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IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “Stone Free” Threepaper

Welcome folks, and happy “16th Anniversary of the final episode of Friends” week! If you’re feeling like celebrating with a recap, may I recommend the excellent Meet My Friends The Friends podcast with Tom Scharpling.

Today, you can tell which Star Wars fans had a Catholic upbringing because when you say “May the Fourth be with you,” they will reply, “And also with you.”

This week lacks any tentpole releases, but is filled instead by a bucket load of odds and sods. Pick a game at random and there’s an 83% chance it will feature pixel art and chiptunes. On a week like this, you might take a second look at something you passed on the first time.

Void Bastards is a roguelike first-person-shooter where you hop from planet to planet, raiding buildings for loot and upgrade materials. It’s like FTL, but with FPS instead of RTS. The devs include people who worked on BioShock and System Shock, and it reviewed favorably when it first came out in 2019.

SuperMash has an interesting concept: at the start of the game, you choose 2 game genres (from among: JRPG, platformer, stealth, metroidvania, and others), then the game generates a mashup of your selection for you to play through. Later on, you can customise your mashup and share it with friends. The devs are going for emergence, rather than scripting all the possibilities, so bugs and imbalances will be part of each unique experience. Sounds intriguing, but how will it play?

Tennis Club Story is a tennis club management sim, with minigames, that comes hot off the app store. It looks cheerful enough and won’t have microtransactions.

Spirit of the North is beautiful and very chill (in both senses of the word). It’s a 3D exploration-platformer where you are a fox in the wilderness of Iceland. The story is rooted in Norse mythology, the environments are gorgeous, and the piano soundtrack is very soothing.

I have to check out STONE because it ticks so many of my niche boxes. It’s a “stoner noir” adventure game where you play as a Stone, a hungover koala detective, who is piecing together the events of the previous night. The devs, Convict Games, are citing influences such as The Big Lebowski. And maybe it’s the koala bear, but I’m also getting vibes of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (which I unironically loved back in the day). The soundtrack is by local Aussie groups and it slaps. Onya, Convict Games. GOTW.

Here's the list, now in release-date AND alphabetical order!

PC

  • 05-04

  • Anime USSR
  • apokalipso
  • Awaken The Time
  • Balloon Man Adventure
  • Blast Rush Classic
  • Colorful Snake
  • Edge Of Galaxy
  • Gem Master
  • Informatyka - zrozum i zaprogramuj komputer
  • Just for Fun
  • Moorhuhn Kart
  • Panzer Crew VR
  • PhaseWorm
  • PXL-SHIP
  • Rise of the Foederati
  • Suppressor
  • The Battle of Angels
  • The Confession
  • Tsukue
  • Ultimate Truco
  • Way of Boy: Another Way
  • Wire
  • 05-05

  • Another FPS Game
  • Ballad of The Masked Bandits
  • Battle Baseball
  • Best Friend
  • Brick Blaster
  • Close to the Sun
  • Creator's Chasm
  • DENIAL
  • Escape: The Brother's Saloon
  • Express Thru
  • Fatec's Out
  • Goblin Jargon
  • Night Jackal
  • Old World
  • Population Zero
  • Pushy and Pully in Blockland
  • Shop Titans
  • Software House Simulator
  • Sound Science
  • Starship Saboteur Prototype
  • Super Gear Quest
  • Wakamarina Valley, New Zealand
  • Watch&Run
  • Wintermoor Tactics Club
  • World War Z Game of the Year Edition
  • Yadokari Survive
  • Zerograve
  • 05-06

  • Biscuitts
  • Boo's Balloons
  • EXPLORATION OF UNIVERSE
  • Hotfix
  • Lab 7: Cold Nights
  • New Yankee 8: Journey of Odysseus
  • Not Our Home: Platinum Edition
  • Robot Tactics
  • Snack clearing
  • Space Roaming
  • Space War Machine
  • Stozle - Solve the Mistery
  • Strato'S Sylph Asterism
  • Wasted World
  • 05-07

