Girls' Frontline meets shoot-em-up

One morning I was looking at new releases at Steam. Usually I don’t find something interesting, but for some reason Marfusha has caught my attention. I briefly looked at screenshots and without a second thought bought Marfusha.

And you know what? Marfusha turned up to be a great game!

The gameplay is simple but heavily addicting. You are playing as Marfusha, a girl who drafted into the army since the country Kazolmya, where she lives is at war with all surrounding countries. Marfusha gets the duty to protect the wall from different robots who try to destroy this wall. Every day you get salary which you can spend on cards and, of course, paying taxes, which becomes more and more expensive. There are different types of cards, some will increase your stats, some will give you a weapon(which can break so you’ll have to buy a new one, keep that in mind), some will give you useful items like mines or barricades.

Real player with 13.2 hrs in game

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”To protect homeland and someone you loved, what did it costs?”

Molten Iron: Marfusha is an indie project I’ve been following creator/artist for a while and impressed how something simple can be so enjoyable despite some flaws. A 2.5D tower defense shooter game developed by one person named hinyari9.

This review is based on version It contains subjective opinion and partial spoiler.

The World with No Exception

Game title is based on young bakery clerk; Marfusha who is drafted as a border guard due to trooper shortage. Marfusha has no choice but to obey the order and survive to reunite with her younger sister again.

Real player with 12.6 hrs in game

Marfusha on Steam

Night in Riverager

Night in Riverager

The developer mentions that there are some mild fantasy violence and also includes topics such as murder and torture; there is none of that in the game.

It’s also rather short, about 10-12 minutes where you talk to your mom and then you leave to fetch her some medicine since she has some sort of illness. When you leave your home, you venture northward to access a bridge to go to your uncle’s home.

You don’t make it. It ends, to me, abruptly. I don’t mind it being short, but I would like to have a bit more closure. At least let me get the medicine…

Real player with 2.1 hrs in game

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DISCLAIMER: This is a full review, and NOT a first impressions review

Night in Riverager is a game developed by Two Star Games and published by V Publishing

The game offers some nice graphics and a really beautiful aesthetic, although some ugly glitches here and there, it is pleasant all the same

The game does suffer with some repetitiveness at certain areas of the game but a fun game nonetheless

Night in Riverager overall, however, is a fun game to play, yet sometimes repetitive and it does get boring if being played for a long time, but is a really good horror game to play in short bursts!

Real player with 1.0 hrs in game

Night in Riverager on Steam

Lotto Life

Lotto Life

Have you ever wondered if you could win the lottery? Here’s a chance to test that luck, without losing your shirt in the process. Lotto Life is an authentic lottery simulator similar to state-run lotteries.

Welcome to Ys, a modern city under the auspices of Lotto Life Megacorporation. Every day, in real time, a winning number is drawn for the in-game lottery. Buy tickets, read the daily newspaper, go to work, and maybe win big! Fail to pay the rent, though, and you’re looking at a new life (or perma-death, if you like) in debtor’s prison.

In line with simulating the wait-and-see experience of playing the lottery, this game plays out at a slow pace. Most days your session can take around 5 minutes to complete, and then real time must pass before more can be done.

Please note that this is a game, with no actual real-life cash payout in the event of picking a winning ticket.

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Lotto Life on Steam



I received this game as a part of some bundle I bought way back.

I want to like this game. I wish the development team the best. But unfortunately I cannot recommend it, not even for $8 USD.

There are good, or at least decent, things here. There is some humor, including physical humor, that works. The actual voice lines are mostly fine, and what faults there are there in this audio itself are much more likely on the VA director and/or scriptwriters. Barring one jarring segment of lines I noticed in the 2nd episode where something obviously went wrong in recording or compression or something, but the team decided to use it anyway, which… fits with some of my suspicions about how out-of-time/energy/money they were feeling at the time.

Real player with 16.5 hrs in game

AR-K may be a study in how to have an okay story, okay graphics and good voice-acting and still come out with a bad game - soo manyy problems.

