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2019 Game Index


22 Racing Series

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22 Racing Series

Welcome to RTS-Racing. ‘22 Racing Series’ combines adrenaline fuelled high speed racing with resource strategy, race-time upgrades, track abilities and team play to bring you a racing experience like you’ve never had before.


64 Ways of Being

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64 Ways of Being

Melbourne is transformed into a playable city via a free-to-play app. People and place are connected at multiple locations across the city through augmented reality encounters that capture different ways of being. These experiences re-imagine Melbourne’s identity as expressed through its creative, linguistic, cultural, social and urban diversity.


Ailuri

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Ailuri

Ailuri is a gloriously hand-drawn, 2D platformer following the breathtaking story of an endangered red panda. The engaging tale also promotes awareness of endangered species with lively and endearing characters and worlds. Climb, swing and travel across deep, painted levels and discover the world which Ailuri resides in.


Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly

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Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly

Strap in Tight!
‘Baron: Fur is Gonna Fly’ lets you become a famous furry fighter ace in a World War 1 biplane.

Take to the air in your rickety plane and join a battle against your friends.

Fly by the seat of your pants in outrageous dogfights with ridiculous (and historically dubious) weapons.

Thing are gonna get wild.


BATTLE HUNTERS

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BATTLE HUNTERS

Battle Hunters is an RPG adventure offering a unique combat system combining strategic command of your heroes with real-time action, taking place in a sprawling, vibrant world with 15+ hours of exploration and action to enjoy. A huge variety of Heroes and monsters await discovery.
Choose you heroes, win the battle, save the kingdom.


Blood Metal

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Blood Metal

Blood Metal is a tactical, over the top gory and brutal FPS shooter. Where anatomically correct innards of the enemies with fast paced gunplay combine to form a shooter unlike many mainstream offerings. Where a Vietnam veteran must face a new threat after readjusting to civilian life. Play through a FPS game where you must fight against all odds.


Brimstone Brawlers

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Brimstone Brawlers

Brimstone Brawlers is an action-packed multiplayer arena brawler set within the dark, grime filled streets of industrial Brimstone. Recent turmoil has erupted into explosive battles and each peculiar citizen has a reason to fight. Use their unique abilities to fight your friends, throwing punches, bombs, spells and shade!


Broken Roads

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Broken Roads

Broken Roads is a narrative-driven RPG that brings exploration, strategic turn-based combat and meaningful philosophical choices to an all-new Australian post-apocalyptic setting.


BULLSH*T

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BULLSH*T

Meet Bucky the Bull and his untrustworthy, no good, lying farmyard friends!
* Bullsh*t is a game of lies, poop and deceit!
* Inspired by the turn-based card game Bullsh*t!
* Watch as Bucky gets angrier!
* Use strategy to make Bucky poop on your friends!
* Bend the rules with Wild Cards!
* Things are going to get messy, it’s time to play dirty!


Chaos Tavern

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Chaos Tavern

Quick! We need mana potions and steak for the dragon! Chaos Tavern is a co-op adventure about running an enchanted tavern in an Australian-fantasy world.

Team up together to serve otherworldly patrons, pacify unruly monsters, discover magical potions and unlock your tavern’s mysterious powers in this hilarious quest to overcome the evil Wizard!


Chuck Meowrris

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Chuck Meowrris

Chuck Meowrris is the only hope to stop Dr. Kibblesworth’s evil plans! However, it seems Chuck Meowrris has been trapped in Dr. Kibblesworth’s Random Gauntlet of EvilTM! Luckily, Chuck has made a deal with the Kitty Grim Reaper. Shoot, claw, and self-destruct your way to victory in this Roguelike/Shooter/Catastrophe of a video game!


Clea

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Clea

Outwit the Chaos Servants and escape from the Whitlock Mansion.


Cybermonk

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Cybermonk

Cybermonk is a quick-thinking competitive laser puzzler in which clans of cyborg monks compete in a deadly ritual.


Damsel

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Damsel

Cause distress in this challenging fast-paced action platformer. Experience a dark cartoon world come to life as frenetic gameplay meets comic book visuals and storytelling. Dash through beautiful arenas vanquishing vampires, rescuing hostages, disarming bombs, hacking servers and much more.