  • ANARCHY
  • Angry Bunny 3: Virus
  • Anime vs Virus
  • BE-A Walker
  • Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond
  • Dirt Bike Motocross Stunts
  • Draw a Stickman: EPIC 3
  • Drift 19
  • Drift Racing Rally
  • Game Of Puzzles: Dinosaurs
  • House of Fear
  • Idle Hero World
  • Monochrome World
  • Neglected
  • Nightwalker
  • One Dreamer: Prologue
  • Queens Garden: Sakura Season
  • RoboArena
  • So May It Be: A Witch Dating Simulator
  • Spirit of the North
  • The Parenting Simulator
  • Vertical Runner
  • Wavey The Rocket
  • Wayhaven Chronicles: Book Two
  • WC
  • 05-08

  • Ato
  • Before We Leave
  • Blackjack Hands
  • Bone Appetit
  • BoxxyQuest: The Gathering Storm
  • City Defender
  • Dragon Banner
  • Elva the Eco Dragon
  • End of War 1945
  • Fury Unleashed
  • Hold 10 Seconds
  • Island Explorer VR
  • Jumping Joe! - Friends Edition
  • Knife Quest
  • Libtard: The Satire Game
  • Lumen
  • Milk and Cookies
  • My Sweet Confession
  • My Wet Leto Comic
  • NoWaitHero
  • Nyxx
  • OhWhoIsDancing
  • Omo Nama Rebirth
  • One Hundred Courage
  • Pantsu Defense
  • Real Life Plus Ver. Kaname Komatsuzaki
  • Rocky Ride
  • Three kingdoms story: Conussia
  • Zombies Don't Drive
  • 05-09

  • Player Power

PS4

  • 05-04

  • Taimumari: Complete Edition
  • 05-05

  • John Wick Hex
  • Reed 2
  • Task Force Kampas
  • UBERMOSH:OMEGA
  • World War Z Game of the Year Edition
  • 05-06

  • PING REDUX
  • 05-07

  • Infinite: Beyond the Mind
  • Void Bastards
  • 05-08

  • EMMA: Lost in Memories
  • Fury Unleashed
  • SuperMash

Xbox One

  • 05-05

  • Pushy and Pully in Blockland
  • World War Z Game of the Year Edition
  • 05-06

  • Zombies ruined my day
  • 05-07

  • Infinite: Beyond the Mind
  • 05-08

  • Fury Unleashed
  • Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes
  • Sin Slayers
  • SuperMash

Switch

  • 05-05

  • Tonight We Riot
  • 05-07

  • 80's Overdrive
  • Cloudbase Prime
  • Fledgling Heroes
  • Gerritory
  • Ghost Files: Memory of a Crime
  • Infinite: Beyond the Mind
  • Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill
  • Monochrome World
  • Our Two Bedroom Story
  • Relic Hunters Zero: Remix
  • Slayin 2
  • Spirit of the North
  • Tennis Club Story
  • The Bullet: Time of Revenge
  • Void Bastards
  • 05-08

  • Dark Burial
  • Feathery Ears
  • Fury Unleashed
  • Megabyte Punch
  • STONE
  • SuperMash
  • 05-09

  • Highrise Heroes: Word Challenge

Vita

  • 05-05

  • Reed 2
  • 05-08

  • EMMA: Lost in Memories

Comments

Guess this is the week I finally get around to Void Bastards.

Also, curious to see Relic Hunters come to Switch. F2P twin stick shooter that's had decent legs on PC.

garion333 wrote:

Guess this is the week I finally get around to Void Bastards.

Also, curious to see Relic Hunters come to Switch. F2P twin stick shooter that's had decent legs on PC.

Was super interested in void bastards when it first appeared. I’ll be picking it up on PS4 for sure.

Supermash! Super keen to see how that turned out.

bbk1980 wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Guess this is the week I finally get around to Void Bastards.

Also, curious to see Relic Hunters come to Switch. F2P twin stick shooter that's had decent legs on PC.

Was super interested in void bastards when it first appeared. I’ll be picking it up on PS4 for sure.

I have a PS4, but I hate FPS on consoles. Damn, what to do?