After the fallout of some certain large name city-building simulators, I suddenly became extremely excited when the first video released by Shining Rock Software hit the net. Yet I was discouraged to find it was far from release.
Solely created by Luke Hodorwicz in C++, the engine was originally custom made for a Zombie shooter. The game scrapped and the engine recycled left SRS with the beginnings of greatness.
As you chaperon your community of outcasts, your focus will be on keeping your food and ware stocks full, and your people warm and happy. Starting with nothing barring a group of misfits and limited supplies, you'll need to start hunting, fishing, and planting crops along with building homes and other sundries.
For that strategic building in the days of the settler, you've landed in the right spot.
Currently PC only. Mac and Linux support in progress.
A glorious tribute to Dungeon Crawlers of yesteryear, Legend of Grimrock brings us down into the filthy dungeons only the best of DM's could think up.
Starting things off with the Campaign the plot is simple, a group of prisoners condemned to Mount Grimrock are pardoned from this point on for their crimes against the king. Now sealed to their fate, the only way to true freedom and to enjoy their absolution, your band must descend the inescapable dungeons of Mount Grimrock.
The visuals fit magnificently with the audio creating an ambience of a dark, cold, unforgiving environment. While the fiends and complex puzzles force you to always be prepared for what may lurk down the next corridor.
Now one of the most attractive features is the amazing mod community. After all, what is DnD without the seedy crew? If you ever want to find out what your fans want, when they're given the controls, see what is created.
If you're looking for that nostalgic feeling coupled with a good challenge, then would you like to descend to the next level?
Available on Pc, Mac, and Linux.
Welcome back, lets get straight to business. Another game that's flown under the radar is Paper Sorcerer by Ultra Runaway Games.
A little back story on this beauty, Paper Sorcerer was original started as a Kickstart that went over goal by double and then some. Created by one man in his spare time, the result became something great.
Story tells of an evil sorcerer terrorizing the lands with their minions. Beset upon by the kings four henchmen the sorcerer's soul is bound inside an ancient book. And this is where we begin.
Your aim is to free yourself from your new prison, along the way you will find new minions to fight at your side each with their own distinct uses, and it's up to you to create an effective team.
This game has a lot going on with it, while the graphic style might seem off-putting, it is actually quite gorgeous. Having a mix of classic turn-based RPG and rogue-esque style of play makes it extremely easy to pick up, the story, art, and music prove difficult to put down.
Available on Pc, Mac, and Linux.
Greetings, hello, and how-do-you-do. My name is CPO Mendez and I enjoy fine wine, long walks on the beach in the rain, and Appletinis. In Hidden Gems I'll be providing some insight on a few of the unknown games out there.
Today’s subject is SCP Containment Breach a small project on the Blitz3D
Engine created by Joonas Rikkonen. A simple and yet quite difficult Supernatural Horror game having you play as a prisoner turned test subject named D-9341, your goal is simply survival. Playing as D-9341, in your past you were a Death Row inmate and have volunteered to assist the SCP Foundation in exchange for your freedom. Starting in the Light Containment Zone, you will be fleeing for your life, your main tool in survival is choosing then to blink as your antagonist, dubbed SCP-173, cannot move while in direct eyesight. As you get further into the stone Containment building you come across a few other Supernaturals. Some helpful some not-so-much.
...I just want a hug...
The story behind this Gem is all based around the SCP Foundation a secret Government Group collecting and cataloging any and all supernatural beings or things found throughout the world. And of course you the lowly prisoner trying to simply save yourself.
As soon as the game begins you're instantly struck with unease and it doesn't take long for that to quickly turn to panic. As you rush through the randomly generated rooms, be sure to listen closely and keep your eyes peeled.
Only on PC.