Exit the Gungeon
Arcade 19 September 2019
Exit The Gungeon is a combination of an action game and a dungeon crawler. The player's goal is to complete randomly generated, constantly moving levels and eliminate the opponents on them.
Adventure 15 August 2019
An adventure game, realized in the convention of survival horror, in which we play the role of a boy trapped in a nightmare. While playing at DARQ, we travel through a gloomy home and solve environmental riddles, avoiding direct confrontation with enemies.
Action 28 July 2017
A two-dimensional metroidvania action game developed by independent studio Thunder Lotus Games – the producer of the warmly-received Jotun. In Sundered, the player assumes the role of a wanderer who travels through a ruined, post-apocalyptic world. The story of the game is strongly connected to its mechanics, as the price of the progress of the protagonist is paid with his humanity – what powers the player decides to wield, will have impact on the ending of the game. The protagonist is traveling mostly through randomly generated cave complexes and underground tunnels. On his paths he encounters various enemies, including powerful bosses, defeating which requires using thoughtful tactics. As the player progresses through the game, he obtains better equipment and ancient artifacts that enables him to develop abilities. This unlocks access to new locations, even stronger enemies and better items. Sundered has two-dimensional, hand drawn graphics the style of which is similar to games like Jotun and The Banner Saga.
Super Crush KO
Action 16 January 2020
A production which combines the features of brawlers and shoot'em ups. Over the course of the game, we play the role of a girl who is trying to stop the rebellious Artificial Intelligence from taking control over a futuristic city. The gampeplay in Super Crush KO revolves around constantly moving to the right and spectacularly eliminating everything that stands in our way.
Iratus: Lord of the Dead
RPG June 2020
Independent RPG with roguelike elements, inspired by such titles as Darkest Dungeon, Dungeon Keeper or Disciples. Russian Unfrozen studio is responsible for creating Iratus: Lord of the Dead.
Logic 14 January 2020
A humorous, logical and arcade game in which we take control of insects, teaching them various activities so far reserved exclusively for people. The Bug Academy consists of a series of lessons in which we overcome challenges based on logic and the physics system.
RPG 08 October 2019
Hybrid RPG action and platformer whose main character - teenage boy Ajna - sets off on a dangerous journey to save everything she loves from extinction and get answers to questions that bother her. Characteristic feature of Indivisible is nice, hand drawn graphics and music composed by Hiroki Kikuta - author of soundtracks for such games as Secret of Mana or Soulcalibur V.
Kingdom: Two Crowns
Strategy 11 December 2018
Another incarnation of a minimalistic real-time strategy with RPG elements, developed by an independent studio called noio. Like in the original Kingdom for PC Windows and mobile devices, in Kingdom: Two Crowns, the player assumes the role of a king tasked with taking care of his loyal subjects and providing for them. Unlike the original release, in Kingdom: Two Crowns the player can enjoy both single player and cooperative game modes. During the game, one observes the action from the side perspective. Gameplay revolves around two main aspects – the first one being exploration (during which one can acquire gold they can give to the encountered settlers), while the second one focuses on expanding the settlement by erecting production buildings, creating tools for the settlers, and building diverse fortifications, which prove useful after dusk. During the night, one’s domain is attacked by vicious trolls and the player has to pay careful attention to their crown, because when it falls into enemy hands, the game is over. Luckily, the player can unlock numerous perks on their adventures to stand a better chance against the increasingly powerful foes. The game features simple, yet pleasing pixel-art visuals.
The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters
Adventure today, 28 January 2020
An adventure game belonging to the sub-genre of survival horror. The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters is a continuation of the successful title from 2015. It was created by Korean studio Devespresso Games, also known from Vambrace: Cold Soul.
A representative of the roguelike species, in which we play the role of a magician wandering through the gloomy underworld. In comparison to other games, whose graphics were made in pixel art technique, Noita stands out due to its extensive possibilities of destroying the environment - each pixel here is a separately animated object subject to the laws of physics.
Action 15 October 2015
An old school platform shooter developed by independent South African studio Free Lives. The game employs a parodic style to resurrect the legend of classic side-scrolling arcade shooters and the cult of movie tough guys from eighties and nineties. Playing as such icons like John Rambo, Texas Ranger, John McClane, B.A. Barracus, Robocop, or Conan, the player moves through levels filled with typical evil mooks and villains. Although the names of characters were slightly changed, the player can easily guess as whom he is playing. Every character has a unique ability or weapon in addition to the regular set of weapons. The objective of each mission is to free the hostages and escape by using a helicopter. In addition to single player mode, Broforce offers cooperation in local mode or through the Internet. The distinctive graphics, employing pixel art visuals, also relate to the golden age of arcades.
Degrees of Separation
Adventure 14 February 2019
A platform game enriched with adventure game elements, in which we take control of Ember, who comes from the land of heat, and Rim, who lives in a world of frost. In Degrees of Separation, we solve environmental riddles that require the cooperation of both protagonists.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Arcade 08 October 2019
The second installment of the series started in 2017 from Playtonic Games studio. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is described by the creators as a "hybrid platformer", because the stages in which the action is observed from the side, appear here next to fully three-dimensional levels. This time the title characters' task is to defeat the sinister Capital B.
My Friend Pedro
Action 20 June 2019
Platform action game, in which we play as a dancing hero, with gracefulness eliminating opponents standing in his way. While playing My Friend Pedro, we travel through industrial locations and kill enemies, making use of both firearms (with a pair of pistols at the forefront) and environmental elements.
Hollow Knight: Silksong
Hollow Knight: Silksong is a 2D platformer from Team Cherry, a continuation of the hit of 2017. The game offers a great world with a partially open structure, a crafting system and an extensive dexterity combat system, based on acrobatic maneuvers.
