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The Dark Room awaits you on Steam Early Access

Scratched Text reads: The Dark Room. On the left, what appears to be a young white-haired man leans in closely and stares as you, with a wide evil grin, intense eyes and a raised brow. On his shoulders sit dark layered armour covered in spikes, and in the distance an eerie yet unrecognisable glowing object.

Comedian and noted Perthonality John Robertson’s “The Dark Room” is a show that many have had the chance to enjoy, but few have had the chance to escape. If you fall into either of those camps you may find yourself dreadfully delighted to see the new PC version of The Dark Room, cooked up by the fine folks at Stirfire Studios. If you haven’t seen it yet? Oh my. Well, we really shouldn’t spoil the macabre surprise.

But we will though. Just a little bit. You will die.

This is the Dark Souls of text adventures, the BDSM of RPGs, it’d be a walking simulator, but only if you were walking through a minefield.

– via Steam

Tasked with finding a light switch buried somewhere in the depths of the logic-defying Dark Room, this love-letter to brutal 80’s text adventures is angling for laughs, but there’s no ignoring Stirfire’s top-notch motion capture work as well.

…to be quiet honest, the team behind producing the game have certainly brought the live show to smaller monitor screens brilliantly.

– via Blazing Minds

If your curiosity is piqued, you can check out the trailer below or pop over to the official website, but to give too much more away would rob you of the twists of gleeful malice that await you in The Dark Room. You can pick the game up on Steam Early Access as of today.

The end is nigh as Final Days hits Steam

Three player characters back up, shooting frantically at a horde of zombies pouring out of the darkness. Numbers fly across the screen as the bullets damage the endless undead enemies. Header URL links to Final Days game Steam page

Grab your mates and get ready to make the most of the apocalypse, because at last Final Days has come to PC. This arcade-stye zombie shooter has been in early access for the past two years on Steam, as developer +7 Software perfected the art of undead destruction. Now the floodgates have opened, and it’s time to battle it out to the very end.

Final Days is an intense arcade-style shooter where you battle relentless hordes of mutants. As the hordes grow into the hundreds, work together with your team to survive the frenetic onslaught.

Annihilate mutants, collect better ammo, rack up your score, and try to stay alive as long as you can. You may die, but your top scores will live on in the leaderboards! Team up with as many friends as you can muster. Add bots if you need some extra backup. Or even go it alone if you’re a total badass!

Can you survive?

To begin your last stand, direct your crew towards Final Days on Steam, or seek out other survivors with which to fight the hordes over at the official forums, or Discord 🧟

Chicken Farm 2K17 hatches on Steam

Logo text: Chicken Farm 2017. Background screenshot shows the inside of a wooden barn, with stacked shelves that have two chicken in it. One chicken is selected, showing stats such as egg value, egg rate, fat, fat rate and value. At the bottom of the screen a money counter is ticking up, and there is the top edge of a Market sign. URL links to game on steam.

Enjoy farming gold without laying down any cash in Chicken Farm 2017, by Jakal Studios. Out now on Steam (free), it features a range of curious clucking characters that you need to keep track of in order to keep your farm profitable and have a bit of fun.

“Chicken Farm is a management game with clicker aspects, where the goal is getting as much cash as you can. To grow your farm you’ll need to catch eggs from the chickens, work at the market to gain income, sell your fatter chickens for a tidy profit and cash in on the egg catching combo meter.”

Collect yourself some free-range fun by heading over to Chicken Farm 2017 on Steam, and if you have an eggsellent idea for the game the developer is currently taking suggestions on new chicken types over on twitter!

 

BrambleLash branches out and takes Tokyo Game Show’s Indie Grand Prize

Image text reads: Tokyo Gam Show 2017 A poster for the game Bramblelash, with a large sticker stating "Indie Prize Nominee: 4Gamer.net". The Bramblelash banner image depicts two of the games playable plant-creatures with vines outstretched towards each other in a style mimicking Michelangelo's famous painting "The Creation of Adam".

Taking the world by storm, Perth-made game BrambleLash was recently awarded the Indie Grand Prize by 4Gamer.net at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show, alongside another Australian title Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles! The purpose of these awards is to ‘discover new stars’, and local studio Bytesprite have no doubt ensnared a thicket of new fans from their travels.

Here’s what 4Gamer.net had to say about it…

“「BrambleLash」は,2人のキャラクターの間に生まれるゴムのような物体を敵に当てて倒していくアクションゲーム。マルチプレイではもう一方のキャラクターと息を合わせてのプレイが必要で,試遊台では初対面のプレイヤー同士の間でも笑顔や歓声が生まれ,非常に盛り上がっていたのが印象的だった。”

BrambleLash is an action game where you destroy the enemy by stretching a rubbery object between two characters. In multiplayer, it’s necessary to breathe alongside the other character, and smiles and cheers were born even between players who met for the first time at the test stand; it was impressive how exciting it was.”

(Note: This is a very loose translation; don’t hold us to the exact wording!)

If you’re interested in some co-op chaos of your own, Bytesprite is available now on Steam! You can also check out some of the photos from the event below, with thanks to the Bramblelash crew and Abylight Studios on twitter.

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock jumps to Steam, with console releases set to follow

Image text: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, OUT NOW! Image description: A woman dressed in military uniform stands holding her arms behind her back, looking out a futuristic metal viewing port into space. URL links to related Steam game page.

