Genre | First Person Adventure Game
Developer | Necrophone Games
Platforms | PC, Mac, Linux
Website | http://necrophonegames.com/jazzpunk/
Jazzpunk is a first person adventure game in which the player is tasked with undertaking a series of missions given to them by The Director, a man in charge of the organization the player works for. To accomplish these missions, the player visits a variety of locations around the globe and interacts with the people and objects there by collecting items, using them on things, and exploring. Jokes often occur throughout the game.
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Genre | Turn Based and Real Time Strategy
Developer | Mythos Games and MicroProse
Platforms | PC, PlayStation
Website | http://www.xcomufo.com/
X-COM: UFO Defense is a strategy game in which the player takes control of the eponymous X-COM organization in an effort to defend Earth from an alien invasion. The player manages the organization in real time by setting up bases, sending out planes to shoot down the eponymous UFOs, and conducting research and manufacturing. The player also controls X-COM’s soldiers in turn based battles at the sites of crashed and landed UFOs.
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Genre | Turn Based Strategy
Developer | Firaxis Games
Platforms | PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, OSX, iOS
Website | http://www.xcom.com/
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based strategy game in which the player commands the eponymous XCOM. XCOM receives money from the world’s governments each month. The player uses this money to launch satellites, repel an alien invasion, manufacture weapons, dig holes in the ground, and undertake other actions in an attempt to keep the world’s governments from cutting off the funding.
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Genre | Art
Developer | Tale of Tales
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX, Android, iOS, Ouya
Website | http://luxuria-superbia.com/
Luxuria Superbia is a game in which the player moves through and touches the insides of a three dimensional tunnel shaped like a flower. Once the player has scored enough points, they can finish the flower by filling it entirely with color, or continue to touch the flower to earn more points and reach a higher rank. The game can be played with other players if the player has an additional controller or is playing on a touch device.
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Genre | Puzzle Platformer
Developer | Ty Taylor and Mario Castañeda
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360
Website | http://thebridgeisblackandwhite.com/
The Bridge is a puzzle platformer game in which the player controls a man who must navigate through levels and exit through a door. Obstacles prevent the player from exiting the level until the player has overcome these obstacles. The obstacles include a ball that can crush the player, keys that must be collected to unlock the door, non-Euclidean geometry that prevents the player from walking to the door, and doors that can only be entered by a white man, which the player’s character sometimes is not.
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Genre | Strategy
Developer | Blendo Games
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://blendogames.com/atomzombiesmasher/
Atom Zombie Smasher is a strategy game in which the player attempts to evacuate the citizens of Nuevos Aires from zombie-infested areas and push back the invading zombie hordes. The player must send in helicopters to airlift civilians while using artillery, soldiers, snipers, and other hired mercenaries to hold back the zombies. Between missions, slide show vignettes narrate the history of Nuevos Aires and the zombie war.
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Genre | Art Adventure
Developer | Increpare Games
Platforms | PC, OSX
Website | http://www.increpare.com/2012/12/slave-of-god/
Slave of God is a first person adventure game in which the player explores a night club and interacts with the people in the club and with other things in the club, like drinks acquired from the bartender. The player can accomplish various tasks which subsequently cause the game to end.
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Genre | Flight Sim Shooter
Developer | Ragequit Corporation
Platforms | PC
Website | http://www.strikevector.net/
Strike Vector is a multiplayer flight sim shooter in which the player pilots an eponymous strike vector, a flying vehicle that can fly through the air in Vector mode and hover in Harrier mode. Varied weapons and customizations allow players to employ different tactics, such as using a cloaking device to get close to enemies unnoticed in order to destroy them with a shotgun or using a speed boost and homing missiles to evade enemy fire while simultaneously engaging the enemy. When the player is killed, they can steer their destroyed strike vector in an effort to crash into an enemy.
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Genre | Action Flight Sim
Developer | Most Wanted Entertainment
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3
Website | http://www.bit-composer.com/www_en/game.aspx?gameid=21644742-dd8d-424c-a6b8-9038ba65522b
Thunder Wolves is a third person action flight sim in which the player controls a helicopter, which itself is controlled by a pilot and a gunner working for the eponymous Thunder Wolves, an organization that kills terrorists. The player is tasked with destroying enemy infantry, vehicles, helicopters, and buildings, and with accomplishing other objectives. Most things in the game explode, yell, or explode and yell at some point.
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Genre | Interactive Fiction
Developer | Christine Love
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://ahatestory.com/
In Analogue: A Hate Story, the player investigates a derelict Korean space ship that disappeared more than six hundred years earlier in order to recover the ship’s logs and sell them to the Saeju Colony Historical Society. The player must interact with the ship’s computer and its two artificial intelligences in order to discover what happened and recover the logs. Due to the ship’s damage, the player’s actions are limited to presenting documents they’ve discovered to the AIs and responding to questions. Depending on the player’s answers and the documents they present, the player can progress the plot in various directions.
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