Little Nightmares II
Sequel of the memorable 2017 platformer produced by Tarsier studio. Little Nightmares II introduces new heroes, locations and enemies, preserving the unique atmosphere of the first installment.
RPG 14 August 2018
Death's Gambit is an oldschool 2D action RPG developed by White Rabbit, inspired by the classic games like Castlevania or Shadow of the Colossus and newer productions such as Demons' Souls. We play as the Emissary of Death, and our job is to purge the world from the immortals. The game takes place on a medieval planet, where we will have to face numerous knights, undead, and monsters. From time to time we will also encounter gigantic monsters that will require us to climb onto them and find their weak points in order to defeat them. Gameplay focuses on action, battles, and high difficulty level. The game requires us to plan our actions and think outside the box. Death's Gambit also has some RPG elements, like the character progression system, special abilities, or a wide array of weapons and equipment.
Salt and Sanctuary
RPG 15 March 2016
A dark 2D platformer with RPG elements, developed by the team of Ska Studios, known for its original and equally brutal productions The Dishwasher and Charlie Murder. In Salt and Sanctuary we take on the form of a pirate whose ship crashes near a mysterious island inhabited by hordes of drowned and their powerful masters. By eliminating hordes of enemies and bosses the protagonist gradually discovers the secrets of the island, and thanks to the raw materials he acquires, such as gold and salt, develops his equipment and skills when visiting safe enclaves (titular sanctuaries). The hero has a considerable range of weapons and magic skills at his disposal, and the key element is the proper selection, because too much unnecessary equipment negatively affects the protagonist's mobility and special abilities. The game features an extremely gloomy atmosphere and hand-drawn artwork, typical for the studio's early productions.
Night in the Woods
Adventure 21 February 2017
A combination of adventure and arcade games, created by an independent developer known as Infinite Ammo. The player assumes the role of Mae - a cat with paranormal abilities. The protagonist quits her studies and returns to her hometown - Possum Springs, in order to have some quality time with her old friends. The place has fallen into decline since the last mine in town was closed, because the inhabitants have been left without work. What is worse however, is that a neighboring forest has apparently kept some dark secret concealed. The plot serves the role of an parallel to human existence, with themes such as death, transience of all things or longing for certain moments from the past elaborated on throughout the story. The player is required to explore (by jumping across platforms mostly) a unique in-game environment, solve simple puzzles connected to it, talk to NPCs, as well as engage in joyful activities, such as playing the guitar or having fun with the in-game friends. What distinguishes Night in the Woods from other titles, are its visuals based on an original art style - those were crafted by Scott Benson. The unique soundtrack on the other hand, was created by Alec Holowka.
My Memory of Us
Adventure 09 October 2018
A two-dimensional adventure game with platformer features from the independent Polish team at Juggler Games. It takes players to a fictional city ruled by the Evil King and his army of robots. Certain districts have been separated from others by a high wall, and this ghetto is used to contain the so called “worse part of society”. The players take control of two kids trying to survive in the cruel new reality. My Memory Of Us uses side-view camera angle to present the world, and the controlled duo must support each other to overcome all obstacles and solve all puzzles. One of the game’s selling points is a simplified dialogue system based on symbols, as well as its setting being inspired by actual life in Poland under German occupation during World War II, especially inside Jewish ghettos. It also stands out with the monochromatic colors of its visuals.
Adventure June 2020
An adventure game in which we follow the fate of Mikola - an inhabitant of a Ukrainian village trying to use an abandoned oil pipeline to improve its existence. The story of Highly Likely is based, among other things, on stereotypes about the Ukrainians, although it was done in a funny way.
Ministry of Broadcast
Arcade Thursday, 30 January 2020
Ministry of Broadcast is a combination of adventure and platform game from an independent studio of the same name - Ministry of Broadcast. We take on the role of a totalitarian citizen who wants to return to his family.
Action 26 September 2018
A two-dimensional exploration action adventure game with RPG and survival elements, developed by the debuting Ellada Games. The action is set in a fantasy world inspired by Viking mythology. We assume the role of a warrior whose funeral ship has been kidnapped by demons and taken into a mythical kingdom of cold and ice, the eponymous Niffelheim. The cursed creatures want the protagonist to seek out for them an ancient artifact that threatens their existence. The gameplay mechanics combine elements of several genres. While playing, we deal mostly with exploration of the randomly generated world, performing various quests and fighting encountered enemies. Survival elements are equally important, though — in the game, we have to constantly acquire raw materials, food, craft various items, and systematically expand our hideout. The title also features an RPG character development system.
Action 10 October 2019
Vambrace: Cold Soul
RPG 28 May 2019
Vambrace: Cold Soul is a roguelike game in which we try to bounce the city from the hands of evil powers. One day a mysterious stranger appears, which may become the last hope for the fighters.
Kingdom: New Lands
Strategy 09 August 2016
An improved version of the old-school, minimalistic strategy game, Kingdom, that was released in 2015 by two independent developers nicknamed noio and Licorice. Similarly as in the original game, in the new title the player assumes the role of a king who travels through the world and uses his wealth to gain new subjects and expand his domain. As the game progresses, the king gains access to new craftsmen as well as production and military buildings. He is tasked with providing his followers with welfare and safety. In comparison to the first version of the game, in Kingdom: New Lands the main objective is to find and rebuild a boat that allows us to swim to new areas where the whole game basically starts all over again. In addition to that, the game introduces many novelties like bigger areas to explore, seasons cycle and previously unavailable options, tools and upgrades.