of it, at least. The first trailer appeared online today.
Publisher Team17 and developer Moi Rai Games released the Early Access version of Monster Sanctuary last summer. The game is a unique title that blends together Metroidvania exploration with Pokemon-style creature collecting. Your goal is to win fights, discover hidden areas and save the balance of nature.
Gloomhaven first came into existence as a tabletop game. Designed by Isaac Childres, it gained $4.4 million from its Kickstarter campaign and more than 45,000 backers. When the game was released, BoardGameGeek gave it its highest rating and awarded it the honor of “Board Game of the Year” in 2017.