Finding Paradise Is The Newest Episode Of The Emotional To The Moon Series

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If you could redo your life, what would you change? What would you ultimately wish to gain or experience? Finding Paradise explores these questions as a man on his deathbed participates in a procedure that takes his life down a road it may have not previously walked. Players will no doubt feel the heavy atmosphere as the conductors of this procedure, ensuring that a wish is fulfilled.

For players unfamiliar with To The Moon, fear not - the stories can be played independently (but it's safe to say if you like one, you'll like the other). Players assume the role of two scientists who carry out a delicate procedure that allows people to artificially experience their lives once again, but with the ability to seek out a different ending. The problem is that the procedure is so delicate that it is only done when a patient is about to pass away.

Coming Home For A Night in the Woods (And Its Weird Autumn Edition)

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Night in the Woods is a game about many things, but for me, it is all about coming back home. Mae Borowski, college dropout, returns to her hometown of Possum Springs, to find that life has just moved on without her.

The sheer weirdness of this feeling might be familiar to you if you ever experienced something similar. You return and it both feels like everything's still kind of the same and yet, everyone moved on without you. Your home and friends have changed and hell, so have you. You're on the outside, looking in.

There is some pain involved in this process. You don't just drop out of college all of a sudden, and there are allusions to some kind of incident which happened before Mae left town. Just like in real life, bad things happen to people and leave a mark, and many of the game's characters are struggling with their own issues.

Baba Is You Lets You Change Its Rules To Solve Puzzles

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Quite a few puzzle games revolve around programming - from the abstracted forms seen in SpaceChem to the charming command creation of Human Resource Machine - and the appeal of creating your own solution within the expansive rulesets, refining and improving and optimizing, is a thrilling one. But Baba Is You isn't about messing around within the rules of its puzzles to succeed; it's about breaking and reconfiguring those rules in clever ways.

On the surface, Baba Is You is reminsicent of Sokoban and similar puzzles, focused on pushing and maneuvering objects to reach the exit flag. So simple, all you need to do is push boulders, find ways around lava and deep moats, and around barriers. Except Baba Is You isn't just the game's title, it's a written rule inscribed within each level, among other rules: Rocker Is Push, Flag Is Win, Wall Is Stop, each one linking an item within the level with an attribute. And with a simple push, you can change those attributes and break the rules.

Befriend Monsters With Love Bullets In The Void Rains Upon Her Heart

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Players will arm themselves with affection in shmup The Void Rains Upon Her Heart, using love bullets to calm the various violent bosses they come across. Not that these creatures make it easy to love them, forcing players to weave through some complex bullet arrays just to make these monsters feel the warmth of friendship.

The Void Rains Upon Her Heart follows an alien girl who's trapped in a cave that's surrounded by monsters. To escape, she means to calm their anger with the power of love, which just so happens to involve shooting them with love beams. To land these shots, players will have to carefully move around their blasts and land their own shots (and there's various challenge levels players can tackle each of these enemies on). If players survive, they'll get a random power-up gift that will help them in the next fight. Lose, and it's back to the start of the game.

Players won't know what's coming for them on each run, as the bosses are randomized, with each offering its own unique attacks and weaknesses whenever the game throws them at you. As players work through them, they'll also unlock bits of poetic story about the alien girl, offering a further heartwarming touch to helping these monsters find affection. Even if you do kind of shoot them in the face with it.

The GOG Winter Sale Kicks Off With A Little Help From Indiegames.com

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The GOG Winter Sale Kicks Off With A Little Help From Indiegames.com


'Tis the season for GOG's annual Winter Sale, and this time around, they invited us to join in the fun and curate a selection of discounted games from their catalogue. On our continuing mission to capture the fun new experiences, experimental play styles, striking artwork, and thoughtful creations of independent developers across the world, we selected 23 games that we hope you'll enjoy as much as we did.

From must-have indie classics to recent titles, there should be some amazing titles for everyone in this hand-picked collection. Of course, there's not enough room on our curated list for all the fine indie titles for sale at GOG. There are over 500 discounts to begin with and new games will be added every day.

Additionally, GOG are handing out free copies of Grim Fandango in the first 48 hours, and if you spend more than $15 during the sale, you'll be rewarded with some extra stocking stuffers. Mystery games are sold for $3 apiece, and a host of titles have been added to GOG Connect, which adds free games to your account if you already own the titles on Steam.

