Punkapocalytic | Fortified Niche playtest!

We all imagine that we’d be the cool survivors of the post-apocalyptic wasteland. It is certainly beneath us to be the random ragged wretch that raiders kill to set the scene and we are equally unwilling to become the bleached bones that serve as set dressing. But in Punkapocalyptic, we’re not even guaranteed to have a gun.

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Gunner, HEAT, PC! preview | A tank for you and me

What if you could play War Thunder’s realistic tank mode, but in single player and without Gaijin’s meddling with balance? Because that’s pretty much how Gunner, HEAT, PC!* is shaping up to be. It’s a relaxed tank sim that’s easy on the controls and hard on the simulation – a sort of land-bound cousin of Tiny Combat Arena.

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Homicidal All-Stars preview | I’d watch this show

“Nostalgia-proof” is the trait that I proudly tout in-lieu of having a personality. You can’t fool me into playing a new game simply by shit that will remind me of my childhood. However, I have recently gained an appreciation for the decrepit yet flashy dystopian future as depicted in the movies of the 80s and the 90s. That means yon Johnny Mnemonic, Total Recall, The Soldier, and so on. That’s why I jumped at the chance to preview the blood-splattered turn-based tactical battles in Homicidal All-Stars!

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Muskets & Tomahawks 2E | Fortified Niche playtest!

What if you set out to make black powder game that isn’th set during the Napoleonic Wars OR American Civil War? Then you’d get something like Muskets & Tomahawks 2E, a title concerned with small skirmishing actions in the French-Indian War, American War of Independence, the War of 1812 and… damn it, it does have a Napoleonics supplement!

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Pulp Alley | Fortified Niche playtest!

Pulp Hero stares down a Gang of Hoodlums. They were supposed to look like mercenary types, I swear!

I was born too late and in a country that never had a tradition of pulp fiction. Most of the Lithuanian writing at the time was focused on being depressing, mourning the decline of countryside and/or (later on) Soviet propaganda. This explains why I mixed up pulp and men’s adventure magazines while reviewing Pulp Alley!

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