Ori and the Will of the Wisps (XONE)
Arcade February 2020
The second part of the metroidvania series, in which the players play the title ghost. In Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the protagonist leaves Nibel forest to discover his true destiny as he travels through an exotic world.
Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir (XONE)
Arcade tomorrow, 21 November 2019
Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 is a three-dimensional platform game based on the iconic comic-book series. During the game, the players are traveling through large locations, avoiding traps and obstacles, and fighting legions of enemies and enemy legions. It is possible to switch between the two characters during the game.
The Artful Escape (XONE)
The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a hybrid of adventure and arcade, enriched with elements of a musical game. While playing, the player explores two-dimensional levels inspired by old music videos (especially David Bowie's music), fights enemies, solves riddles and collects sounds, which he then uses to compose simple songs affecting elements of the environment and enemies.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (XONE)
The final part of the LEGO Star Wars series, based on nine episodes of Star Wars. We direct hundreds of characters from the Star Wars universe and recreate the most famous cinema scenes in a more humorous version.
Little Nightmares II (XONE)
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.
Psychonauts 2 (XONE)
A three-dimensional platform game and a continuation to the 2005's Psychonauts, a game by Double Fine Productions studio. The main protagonist of the game is our old acquaintance, a psychic named Raz, who specializes in trips to other people's minds. Invited to the headquarters of the eponymous secret organization, employing people with psychic talents from all around the world, he discovers that the group is in serious trouble and it is up to him to rescue them. In Psychonauts 2 we observe the action from a camera placed behind the hero, and the game consists primarily of exploring the world, avoiding traps and obstacles, and fighting enemies. The game is particularly focused on arcade elements, but there are also a great many of clever puzzles and a good deal of secrets to discover. During the game the protagonist learns and develops new psychic abilities, which allows him to deal with increasingly difficult challenges.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (XONE)
Arcade April 2020
Second DLC for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth developed by Nicalis studio. It adds tens of unique items to create more surprising combinations, new monsters to defeat, the special bestiary that describes them, and bonus rooms that form a huge labyrinth. Aside from that, the add-on features more difficult Greed mode and an additional chapter, as well as a new playable character and five unique challenges. However, the most important novelty is the added support of modding tools, which allows players to freely modify the most important elements of the game and create new equipment, monsters, characters and even whole campaigns or game modes.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated (XONE)
A three-dimensional platformer remake from 2003, in which SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy face an army of robots constructed by the evil Plankton. In SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated you can play alone or in multiplayer mode. The authors not only improved the graphics, but also decided to restore some of the elements cut out of the original.
El Hijo (XONE)
Arcade 31 December 2019
A stealth game set in a spaghetti western setting, developed by Honig studio. It takes place in an alternative version of The Wild West, based on Sergio Leone’s movies. The protagonist – the titular El Hijo – looks for his missing father, traversing places filled with dangers: from an orphanage he was raised in, through a desert full of monster, and up to a town ruled by merciless gunslingers. Due to the fact that the boy has no chance of defeating any of those threats, the gameplay is based on hiding behind objects and sneaking behind opponents’ backs. El Hijo’s interface helps with that, constantly showing the enemy range and field of sight. There is also a wide variety of items and gadgets to use. El Hijo uses characteristic, good-looking visuals based on cartoon style, with simple shapes and contrasts.
Super Meat Boy Forever (XONE)
Arcade 31 December 2019
Super Meat Boy: Forever is a spin-off of the Super Meat Boy series developed by Team Meat. Once again, we get a 2D game where action is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. This time, however, we do not have full control over the titular character. He continuously runs ahead, we can only help him avoid all sorts of traps and obstacles. We will also have fight with powerful bosses every once in a while. In addition to single player, the game offers the so-called Endless mode where we have to run as far as possible and survive as long as possible. Our score is then published in online rankings when we can compare our times with the achievements of other players. The game has cartoonish visuals and lots of dark humor in it. Super Meat Boy: Forever has many references to other games, i.e. unlockable characters from various indie productions.
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (XONE)
Official add-on to one of the best accepted independent games of 2017. The expansion introduces new levels, bosses and the third playable character, Miss Chalice.
Avicii Invector (XONE)
Arcade 10 December 2019
A classic music-rhythm game in which we will hear 25 songs of EDM composed by Tim Bergling, a well-known Swedish DJ, who until his premature death performed under the pseudonym Avicii. The game offers fun for a single player, as well as a multiplayer mode on a split screen.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page (XONE)
Arcade 31 December 2019
Lost Words is an unusual 2D platform game. It's set inside a young girl's diary and you explore both the text written on the pages and the fantastical lands it describes. An important aspect of the game is solving logic puzzles, done by manipulating words to change the in-game world.
An atmospheric arcade game with stealth elements, developed by Polish studio Bloober Team, the creators of e.g. Alien Breed of Layers of Fear. Scopophobia takes place in a world resembling 19th century London. The city is haunted by a huge basilisk, which can turn people into stone with the power of his sight. He players take on the roles of children, who try to avoid the beast's deadly gaze at any cost. Scopophobia is full of suspense and does make you feel like you're constantly being hunted. The default gameplay mode is the asymmetric multiplayer one—you play as either one of the children or the basilisk itself. Both sides feature several character classes, who possess various special abilities. The matches take place on varied maps.
