Vertigo Games has partnered with Intel to create the most intensive VR experience possible. When played on a PC powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Arizona Sunshine’s physics and particle systems bring skull-splitting head shots, severed limbs, wind and water effects, destructible environments, and an array of background detail never before seen in VR.
Game website: http://arizona-sunshine.com/
Developer: Lake Washington Institute of Technology - Neon Tower Consortium
Game website: http://neontower.com/index.htm
Collidalot is a competitive mix of spaceship sumo wrestling and tony hawk rail grinding. Star ships grind on gravity rails and smash their opposition out of gladiatorial arenas over the cracked remains of their home planet.
Developer: Grunka Munka Games from AIE Seattle
Game website: https://grunkamunka.com/
The Church in the Darkness combines unique narrative with tight top-down action-infiltration gameplay in an open-ended environment. Play how you want - you can avoid detection completely, take on the guards using non-lethal methods, or kill anyone who gets in your way. But you'll have to live with the consequences of those choices. Every playthrough offers unique gameplay scenarios and story elements, with different character personalities and a shifting narrative told through investigation and action.
Developer: Paranoid Productions
Game website: http://www.paranoidproductions.com/church/
Developer: PlayEveryWare & Ansimuz Games
Game website: http://www.playeveryware.com/
Elsinore is a narrative adventure game based in the world of Shakespeare's Hamlet. In Elsinore you play as Ophelia, a young noblewoman of Denmark, who awakes from a terrible vision: in four days, everyone in Elsinore Castle will be dead. To make matters worse, the vision has inexplicably thrown her into a time loop. Forced to relive the same four days over and over again, Ophelia must learn to survive in Elsinore, doing everything in her power to change the future.
Developer: Golden Glitch Studios
Game website: https://elsinore-game.com
Game website: http://www.symbollogik.com/fidelity-the-perfection-formula.html
Navigate a dangerous and never ending wave in this surfboard-based one-button arcade game!
Developer: neocade LLC
Game website: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/games/flippy-board
Developer: Sticky Biscuits
Game website: https://stickybiscuits.itch.io/hue-me-baby
Developer: Cascade Game Foundry, SPC
Game website: https://www.infinitescuba.com/
Game website: http://infinut.com
Developer: 8th Shore
Game website: http://8thshore.com/games/invoker
Lords of New York is a 1920’s Poker RPG. You play Vince, a mobster and poker player who is has been ordered by “the boss” to earn a spot in, and win, the underground poker competition — Lords of New York. To accomplish this, you travel around New York City, completing quests, doing deeds both bad and good, getting yourself in and hopefully out of some sticky situations. Most of all, you play lots of poker.
Being an RPG, you complete quests, level up and gain poker talents. These talents focus around abilities such as cheating, intimidation, reading players and hand probabilities. Think Boardwalk Empires meets Rounders, set in the year 1927.
Developer: Lunchtime Studios
Game website: http://lordsofnewyork.com
Developer: Tetragon Works
Game website: http://tetragonworks.com/
PlanNet is an approachable, quick, yet deep RTS. Things move fast, but twitchy reflexes are not rewarded! Instead, players must calmly direct their units, and respond organically to the evolving playfield. Enemies become allies, allies become enemies, and the player must adapt and take best advantage of these shifting alliances. Plus, really, really big explosions!
Developer: Unpretentious Games
Game website: http://www.indiedb.com/games/plannet
Developer: Playright Media
Game website: http://playrightmedia.com/
Dress up Elizabeth and Jane Bennet for their first encounter with Mr. Darcy, solve a Regency-themed crossword puzzle, or play Vingt-un (the Regency version of Blackjack) at Lucas Lodge. Enhancements unfold organically within the novel and are non-interruptive. Switch between reading and playing without losing your place or your progress, or go directly to unlocked games and activities. Collect charms and fill up your portrait gallery as you read the book. Create crafty artifacts and illustrations to save and share, and much more.
Developer: Minerva Interactive
Game website: https://www.facebook.com/minervainteractive/
Developer: EVC Games
Game website: http://evcg.io/
Developer: Mega Crit Games
Game website: https://megacrit.com/
Developer: Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Game website: http://talesoflunea.com/
Developer: Topstitch Games
Game website: http://www.topstit.ch/
Tiny Bubbles is a new kind of organic puzzle game using the physics of soap bubbles. Real-time gameplay allows you to mix and pop bubbles by matching colors and building dynamic combos. Rescue bubble-bound creatures. Be careful of the bubble-blowing fish, who might help or hurt you. Solve carefully-crafted puzzles that will test your cleverness. Over 150 levels, each with unique goals and challenges.
Developer: Pine Street Codeworks
Game website: http://pinestreetcodeworks.com
This be Unearned Bounty, a multiplayer game for up to eight players. In this game, you and your mateys do battle with pirate hunters, trade ships, and each other to be crowned King of the Pirates! Only the pirate worth their salt will take the title, but gettin’ the edge with upgrades to make yer ship faster and more powerful never hurt! So, do ye have the stones to be the most infamous pirate on the high seas, or are ye on a one way trip to Davy Jones’ locker?
Developer: Extrokold Games
Game website: http://extrokold.com/unearned-bounty/
To liven things up, we plan to combine WordZap with a Jeopardy-like game (code named WordZap-RD) that tests you on the meanings of the words you play. To reduce cheating, we have added another program that records and lets you play back critical matches. WordZap runs on Window, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android devices and even on the latest Xbox – and it’s free. Come sign up today.
Game website: https://wordzap.net
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