Cultist Simulator

Cultist Simulator

I’m a writer, and I fell in love with Alexis Kennedy’s imagery and lore. I was never into videogames, but the storytelling and atmosphere really spoke to me. I recommend it to dreamers and problem-solvers alike.

Real player with 1273.0 hrs in game

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This game has to be the single most difficult game I’ve ever played, I wont lie.

Like it’s one thing if a game is hard as balls, but this game physically hurts to play.

It’s not even a matter of frustration or anything like that.

All I have to do is look at the game board, and then my head starts to pound.

No game I have ever played before has had me slam my head down on my desk after winning because winning means I don’t have to torture myself anymore …until my brain decides that starting a new run is a good idea, that is.

Real player with 90.7 hrs in game

Cultist Simulator on Steam

Tome Rush

Tome Rush

After decades of study and practice, you’ve shed your mortal body to become an eternal guiding voice for other wizards. With a cataclysmic threat on the horizon, grow and guide a team to collect powerful tomes before they fall in the hands of an evil organization!

Grow your team!

Tome Rush is about building an effective team of wizards capable of taking on any randomly generated mission. You start with a team of three wizards without any magic specialty, but wizards can grow in three meaningful ways:

  • Type of Magic: Wizards decide on three types of magic they’re interested in, you choose one of those three for them. All spells they learn will be from this type of magic.

  • Spell Choice: Each time a wizard levels up, they will decide four spells they’re interested in, you choose one for them.

  • Compatibility Choice: At levels two, four, and six, a wizard gains compatibility with other wizards of a certain magic type. Compatibility unlocks the ability to go on missions with other wizards! As with choosing their own specialty, they will decide on three types, you choose the one that works best for your team!

As you complete missions, you’ll recruit more wizards capable of the same methods of growth!

Send the right wizard for the job!

Mission sites can have varying objectives that require certain strengths. Sometimes you’ll need a wizard to wipe out enemies. Sometimes you’ll need a wizard that can explore a dungeon and collect artifacts with ease. As your wizards gain experience, learn spells, and learn to team up with other wizards, make sure you recognize their strengths and weaknesses!

Every mission is a risk!

Missions can be unpredictable. If ill-prepared, wizards will die. There’s no way to bring them back. Only by building a well balanced and cooperative team can you maximize your chances of success! Once a mission starts, the result is out of your control so make sure the wizard or wizards you send are up to the task!

Collect powerful Tomes!

Forces of evil are collecting tomes that will assist them in dominating the world. If you can secure these tomes, you’ll drastically weaken them! Sometimes these tomes will show up at mission sites, send your best and brightest wizards to retrieve them. Once you or your enemy collect all five tomes, be prepared for a challenging final mission!

Discover more spells as you play!

Tome Rush features seven types of magic each with over 25 spells, but each wizard can only only learn seven spells! Carefully consider what each of your wizards can accomplish and choose their spells accordingly!

With proper planning, strategy, and a little bit of luck, this simple wizard management game turns into a challenging blend of Solitaire and deck building! Can you form a capable and cohesive team of experienced wizards in time before a final showdown?!

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Tome Rush on Steam

Steamulator 2019

Steamulator 2019

Disclosure: I’m friends with one of the conceptualizers of the game.

Enjoyable game for the price. Simplistic in nature but a generally addictive nature will make players want to keep coming back to the game. The game has you running your own Steam storefront where you have to monitor your stats to assure they aren’t too high or too low, otherwise its game over.

The game suffers from some bugs such as no matter what the event is, every time you swipe right on a card, your game count will increase by 1, even if the choice doesn’t involve publishing a game to Steam and the confusing stat adjustments made in correspondence with your decisions (how does accepting games have the same positive influence on developers as when you deny them?)

Real player with 3.0 hrs in game

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Well I originally wrote a long rant about why I hate these devs after they’re first success that was half-decent, but then I realized I would probably get deleted for it, so here’s my attempt at a reasonable and constructive review for this game.

Don’t buy it, Reigns is better. Long story short, it just seems like a cash grab to me, as was their last game after the initial lootbox simulator success that was alright but probably not worth the cost. It’s a half baked concept they put a price on to cash in on. Or perhaps an attempt at a game inspired by games like reign that they gave up on either out of boredom or inability to manage to work out kinks and bugs. I would suggest Game Dev Tycoon or other similar rip offs if you’re looking for the steam-esque simulators. I have a degree in computer game development that I haven’t used in 3 years because I wasn’t a fan of it, so I have a basic understanding of how to make a game. If I bothered to do research I could probably make this myself for free. Anyway, not worth a look if you ask me, if you’re looking for anything from these guys, the only good thing is I can’t believe it’s not Gambling, the first one, not the second.

Real player with 1.0 hrs in game

Steamulator 2019 on Steam

Death: The Ascension

Death: The Ascension

Certainly not for everyone, confusing at first, but has plenty of unique mechanics after you get past the learning curve

Real player with 285.1 hrs in game


After a few ascensions, I have a better idea now how the mechanics and concepts fit into this creative new game developed by a very friendly and responsive indie-developer who has updated the game in quick response to suggestions on the discussion forum.

What is it?

I would describe Death: The Ascension as a card/puzzle life-choice simulator in which you aim to optimize your chances of a successful ascension by manipulating event probabilities. It has a deck-building type of mechanic in which you add cards to your deck, but the deck is not a draw-deck. Cards in your “deck” influence the chances of drawing cards into the player’s five card hand from an infinite pool. In other words, if you have only one card in your “deck”, you have a 100% chance of drawing five cards of that type. You are playing cards against Death as your opponent. Death has their own deck that has similar draw mechanics, but only draws one card per turn. Each turn one card from each deck is played with four possible events dictated by the player’s card with varying probabilities for each event known ahead of time.

