Forgotlings and four more games

Six years and 10 million sold copies later. Can you guess what game I am talking about? I guess that is a somewhat unfair question. I mean, more than 55.000 games has released during this time. Sure, we could exclude a majority of these games. But it still leaves us with quite a few options. So I will make it easy on us all. The game I am thinking about is, Dead Cells by Motion Twin.

Three games that may or may not see the same success are Crypt Custodian by Kyle Thompson, A Void Hope by Elden Pixels, and Hauntii by Moonloop Games. Now, I have had my eyes on Hauntii for quite some time. So I am not likely to let that game out of my sight anytime soon. But even so, Crypt Custodian is an intriguing case. Something tells me that Kyle is getting courted by more publishers than he knows what to do with. And I can see why as I would sign the game myself if I were a publisher.

How about Elden Pixels, I hear you say? Well, let me put it like this. They have been around since 2016 and are one of the few studios that know how to make platform games. So I have all the faith in the world they will give us an equally as good adventure with A Void Hope as they did with their Alwa’s series. What worries me, however, is what name suggestions you would submit to Graverobber Foundation.

You did not see that paragraph twist come, did you? To be honest, I did not see it either. It just happened. But I digress. Graverobber Foundation is looking for character names they can put in their upcoming game, Demon Lord Reincarnation. It is an extremely straight forward process. You just add a name and sex in the comment section before June 30, 2023, and voila. But make sure you take a look at the highlights of week 23 before you do.

Tiny Thor by Asylum Square


Forgotlings by Throughline Games


Bye Sweet Carole by Little Sewing Machine & Meangrip Studios


  • Game: Bye Sweet Carole
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Developer: Little Sewing Machine, Meangrip Studios
  • Publisher: Just For Games
  • Release type: Announcement
  • Release date: TBA
  • Platform: Steam

Saltsea Chronicles by Die Gute Fabrik


Amnesia: The Bunker by Frictional Games


Demos and jump-scares

There are many demos available right now, and more to come when Steam Next Fest begins on June 19, 2023. Yes, it is that time of the year when we will drown in a sea of demos. So why not be smart about it and play some of the available demos right now? That way we can make sure to have a somewhat manageable Next Fest list when that day comes. Who am I kidding? We could play 100 demos today and still not make a dent in said list.

On the subject of making a dent in things, I played the Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle demo by Invader Studios from start to finish yesterday. Yes, it was an experience and a half. See, I am not known to react to jump-scares, and I knew this game would throw something at me. Still, the game got me. More than once, I might add. But there is more to this game than jump-scares. So if you have a couple of hours to spare, give the demo a try.

Now, I would not call Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle a scary game. But if you want to play something that has fewer jump-scares, take a look at Wizard with a Gun by Galvanic Games, Luna Abyss by Bonsai Collective, Broken Roads by Drop Bear Bytes, This Bed We Made by Lowbirth Games, or OutRune by E.Gascoigne. Whatever game you decide to try, remember to finish it before the 19th. Because by then, spare time will be a thing of the past.

Good luck, and take care!

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