ArtFormer: Ancient Stories

ArtFormer: Ancient Stories

An original idea for graphic design, historical animated art is cool. I welcomed the opportunity to learn about the origin of the individual styles used, for example, where the original cave paintings were found. The game is well controlled, it is fun, it is intended for lovers of platformers, among whom he will definitely find his fans.

Real player with 13.2 hrs in game

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I dont know how about everyone else BUT my copy of that game is bugged and this is critical because i cant finish quest

oh you probably want to know why? BECAUSE QUEST AI IS DYING ON THE TRAP FOR PLAYER WHICH WAS PLACED BY DEVELOPERS and i lost half an hour to trying get through it but i failed (yes and thats mean replay,loading and reinstall)

UPDATE: Thanks to this Player:

I was noticed that this bug that i have was patched and i should check it.

Real player with 10.8 hrs in game

ArtFormer: Ancient Stories on Steam

Rise Of Three Kingdoms

Rise Of Three Kingdoms

a really great game to add to all those RTK fans, its just deep enuff to keep you intrested, complicated enuff for you to form many different kinds of combat strategy, but not so compicated or deep that you have to micro manage every single city (tho i know many ppl enjoy that). Its simple enuff that you can go thru many turns without noticing how much time passed by.

The only bad thing i can think of in this game is that, its hard to tell with simplified english, how the Arrays/formations, and skills work with theyre descriptions being very simplified english. Therefore you end up using the wrong formations against other formations, as words in chinese are many other words in english, and in english, a word can mean many other things when used in various contexts and sentences.

Real player with 19.4 hrs in game

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Good game bad translation but for the price imo worth it.

Real player with 2.5 hrs in game

Rise Of Three Kingdoms on Steam



Review for English Speakers

To begin with I would like to mention that the previous game from this developer was a real revelation for me. I didn’t expect anything special, and yet Catmaze sunk into my soul and was beaten several times. Therefore, when Redblack Spade announced the beginning of the development of a new game and said that it would be a Metroidvania again, I followed the news and expected something unusual and interesting. And when I was finally lucky enough to play it, I wasn’t disappointed.

Real player with 78.9 hrs in game

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Teenager Max isn’t having a very good life right now. He’s facing bullies at school, his grandfather recently passed away, and this brings his mother and the abusive step-father back into his life. That’s enough to leave anyone unstable already, but Max also happens to visit a fair, and have an unpleasant encounter with a clown. The memory of this encounter lands in his unconscious mind, and sets off to become more than just a memory- to become a phobia.

“Fearmonium” is a pretty typical Metroidvania: explore the beautifully hand-drawn interconnected levels, bash enemies with your clown hammer, defeat various bosses to gain extra traversal abilities, go to places you couldn’t before. All of these core elements are done well-enough, so what makes the game stand out and be worth the attention?

Real player with 31.8 hrs in game

Fearmonium on Steam

Fire Boy

Fire Boy

The game tells the story of a boy whose life is changed when he finds an unknown artifact, soon after, a strange being appears asking for his help to recover the dinosaur eggs that were stolen from his planet, the boy receives a beautiful sword and silver fire armor, soon after being trained to master the fire, he begins his adventure by going to the planet Monstrengos in order to recover all the dinosaur eggs that have been stolen.


Unique Phases - There are 50 stages of pure fun, each stage a new mechanic or new enemy, flying platforms, which disappear and rotate, interaction with the scenario, enemy monsters, friendly monsters, one thing is certain, you will see many cute monsters and ugly ones too, in each level you will have to find 3 dinosaur eggs, and don’t even think it will be easy to find them, the little monsters hid them in unimaginable places.

Nice Gameplay - On the keyboard you play well, on the controller you play even better, controlling the hero is a pleasant and cool experience too.

Game Differential - The player will hear comic comments from the hero while playing, but will have the option of not listening to them.

Cute Graphics - Colorful, cute and nostalgic designs.

Original Soundtrack - With lively songs that make you want to hear them.

Armors and Swords - Each armor has its sword and a unique power.

Cool Collectibles - Achievements that will make you happier.