Dead Static Drive

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Dead Static Drive

Grand Theft Cthulhu. Dark mysteries, gun fights and existential dread on a road trip adventure through a nightmare 80s America. Fight, flee or befriend your way through a fictional USA of small towns, gas stations, and open roads. Then make the hard calls as the world spins into darkness, your options dwindle and something threatens from beyond.


Death Hall

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Death Hall

Run for your life and escape the Death Hall in this diabolical platform-hell game. Avoid an evil, unrelenting monster along with all manner of nasty traps and critters. Will you make it to the end?


Drill 7

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Drill 7

Join the mysterious Lex and the mining ship D7 on an adventure through the deep mines of the planet Caverna. Drill 7 is an arcade platformer but…with a spaceship!


Duped

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Duped

Explore a cold, dark cave. Solve puzzles to get up, and get out. Find yourself.

Duped explores themes of loneliness, isolation and identity, through a 2D action/puzzle platformer. Create clones, control them, flip switches, build bodies out of your friends, get kicked around like a ragdoll. All of this awaits you, in Duped.


Elden: Path of the Forgotten

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Elden: Path of the Forgotten

Follow Elden as they attempt to save their mothers from unknown forces but in doing so might doom themselves.


Element Space

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Element Space

Assemble an elite crew and make allies to combat a shadowy organization threatening the future of humanity. With easy to learn yet hard to master turn-based battles face overwhelming odds and break through enemy ranks. Make your choices and save us from extinction in explosive


Escape Architect VR

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Escape Architect VR

Escape Architect VR is an exciting and challenging multi-room escape environment. All of our dev-made rooms will have different themes but will be centered around the same style and lighthearted, silly, cheeky tone. Successful escapologists can use the included room editor to create and share their own ingenious and perplexing VR puzzles.


Espire 1: VR Operative

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Espire 1: VR Operative

Espire 1: VR Operative is a first person stealth/action shooter, made for VR from the ground up.
Players assume the role of a drone operator of the future. Remotely controlling the Espire model 1 from the safety of your “Control Theatre.” Espire 1 allows players full freedom of movement without motion sickness.


Exo One

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Exo One

Pilot an alien craft and master its unique, gravity-based movement and momentum system. Glide across otherworldly landscapes, surf towering cloud formations, and reach incredible speeds and heights.

Open a wormhole and step through into mankind’s first mission outside the solar system.


Feather

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Feather

Feather is a serene game about exploration and immersion in a beautiful landscape. Become a bird, fly around and lose yourself in zen-like flow whilst listening to the soothing ambient soundtrack.


Fork Knights

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Fork Knights

Fork Knights is a silly, chaotic multiplayer brawler based on the sport of fencing.
With one-hit kills, players will need to anticipate their opponent and dodge or parry their strikes.
Embracing a cartoony theme, characters are based on various foods who fight among various food-themed environments, each with hazard mechanics unique to that stage.


Grabimals

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Grabimals

Grabimals merges the concept of building and playing into a brand new experience where players control a party of unique creatures and connect them together to solve a wide variety of puzzles.


Guile & Glory: Firstborn

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Guile & Glory: Firstborn

Make the battlefield your weapon to vanquish monstrous foes in turn-based, tactical combat. A savage, Bronze Age world on the teeters brink of ruin as an ancient evil stirs to usher in the end of days. As swords fail and kingdoms crumble, three heroes rise to challenge the darkness.


Gun/Mode

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Gun/Mode

Gun/Mode is inspired by the couch based multiplayer games of the late 90’s and 00’s. Customise the game to your will! Pick from a variety of modifiers and create a unique experience for yourself.


Hamster Scramble

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Hamster Scramble

Hamster Scramble is a fusion between the versus puzzle game and platformer genres in which you can directly interfere with your opponent’s board.


Heavenly Bodies

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Heavenly Bodies

Wrangle the hands and arms of space cosmonauts and push, pull and twist your way through a precarious range of physically-simulated stellar scenarios where, without gravity, nothing is still, nothing is secure, and nothing is simple.


HEIST

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HEIST

HEIST is a noir cat burglar game, where you step into the shoes of a cat burglar in the pursuit of infamy. Aided by your array of trusty tools of the trade your goal is simple; Get In, Get It, Get Out.


Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy

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Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy

Teen Earthling Henry Mosse and his mother Seren embark on an interplanetary journey to the newly discovered Far-Star Galaxy. Meanwhile, an intergalactic conspiracy is underway, led by the Chief Executive Overlord of the sinister Wormhole Industries! Puzzle and laugh your way through a wholesome coming-of-age adventure of empathy and self-discovery.


