A pirate quartermaster

A pirate quartermaster

Don’t overlook this curious little gem of a game! Do yourself a favor and give it a try. I’ve never played anything quite like it.

As an added bonus the developer is very active and present, and has already provided several bug fixes and added improvements.

Edit 16th of October:

An earlier version of this review mentioned that the game needed some serious rebalancing, as it was very difficult to keep going for any significant amount of watches. The developer has since changed a number of things, and it is now much, much easier to progress in my experience.

Real player with 92.0 hrs in game

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This game is truly charming.

It has got style and character and a great atmosphere (it does not struggle to create a feel-good one).

You gotta love the music, absolutely enjoyable and this goes for most everything of this game.

It also has very good achievements that are desirable but seldomly quick to get.

They let you know there is more adventure for you in this game sort of in addition to the already

solid watch to watch “routine” of being the quartermaster.

Make smart decisions (one of them is not to think “1 portion” ought to be enough when there is no better reason to skimp there other than saving a few coins when that is not crucial) and you can sail a fearsome, capable pirate ship you will mourn to ever lose. This might even entail mourning the loss of your former captain (I admit that happened to me ;-) ).

Real player with 54.1 hrs in game

A pirate quartermaster on Steam

Atom Zombie Smasher

Atom Zombie Smasher

Atom Zombie Smasher is a super little indie strategy game. The basic premise is that you take on the guise of a commander holding back the zombie hordes from overruning your city.

It works on two levels; first is the strategy where a map of the city districts is where you see the progress of zombie infestations and plan your next mission. You can choose which military assets you take with you from: infantry, snipers, mines, demolitions, barricades, gas attracting teams or artillery. Once you initiate the mission, the game changes to a tactical sub-game where you place your units on the map to best protect the civilians you are trying to extract from the map, while avoiding collateral damage. To many dead civilians and you fail.

Real player with 43.3 hrs in game

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There’s alot to be said about Atom Zombie Smasher. the game is an amazing mix of challenging gameplay and challenges.

Atom zombie smasher does not hesitate to put you smack dab into action, your first challenge becomes to rescue some civilians from an impending zombie invasion which sets the tone for the rest of the game.

As you progress in the game you’re provided with varying mercenaries that randomly get picked for missions. Some examples of mercenaries are for example ranger teams, snipers and dynamite teams. Each map will provide a different challenge which requires alot of tactical thinking and planning.

Real player with 28.3 hrs in game

Atom Zombie Smasher on Steam

Rogue State Revolution

Rogue State Revolution

Let me start by saying that this has the potential of being a great game, but this game is far from being ready for release. Consider this game an early access.

Here’re some warnings if you wanna purchase:

  • Update 1.2 introduces a lot of CTDs, every few turns.

  • Game mechanics is only partly there. For example, there’s still no building to help boost a province’s security score. Dev is also still working on mid-to-late game progression issues such as running out of imported resources.

  • Many QoL changes needed. Ffs let me look at my current exports every time my neighbor asks me to increase export!

Real player with 29.9 hrs in game

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Rogue State Revolution is a resource management game with a novel theme and deary indie production values, but falls into to the typical issue of initial hump of difficulty after which you are free to explore and express regardless of difficulty. (Mind I’m a bit sadistic with difficulty on these games.)

After setting up your economy and surviving the initial diplomatic/societal/environmental challenges the game throws at you, one slowly but surely is on top of the wave. This is where the game suffers from bad pacing and/or balancing. I found myself having way too many actions while not having enough favors and/or money. There are several stretches like this in the game and it seems the team tried to introduce mechanics into the game that one can sink extra resources into (civilians & space missions & casino), but all of these will be exhausted relatively quickly leaving you, again, just passing the turn waiting for something to happen.

Real player with 29.4 hrs in game

Rogue State Revolution on Steam

City Game Studio: a tycoon about game dev

City Game Studio: a tycoon about game dev

City Game Studio

I joined the open beta for City Game Studio a little while ago. Ever since I have seen it grow substantially. The game has been improved so much in a short amount of time and I can only see it getting better and better from here on out. The developer is very active and takes all the feedback and criticism he gets very seriously. Many of my own suggestions have already made it into the game and whenever an issue arises he is quick to fix it.

The game takes place in a city where you can rent, buy and even build your own studios and exhibitor centers. When your company is doing good you obviously want to expand and get even larger teams working on even bigger titles. The result of that can be very satisfying.

Real player with 198.3 hrs in game


First off, on advice from this author’s attorney Frankie “Fine Print” Lymann, copycat games are not a crime. (See Data East USA v. Epyx for proof that copycats do not constitute copyright infringement.) Remember Game Dev Tycoon? Take the awesomeness of the aforementioned game, add interior decorating, an outside world where buildings can be rented, bought, and even constructed, and then add in some nice new ideas (along with a bad idea) and you have City Game Studio. In case the reader doesn’t know, the game is a management sim in which the player starts a game company starting in the year of the player’s choosing, and goes from rags to riches through developing and publishing video games.

Real player with 43.6 hrs in game

City Game Studio: a tycoon about game dev on Steam



8.5/10. BLACK DAY .. to buy or not to buy. Well here’s the deal.

If you have been frustrated by the lack of good tactical and infiltration games then this should already be in your library.