Real player with 83.4 hrs in game

Death: The Ascension on Steam

My Very Own Lair

My Very Own Lair

What if you discovered true artificial intelligence? What would you do? In My Very Own Lair, we do what every Bond villain would. We build our very own lair!

Start in an old mansion in the UK, then pick a place between an island in the Indian Ocean, a lake in the US and a mountain in the Andes. The end goal is to make it to Mars!

Your lair is composed of multiple rooms that you can build or destroy. Each room has unique abilities that will help you achieve your goals.

In order to build your lair, you will have to manage multiple resources, the main one being “Brains”. “Brains” represents the power of your Artificial Intelligence, it lets you research technologies to unlock new rooms and control the robots working on your rooms. You will also have to manage your psychology, money, energy and different materials.

But careful, the World is there to stop you. The World is represented by a deck of cards. It starts the game with a base deck in Story Mode or with a deck you made in Arcade Mode. Every time a room is finished being built, 1-3 cards are added to the World deck. The World will then draw a card every day (game time).

They are three main types of cards:

  • Direct: the card effect is applied directly when drawn;

  • Choose One: 2-3 propositions are given to you;

  • Minigames: a minigame is launched when drawn!

My Very Own Lair has more than 12 minigames for you to enjoy!

By unlocking technologies in the technology tree, you will find various ways to make it to Mars. Once you will be there, a last challenge awaits you!

My Very Own Lair on Steam

The Tree

The Tree

Good art and sound design, but the game is too buggy and the tutorial is bad. Sometimes I can’t place pieces anywhere and the game doesn’t let me do anything.

Real player with 0.4 hrs in game

The Tree on Steam



FINALLY, the dev listened and fixed this.

If you love dogs and you love easy card games you will love this.

The rules are extremely simple and the tutorial levels walk you through the learning process nicely as you progress to learning more cards.

This is the perfect game to play after a long day when you just want to chill out.

At the current price, it’s worth every cent.

Real player with 29.2 hrs in game

A fun card game that keeps you focused throughout the gameplay with nice tavern dog theme.

I like that the game mechanics revolve around memory/ taking some risks.

There is a nice progression that adds more mechanics for cards throughout the gameplay.

Would reccomend!

Real player with 8.3 hrs in game

Campido on Steam

Crash The Core

Crash The Core

A wonderful little rogue lite and deck building game. The UI is fairly basic but the mechanics are great which is bigger deal to me than shiny UI. I like the monster art and it in just the few days I’ve been playing the publisher has updated it, and fixed some things/issues. I believe it is a tiny or even one person maker of the game. So given the great mechanics and publisher seems to be wanting to make improvements, IMO it is by far worth the price! I always want to support small/indie developers, and this game so far been great fun!

Real player with 19.6 hrs in game

It’s nothing revolutionary, but it definitely has its heart in the right place. I had a good time playing, and especially enjoyed it considering the price. If you’re a fan of roguelike deckbuilders, this’ll familiar but fun. The Summon and Item system makes for some interesting synergies. Just be wary of some annoying bugs and balance issues, which may or may not get patched out by the time writing this. Again, nothing phenomenal but pretty alright considering it’s their first game.

Real player with 9.0 hrs in game

Crash The Core on Steam

Esport Godfather

Esport Godfather

Player training:

Do you want an all-rounder to sweep the audience, or a secret weapon to defeat the enemy? Each player is unique and has his own hero preferences and characteristics. Can you help them break through the bottleneck and win the championship and become the most dazzling superstar on the field?

Hero pool training:

Is it to train the assassin to perfection, or is it obsessed with the master to control the thunder and lightning? The differences in skills and occupations have created many heroes. Every hero has his own specialties, and a player should also have his own specialties. The stadium is not a particular place, strength here is the last word. It is definitely a big challenge to configure a perfect hero pool for the players!

Version change:

There is no strongest hero, only the strongest version!

In this version, the experience value of the creeps has increased so that the heroes can upgrade quickly. This is the paradise of the mages. Use your skills to bomb the arena!

In that version, the wild economy has greatly increased, and the killers hidden in the jungle can finally fight happily! If you want to strategize, you must first understand the version. The person who wins in the end is the first in the version!

Tactical options:

Is it centering around the core heroes, waiting for the level of equipment to be enough to save the world and turn the tide? Or is it the Trident, with overflow attacks that make the enemy defeated from the start of the game? Coach, they are waiting for you, give instructions!

Decision card:

Every decision on the field is crucial. Are you ready to teach your opponent a lesson with the decision-making card in your hand, telling him that in this e-sports arena, it is useless to talk on paper! Only with rich experience and reasonable decision-making can we fight steadily and win the game!

League Cup:

From the chirping chicks to the soaring eagles, from the obscure City Cup to the world-famous Serie A, this road can be described as thousands of horses crossing the single-plank bridge. Not only that, in this era of e-sports, all kinds of cups are also full of talents. The players you hope to get sometimes stand on the opposite side of you, and those superb teams also look at you. Want to be famous all over the world? Let’s start now!

Esport Godfather on Steam

LUXO Buddies

LUXO Buddies

Fun fact: NEARLY what it promises to be. One of the most classic games? check.

Which we all know and love? Doublecheck.

Assortment of exciting new features? I seem to be blind, can´t find them.

But who will care for features (choose your portrait wisely, guys and gals out there, as you can´t seem to change it… same is true for your player name) when the fun is real - at least when one loves this good old card game as much as I do.

Enough review, I need to go back to Multiplayer Lobby and play some more =D

Real player with 6.0 hrs in game

I could never match up with friends in multiplayer. The multiplayer seems fake - it just sets you up with bots.

Real player with 0.3 hrs in game

LUXO Buddies on Steam