A Day of Maintenance

A Day of Maintenance

You’re a distant blip amongst the sands around New Port City; It’s been a long few shifts, but you’re almost done with doing your sweep of the guidance stations for the docking spaceships. Take your Massive Self-Sustaining Installation Repair Truck (or MSSIRT for short); & travel the landscape to fix the last few on your list for the day with your trusty multi-tool crane.

A Day of Maintenance is a new, unusual kind of exploration game, taking cues from In Other Waters, 17776, Signal from Tolva, and Euro Truck Simulator 2

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking:

“I want a kind-of-technical driving game with a little gay romance but also some discussion over robot worker consciousness. (With crane operation gameplay)"

This game is for you.

  • Around 8 hours long

  • This game is deliberately slow-paced. Enjoy the drive, sip a cup of something warm, fix sites in the distant future.

  • Chat with your Robot Boyfriend, 6 workmates, & a couple other characters along the way.

  • Best played with a gamepad. But there’s mouse & keyboard bindings for everything.

Chat with Orby about cool stuff like databases, satellite software, and the possibility of having your mind overwritten by a routine check-up.

As you drive the open desert, your crew of fellow maintenance robots will chew the scenery; debating over trains, spaceships, philosophy, and hats.

Oh! You might also uncover a conspiracy.

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A Day of Maintenance on Steam



Roundabout is a cheesy low-budget FMV game starring a limousine driver, a mechanic, a lady in a hat, and a $40 skeleton bought off of Amazon.com with surprising entertainment value.

In Roundabout, you control a constantly rotating limousine. You play as Georgio Manos, the world’s first revolving limousine driver. Your limousine is constantly rotating at all times, which forms the core of the game’s gameplay – you know how to get from point A to point B, but your constant revolution makes your life a lot more difficult. Early on it is fairly simple, navigating your way around stationary obstacles, but as the game progresses, things get increasingly more difficult, with moving obstacles, barrels which cause you to bounce in the opposite direction after striking them, platforming (done while spinning all the while), and the odd unique gameplay challenge to make things harder.

Real player with 21.0 hrs in game

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Most of us have been gaming a super long time by now, and anyone who’s been around can tell that ideas are slowly running dry. Innovation is something more or less absent from the game industry as we see the market pump out bland shooters, uninspired retro platformers, Diablo-likes, or roguelike-likes sticking with elements they know sell while struggling to find ideas that haven’t been exhausted already. Every great once and awhile a game comes a long and changes everything capturing the hearts of players everywhere by simply presenting us with a mechanic so strange and simple yet is an absolute blast to play. A game that makes the player stop and ask “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?”

Real player with 16.0 hrs in game

Roundabout on Steam

Queerskins: a love story

Queerskins: a love story

This left a bad taste in my mouth.

There just wasn’t enough time for reflection or enough moments to challenge the perspective that is being driven into us (that being Gay is wrong because it is against God). I suspect (hope) the intention was to prompt reflection and thought, but in a 15 minute 360 video, there is no opportunity for this, and the developers don’t fuel it at all.

The result, whether intentional or not, is a mess of bigotry and “cruel and irreligious piety.” I hate this. It should be withdrawn until it can be amended so that it isn’t provoking hate. I have reported it.

Real player with 0.3 hrs in game

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game bad and about hating gays

Real player with 0.3 hrs in game

Queerskins: a love story on Steam



*This review contains plot spoilers, read at your own digression.

I’m not usually one to write a review recommending against a game, especially one I went to the trouble of getting all the achievements for, and spending almost 13 hours in.

But Lake, much to my absolute dismay, just falls very short in the places where I had thought it was meant to shine.

The charming little town of Providence Oaks, is, on paper, an alluring display. For aesthetics, Lake hits the mark. The game is beautiful, the scenery is relaxing, the aforementioned Lake is gorgeous, and at the end of 13 hours I felt a little bit sad at the thought of Meredith Weiss leaving her childhood home.

Real player with 12.7 hrs in game

💌 Score: 4/10

I was SO excited about this game, but … when I played it.. ehh…

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good game - or… is it? I am not too sure anymore! Let’s take a look at a pros and cons list:


✔️ Relaxing, though a little monotone gameplay

✔️ Good atmosphere, especially loved the sound of the rain!

✔️ Good stylized graphics, pretty scenery

✔️ Good characters with good character design, loved that we got two love interests

✔️ Good voiceactors (with the exception of Mildred, what the heck was that lady on-)

Real player with 10.1 hrs in game

Lake on Steam