In 1972, as a freshman in college, Steve Allen was introduced to Pong, the first commercial arcade game. He and his college roommates, Tommy Walker and Howard White, began their video game journey and met many of the industry’s biggest names, including Jerry Lawson, the inventor of cassette tapes, Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, and the developer of ET Aliens. Warsaw, Apple’s founder Steve Jobs, and many more, are writing their own legendary stories in this glorious virtual world, but things are far less optimistic than Alan thought, and a video game winter is about to sweep across the country.

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GAME OVER on Steam

The Hunter’s Journals - Tattered Sails

The Hunter’s Journals - Tattered Sails

The interactive mechanics are not like other interactive fiction I’ve played. It is much more like a table top game. Combat is actually handled in rounds with randomly generated dice rolls. You can speed this up to just show the final result but it’s still a table top way of handling things and I didn’t like it.

In table top games you can build your character to weight the dice rolls through backgrounds, stats, gear, race, etc. This game’s character creation was so minimal that I felt that the outcome of combat was very random. This was a huge interruption to the story because poor results weren’t injuries or delays. Poor results (at least early on for me) meant death.

Real player with 0.6 hrs in game

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The Hunter's Journals - Tattered Sails on Steam

Dark Moonlight

Dark Moonlight

Dark Moonlight is a survival horror game with an action set in the near future that allows the player to control the fate of Dave Kellerman who suffers from various fears and phobias. He goes for modern psychiatric treatment, which at first looks promising but with time it turns out that not everything is as beautiful as it seems.



Dave’s life was already unbearable. He decided to take a risk and undergo experimental therapy. Doctors promised it was completely safe and tested …


You wake up in another world, nothing is right … You must fight to survive and forget about your fears and your mental health. Your inventory is limited, will you survive without proper amount of ammo or first aid?


There are tons of puzzles in the game, can you solve all of them? Exercise your mind to achieve the best result. This will allow you to find new equipment and become a stronger opponent.


You can expect scary demons and monsters around every corner, better be prepared. Use the available weapons to fight the beasts, but remember that beasts can rise up from the grave.

Dark Moonlight is not only an exciting fights with beasts but also a captivating story where you are the main character. AAA-quality graphics give players true immersive feel of horror world to explore.

Numerous puzzles will keep you concerned, and solving a mystery will give you the chills.

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Dark Moonlight on Steam

The Leeds Devil

The Leeds Devil

Trapped in the Barrens, No Way Out

You’ve traveled to the Barrens after receiving a letter from a cyptozoologist uncle of yours - an uncle that died ten years ago. As you journey into the depths of the woods the road seems to shift, diverging from your maps; the trees come close, then closer still.

Before you can get your bearings something tears out of the darkness overhead, sending you careening off the road. When you awaken, you no longer recognize your surroundings.

Now, injured and alone, you must find your way through the Pine Barrens while the forest’s strangest denizens have begun to awaken. Will you make your way back to civilization? Or will you join the ranks of the spirits and creatures that linger eternally in the backwoods?

Amongst The Trees Creep Beasts and Ghouls

There are no shortage of strange and unusual creatures and entities in the Pine Barrens - whether it be the ghosts of sacrificed children or the hulking creatures summoned by long-dead witches. Beware. On the night of the Harvest Moon, the spirits are anything but charitable…

The Horrors You Shall Experience

  • Hand-drawn, 1-bit art

  • A deep, enthralling story

  • Unique and varied adventure mechanics

  • The claws of the Devil tearing into your throat

The Leeds Devil on Steam

Biotech Samurai

Biotech Samurai

UPDATE: So the game was updated, and it was definitely improved. I’ll leave my old review below, but I’ll write a new one as well.

The game is still far from perfect, but I definitely find it more enjoyable now. The update fixed many issues from before and many bugs, as well as adding cutscenes and other nice visuals. I couldn’t find any bugs in this version, the only issues I still have are listed, but they are not too bad overall.


  • The graphics are still nice, definitely not outstanding but are still great for immersion.

Real player with 0.7 hrs in game

This game is VERY VERY early release. So I do not recommend the game in its present state Oct 1, 2021, but I would recommend it if it gets radically developed… There is untapped potential.


visible cursors, save game, resolution controls, controller support that doesn’t need to be configured.

The mouse sometimes just stops working for a time… don’t know why. The effect when I used my logitech F310. It also would stop striking even after the stamina was fully charged. An explanation of the 3 status bars would be great. Health is red I guess, stamina is Green I think and the blue one… no clue

Real player with 0.7 hrs in game

Biotech Samurai on Steam



PANDOREX… Nobody really knows what is up with it.

