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Vampire Survivors - (2022 game) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1794680/Vampire_Survivors/

A fancy knockoff of Smash TV.

Exciting and confusing for a bit of fun. Has no victory condition; after some time you are guaranteed to die. Worth a look.



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Lost Castle - (2016 game) loading screen

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https://www.neondoctrine.com/games/lost-castle/

A basic side-scrolling beat 'em up.

Fair.



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Enter the Gungeon - (2016 game) logo

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(on Wikipedia)
(on GOG.com - on Humble - on Steam.com)
https://enterthegungeon.com/

A top-down bullet hell game with character and item variation. This would have been great in the early 90s arcades.

It's good/meh. Not really for me.



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Minecraft - SmallLogo.altform-lightunplated_targetsize-256

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us

A procedurally generated survival game with shitty graphics, which became popular because it was first-to-market and took advantage of nostalgia.

Unfortunately, Minecraft was never completed and the author fucked off with the money to make another game. Even with extraordinary success, the author didn't make good on promises and the game was never finished. (It would later be "finished" by having a recipe book concept and an "end"; neither of which are any good.)

I loved this game, and even bought it twice to support the developer, but because it was Java it would bring a computer to its knees. Being sold out to Microsoft (for their upcoming virtual reality stuff I'd bet) was bafflingly insulting.

I would try it again years later, and it hasn't had basic improvements.



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Warpips - (2022 game) logo

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(on Wikipedia)
(on Steam)
https://www.daedalic.com/

Basically one of those old Flash games where you send units from left to right.

Straightforward and fun! Until you just die for reasons you can't explain!



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Defense Grid꞉ The Awakening image

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(on Wikipedia)
(on Epic - on Steam)
https://www.hiddenpath.com/games/

A pretty basic tower defence game, with the twist that enemies reach your core and carry off power thingies. I think I remember a Flash game like this.

It's kinda neat, but reminiscent of old DOS games; not good enough.



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Iratus - (2020 game) logo

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(on Wikipedia)
(on Epic - on Steam)
https://iratus.org/

A simple semi-roguelike tactics-esque game.

Lots of fun, albeit somewhat slow.

  • aka Iratus: Lord of the Dead

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Mothergunship - (2018 game)

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(on Wikipedia)
(on Oculus - on Steam - on Epic)
https://www.terribleposture.com/mothergunship-forge/

A shooter of some sort.

Hard to see, hard to play.

  • aka Mothergunship: Forge
  • I own the Windows version via Epic.



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