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Action roguelike Dreamscaper has awoken its full launch

Battling your nightmares may not be so fun as whacking ’em with yo-yos in real life, but it sure is in Dreamscaper. This action roguelike about defeating your inner demons every night has just escaped from early access into a full launch. It’s still rather pretty, and has gotten some decent-sized updates since the last time we took a good look at it. Now that it’s fully launched, you can help Cassidy vanquish her darkest emotions for good. Read more

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Thank god, Buildings Have Feelings Too! fixed its controls

Most humans will instantly grow attached to any inanimate object if you put a face on it (preferably a sad one, as if it needs your help). This is possibly so we won’t immediately hoof any unattended baby into the oven, because using cold logic they are a helpless and easy source of food, but emotions tell us that they are cute and we don’t want the baby to cry at the oven being all hot. Buildings Have Feelings Too!, a puzzle/city management game that’s heavy on the puzzle, is the reason I will never again enjoy a video of…

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Exploring dioramas is lovely in this spot-the-difference game

I’m on holiday (‘holiday’) next week, and I’ll be unwinding in part by staring at and spinning the cute wee 3D dioramas of Tiny Lands. Released today, it’s a digital version of that classic activity sheet puzzle: spotting the differences between two near-identical scenes. With your screen split down the middle, the two versions will zoom and spin and rotate in harmony while you check patterns on fish, scrutinise crowds of people, and count rocks. It’s cheap and it’s nice, and that’s enough for me. (more…)

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Spot the difference in 3D dioramas with this upcoming game

The greatest disappointment of adulthood is no longer receiving an activity sheet in restaurants, forcing one to converse about existential accounting and corporate philosophy rather than spotting the differences in two near-identical pictures of an eerie mascot. A tragedy every time. How Heston Blumenthal got six Michelin stars with an attitude like that, I’ll never know. Anyway, this means I’m quite keen for the upcoming release of Tiny Lands, a spot-the-difference game with wee 3D dioramas to rotate and explore. Check out the trailer. (more…)