This title consists of the first two episodes of the game, “Gone with the Sphere” and “The Girl Who Wasn’t There”, and the second feels way better than the first. Still, we see a lot of beginner’s mistakes in the handiwork. Basically every aspect of the game is flawed in some way or another.

Note: Review was rewritten to fit Steam’s transparent character limit.

Real player with 15.9 hrs in game

AR-K on Steam

Fist of the Forgotten

Fist of the Forgotten

Fist of the Forgotten is a platformer set in a harsh, dark world, but that doesn’t mean you’re helpless. Relics passed down from your family allow you to interact with forgotten technology and fight your way forward.

Make your way through a forgotten civilization, facing ancient automatons, and acquire some of their technology.

3D assets and high framerate physics allow for perfectly smooth, fluid animation, even on monitors that display at 100hz. Mechanics in the game, such as sliding down slopes and grappling allow you to build up and maintain momentum.

Fist of the Forgotten’s narrative contains no dialogue, so you are free to pay attention to the details to understand the depth of the story, try to uncover alternate endings, or simply focus on flowing through the levels as quickly as possible and enjoy the gameplay.

The fist provides combat capabilities as well as movement. Use it to reach further platforms and combine it with other momentum gaining abilities, such as sliding down hills, to cover extreme gaps.

Fist of the Forgotten on Steam

Wasteland Warden

Wasteland Warden


Gain Teammates

Help Others


In the near future, AI corporations have taken over and are hunting down anyone not cooperating. This lead to a robotic arms race as the remaining “free” people mod themselves with any tech they can find and fled to the deserts and other unpopulated oases. Now its every man for himself outside the giant numbered cities run by the AI corps. Squeezed between assassin robots and cyborg gangs, one man takes it upon himself to lock up anything that can be locked up and… reprogram the rest? Lets all just ignore the growing rumors of an “all consuming sludge” appearing from the south.


  • Turn based

  • Grid based

  • Level the protagonist via skill trees

  • Defeated enemies become allies

  • Level your allies

  • Choose a complementary team

  • Many roles to fill: DPS, Range, Tanks, Area Effect

  • Upgrade your base

Still in early development. All art is subject to change.

Wasteland Warden on Steam



Okay so, I bought this game for 20€, and I really need to tell the world that it’s not worth it.

The game was pretty original, a kind of Limbo with a bit more colors. The stressful dark rainy atmosphere was good, I caught myself wanting to protect that little brother

! and being sad and worried to leave him alone at the end .

Challenging puzzles were not that much hard, but made me think a bit (even if finally, I was just dying, exploring all of the possibilities until I get the right one, so it was mostly deduction).

Real player with 8.9 hrs in game

What an under appreciated gem this turned out to be. Monochroma is a short, highly stylized puzzle platformer and feels like what would happen if you mixed equal parts of Limbo with Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. It’s definitely a flawed gem and comes with a small share of annoyances and problems, but gameplay is mostly solid and enjoyable and the beautiful interactive scenery is a real joy and makes this very worth seeking out.


The thing that brings Monochroma above the level of just an average platformer is undeniably the art style. The background layers and assets marry each other fantastically and it makes for an incredibly visually appealing world. More than that though, the first level sets the tone and more than just introducing the gameplay mechanics in a subtle and fluid way, it visually prefaces the overall story and starts the first transition. The story tone defined by the visuals, and cinematic elements all compliment the game as an experience rather than just gameplay, and it never feels forced.

Real player with 8.7 hrs in game

Monochroma on Steam



Neo-Zero is a role-playing game which takes place in a hi-tech, dystopian, computer-simulated world. Neo-Zero features highly unsafe lab tests (puzzles) and rhythmic battles against husky military recruits.

In the 1990s, a scientist created the Neo-Zero™ Simulation Software to simulate a real world with real people. Their intent was to perform experiments on these virtual people. Shockingly, the simulated world devolved into a dystopia controlled by a single, abusive government. The world had started to build an artificial intelligence that could break itself out of Neo-Zero, so the scientist shut the Neo-Zero project down.

