Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King
Arcade 29 October 2019
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is a collection of two classic 2D platformers. Both productions offer optional gameplay facilitation and improved graphics. However, you can also play with older versions of these productions, choosing between their variants from different consoles.
Adventure 20 February 2018
An independent Polish game developed by Sleepless Clinic. The players are tasked with taking care of a research team that crash landed on an alien planet covered with ice. The players must make sure that the researchers survive. In order to achieve this goal, they must satisfy their basic needs by providing them with food and rest. They must also fix the broken ship.
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.
Arcade 28 March 2017
A hybrid of a platform and a survival game. The title was developed by two people – Joar Lisberg Jakobsson was the lead programmer and the author of the idea of the game while the music was composed by James Primate. The game takes place in a hostile post-industrial realm filled with complicated machinery. The environment is constantly plagued by downpours and the animals that live in it are forced to hide from the rain in a hibernated state. The main protagonist is Slugcat – a creature that is similar to a cat. It is tasked with gathering enough food to survive the forced resting time. What’s interesting, the ecosystem is filled both with creatures smaller than Slugcat and ones that are much larger. This makes the protagonist the hunter and the prey at the same time. The gameplay concentrates on visiting atmospheric locations, avoiding confrontation with larger predators and avoiding traps and other dangers. Luckily, the unusual protagonist isn’t completely defenseless – he can use a spear that allows him to kill or stun other creatures. Rain World can be played alone or in cooperation mode. Low-key colors and simple graphics fit the grim atmosphere of the game.
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 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
The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters
Adventure 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.
Arcade 31 October 2019
Two-dimensional platformer and the first game of the Indonesian band Lentera. We play Suri, a girl named Suri, and help friendly spirits chase away the people who destroy the haunted forest.
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.
Iratus: Lord of the Dead
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.
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.
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.
Polish platformer characterized by a heavy, dark climate and allowing players to explore the mysterious, shrouded in darkness and fog corners of Walbrzych, such as the Ksiaz Castle or the Chelmiec Mountain. Title 8874 won the Pixel Awards 2018 in the "Best Debut" category, as well as an audience award.
Action 30 May 2019
Production of metroidvania type, in which we play the role of a cat carrying out an important mission on a foreign planet. While crossing vast labyrinth-like levels, we use an armed mecha - thanks to its improvement, we can get to previously blocked places over time.
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.
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.
Buildings Have Feelings Too!
Strategy 30 November 2019
A city builder, in which, apart from taking care of the development of the metropolis, the player must also handle the needs of the buildings erected by him/her, which have their own feelings and aspirations. The graphics design of Buildings Have Feelings Too! is reminiscent of the works of painter Laurence Stephen Lowry.
Door Kickers: Action Squad
Action 10 September 2018
2D retro shooter and spin-off to the Door Kickers series. Door Kickers: Action Squad has you play as a member of an elite anti-terrorist squad. You take part in a series of missions, which usually require you to infiltrate a building and save hostages. This, however, is not easy, as your character can die at the hands of all sorts of criminals: sprinters armed with knives, terrorists wearing bomb vests, or mobsters armed to the teeth. On the other hand, you can command one of several character classes, including an operator with a shield, or a breacher armed either with a shotgun or a submachine gun. It is also worth to use police tactics, such as breaching through windows and skylights, or classically, by kicking down doors. At any moment you can also invite a friend to play with you, as the game offers both local and online co-op mode. Door Kickers: Action Squad uses old-school stylistics, combined with modern light effects.
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.
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.
Warlocks 2: God Slayers
RPG 07 June 2019
A sequel to Warlocks vs Shadows from 2015. The developers created a new story campaign, larger maps and improved combat, which now features more possibilities than previously.
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.
9 Monkeys of Shaolin
Action 31 December 2019
A 2D beat 'em up game, similar to other such productions for SNES and SEGA Megadrive consoles, as well as arcades from the 1900s.
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.