Tag: Early Access

PREVIEW: Marauders

In 2012, I purchased a Star Citizen ship. I paid top dollar for a Cutlass Black — a small, sleek freighter with plenty of cargo space for booty — as my friends and I fully bought into Chris Roberts’ grandiose vision, dreaming of when we would sail the high galactic tides as space pirates.


PREVIEW Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role-Playing Game

It’s a difficult time to be an optimist about space colonization. Even as the possibility of human civilization living beyond Earth’s gravity comes closer, the reality is weighed down by the bleak situation at home. In the end, even optimists must concede that the prospects of living under a distant sun are likely impossible if we can’t solve the problems we have here on Earth — And from the look of things so far, that’s the premise of Iron Tower Studios’ in-development RPG, Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role-Playing Game.


Black Skylands Preview

I’ve spent a lot of time in Black Skylands’ Early Access build on Steam, and I’ve spent an equal amount of time wondering exactly who it’s for.  That isn’t a knock against the game itself — which I am enjoying thoroughly — but it is a difficult thing to pin down. 


Shores Unknown preview

Shores Unknown is an third person action-RPG following characters Morton and Ren as they investigate a mystery — a deadly fog known as “the Murk” surrounds their island, and nothing has ever passed through it. However, they learn that something is coming and they’re soon caught up in an adventure far greater than they thought possible.


Everspace 2 Preview

The original Everspace – which I Did Not Review back when it came out – was something of an oddity. A space combat roguelike, it inserted some pretty stunning production values into a subgenre that, at the time, was largely confined to low-budget indie projects. We got the gorgeous vistas and exciting dogfights of a modern Freespace successor, but folded and fitted into a digestible run-based structure.


Enlisted Preview

Enlisted is a bold attempt at tackling a bloated genre. The World War II shooter has more entries than I can count, but even bolder than trying to crack this style is that it’s also entering the similarly-crowded online-only field.


Hardspace: Shipbreaker Preview

Living as we are in the golden age of simulation games, there is seemingly no end to the blue-collar jobs that players can dabble in from the safety of their own couches. Whether they long to sample life as a medieval shopkeeper, a city bus driver, or even a mushroom prospector, there’s something out there to help them live their dreams.


Infected Shelter Preview

Currently Available In Early Access For PC

Zombies and side-scrolling brawlers seem like a perfect match, and Infected Shelter combines them into a gory, goofy roguelike. Players punch, throw, slash, and shoot their way through ruined city streets. Along the way they find assorted limited-use weapons to demolish the undead horde.