In case you missed the interstellar transmission, the first Cylon War has begun and it is up to you to defend humanity’s twelve colonies in Battlestar Galactica Deadlock. This latest addition to the epic Battlestar franchise is the work of Perth-based space aficionados Black Lab Games, creators of Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy. Building upon Star Hammers’ simultaneous turn-based system, Deadlock has already managed to (faster than light) jump on Kotaku’s list of The Best Australian Games Of 2017 (So Far).

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Deadlock™ takes you into the heart of the First Cylon War, to fight epic 3D battles that will test your tactical prowess.

Take control of the Colonial Fleet from the bridge of the mobile shipyard, Daidalos, and free the Twelve Colonies from the Cylon threat. Build your fleets, protect the Quorum alliance and prepare to dig deeper into the conspiracies of this heroic conflict.

If you think you’re ready to join the fleet, enter the fray now on Steam. For those on the planets of Xbox One or Playstation 4, you will have to endure the Cylon onslaught just a little bit longer, but rest assured Battlestar will be heading your way soon!

The cost of wearing the uniform can be high… so be sure to check out the gameplay video below to see what you’re up against.

WA Games on Sale Now

Preview images of the Steam Sale Games. Full text list of games available in article.

It’s sale season in the world of PC games in the form of the Steam Sale, so it’s a great time to get your hands on some discounted games made by West Australian developers. If you have been looking for something new to play, now is definitely the time because from July 1st all Steam purchases from Australia will have an additional 10% GST on it!

So here is a list of games on sale right now, all of which have been contributed to by local developers:

If you know of any other titles created by Western Australian game-makers, be sure to let us know so we can include them on the WA Released Games list. Until then, we hope you have fun playing these!

 

Symphony of the Machine sets out on Steam and Playstation VR

Logo: "Symphony of the Machine", stylized to represent a laser beam being bounced onto a symbol. The background of the image is screenshot from the game: in it the sky is dark and cloudy, while rain falls outside of futuristic metal window. Symbols sit on the left and right side of the window radiating light, and blue smoke rises on the right outside the window.

Following months of testing and teasers, Stirfire Studios’ new virtual reality game Symphony of the Machine is out now on Playstation VR, and Steam (HTC Vive compatible, with Oculus coming soon). So get your mind in puzzle mode and prepare to while away the hours altering the weather.

Symphony of the Machine is a short puzzle game that really taps into the concepts of virtually reality. The game is kept simple, whilst the puzzles are tactical and challenging. If you are looking for a great VR puzzle game that should only take a few hours to complete, give this gem a spin.

via Playstation Universe

Feast your eyes upon their mixed reality trailer below, and check out their website for more details on the game. To leap into the landscape straight away, head on over to the PlayStation store or Steam.

Disclaimer: In the interest of transparency, please note that the author of this article is associated with this games project.

Paradigm Releases to Positive Reviews

Text: "Paradigm" and Russian/Cyrillic script translation "Парадигма". Image Description: Behind the text are the faces of mutant main character 'Paradigm' (facing forward) and antagonist toupee-wearing sloth 'Olof' (Looking to the right)

Sliding onto Steam earlier this month, the locally-made Paradigm is pulling in rave reviews thanks to its unique humour and phat beatsies. Created by Jacob Janerka after a successful Kickstarter, the high praise heaped upon it so far includes a 9/10 from Destructoid, 9/10 from Press Start, and an 8/10 from IGN.

Paradigm is as traditional a point-and-click as I’ve played in a while, with a design, structure, and sense of humour that wouldn’t feel out of place in the genre’s heyday of the early ‘90s. Channelling the anything-goes spirit of LucasArts and Sierra’s comedy classics like Sam n’ Max Hit the Road and Space Quest with a touch of the truly surreal, it presents a fun story that I won’t soon forget. Because hey, a talking sloth named Olaf wearing a Trump-like toupee that vomits candy bars is inherently unforgettable.
 – Kosta Andreadis (IGN)

So if hanging out with handsome mutants like Paradigm sounds like your kind of thing, simply head on over to Steam and let the point-and-click adventure begin.

Final Days now on Steam Early Access

Final Days, +7 Software (Animated Banner_

Shooting onto Steam in a blaze of bullets, locally-made zombie slaughter game Final Dayz is out now in early access. Created by +7 Software, this killer title was Greenlit early this year and proved popular at the recent Perth Games Festival. But more importantly, this upcoming title is killer training material for anyone planning to survive a zombie apocalypse – so be sure to check it out.

Final Days is a fast-paced and intense multi-player shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world. It attempts to blend retro arcade style with modern elements. The design goal is for the game to be quick and simple to play while providing an enjoyable challenge. Inspirations include titles such as Smash TV, Gauntlet, Killing Floor, and Left 4 Dead.

Can you survive?

Head on over to Steam now, to get in early on an excellent undead experience and prepare for humanity’s final days. You can also check out the action in the alpha video below.

Wanda – A Beautiful Apocalypse now on PC

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Don’t wander the wastelands alone; Kodot Games have a pair of pleasant robots ready to keep you company, if you can find them. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the post-apocalyptic Wanda is out now!

Wanda is a story-focused game but completely free of comprehensible dialogue. The entire story is told through the subtle interactions between the two robots and the environment itself in a “show, don’t tell” style.

Join this little adventure, solve mini-puzzles and witness the story unfold. Experience a whole new perspective of a post apocalyptic world through art-style reminiscent of a children’s book and delightful soundtracks.

Head on over to Steam or itch.io* now to join the little bots on their big adventure. You can also experience the lovely sounds of the apocalypse (no, really!) with the Wanda Original Sounds Track over on Soundcloud.

*Bonus: Wanda is 20% off over on itchio until June 19, 2016.