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A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher

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A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher

A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher is the only split screen single player twin stick risk ‘em in which your score is meaningless unless you exist. Destroy the left, recover the right, above all you must extract to keep your score. Playing ‘til death is not an option. Created by a “game design” dropout, with no prior programming knowledge or game design experience. Give it everything you’ve got. To your last breath. Make games not excuses. “Marque” my words. #arcadeIsNotDead.


AntVentor

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AntVentor

AntVentor is a Point & Click adventure game. You find yourself in a photorealistic macro world, where you immediately manage to break the ideal life of the main character Ant and ruin all his plans for making his Dream come true. Can you get everything back in order?


Armed and Gelatinous

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Armed and Gelatinous

Armed and Gelatinous pits you against your friends in a fast-paced 2-4 player game of blob warfare in the far reaches of space. Absorb a variety of weapons, trading size for firepower while dodging waves of bullets and deadly dash attacks from all angles!


Bedlamball

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Bedlamball

Bedlamball is a chaotic goal scoring game where you change the rules as you play! Opponent about to score? Shrink the goal! Far behind in points? Change the victory condition! Just remember everything you change affects your opponent too! Hilariously chaotic, while also surprisingly strategic, you never have to play the same way twice.


Bomb Sworders

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Bomb Sworders

Grab a sword and start hitting some bombs around in this fast-paced local-multiplayer platformer for 1 to 4 players. Turn friends into enemies! Turn enemies into rubble!


City of Brass

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City of Brass

Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out.


Depths of Sanity

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Depths of Sanity

Inspired by games like Axiom Verge and Super Metroid, Depths of Sanity is a classic metroidvania style game, complete with pixel art graphics, tons of unlockables, and an immense world to discover. As the player goes deeper into the unknown, they will begin to question their own perceptions of reality and discover something far more sinister than fish lurking in the depths of our oceans.


Dolmen

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Dolmen

When an earthling awakens in the middle of Revion Prime, where the greatest massacre of the galaxy has occurred, one should not expect him to go very far. Not if all the animal life of this place wants to shut his noisy heart up and finally go back to sleep above the corpses of endless nameless races that rot under the sky.

But who is this person? And why is he or she so far from home? The Earth is just a distant memory, there is no crew and the resources are nearing the end. Wouldn’t it be easier to hide and die in silence inside the shelter of the ship’s remains?


Faeland

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Faeland

Faeland is a Metroidvania Action Adventure RPG that takes place in a medieval-fantasy world featuring a pixel art style inspired on the nostalgic 8-Bit classics, with a modern charm for all generations.


Pipe Push Paradise

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Pipe Push Paradise

You’ve arrived on a lonely island faced with a hero’s calling. Rise to the occasion (push pipes around) and restore this paradise to its former glory.

Pipe Push Paradise is a difficult open world puzzle game about plumbing. It was designed and programmed in Montréal, Canada by Corey Martin (toboggan.work) and features art and music by Teodoro Zamudio (teodorozamudio.com). It is available now on PC, Mac and Linux.

Features
Pipes
Tile-based gameplay
47 elegant puzzles packed with surprising mechanical twists
Full controller support


PUSS!

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PUSS!

PUSS! is an ‘avoid-em up’ puzzle game! The game mechanics are based on getting through mazes without touching walls to reach the exit portal.
PUSS! features several worlds guarded by tough bosses. By beating each world you will release an ally who will help you on your adventure. All the levels are randomly sequenced so every run is different!


Qinoto

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Qinoto

Fold the world to find your identity in Qinoto, the award winning Folding storybook puzzle game. Help Qinoto the little fox discover the truth about herself as you crease and fold the world like paper to uncover hidden secrets and mysteries.


Super Retro Maker

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Super Retro Maker

Super Retro Maker lets you design and play stages reminiscent of the greatest games from the 1980’s and share them with the world. Or just kick back and play hundreds of handcrafted retro stages all lovingly rendered in lo-def and accompanied by an authentic 8-bit NES soundtrack.


Synthrally

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Synthrally

Synthrally is a multiplayer arcade sports game with simple, fast-paced action. Choose from an array of selectable classes, map variants, and alternate play modes to mix things up and keep gameplay exciting!