Marble It Up! (XONE)
Arcade 30 November 2019
A dynamic platformer with racing game elements, in which we take control of a ball rolling across forty crazy tracks, trying to reach the finish line in the shortest possible time. The tracks were not only littered with various obstacles, traps, and jumps, but also power-ups increasing our chances of success.
Light Fall (XONE)
A two-dimensional platform game. It is the debut title of the Canadian studio Bishop Games. In Light Fall the player is taken to the fantasy realm of Numbra, where the darkness won the battle with the light. The player assumes the role of a mysterious boy. The player must reveal the enigmatic past of the boy and save the citizens of Numbra from the incoming danger. The action is presented with a classic side perspective and the gameplay focuses on traveling through locations filled with traps and obstacles. Luckily, the player can do much more that only run and jump. They are equipped with Shadow Core, a device that enables them to create additional platforms, which can be used both for moving and for neutralizing traps. Usually there is more than a single road leading to the objective and exploring various areas is rewarded with collectibles and Easter eggs.
Giana Sisters 2 (XONE)
Giana Sisters 2 is a colourful platform skill game. This is a continuation of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams from 2012, created by the Black Forest Games studio.
Tiny Hands Adventure (XONE)
Tiny Hands Adventure is a charming 3D platform game, in which the players assume the role of Borti – a young, blue T-rex who is trying to replace his short hands. The game was developed by Polish studio Funware.
Kaze and the Wild Masks (XONE)
Classic 2D platformer in which we play the rabbit named Kaze. The heroine must restore peace in Carrotland using her abilities and special masks.
Another entry in the BIT.TRIP series – 2D auto runner platformers – developed by Gaijin Entertainment. The plot of Runner3 is a continuation of the adventures of CommenderVideo, the hero from the previous games. The gameplay didn't change much when compared to the previous titles but there are a few new features and improvements which are the result of community feedback. During the game, our character runs automatically to the right and our goal is to lead him through dozens of various levels and avoid numerous traps by either jumping over or sliding under them. As usual for this series, all actions are performed accordingly to music's rhythm. Each action creates a sound and the soundtrack's tempo determines how fast our hero runs and the number of hazards that await him.
Shovel Knight: King of Cards (XONE)
Arcade 10 December 2019
The last expansion to the well-received game Shovel Knight. Both the add-on and the base game have been developed by Yacht Club Games. The main protagonist of the expansion is the titular King of Cards, who is one of the bosses the player has to fight as the Shovel Knight in the base game. The main protagonist has to prove their rights to the crown by defeating three usurpers from the neighboring lands. Similarly to the base game, Shovel Knight: King of Cards is a 2D platform game with RPG elements. The new hero fights and moves in a different manner than the previous protagonists - he mounts a short charge, which stuns the enemies and destroys some of the obstacles on the map. He also has a special ability - he can perform a pirouette on enemies' heads multiple times. As one progresses through the story, the character acquires more powerful weapons, armor, and new companions. An interesting element of the game is a minigame, in which one can play cards with NPCs. The gameplay revolves around the story campaign, which is well complemented by special challenges, in which one can test their skills in platform puzzles as well as combat.
In the Shadows (XONE)
A two-dimensional platformer with logic game elements and the debut project from the independent developer Colorspace Studio. In the Shadows has us assume the role of a person who embarks on an emotional journey to the times of childhood where they have to face their fears, symbolized by various monsters. The gameplay mechanics combine arcade elements with logic puzzles that use light as their primary element. At night, all everyday objects turn into dangerous creatures but if we shed some light on them, they switch back to their original aspect and often help us in our unusual adventure. The problem is that the protagonist doesn’t have a flashlight so the key to success is to find ways to lure our opponents into the vicinity of lamps as well as to cunningly manipulate other luminous objects in the environment. The game features a classic side view and pixel-art graphics.
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! (XONE)
The third part of the arcade series in which we run a cooking business, developed by the independent studio Vertigo Gaming. In Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! we're traversing the ruined America of the future to take part in a prestigious competition.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens (XONE)
Shantae 5 is a metroidvania type game, inspired by tales from the One Thousand and One Nights. During the game we direct the title heroine, who can transform herself into a variety of beasts with unique special abilities.
The Watchmaker (XONE)
A steampunk action-adventure game with logic features. The title was developed by the independent studio Micropsia Games from Chile. The Watchmaker takes place inside a giant clock tower, and during the game the player assumes the role of a guard named Alexander. One day, a sabotage takes place in the tower, disrupting the flow of time and causing the protagonist to grow old extremely fast. In order to avoid death before his time, he must travel through subsequent sections of the tower to find and defeat the person responsible for the sabotage. He must also restore the proper flow of time. The game combines features of an adventure game, a 3D platform game and a logic game. The main focus was placed on solving various environmental riddles, but the game also contains typical action sequences and boss fights, during which the protagonist uses a variety of useful gadgets. The fact that the protagonist is getting older was used as a creative replacement for the classic health bar.
Arrow Heads (XONE)
An arcade game developed by Oddbird - a Toronto-based studio. The players assume the roles of large birds armed with bows and take part in incredibly dynamic shootouts on maps filled with traps. The game is played from an isometric view. A multiplayer mode for up to 4 players is the core element of the experience - the players can meet online or share one screen. The game also features a complex arcade mode, which gives an opportunity to eliminate AI-controlled enemies solo or in cooperation. As the game progresses, the player unlocks subsequent characters, weapons and gadgets that noticeably affect the experience. Arrow Heads comes with interesting, cartoonish visuals that can be appreciated by many.