Halcyon 6 Starbase Commander

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The Game

On the edge of Terran space lies Halcyon 6, a derelict starbase left behind by a mysterious precursor race. Your mission is to reclaim the derelict station and rebuild it.
A mysterious alien force is making a beeline towards Earth and this starbase is the best chance for the New Terran Federation to establish new alliances, research new technologies and otherwise figure out a way to stop the impending invasion.

Using only the resources you can salvage from the derelict station and gathered from nearby star systems, it’s up to you to rebuild the starbase to lead the Terran Republic’s scientific research, exploration and diplomatic efforts on the edge of known space.

Halcyon 6 is a passion project who’s design is inspired by our years spent playing classic games like Star Control, Master of Orion, X-COM, Civilization and new classics like FTL.

Features:

  • Base Building: spend resources to build station facilities (rooms) to enhance your production and technological capabilities, or build ships to help you control more territory
  • Exploration: assign your fleets to nearby star clusters, where they can handle emerging enemy threats, do missions for alien factions or secure bonus resources
  • Crew Management: assign crew to station facilities to greatly improve their output efficiency, or to ships where they can contribute in unique ways to combat, missions and events
  • Deep Tactical Combat: fight tactical ship or ground battles to resolve hostile events, create a foothold in the sector and ultimately defeat the enemy mothership!
  • Story Events: based on game criteria like rooms-built, alien diplomacy scores or officer traits/skills, the game will produce story events (often with multiple choice outcomes) that can lead to combat, time-related applied bonuses/negatives, officer attribute changes or any number of crazy in-game stories.

Project Goals

Unlimited Replayability: Each playthrough has players dealing with a new randomly generated derelict station, surrounding galaxy, crew recruits, and alien factions

Motley Crew: Each crew member has unlimited potential for acquiring unique behaviours, traits and abilities, for better or for worse. Making the best use of your dysfunctional crew will be one of the keys to success. Who should be your main Science Officer? The insomniac that works insane hours but has an addictive personality or the agoraphobic mad genius?

Encounters of the Weird Kind: There are 6 alien factions in Halcyon 6 and they are all quite different with varying objectives and personalities. Only your wit and your crew’s skills will help you navigate the diplomatic waters to gain them as key allies or valuable trading partners. – Steam

Game expires at 18 February 2021 on 16:00

Cloud Climber

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A thousand years ago it stopped raining, and all Earth’s water evaporated into the clouds.

For over a hundred years people have been building towers to attempt to reach the clouds, so they can get the water they need to survive. And for over a hundred years they’ve failed. It’s been a long time, but you’re not done building yet.

Cloud Climber is a short narrative adventure game, that can be completed in 10-15 minutes. You must explore each tower, to uncover the full story of what happened, and find a way to the last tower to continue builder higher. The game is a casual thought provoking experience, that tells a unique and compelling story.

Features:
-Fully hand-drawn graphics
-Casual exploration based gameplay
-Fully voiced narration
-A short, yet satisfying experience

Explore the last monuments of humanity, as one of the only people alive, while coming to terms with the bleak reality that lies ahead. – Steam

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Madrun

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Race against up to 7 other players online and create catastrophic chaos with items beyond insanity. Breaking the tradition of single-player, story-based platformers. Interested? This is the brand new 2D platformer experience you want.

The game consists of 20 levels, each with their own themes, gimmicks, and difficulty. The game also includes a random level generator. Each race is unique. No matter how many times you play any level, a new race will never be the same. – Steam

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Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition

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ENTER THE HIDDEN REALMS

The Trials of Fear Edition* adds 3 new areas to explore, a new big boss, new powers and mechanics, new music tracks, a new secret ending, as well as many quality of life updates and more!

UNCOVER THE SALT

The Trials of Fear Edition adds a whole new focus on story, fleshing out the lore of the Salt and its inhabitants. Find new descriptions, dialogues and cutscenes for existing characters and environments!

