Here’s a creepy one for you: Tokyo Dark. Getting its name from its Tokyo setting and the fact that its plot and gameplay are incredibly sinister, Tokyo Dark puts you in the shoes of Detective Itō after her partner goes missing. A 2D sidescroller, this isn’t your run of the mill ‘point, click, hunt for clues’ sort of game as it also boasts an “unnerving horror story exploring the underbelly of a near-future Tokyo” and it packs in supernatural elements too. It’s certainly not one for the faint hearted but if you’re looking for a chilling, mystery adventure game, Tokyo Dark could be a good’un. Watch a new trailer and find out more after the break.
Real sports are for chumps, what with their sweaty pit stains, neon looking energy drinks and ill-fitting lycra. So today, let’s embrace a virtual one instead.
DiscStorm has just been announced for PC, Mac and PS Vita by developer XMPT Games and publisher Mastertronic. The game combines disc throwing with death dealing to make a fast-based arena combat sport that can be played alone or with friends.
Frantic stick twiddling will be in order as you try and avoid the discs that are pinging off of every wall and gameplay is “easy to pick up, but truly difficult to master”. It sounds like a good one to wheel out at parties then. More on DiscStorm after the break.
Released late last year, Iñupiaq puzzle and adventure game Never Alone was one of my favourite games of 2014. Developed and created by the Alaskan Native Iñupiaq people themselves (in partnership with publisher E-Line Media), Never Alone aimed to impart the wisdom and tell us the tales of their culture to us, without pulling us away from our digital doohickeys and our giant game boxes.
Putting players in the shoes of a young Iñupiaq girl named Nuna and her artic fox companion named Fox, Never Alone was beautiful, educational and all round pretty flipping brilliant. The only issues I had with the game on PS4 is that there were some (fixable) bugs and glitches that detracted from the experience a bit. The game’s creators have just announced that Never Alone will soon be released on Mac, along with an official soundtrack.
Just about everyone loves dating sim games, which is why there are so many of them. Sadly, most of them are likely to cause offense such as HuniePop (where the busty character designs are less of an occasional irritant and are more like the foundation of the entire game) or are miserably drab or entirely heterosexual.
Thank God that Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker is here then as “fabulous drag queen diva” Kitty Powers sets up her own dating agency to rescue an endless number of love lives and to save us from dating sim monotony. The game is also queer friendly, with opposite and same sex couples featured throughout. Watch the debut trailer of Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker after the jump!
Let’s be straight: The Sims 4 at launch was a bit of a mess. There were fancy new ’emotions’ that affected your Sims’ interactions and offered new ways to kill them (e.g death by laughter) but there were also no swimming pools, no family trees and no toddlers. Pools and family trees have since been added via free updates (sadly, toddlers have yet to toddle into the game) but admittedly, The Sims 4 still doesn’t feel like a massive overhaul from The Sims 3. If you’re on Mac and have yet to experience this for yourself then you’re in luck as the game many are calling ‘reheated leftovers’ is now available on Mac computers.
It’s been a good couple of weeks for Iñupiaq platformer Never Alone. Not only was the game welcomed with open arms (and glowing review scores) on PC, PS4 and Xbox One but the game has also made history, quite literally being the first game of its kind. Deserved success doesn’t a perfect game make though and Never Alone does have a few coding kinks to iron out. This is what developer Upper One Games is now dealing with in the game’s latest update and they’ve now announced a Never Alone Mac release date too. Find out more after the break.