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Xbox Game Pass is losing some brilliant games soon

It’s time to bid farewell to some truly charming titles. The latest titles to come to Xbox Game Pass have been announced, and while there’s some good titles on the way, it’s also that time of the month again where we commiserate the great games that are soon to be leaving. Amongst the titles leaving is NBA 2K22, Two Point Hospital, and Elite: Dangerous. So, I’ve bad news for both avid space explorers, basketball pros, and hospital managers alike, as all three will be bidding farewell to Xbox Games Pass on August 31. View the trailer for Spiritfarer here –…

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Spiritfarer’s final update is out now, adding two new spirits

Back in February, Spiritfarer developers Thunder Lotus announced a roadmap of updates for 2021. Today, the last of those was released with the addition of spirit pals Jackie and Daria to the game. With them came another announcement: this is the cosy management game’s final update, and its developers are moving onto new things. Read more

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Beautiful management sim Spiritfarer sells a million units

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. A definitive Farewell Edition is also now available. Thunder Lotus announced that their gorgeous 2D management simulator Spiritfarer sold a million copies, making the indie game an undeniable success. They also marked the occasion to coincide with the launch of the Farewell Edition, closing the book on Spiritfarer for good. The game whose developer describes it as a “cozy management game about dying” released to rave reviews in 2020 and featured regular free content updates that added more spirits to…

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IGF’s 2021 nominees announced, mostly correct

Videogame awards are good for three things: they encourage people to continue creating new work; they direct attention towards particular pebbles among the otherwise amorphous landslide of new game releases; and they give bystanders like me something of mercifully little consequence to gripe about when nominations don’t align with our personal tastes. I’m sad to report that the Independent Games Festival has delivered only two out of three in 2021. The nominations for this year’s IGF Awards were announced yesterday, but they have left me little to gripe about. Read more

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Nintendo Indie World presentation showed off plenty of games, some out today

Nintendo announced plenty of games coming to the console during its Nintendo Indie World presentation.The Nintendo Indie World showcase announced over 14 titles, and some were even released today.Subnautica and Subnautica: Below Zero from Unknown Worlds Entertainment are both coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021. In Subnautica, players discover the depths of a vast alien underwater world by collecting resources, crafting underwater structures, and outsmarting wildlife to uncover the mystery of the planet they crash-landed on.  Subnautica: Below Zero will have divers trying to survive the icy biomes of planet 4546B.Raji: An Ancient Epic, from Nodding Head Games, releases today on Switch is a timed…