Hot Brass

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Hot Brass

Hot Brass is a top-down tactics game, playable with up to four players in local and online co-op.
Experience the gritty, high-risk world of the elite SWAT operator. When SWAT gets the call, everything else has failed: you and your team are the last line of defense.


Infliction

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Infliction

Infliction is an interactive nightmare, a journey into the dark secrets of a fractured home. Wander through the heartbreaking remnants of a once-happy family, piecing together clues and trying to atone for past sins. All the while a malevolent force dogs your footsteps, seeking violent retribution.


KAIJU SUPER DATETECH

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KAIJU SUPER DATETECH

A Giant Monster has appeared in Kyoto II!

The city’s only hope is for you and your company to construct a Colossal Robot, manoeuvre your creation to the target creature, and… ask it out to dinner?

Cooperate in building a perfect match for the kaiju, and compete against rival companies to romance the lonely monster in KAIJU SUPER DATETECH!


Kana Quest

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Kana Quest

A cross between Dominoes and a match-3 game… but it teaches you to read Japanese.

Match sounds between different Japanese letters (Kana) to create a match-chain. When all letters in a level are a part of the one match-chain the level is complete.

Your quest to learn Japanese, starts here!


KungFu Kickball

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KungFu Kickball

KungFu Kickball is a team based platform fighting sports game where the best ball-kicker wins. Compete against your friends in a fantasy sport that mixes soccer with kung fu action movies. Fly through the air and unleash a flurry of punches, kicks, and mystical arts to overpower the other team and smash the ball into their bell.


Lethal Lawns

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Lethal Lawns

Lethal Lawns is a Competitive Lawn Mowing BLOODSPORT, combining the relaxation of gardening outdoors with hyper gratuitous violence.
The perfect addition for entertaining parties or just to unwind, Lethal Lawns supports 2-8 player bounce-n-joust chaos between HUMANS and BOTS.


Little Bit Lost

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Little Bit Lost

Little Bit Lost is a survival voxel game where a molecular diminishment experiment has gone horribly wrong. You awaken to find that your world is an awful lot bigger. Fight to survive against ants, spiders and a variety of creepy crawlies in an effort to return yourself to normal size.


Little Reaper

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Little Reaper

Slash, dash and reap your way through Little Reaper as Ollie, the Grim Reaper’s tiny assistant in this colourful adventure platformer game.
Ollie accidentally shatters a jar containing important souls while Death is on holiday. Now he has to travel the world and get them all back, or else suffer the wrath of Death. Or maybe worse… get fired!


Mega Punchy Golf

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Mega Punchy Golf

Mega Punchy Golf is VR mini-golf where the balls are giant and you punch them. It’s mini-golf for people with anger management issues.


Metal Heads

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Metal Heads

Party game for up to 8 player local or online for metal heads, by a metal head, that is about characters who literally have metal heads!
Compete against other players in a bunch of fun, challenging and whacky mini-games and board games to determine who is the ultimate metal head.


MMORPG Tycoon 2

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MMORPG Tycoon 2

MMORPG Tycoon 2 is a single-player Tycoon-style game about building and operating the world’s greatest MMORPG - yours.

Build the world, design the monsters, set the rules, wield the banhammer, nerf the classes, and keep your subscribers coming back for more. Coming soon to Steam Early Access, but you can play it now at our stand!


Moving Marvels

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Moving Marvels

Fusing traditional Illustration with Immersive Media, Moving Marvels is an experimental collection of Interactive Artworks, containing animated worlds and stories brought to life through Augmented Reality.


Necrobarista

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Necrobarista

Necrobarista is a cinematic 3D visual novel set in a magical Melbourne cafe where the dead are granted one last night to mingle with the living


Nekograms

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Nekograms

Nekograms is an adorable and addictive puzzle game about getting cats to fall asleep by sliding them onto cushions.

With challenging levels, meowntains of cats and accessories to collect, Nekograms is the pawfect puzzle game.

Made by Purrth-based studio Hungry Sky, Nekograms is set for release in 2020.


Never Give Up

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up is a hardcore platformer determined to turn you into bloody chunks. Run, jump, and slide your way through ever-changing levels that get harder each time you succeed. You’ll need to try, die, and try again if you want to conquer the game without pressing the Give Up button.


