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

Welcome folks, and happy “88th Anniversary of the opening of the first laundromat” week!

It was in Fort Worth, Texas, and was called a “Wash-a-teria”. It was a huge success, because washing machines were still too expensive for regular households and have you TRIED washing clothes by hand? You may all celebrate by playing a game that automates the grind for you.

The Iron Oath is a turn-based RPG with tactical combat and mercenary management. Because it involves managing your crew’s state of mind, it’s reminding folks of Darkest Dungeon, but maybe not as difficult.

Winter Ember is another one of these AA-tier, immersive, stealth action games. It’s Victorian-era fantasy by Aussie devs, and your avenging hero’s arsenal includes a sword and a bow. In true stealth archery style, there are arrows for every purpose: water arrows to put out lanterns and create shadows, grappling arrows, fire arrows, and so on.

Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro is a Sega-lookin’ retro brawler that is like a bunch of arcade games mashed together: it’s mostly a brawler, but has novelty levels with side-scrolling, bullet-hell, and other elements. One for the retronauts.

Terraformers, the Mars-based colony builder, leaves Early Access for full release this week. orbit.industries is an orbital space-station building game with very dramatic music. The preview felt like an ad for a Reality TV show.

MotoGP 22 is the motorbike racing franchise that always seems to drop after the big driving games come out. While driving game fans can get all the doo-dads, like a steering wheel and pedals—are there specialist controls you can get for motorbike racing games? A handlebar? Gaming leathers?

Aircraft Carrier Survival puts you in charge of a WW2-era, US aircraft carrier, presented like Fallout Shelter. You choose missions based on the Pacific campaign and then assign officers and crew to various rooms to complete objectives. You can also issue orders to your planes and hope they make it back. The combat maps, mission briefings, and voiceover work give it that WW2 veneer. The presentation and management sim gameplay are reminiscent of another WW2 survival strategy sim, Uboat, though in this game you have bigger crews and you won’t be going so granular as to equip individual crew members. It will be interesting to see how the history buffs rank its historical accuracy.

Yes, you read that right. There’s a game coming out on the 3DS this week: Fragrant Story. It’s a tactical JRPG about florists that looks like what you remember 3DS games looking like. Dust off your handhelds and join the hype train!

For me, it’s a close call between Aircraft Carrier Survival and Winter Ember. I’ll go with Winter Ember, because it’s on console and I’m a sucker for specialty arrows. Besides, I’m super keen on these recent attempts to make smaller-scale immersive sims and want it to continue.

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

PC

  • 04-18

  • Administrators
  • Armored Sinner
  • Emperial Knights
  • Fortress Building Puzzle
  • Gangsta Hero
  • General Practitioner 2
  • Just a ball: Jumping in the space
  • KILL YOUR FRIENDS
  • Mini Pipes
  • NFT
  • Oliver
  • Roadkill
  • Simultaneous Control
  • 04-19

  • Battle Support
  • Between Two Stars
  • Cursed 2
  • F.I.D.O.
  • Hillmain Hotel
  • I Hate You, Please Suffer - Basic
  • Immortal Mantis
  • Makiomino
  • Qing Ling Yu Jian Jue
  • Roly Poly
  • The Iron Oath
  • Three years in the inner volume: The Emperor Simulator
  • Underground Life
  • Warcry: Challenges
  • Winter Ember
  • 04-20

  • Aircraft Carrier Survival
  • Ashland Dossier
  • At Moonrise
  • Battle of Heroes 3
  • Citrus Rampage
  • Crimson Dawn
  • Curley Laboratory
  • Dank Subs
  • Darza's Dominion
  • Death Trading Card Game
  • Droid404
  • Ember Knights
  • Grammarian Ltd
  • IAI
  • Lead the Way - Full Collection
  • Minarchy: Active Shooter
  • MythForce
  • NTR Dream
  • Object Ward. ~April Fools' Collection~
  • Porcupine's Fate Chapter 1
  • POSTAL 4: No Regerts
  • Ready Action
  • RogueStone
  • Sailor's Stories Solitaire
  • Shirazu Yama
  • Summer In Memoria
  • Take the Throne
  • TerraNova: Escape Room
  • Territory - animals genetic strategy
  • The Dragon Apprentice
  • Through the Kill Screen
  • Tobor Party
  • Toe To Toe Party Games
  • Torden
  • YUMMY CHICKEN DRAGON
  • 04-21