NEW CONTROL SCHEME

While we continue to strongly recommend playing with a Microsoft Xbox Controller for Windows® (or equivalent), enjoy a new Mouse and Keyboard control scheme specifically made for PC!

INNOVATIVE CONTROLS

Built natively for both touchscreen and gamepad input, movement and combat interact smoothly and seamlessly.

BOUNDLESS EXPLORATION

Traverse across the esoteric world of Salt through fast and fluid jumps off any surface, unhindered by gravity, in lovingly crafted environments.

CHALLENGING PROGRESSION

Use a combination of speed & skill, wits & reflexes, to solve puzzles, earn power-ups, and access areas previously unreachable.

BEAUTIFUL AND IMMERSIVE WORLD

A visual and auditory wonderland comes to life through gorgeous handcrafted pixel art and original soundtrack compositions. – Steam

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Game expires at 04 February 2021 on 16:00

Crying Suns

Crying Suns

When FTL meets Foundation… and Dune

Crying Suns is a tactical rogue-lite that puts you in the role of a space fleet commander as you explore a mysteriously fallen empire.

In this story rich experience inspired by Dune and Foundation, each successful run will uncover the truth about the Empire… and yourself as well.

Main Features

– Space exploration in a procedurally-generated universe
– Tactical fights between battleships and their squadron fleets
– More than 300 possible story events
– A deep and dramatic storyline structured in 6 chapters
– A dark and disturbing atmosphere inspired by our favorite S-F universes (Foundation, Dune, Battlestar Galactica)

The story: The epic journey of a clone

After 700 years of peace and prosperity, the Galactic Empire has suddenly been shattered into pieces. The OMNIs, god-like machines which did everything for their human masters, have mysteriously shut down. And humankind, having long since lost the ability to survive on its own, is dangerously close to extinction. But somewhere in a far corner of the Galaxy is Gehenna, a planet of ice and rock and a top-secret facility that is the pinnacle of Imperial Tech and also humanity’s last chance.

You are a clone of Admiral Ellys Idaho, a weapon fashioned from flesh, the best Imperial Admiral ever to battle in the stars and you have just been awoken on this planet by its strange and darkly-humorous Guardian, Kaliban, the last functional OMNI to exist.

Your mission: skillfully command a battleship through the Empire’s now chaotic, violent clusters ––where one wrong move could be your last–– as you try to reactivate the OMNIs and save the future of all humankind. But you must leave Gehenna now…. for time has almost run out. – Steam

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Game expires at 14 January 2021 on 16:00

Night in the Woods

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College dropout Mae Borowski returns home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs seeking to resume her aimless former life and reconnect with the friends she left behind. But things aren’t the same. Home seems different now and her friends have grown and changed. Leaves are falling and the wind is growing colder. Strange things are happening as the light fades.

And there’s something in the woods.

NIGHT IN THE WOODS is an adventure game focused on exploration, story, and character, featuring dozens of characters to meet and lots to do across a lush, vibrant world. After a successful Kickstarter it’s being made by Infinite Fall, a teamup of Alec Holowka (Aquaria), Scott Benson (Late Night Work Club), and Bethany Hockenberry. – Steam

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Game expires at 28 December 2020 on 16:00

My Time At Portia

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Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa’s neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land!

Armed with your Pa’s old handbook and workbench, you must gather, mine and craft your way to being crowned the number one workshop in Portia. Help the locals rebuild the town and uncover the secrets locked deep away beneath it. Be prepared though…it won’t be easy!

The town of Portia is full of friendly new faces for you to meet. Make friends, complete requests, exchange gifts, go on dates and let romance blossom!

Inspired by the magic of Studio Ghibli, My Time at Portia whisks you away to a world of wonder that you won’t forget. How will you spend your time at Portia?

Key Features:

BUILD YOUR WORKSHOP: Build your Pa’s derelict workshop into the best in Portia! Gather resources and craft your way into the hearts of the local community, as you work through daily commissions and villager requests.