Find Love - I am creating this game with a lot of love and affection in my house, my focus is on the fun, so come and help the Fire Boy quickly recover all the dinosaur eggs and become a Hero.

Fire Boy on Steam

Oracle Trials

Oracle Trials

Oracle Trials is a 2D platformer about a warrior in armor that reminds me of a kind of mario game.

Yes, the graphics here are pixelated, but the musical accompaniment and an interesting story make you not pay attention to it.

And as they say, we need to regain our strength by killing bad opponents.

Real player with 5.2 hrs in game

If you love platformers as much as I do, then you should definitely play Oracle Trials. I won’t say that this is a revolution in the genre, but it is a very high-quality platformer with a bunch of different features and an interesting perspective. I didn’t expect anything from the game, but I got a lot of pleasure. The game has extremely nice graphics, great music and very responsive character controls.


Real player with 4.4 hrs in game

Oracle Trials on Steam

Destroy The Shogun

Destroy The Shogun

Had fun with this. Took me about 2 hours to beat. Easier/more forgiving than a lot of retro-style platformers, which was a plus to me. Some very fun music, and a grappling hook that felt good to use. Would have liked if it was a little bit longer, but still felt satisfying enough as-is.

Real player with 2.1 hrs in game

I will change this review if need be but so far, you can’t seem to save and the game will crash to windows.

Real player with 0.5 hrs in game

Destroy The Shogun on Steam

The Runaway Feijoão

The Runaway Feijoão

The game is very interesting, difficulty level intermediate.

Real player with 3.0 hrs in game

Honestly I don’t really know what to say to this game.

It didn’t take me that long to finish the game but a few levels made me struggle.

It was a short game but I still had my fun. So with the low price, I don’t regret owning this game.

Real player with 2.4 hrs in game

The Runaway Feijoão on Steam



Okay, Catmaze, Catmaze. Pretty hard to write about the game. It is a Metroidvania by all means. However, there are really two distinct types of Metroidvanias out there and this is pretty important. Long story short:

  • If you like exploring and finding secrets then by all means give the game a go. It took me 11 hours to 100% it but I am a pretty seasoned player and I bet it will be like 13-15 for an usual player. The secrets were not something to write home about but the overall exploration and level layout are pretty solid. The movement is very enjoyable although most of the jumps are very precise (and that comes, again, from a seasoned player)

Real player with 25.5 hrs in game

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Catmaze is a very true and accurately labeled metroidvania-style platformer that simply fits the genre much better than many I have seen with the same label. I like a lot about it after playing through my single bad ending, which I will get into in a bit, but without any spoilage, as far as I can say from what I have played, it is really a great game. There are some flaws, and some things I dislike about it as well. I’ll get into both momentarily, but I do wish to mention once more that this was a really nice, almost reminiscent experience. I cannot really say why, but it reminded me a bit of something from another time, in a nice sort of way.

Real player with 21.4 hrs in game

Catmaze on Steam

幻想曹操传 Fantasy of Caocao

幻想曹操传 Fantasy of Caocao


In the later period of China’s East Han Dynasty, from year 184 to 220. Caocao, family of eunuchs, fall in love with multiple wives all the way. Begin as nobody and finally unify the Three Kingdoms.


*A stand-alone indie game

*Really excellent and beautiful character image and cg

*Light strategic card battle

*True Three Kingdoms history, discover a different story.


*Multiple branches, multiple endings

*unlock 7 wives at most, play little games with them, unlock new special card and CG

*Follow master story, through card battles, discover different history and unify the Three Kingdoms

From developers

I am an indie game developer and this is my first time to make game.

I want to make a game I’d like to play, after all I am the first player.

I wish it has beautiful characters which you could enjoy,

I wish I am not only an outsider of history, I build story through each option.

幻想曹操传 Fantasy of Caocao on Steam



In this platform game you will have to overcome challenging puzzles using a weapon capable of rewinding the time of an object.


Destroy and rebuild objects to overcome obstacles, press buttons or block enemies.


Harness the power of your weapon to control enemies and eliminate them.


Revive skeletons to use as bait or to press buttons.


Overcome ingenious traps of various types also thanks to your weapon.

Clessidra on Steam