Obey Me

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Obey Me

Set up in a world where heaven and hell are locked in a millennial conflict for the souls of mankind, Obey Me is a cooperative holy-punk brawler where you fight through hordes of demons, mutants and angelical machines.


Operation Armstrong

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Operation Armstrong

Operation Armstrong is the worlds first VR party game to encorperate mobile phone supported multiplayer.
Players work together as a team to infiltrate a fortress on the moon. The Headset user is sneaking around on the surface with the mobile players in their ear telling them where to turn and hacking into the lunar defences.


Origami Ninja Star

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Origami Ninja Star

Origami Ninja Star is a chaotic hybrid of fast paced action and physics-based combat where YOU are the weapon. As the self-appointed protector of your village, use your unfolding technique to ricochet as a bouncy paper ball and strike as a deadly ninja star.


Primordials: Fireborn

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Primordials: Fireborn

Primordials: Fireborn is an action adventure game following the tale of a fiery young hero named ‘Ash’ who finds himself on an epic journey to unlock the lost secrets of his past. Fireborn combines epic storytelling and thrilling gameplay into a single unforgettable experience.


Projection: First Light

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Projection: First Light

Projection: First Light follows the adventures of Greta, a girl living in a mythological shadow puppet world, as she embarks on a journey of self-enlightenment with the assistance of legendary heroes from each culture she explores.


Quantum Suicide

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Quantum Suicide

Your mission as a researcher aboard a spaceship is jeopardized when A.I system is corrupted and forces you to play “The Deletion Game”, a weekly game where you must battle your crew mates for survival. Prepare to make both friends and enemies as you navigate the deadly games. Can you see the Everett’s mission through to the end…alive?


Ring of Pain

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Ring of Pain

Ring of Pain blends the modern roguelike (Binding of Isaac, Enter the Gungeon) with a turn-based card game, set in a world distorted by your mind.
It’s a dungeon crawler where each level is dealt from decks of cards, and the levels dynamically adjust based on player actions.
Collect items, discover your purpose, and choose wisely.


Rooftop Renegade

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Rooftop Renegade

Dive into this fast paced hover-blading platformer with challenge modes and chaotic multiplayer. Boost, grind and warp through levels while enemies shoot up the place!

Developed by Adelaide team Melonhead Games with singleplayer and multiplayer modes, Rooftop Renegade is sure to excite both speedrunners and party gamers alike!


Sacre Bleu

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Sacre Bleu

In this Musketeer-adventure you’ll use your steam-blaster to fly!
Slow down time! Jet Around! Fight bosses!

Escape prison and save France!


Scout’s Honor

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Scout’s Honor

Scout’s Honor is a frenetic couch co-op game for friends and families where up to four players work together to setup camp before darkness falls. It’s a race against the setting sun to fetch materials, construct tents and your campfire. All while avoiding natural (and not so natural) hazards, and traversing the unforgiving terrain.


Shooty Skies Overdrive

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Shooty Skies Overdrive

Enter the arcade in this fast paced VR shoot ‘em up. Dodge, weave and shoot through colourful worlds and ludicrous enemies.


Shop Drifter

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Shop Drifter

Enter the secret underground shopping trolley drift scene in Shop Drifter. Drifting onto App Stores in 2020 the sophomore title from Studio Zero sees you drifting, customising, and stacking shopping carts in a variety of locales, and competing with other Shop Drifters around the globe!


Sneaker

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Sneaker

ATTENTION, CITIZEN! The Castle is issuing an urgent warning. A dangerous interactive media experience gives you the power to stealthily creep our cities, thwack our guards with shoes, and even rewind time. This game is banned within city walls, and The Castle warns that anyone caught playing will need to submit themselves for re-education.


Snow Mercy

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Snow Mercy

Snow Mercy is a competitive 3rd Person Shooter/Strategy Party game, where you play as one of a team of snowmen brought to life with the magic of winter. Prove to all snowman-kind that your team’s hat is, in fact, the BEST, in the traditional way: with escalating snowball warfare.


Speaking Simulator

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Speaking Simulator

A hilarious comedy-physics game where a robot must learn to infiltrate the world of humans. Communicate in actual conversations by mastering the difficult and disgusting art of using a tongue and lips to make words.