RUN YOUR OWN FARM: Grow and nurture your own crops, raise animals and convert the empty woodland surrounding your workshop into a quaint little farm! My Time at Portia offers an innovative approach to farming, allowing you to take advantage of planter boxes and semi-automatic irrigation systems. You can even take your horse or llama out for a ride around the town!

GET CREATIVE: Make your house a home! Apply your personal touch with an exciting range of craftable furniture, decorations and workshop upgrades. Not only will it look great, but each piece will add stat boosts to your character!

JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Become a part of Portia’s extraordinary community! Filled with a vibrant cast of unforgettable faces all with energetic personalities, daily routines and exciting stories to share. They go to work, have dinner in restaurants, exercise and interact with each other in lots of interesting ways – make sure you take the time to get to know them all! Who knows, maybe romance could be in the air?

EXPLORE AND BATTLE: Delve deep into the ancient ruins and dungeons of Portia. Grab your pickaxe and Relic Scanner and mine for resources and treasures from the past. Make sure that you equip a weapon, there’s hordes of fearsome monsters and deadly bosses that stand between you and that precious loot!

SKILL UP: Level up your character with a variety of skills to aid you in your adventures. Decide on whether to boost your crafting, combat or social skills depending on your play style.

AND THERE’S MORE: My Time at Portia has something for everyone! Find and explore new lands, take part in regular in-game festivals and many other activities it’s up to you how you spend your time. Why not hone your culinary skills and cook up some tasty food? Take on one of the many mini-games? Or perhaps just kick back and spend the afternoon fishing? The choice is yours!

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Game expires at 27 December 2020 on 16:00

The Long Dark

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Bright lights flare across the night sky. The wind rages outside the thin walls of your wooden cabin. A wolf howls in the distance. You look at the meager supplies in your pack, and wish for the days before the power mysteriously went out. How much longer will you survive?

Welcome to THE LONG DARK, the innovative exploration-survival experience Wired magazine calls “the pinnacle of an entire genre”.

The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies — only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster.

The episodic story-mode for The Long Dark, WINTERMUTE, includes two of the five episodes that form its Season One. Both episodes were given a complete overhaul in December 2018, as part of the Redux Update: new mission structure, story beats, dialogue, animations etc.

EPISODE ONE – “Do Not Go Gentle”

Bush pilot Will Mackenzie (player character) and Dr. Astrid Greenwood are separated after their plane crashes deep in the Northern Canadian wilderness in the aftermath of a mysterious flash of light in the sky. Struggling to survive as he desperately searches for Astrid, Mackenzie comes across the small town of Milton, where he begins to understand the scope of this quiet apocalypse.

EPISODE TWO – “Luminance Fugue”

Mackenzie’s search for Astrid takes him deeper into the savage Winter wilderness. A mysterious trapper may be the key to finding Astrid, but can he be trusted?

EPISODE THREE – “Crossroads Elegy”

In the aftermath of events in Milton, an enigmatic stranger rescues Dr. Astrid Greenwood (player character) from near death. Facing the blizzards of Pleasant Valley, Astrid must bring all her skills as a doctor to bear on the survivors she encounters. But will she find Mackenzie, and get closer to the mystery that’s taking them to Perseverance Mills?

The first two episodes of WINTERMUTE represent approximately 15 hours of gameplay. Episodes Three to Five are included in the price of the game, and will be unlocked for free as they are released.

Features performances by Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, David Hayter, and Elias Toufexis (Episode Three), and the music of Cris Velasco.

Survival Mode is the free-form, non-narrative survival sandbox that has been honed over nearly three years in Early Access.

Survival is your only goal, and death your only end. Make your own survival story with every game.

NO HAND HOLDING

The game challenges players to think for themselves by providing the information but never the answers. You have to earn the right to survive.

PERMADEATH

When you die in Survival Mode, your save is deleted. Every decision matters. [Note that WINTERMUTE does not feature permadeath.

