King Of The Castle and four more games

If someone asks, I have worked with games my entire life. I have a reputation to uphold after all! But between you and me, I have done more than that. The fact is, I grew up in studios and tour buses and spent my fair share of time around stages of varying sizes. If I were to venture a guess, this is the main reason I kept being a public figure. But I digress.

The reason I bring this up is Rytmos, one of the games on this week’s list. It is not the most spectacular game by any stretch of the imagination. But it is one of few games that are music-based, at least outside of the rhythm-based games where timing is key. And that by itself is worth some time in the spotlight. I mean, when did we see a game like this the last time? So in that sense, it is spectacular. And let’s be honest, me talking about Voltaire The Vegan Vampire or One Military Camp would not add much to the conversation as you already know about those games, right?

On the subject of conversations, do you remember last week when I got a message asking if I forgot about the meeting and that I blamed my absence on something “important” and that I had to reschedule? Well, I have that call on hold right now and I better join it before I get reprimanded. Let me slingshot you into this week’s list like I would a ball in DESTRUCTURE: Among Debris!

DESTRUCTURE: Among Debris by Team Instant Defeat


  • Game: DESTRUCTURE: Among Debris
  • Genre: Action
  • Developer: Team Instant Defeat
  • Publisher: RockGame
  • Release type: Full release
  • Release date: February 27, 2023
  • Platform: Steam

Dungeons of Aether by Aether Studios


Rytmos by Floppy Club


Card Crawl Adventure by Arnold Rauers


King Of The Castle by Tributary Games


Talking in past tense

I zoned out during the meeting and came to think about a music-based game I played back in 2013. The game I came to think of was, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians. It was released by a studio called Threaks. No, I am not talking about them in the past tense even though I initially thought they were a thing of the past. That is correct, they are still very much an active studio and are working on a new game. But more about that at a later date as we have more current and time-sensitive things to talk about.

One of the said things is the studio known as Bedtime Digital Games. They are getting ready to release the sequel to their 2017 hit game Figment. To celebrate this you can download Figment for free until the release of Figment 2, which is on March 9, 2023. If you have yet to experience this visually quirky action adventure, now is the perfect time to do so.

Continuation of a genre

You know what they say about saving the best for last, right? Yes, this is one of those moments. Now, I do not have anything to do with the game, studio, or publisher. But I still feel like a preamble of transparency is needed. I have been in contact with Martin Kupski, one of the developers, for many years. So even if I would like to say I am 100% impartial, that is not the case. With that said, do with the following information as you see fit.

Martin and his studio Nodbrim are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming card-based game The Foretold: Westmark Legacy. At the time of writing this, they have 65% and 19 days to go before they reach their goal. Now, I could of course describe the game in great detail. But this is not the place or time to do so. I will, however, leave you with this. The Foretold: Westmark Legacy is not your usual card game. It is a continuation of the genre, and we would be beyond negligent if we did not support it.

Whims of the industry

There, we made it, we reached the end of this week’s list and all additions that were not supposed to be on the list but ended up on the list anyway. Yes, I think it is fair to say these lists have taken on a life of their own, following the whims of the industry more so than me. I do not know what you think we should do about it, but I am not going to fight it. I am just going to run with it and see where it takes us. Hopefully, it will take us to next Saturday at the very least. Until then, take care, and keep rocking the Konami code!

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