  • ACTION SANDBOX
  • Anuchard
  • Chernobylite: Enhanced Edition
  • Crypto Miner Tycoon Simulator
  • Cyphers Game
  • Dodge & Weave
  • Eastern Europe Truck Simulator
  • Fishing Vacation
  • Gabriel's Auditory Playground
  • Galactic Wars EX
  • Godlike Burger
  • Great Deer
  • Hats Are Not Allowed
  • Honey Homer
  • Horse and Go Seek
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed: Monster Trucks Expansion
  • Jaded
  • Jewel Match Origins 2 - Bavarian Palace
  • Lila's Sky Ark
  • Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles
  • Magna Graecia
  • MotoGP 22
  • Natal Perdido
  • Nocturama
  • Nomad Survival
  • orbit.industries
  • Rocket Bot Royale
  • Samurai Bringer
  • Super Mega Zero
  • Tandis
  • Terraformers
  • The Sinking Structure, Clione, and Lost Child -Log6
  • The Trolley Company
  • Trolley Problem, Inc.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Heartless Lullaby
  • VELONE
  • 04-22

  • 3D PUZZLE - Farm House
  • A Day of Maintenance
  • Ai-(Onic)
  • Bot Gaiden
  • Cosmic Ascension
  • Dastardly
  • Evasion from Hell
  • Fever Dream
  • Fragmented Memories
  • Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro
  • Hana no No ni Saku Utakata no
  • KeepUp Hunter
  • LAETUS.
  • Lands of Vodria
  • Magi: Mind Game
  • MEARTH
  • Nightfall Comes
  • Nyaaaanvy
  • Out of the Park Baseball 23
  • PongBreak
  • RATUZ
  • Remorse: The List
  • Rocco's Inferno
  • Rose Action
  • Sarrisa and the Legendary Sword
  • Save the Llama
  • Scarleth
  • Siege of the 3 Kingdoms
  • Six Aspects
  • Skabma - Snowfall
  • Still Heroes
  • Terranova
  • THE DREADFUL SPACE
  • The Hike
  • The Meaningless Life of a Different World 2
  • The Mensional
  • The Tennis Master
  • Timeline
  • Turbo Overkill
  • Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2
  • Yin Yang Space
  • You will die a lot buddy, trust me!
  • 04-24

  • Dog Fighting

Xbox Series X

  • 04-19

  • Winter Ember
  • 04-20

  • Liberated: Enhanced Edition
  • 04-21

  • Anuchard
  • Chernobylite: Enhanced Edition
  • Galactic Wars EX
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed: Monster Trucks Expansion
  • MotoGP 22
  • orbit.industries
  • 04-22

  • Ayo the Clown

Xbox One

  • 04-19

  • Winter Ember
  • 04-20

  • Catana
  • Liberated: Enhanced Edition
  • 04-21

  • Anuchard
  • Galactic Wars EX
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed: Monster Trucks Expansion
  • Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles
  • MotoGP 22
  • orbit.industries
  • 04-22

  • Ayo the Clown
  • Ganryu 2
  • LIT: Bend the Light
  • Mokoko X

PlayStation 5

  • 04-19

  • Winter Ember
  • 04-21

  • Chernobylite: Enhanced Edition
  • Galactic Wars EX
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed: Monster Trucks Expansion
  • MotoGP 22
  • orbit.industries
  • 04-22

  • Ayo the Clown
  • Chernobylite

PlayStation 4

  • 04-19

  • Winter Ember
  • 04-20

  • Liberated: Enhanced Edition
  • 04-21

  • Galactic Wars EX
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed: Monster Trucks Expansion
  • Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles
  • MotoGP 22
  • orbit.industries
  • Samurai Bringer
  • 04-22

  • Ayo the Clown

Switch

  • 04-19

  • Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars
  • 04-20

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • 04-21

  • Anuchard
  • Deck of Ashes
  • Dragon Caffi
  • Evasion from Hell
  • Galactic Wars EX
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed: Monster Trucks Expansion
  • Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles
  • Metal Tales: Overkill
  • orbit.industries
  • Revita
  • Samurai Bringer
  • 04-22

  • Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro

3DS

  • 04-21

  • Fragrant Story

Comments

OOTP23 here! It'll sit on my desktop, unplayed, for a year while I play the game on my phone instead.

The guy in the hero image has tiny arms.