CONDITION & CALORIES

Monitor your Hunger, Thirst, Fatigue, and Cold as you struggle to balance resources with the energy needed to obtain them. Every action costs Calories, and time is your most precious resource. Choose your path carefully.

SCOUR THE WORLD FOR SUPPLIES

Over 100 gear items including Tools, Light Sources, Weapons, First Aid supplies, Clothing, and more.

A VAST LIVING WORLD

Explore a 50 square kilometre Northern Canadian wilderness in search of precious supplies. In Winter. Dynamic time of day, weather, wildlife presence, etc. provide just enough randomness to keep things challenging.

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

Hunt, fish, trap, climb, map, search for life-saving food and gear items, and try to avoid dying from the hostile wildlife, succumbing to hypothermia, frostbite, or dysentery (amongst other uncomfortable afflictions), find and maintain your life-saving gear. Hunt and be hunted by: Wolves, Bears, Moose, Rabbits, Deers, Crows, and more to come in future updates.

CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Four distinct Experience Modes let you find a challenge level you are comfortable with, such as Pilgrim Mode, which is meant to be quiet and pensive, all the way to Interloper Mode, where only the most experienced survivors have a chance to last a week. If none of the four Experiences suits you, use Custom Mode settings to tailor your Survival Mode game to your specific tastes.
Features the music of Sascha Dikiciyan.

Several standalone Challenge Modes offer objective-based experiences designed to last 1-3 hours each, such as Whiteout — the race to gather enough supplies to prepare for a monster blizzard. Or Hunted, where you need to escape a murderous Bear. Complete them to unlock Feats that provide long-term gameplay benefits in Survival Mode. Five Challenges exist at launch, with more on the way in future updates.

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Game expires at 20 December 2020 on 15:00

Ho-Ho-Home Invasion

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Ho-Ho-Home Invasion is a free festive stealth micro-game, made in three weeks, that we definitely didn’t consider calling “Santa Game Solid”. Help Santa enter houses, deliver presents, and leave – all without being seen or detected by the automated robots his elves have made to help him train.

ELF-MADE STEALTH TRAINING WAREHOUSE

This year, due to social distancing requirements, Santa can’t undertake his normal training. Thankfully, his elves have crafted a fully automated Santa training area in a disused warehouse – with lots of “houses” for Santa to sneak his way through. Help Santa complete his training ahead of the Christmas period, by sneaking through all five house layouts to deliver presents in record time.

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT

Make your way through fake houses, past fake robot residents, and place some fake presents. Be sure to:

  • Peek around corners
  • Tiptoe to be quiet
  • Avoid training robots
  • Place presents
  • Safely escape the house

And most importantly

  • Be extra stealthy

TRAINING ROBOTS

Make sure you avoid:

  • Watchers – tiptoe past them when their head is buried in a book
  • Sleepers – quietly place presents in the stockings at the foot of their bed
  • And Patrollers – wait until their back is turned before making a run for it! – Steam
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Undungeon Arena

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Enter the Arena and prove yourself worthy of being called a herald!

GAMEPLAY

  • Be a space gladiator: combine ranged and melee weapons and choose your tactics carefully as you tailor your fighting style;
  • Compete for the amusement of the crowd: overcome increasingly stronger waves of arena combatants to earn the title of a champion;
  • Earn coins and trade: cunning merchants will gladly exchange your bloody rewards for powerful gear;
  • Play as an ancient entity: Marduk is now available! Dismantle your foes by landing long-range shots without letting them get close.

STORY

You come to your senses in an unknown dimension only to be offered participation in an amusement in a nearby arena. Why are you here? Who is the mastermind behind these gruesome, violent games? And most of all—can you survive?

GORGEOUS ART STYLE

Jaw-dropping pixel art and hand-crafted animations will immerse you into a fantastic science fiction world full of bizarre inhabitants and extraordinary (and often extremely dangerous) creatures. – Steam

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