I have a list of games.
It is a list of games that I have not played. There is no guarantee that I will ever play these games. There is no guarantee any of these games are good. But maybe someone else will play them. Maybe someone else will discover they are good.
In this episode, twelve more games are added to the Crashbook.
92/ ANNO: Mutationem
ANNO: Mutationem is an action-adventure game with RPG elements set in a cyberpunk world, featuring a unique mix of pixelated 2D & 3D graphic style with a rich, dark and bizarre plot.
Crash notes: It wasn’t the setting that drew me in – neon-scorched cyberpunk is so 90s – but the visual work in the cutscenes and the environment looked so good. Uh, I don’t know if the protagonist has to wear a vanishingly small skirt all the time.
Windows, Playstation | Steam Link | Released Mar 2022
Techtonica is a first-person factory building game set beneath the surface of an alien planet. Work alone or in co-op to build factories, gather resources, research new technologies, mold the destructible terrain, establish a base of operations, and uncover long-forgotten secrets.
Crash notes: Factory building games are beguiling but I always worry they might turn into an addiction and keep me playing late into the night. Can’t have that, I’m only allowed to get addicted to something like Death Crown. Techtonica is my latest factory building siren call.
Windows | Steam Link | Unreleased
SOKOBOT is an open-ended puzzle game where you place down cute robots, give them commands, and create infinitely-looping assembly lines that combine shapes together!
Windows | Steam Link | Released Mar 2022
95/ Orbital Bullet
Orbital Bullet is a fast paced 360° action-platformer with rogue-lite elements, where all actions take place in a circular pattern. Fight your way through a variety of procedural planets and use body modifications, crafting and heavy weaponry. Kill. Die. Modify.
Windows | Steam Link | Released Mar 2022
96/ Regency Solitaire II
From Grey Alien Games’ blog on Jan 12: Ship Regency Solitaire 2 in Q3 unless we have a really good reason to delay it. (This is our main project at the moment for 2022 and we are committed to making it happen. We’ve got a good plan and it is achievable.)
Crash notes: Finally, the sequel everybody was waiting for. It’s happening.
Probably Windows, maybe Mac | Unreleased
97/ Logica Emotica
An emoji infused puzzle adventure for you!
Crash notes: From the developer of Yellow and all its sequels: Red, Black, Blue, Green and Pink.
Mobile | Twitter announcement | Unreleased
98/ THEY SPEAK FROM THE ABYSS
Venture into the Abyss and face strange and horrifying monsters in this bone chilling RPG. With the spirit Sophia at your side, you must venture into the nightmare-ish world of the Abyss in order to escape. Monsters will block your path, will you be strong enough to conquer them, or will you perish and join the other lost souls who roam the depths?
Crash notes: I’ll keep linking horror games and I’ll keep only playing one or two of them every year 🙂
Probably Windows | Itch Link | Unreleased
99/ Clash: Artifacts of Chaos
You are Pseudo, a fighter living in the strange land of Zenozoik. Everything changes for you when you take the Boy into your care. Crush your enemies and explore a punk-fantasy setting, never forgetting the sacred rules of the Ritual.
Crash notes: The latest Zeno Clash game. I was no good at the melee combat of the original and never finished it, but it’s ACE Team. These are beautiful games.
Probably Windows | Steam Link | Unreleased
100/ Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate
The Black King has been depossessed of everything… Everything except their royal shotgun. His wrath shall be his undoing, yet he cares not. In his dark folly, bits of white pieces will fly.
Crash notes: PUNKCAKE Délicieux push out a new game every month. They always look interesting but, of those games I’ve tried, I’ve failed to find one that really grabbed me. Shotgun King looks silly and fun: they’re transforming their Ludum Dare prototype into a commercial release.
Windows | Itch Link | LD50 prototype available
Acolyte is a dynamic narrative experience that gives you your own Acolyte; a digital assistant you can talk to freely with unlimited dialogue options. Just like a real conversation.
Crash notes: It’s pitched as an “ARG/detective” game. I’m curious to see how well the “natural language input” works…
Windows | Steam Link | Free Demo Available, Full Release May 2022
102/ Loot River
Explore procedurally generated labyrinths in a dungeon crawling action roguelike that combines tense, real-time combat with spatial block-shifting – slide blocks of ancient ruins, fight bestial abominations, loot, explore, level-up, strategize, cast powerful spells, die and wake up anew.
Crash notes: The word “Loot” will never, ever sell a game to me. My hatred of the term is so strong that I couldn’t even abide the title Loop Hero. But Loot River looks lovely although I think the stats system and loot tree means it’s probably not for me.
Windows | Steam Link | Releasing May 2022
103/ CosmOS 9
CosmOS 9 offers a sample of the vast puzzle space, an intergalactic tour across the mind-bending. This is a collection of 9 games, each 30 to 90 minutes long, exploring an ever changing genre: Line drawing, platforming, tile placing, symbol decyphering, resource managing, programming…
Crash notes: This looks interesting, there’s an excellent chance I might actually play it if each game has a play time I can manage.
Windows | Site Link | Releasing May 2022