Reminds me of classic tactical games when they used to make them good.

This game features really well thought out maps. Sandbox customization. Diverse hostiles from human opponents to futuristic robots and everything in between and there’s more to come.

What i really enjoy about this game is the fact that it totally Lets the player decide how he wants to play. There’s no right or wrong way. Take the easy or Hard Way or if you think you can handle it Hardcore all the way.

Real player with 138.2 hrs in game

Are you a fan of tactical infantry/special forces combat games such as the great Ghost Recon series? Do you enjoy game series such as Metal Gear and Splinter Cell ?

How would you like a DEEP TACTICAL SANDBOX experience that comes with x21 thoughtfully created maps for you to play with; a majority of which are just ENORMOUS in size and are BEAUTIFUL to see?

Altogether, Black Day generously gives us:

…x3 gamemodes

…x21 terrific maps (with time-of-day and weather variables!)

Real player with 42.6 hrs in game

BLACK DAY on Steam

Builder Simulator

Builder Simulator


Builder Simulator is the perfect game for those who want to build a house, from the ground up, one brick at a time. On easy, the game will guide you step by step and allow you to learn by showing you full instruction, but on hard you will get no help - instead rely on your builder skills and make everything yourself.

Builder Simulator will let you:

  • Create your own projects - build houses, shops and industrial buildings.

  • Use different tools - use specialist equipment as it’s meant to be.

  • Take care of building materials - do not let the construction site run out of materials needed for work.

  • Create your own materials - Mix water and cement to create concrete, but make sure your proportions are right.

  • Do It Yourself - do everything yourself, don’t worry about incompetent workers messing your work up.

Builder Simulator on Steam

Your Principal

Your Principal

Do you see that old guy shouting and screaming? that’s you the principal

Being a Principal is not an easy task.

you can be the meanest, sourest principal in history or not.

  • Manage the class

  • Find their pranks and wisecracks

  • Create announcements

  • Use your special skills

  • calling parents is not the only way to deal with students.

  • create your own awesome punishments

  • Get their parents

Help your students o decide which way to go in their life.

You are the principal, theis future life is in your hands.

the whole school is in your hands too, that is a very responsible job to do,

and how you are going to do it is in your hands.

Those children can do a lot of damage to our business, make them pay for it or avoiding the problems.

  • Help them to choose the right way

  • Police or not - that’s your decision

  • You can choose if it is a problem with your school and how to deal with it

Let' start the game …. or their game?

Your Principal on Steam

Imperialism: Fate of India

Imperialism: Fate of India

I do not think this is operable on the Mac, I do not recommend this game.

Failed to get into the game.

Os high sierra 10.13

Tried re-install, failed to enter program, and refuses to stop running.

O/S mojave

When reprogrammed in 64 bit then it may work on Mac.

Real player with 251.7 hrs in game

First things first:

Remember: The game is a low-budget-game in early-access!

There is no reason to offend or slander the developer. Although the game isn’t finished yet, the developer already fixed some serious bugs and released some patches. Feel free to report bugs in the discussions, the developer actually reacts to it. Be constructive, be polite.

“Imperialism: Fate of India” is a strategy game set in India 1805.

Pick one of the 34 countries and try to conquer the whole subcontinent.

Build troops and equip your provinces with infrastructural buildings to get money.

Real player with 26.5 hrs in game

Imperialism: Fate of India on Steam

Space Rogue

Space Rogue


..with a message to the


at the bottom.

UPDATE: A developer replied to little ol me noting that they had addressed these bugs and an update rolled out inline with those comments. The Dev has also asked us(the community) to report bugs to them in the format they mention below in the comments. A big thanks to them for addressing this issue for me, I hope it helps others out there too!

I want to start by saying this game is great fun, only sullied by many bugs everywhere. Looking around the a large proportion of these negative reviews, I’d suggest many feel the same about turning their reviews positive(including mine) if the bugs get sorted.

Real player with 25.9 hrs in game

Two things I would like to point out before I get into the “meat and potatoes.” The first is, I hate writing reviews this early into playing a game (13 hours.) Second, I really want to give a positive review and hope with some further developer involvement this game will get there.

So I can not, in this game’s current form, give this game a positive review. The forums are riddled with bugs, some of which I have experienced first hand. The bugs ruin what could have been a quality FTL:Faster than Light clone.

Real player with 18.8 hrs in game

Space Rogue on Steam




So I was lucky to be one of the people being able to play around with the closed beta and even though we didn’t have access to all the EA content and even though we ran into quite a few bugs at the time (most of whom have been fixed or being worked on right now), I had a ton of fun playing this.

It’s a relaxing survival and exploration sim with many things to explore, craft and build.

The water physics are amazing. You can basically manipulate the water to do anything, if you know how.

Real player with 32.1 hrs in game

Got an early review copy and was excited to try this as it had been on my radar since seeing the trailer earlier this year. Unfortunately the flaws became readily apparent pretty quickly.


  • Looks nice

  • Water mechanics are interesting

  • Gathering resources and crafting are easy

  • Armor and weapons don’t lose durability


  • Movement feels really off

  • Even after lowering the sensitivity the camera is still way too fast

  • Combat is not good at all, there’s no blocking, dodging or rolling and enemies have very basic attack patterns

Real player with 8.2 hrs in game

Breakwaters on Steam