Spiralagon

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Spiralagon

A spiraling 3D platformer for high scores or speed running, or both. Hazardous environments drain player health. Characters have different traits and protective suits. Use Speed Boosts, Jump Boosts, and Teleporting for rapid scoring and last-moment sprints to the Finish Gate. First-person, third-person, and side-scrolling views are available.


Sprocket Rocket Rumble

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Sprocket Rocket Rumble

Gear up for battle in Sprocket Rocket Rumble!
Face off against 3 friends (or enemies) to find out who is the best of the bots.
Exterminate your opponents in a wide variety of hazardous environments. Blast your way through deadly deserts, complex caves, and more, to come out on top in a battle of the machines!


Squidgies Takeover

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Squidgies Takeover

Squidgies Takeover is a puzzle game where you must help hapless little blobs of adorableness, break free from their Mumma and make their new home on planets across the galaxy. Your job is to swing, fling, float, and teleport them all to victory. Can you do it?


Tech Hunter

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Tech Hunter

Stranded on a remote planet, your task is to investigate a series of alien structures with your fleet of unique vehicles. Use your hovership to explore the planet’s surface and deploy your drones to delve into ancient underground ruins. Solve puzzles to recover alien technology, upgrade your fleet, and uncover clues about a mysterious alien force.


The Black Widow

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The Black Widow

An interactive murder mystery unraveled by communicating with the dead - literally! Faithfully reenacted from the original court records and letters, players investigate the true case of Australia’s first female serial killer. Users are free to ask their own questions to determine whether she was truly guilty, or unjustly executed.


The Rewinder

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The Rewinder

The Rewinder is a 2D Side-Scrolling puzzle game inspired by Chinese mythology and folklore. In game, the main character is a special “agent” who helps the spirits of the dead to get rebirth from the Underworld. To help the spirits, the player has to travel between the past and the present of an abandoned village to solve problems.


The Vigilante Proclivities of the Longspur

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The Vigilante Proclivities of the Longspur

The Vigilante Proclivities of the Longspur is a retro styled 2D Point-and-Click adventure game set in a city of corruption, evil agendas, broken lives and costumed weirdos who try to help lighten the mood.

Explore, investigate and even laugh as you follow the leads through a story of resilience, independence and finding your own way in life.


This Starry Void

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This Starry Void

Chironex Studios presents THIS STARRY VOID. As a crew-member of the Stellar Recovery Vehicle “This Starry Void” you will take control of the Remote Excursion Device RED-1 and investigate a mystery that spans from the depths of space to the moons of Saturn - and deep into the very void between the atoms of the universe.


Ticket to Earth

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Ticket to Earth

A distant planet. A dying colony. A deadly conspiracy. Ticket to Earth is a unique fusion of turn-based tactics, tile-matching puzzle, and story-driven RPG. This epic sci-fi saga of insurrection unites four unlikely heroes, defending a desperate group of colonists abandoned by their wealthy masters.


TopplePOP: Bungee Blockbusters

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TopplePOP: Bungee Blockbusters

Welcome to the Jumble! A puzzle-action game for 1-4 players of all ages. Guide bendy animal acrobats on bungee cords in a race to rescue your pals from a chaotic clutter of colorful geometric physics blocks. Work together, swing, throw, stack, topple and POP! Play nice with friends, be a meanie to your opponents and race to rescue them all!


True Crime Mysteries: Misadventure In Little Lon

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True Crime Mysteries: Misadventure In Little Lon

Misadventure In Little Lon is an AR game based on an intriguing true crime in Melbourne 1910. You’ll explore heritage sites where the events went down. Collecting clues and questioning the delightful deviates who lived in the lane ways of Little Lon… A stolen kiss, money owed to the mob, a hired hitman. Are they telling truth or lies? You decide.


Unfamiliar

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Unfamiliar

Jump in and explore procedurally generated storybook worlds. Gather a plethora of flora and fauna. Craft mystical items from your ingredients, plant them to grow unexpected treasures. Expand your home, craft costumes, and oh, did we mention you are a magical cat?


Unpacking

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Unpacking

Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part “item Tetris”, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.


Wayward Strand

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Wayward Strand

Wayward Strand is a heartfelt interactive story, told in a unique and curious way. Play as Casey Beaumaris - intrepid teenage journalist - as she visits an airborne hospital for the first time. Uncover the airship’s mysteries, and explore the lives of its inhabitants, choosing your own path through a living world of stories.


Zunius

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Zunius

Zunius - A Psychedelic Rogue-like Bullet Hell.