Apr 052014
 

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Faster Than Light was one of my favourites games for 2013, and now they have just released a free expansion : Advanced Edition.

FTL: Advanced Edition is a major update that adds features to the original and is a free download for players who already own the original. It was released on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Faster Than Light (more commonly known as FTL) is a top-down, real-time strategy game on Steam, made by indie team Subset Games. The player takes control of the crew in a space vessel that’s in possession of critical information that must be delivered to an allied fleet several sectors away. However, to make the game more challenging, you are pursued by a large rebel fleet in every sector.

In keeping the story simple, the team has been able to create an in depth management system. You must maintain the ship when it’s damaged and make difficult decisions when under attack. For example, jumping in the middle of battle or taking energy from one source to power a weapon.

Jumping is how the player moves through the game, and, in some circumstances, the player may be near death, but can still escape battle. You will, of course, have encounters with the rebels. These are real-time, ship-on-ship battles which are the core of Faster Than Light’s gameplay, and, on quite a few occasions, the tension is increased through forcing you to make split-second decisions at every turn.
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Feb 032014
 

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Recently (16 Jan 2014 ) this free to play game has been released for Linux on Steam.

Estranged tells the story of a lone fisherman, whose ship is stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm.

Explore the rich environments and meet the curious inhabitants of the island as you find a way back to the mainland.

Estranged: Act I is an action adventure game featuring horror elements.
The game features both puzzles and combat, as you try to make your way across to another part of the island. Estranged runs on the Source Engine with a few graphical extras.
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Sep 102013
 

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Do you remember the Indie title Amnesia the Dark Descent ?
A great Survival-horror game released in 2010 that has had a lot of success, and if you don’t know it, check it on the net, it’s probable that with the release of the new game you can find it at a discounted price.

But I’m here to talk about Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, from the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther comes this new first-person horrorgame that will drag you to the depths of greed, power and madness, sound interesting enough ?

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