Lost Smokes Explores The Memories & Life Of A Grandmother

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Lost Smokes Explores The Memories & Life Of A Grandmother

Lost Smokes is about looking through your grandmother's house for her missing smokes, rifling through the things in her house to find them. With each item comes a recollection of a long life, though, telling players a story of fading memories, childhood, and the coming end of a loved one.

Lost Smokes tells the player that their grandmother used to smoke constantly, but one day up and forgot that she did until just now. After asking after her cigarettes, the player is left to wander through their grandmother's home, able to interact with the objects in every room. Each one offers a bit of background on the character and their grandparents, slowly painting a picture of the life they lived.

It's touching, but likely heart-wrenching for anyone who's ever helped clean out the home of a loved one that's passed away or is soon going to. The manner in which even the simplest object holds so much meaning and memory just to look at, from a lamp in their bedroom to the silverware they laid out at dinner, can bring back the most vivid, powerful memories, and Lost Smokes captures this sensation so powerfully.

Don't Let The Frost Bite In Frosty Nights

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Get into the holiday spirit with the bone-chilling Frosty Nights, where your goal is to gaze upon the morning sun and survive the night while watching out for a frozen foe with two eyes made out of coal. Your room is full of openings, and it's up to you to ensure nothing lurking beyond finds its way in.

Armed with very little, you'll be in control of a young child hoping to make it to morning in their room. Light is scarce, so players will need to rely on their doors for safety, but they can also be their downfall if they aren't vigilant in keeping them shut. You don't want to get stuck in a tight space with your enemy!

Your main enemy is a terrifying Snowman, but don't think that it's the only thing to get nervous about. The game revolves around building a tense and unsettling atmosphere. You wouldn't think that a sweet child's room during the holiday season would be a prime scene for the unsettling, but by using eerie lighting and random bumps in the night, players will no doubt be feeling a chill up their spine while playing Frosty Nights.

All The Delicate Duplicates Toys With The Stability Of Time & Reality

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Players find themselves inheriting a collection of mysterious objects from Mo, a relative, soon finding that these items can have strange effects on time and reality the more they're exposed to them in narrative exploration game All the Delicate Duplicates.

Players will work through a twisting story in All The Delicate Duplicates, wandering its world, reading emails and journal entries, and steadily piecing together events through what they find. Various rooms and items all add to the narrative as players stumble across them, letting them paint the full picture of events by exploring the interpretive environments. These actions also alter history and events, though, which lets the players shape reality through their actions as well.

All The Delicate Duplicates is a story best gone into mostly blind, though, so perhaps it might be time to claim your inheritance and see what happens when you make contact with these strange objects for yourself?

Lost In Space: Grim SciFi RPG Deep Sky Derelicts Pulls No Punches

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I knew we were in trouble when we encountered those renegade bots. Having just explored and cleared out a giant, derelict spacecraft, our energy reserves were running dangerously low. Our team had been pushing its luck, using up more energy than we should have, so I ordered my units to make a beeline for the exit - passing through two unexplored tiles on their way. Big mistake.

We survived the surprise encounter, but then, mere seconds before reaching the ship that was going to take us back home, our energy reserves depleted. As the lights flickered and went out, the screams started. Game over, man. Game over.

Death is permanent in Deep Sky Derelicts, and a complete party wipe means you have to start from scratch - maybe with a different bunch of space delinquents this time. The game lets you pick a party of three from several character classes, blast off into space adventures, and engage in exploration and turn-based fights out there.

Deal With Spam Email, Weird Phone Calls, Let's Players In The Francy Droo & Friends Collection

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The Francy Droo & Friends Collection offers a group of delightful visual novels designed to charm anyone who's ever fallen in love with the sender of spam emails, who's ever wished they were a sassy teen detective, or who's ever wanted to have an irritating Let's Player talk over their game session.

The Francy Droo & Friends Collection offers five different lighthearted visual novels for players to work through, all featuring the charmingly oddball humor Oh, A Rock! Studios is known for. Francy Droo and the Mystery of the Missing Mother-in-Law will have players working to save a wedding, while Francy Droo and the Secret of the Shady Midnight Caller will explore the dangers of answering your phone. Both very serious problems.

My Nigerian Prince has players finding love on the other end of a spam email (although things don't always work out quite as romantically as you'd hope). TRAPPED! In a Soap Opera will send players into a world of mysterious pregnancies, evil twins, and long lost brothers, dealing with a suddenly all-too-real soap opera life. Finally, Who Am I? The Let's Play Disaster will let players experience the fun of a Let's Player narrating what they do as they play through a game. Which totally isn't a commentary on the generic, rude, loud behavior that makes Let's Plays so incredibly unappealing, no sir!