About the story:

And then there is Harry. Harry is a simple, not very social guy. His best friend is his dog. Unfortunately he lost his dog. And since his dog is the only thing that is important to Harry, he starts looking for it, willing to do everything as long as he gets his dog back. And that´s where the story begins. Harry is only a very small piece of the puzzle, but in the end he could be the most important one. The one piece that holds the universe together or is responsible for the demise of the universe and therefore the demise of all life not only on earth, but on all the planets.

Pandorex on Steam

Raiders of the Icepeak Mountains

Raiders of the Icepeak Mountains

The orc tribes of Icepeak Mountains are threatening human settlements. Do you have the courage and determination to defeat their clans? Try to survive deadly dungeons and level up as an adventurer.

Raiders of the Icepeak Mountains is a 120,000 word interactive gamebook by Adrao, where a combination of your choices and the roll of dice will determine your destiny. The game is text-based, with artwork allowing you the chance to actually see the exotic locations and dungeons you will visit on your journey.

You will start as a novice adventurer, either a fighter, cleric, wizard or rogue, and level up through a series of quests, either those related to the main story of the game, or other side adventures. The dungeons you will visit have some element of randomness to them, ensuring that even if you play multiple times you will still discover some new secret rooms and monsters. You will have to carefully choose between the abilities and spells at your disposal, and manage well the treasure you loot to buy a variety of objects that can help you in your quests.

  • A gamebook similar to those written in the 1980s and 1990s.

  • A dice-based RPG with Roguelike elements. No two games will be the same.

  • Detailed branching narrative system.

  • Play as male, female, or non-binary. However, do note that there is no romance to be found here.

  • Four character classes to choose from: fighter, wizard, cleric or rogue.

  • Over 30 different spells to choose from. Will you use a vampiric ray to absorb the energy of your enemies and heal yourself, or the invisibility spell to pass by them without being noticed?

  • Multiple types of melee attacks and abilities to use. Cripple your enemies with powerful blows, or adopt a defence stance.

  • Dozens of magic objects to use, from magic weapons to potions or scrolls.

  • Hordes of enemies to fight, each with their own characteristics and weak points. Will you manage to defeat orc warlords, overcome powerful elementals, and slay mighty dragons?

  • Several illustrations to enhance your experience.

  • Try several different difficulty settings. Play as a mighty invincible hero, or struggle to defeat the game on the harder modes. What is the maximum score you can reach?

Raiders of the Icepeak Mountains on Steam



Wotheguel is a single player fps game in which we fight in the forest. Be careful, various puzzles can block you.

Defeat the targets in the forest with 5 weapons and 3 skill sets in the fantastic forest. Follow the instructions given by Mina and fulfill your mission by collecting all the diamonds. Various creatures in the forest are the protectors of the diamond you want to steal. The diamonds awaken the creatures, you can only rely on your weapon in the forest. You cannot hide or escape in the forest, all you can do is war.

Wotheguel on Steam

A Plague Tale: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Far across the sea, an island calls…

Embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world twisted by supernatural forces.

After escaping their devastated homeland, Amicia and Hugo travel far south, to new regions and vibrant cities. There, they attempt to start a new life and control Hugo’s curse.

But, when Hugo’s powers reawaken, death and destruction return in a flood of devouring rats. Forced to flee once more, the siblings place their hopes in a prophesized island that may hold the key to saving Hugo.

A Plague Tale: Requiem on Steam

Battlemage: Magic by Mail

Battlemage: Magic by Mail

Awful. The story felt both rushed and railroaded. You go from squire to mixing with nobles, but so quickly it strains credibility.

The same speed makes it so you can’t develop relationships effectively (particularly as choices you might be intrigued to befriend can be dead-set against your goals with no opportunity to win them over).

I tried to play to my strengths, developing stats I liked (in particular illusion and healing, class, and ambition). But I was punished for this. The game rewards you if you play as the author expects/intends you to play it. On most CoG you can find some kind of winning combination through a variety of means. I didn’t come away from my playthrough feeling that it was possible to win with the kind of play style I preferred.

Real player with 38.7 hrs in game

I liked this game a lot, i like how magic could be developed by your feelings, not always having to cast spells. I will agree with the other review tho. It does seem really fast and rushed toward the end. I played a few times, and plan on playing again later, but i feel like after chapter 8, the rest of the game goes to fast, so i wish it was longer at that point. However i like the game, and characters and i would be more than willing to play this again. This is one i liked enough, to replay right after beating it, not something i do for all of them.

Real player with 29.7 hrs in game

Battlemage: Magic by Mail on Steam