… two decades later, the (now broke) scientist decided to sell Neo-Zero as a video game.

As you boot up your copy of Neo-Zero for the first time, you will be entered into the world that the scientist had shut down.

You play as Apollo, an aspiring junior scientist at Oxylabs who is forced to perform tests using Oxylabs’ Propulsion Gun Prototype. During a morning of testing, Apollo finds himself stuck in the middle of a sticky situation: a military-enforced shutdown of the unethical Oxylabs.

Aela serves as the overseer to your tests on the day of the Oxylabs shutdown. She assists you on the journey to escape the facilities and prevent the government from laying their hands on Oxylabs’ most powerful device: Project Foxtrot.

After Oxylabs researchers determined that their world had a 99% chance of being a computer simulation, they developed Project Foxtrot, an artificial intelligence designed to exploit a glitch in the simulation. However, leaving Foxtrot powered on for more than 5 minutes has resulted in the simulated world falling apart…

Ferdinand is a coworker who led Oxylabs' Project Foxtrot. He may have the solution to stopping Project Foxtrot from destroying the world.

Perhaps Bonnie can help you find Ferdinand. Bonnie is a young entrepreneur who runs a chemical factory and is ready to make the deal of a lifetime. Bonnie may not realize it, but she has a stronger connection to Ferdinand than she is aware of.

You meet many other scientists throughout the game. Some of them do not take their careers as seriously as you do.

Soldiers are trained to capture any scientists they come across. Like typical video-game grunts, these soldiers have disgusting personalities and a terrible sense of humour!

Brobots are friendly devices which can feed you with corny jokes in times of despair. However, their software is pretty fragile, so handle them with care!

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Battles: battles against enemies require you to press the WASD keys to deflect projectiles to the rhythm of the music.

Puzzles: you will encounter several puzzles that you must complete during your testing as an Oxylabs researcher. These puzzles feature bridges, locked doors, teleporters and the occasional riddle!

Money: you can spend the world currency, Jimmies, on snacks, lavish dining, as well as phone calls with your little brother Vlad.

As you struggle to escape Oxylabs and fight against the government, several characters develop along the way – including those that desire control over the artificial intelligence. Do you align yourself with or against the government? Can you save your family from impoverishment? Will you be able to stop the rogue intelligence from destroying the Neo-Zero simulation? That’s up to you to decide.

Neo-Zero on Steam



A well written experience full of interesting character and setting.

Real player with 13.7 hrs in game

I loved the demo of this game and was HYPED to play the full version.

Without saying too much, I will say you should take your expectations of what you think the game is and throw them out the window and enjoy the ride! I fully enjoyed this very odd story. You can see the amount of love that went into this.

10 Bi Raccoons out of 10.

Real player with 11.7 hrs in game

Backbone on Steam



_Do you remember what they say when someone dies here?

They “go home”.

They reunite with their loved ones in their warm home, in the hereafter…

Like Mom and Dad now. I miss them. I miss our warm home.

But I don’t want both of us to die to get there.

At least this time, I want a warm family night.

Not just a bunch of cold money in the morning.

Can you do this, Brother? Just once?_


Rendezvous is a 2.5D Cyber-Noir pixel art action-puzzle adventure game where you follow Setyo, an ex-agent living a quiet life only to find his sister, fraught with danger in the city of Neo-Surabaya.

The game is actively in-development. Some gameplay, features, and elements may not work as expected and will be subject to change in the future.



A stunning combination of 2D hand-drawn pixel art with modern effects such as dynamic lighting and bloom brings depth and life to the world.


Use multiple paths to collect items that could help you closer to your goal or even secrets!


Gather clues and use everything you know to solve the puzzles that stand in your way.

Stealth and Combat

You can sneak around the enemies or directly confront them with weapons you find.

Rendezvous on Steam