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    Project Grove – February Kickstarter Spotlight

    The Kickstarter Spotlight is back, and this month we’re looking at Project Grove. Project Grove is a first-person 3D puzzle platformer that finds us in a land of alchemy, danger and steam power. Playing as world-renowned alchemist Edric Tate, along with his automaton companion L-P1N, it is up to us to explore the world of Dacrima and, hopefully, make a discovery that will save humanity. The world is plagued by The Great Rot, and the government has no idea how to cure it.  They have enlisted alchemy and robotics company Potentium to find a cure and save the world. Potentium believes that the birthplace of magic, Dacrima, holds the key…

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    Five February 2020 indie game releases

    February is the time we all go back to reality, so why not enjoy it with some fantastic games? Today we’re highlighting five indie game releases for February 2020. Some of these are new releases for the game entirely, where others are new releases to a particular platform. Luna – The Shadow Dust Website | Twitter | Steam Platforms: PC Release Date: 13th February 2020 Genres: Puzzle, point and click, adventure Come journey to the far edges of the world where the ancient tower stands. We must jump in headfirst with courage and determination to get through this adventure. Luna – The Shadow Dust is an amazing looking game, with…

  • Review – Arise: A Simple Story

    Arise: A Simple Story is a beautiful and moving game that starts at the end. The game opens to the lighting of a funeral pyre as our character’s journey moves from this life to the next. Momentarily, you wonder what will happen next and then you awake in a snow-filled world with a light beckoning from a distance. Arise is a level based game, where each level represents a time and memory in our character’s life. Bright and beautiful during times of happiness and curiosity, dark and cold during sadness and desperation. These scenes, along with an incredible soundtrack make for an impactful game. In Arise, we journey with our…

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    My favourite combat free games of 2019

    I love when a game’s story, graphics and soundtrack are so atmospheric and engaging that combat isn’t required to make it exciting. Games that I can play and not have to consider why I’m beating up everything that moves. 2019 was an excellent year for non-combat indie games, with some garnering huge audiences (hello Untitled Goose Game) and a bunch of awards. It awesome see these types of games gaining more popularity, so I thought I’d share my five favourites for the year. The Stillness of the Wind Website | Twitter | Steam Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch & iOS, Genres: Adventure, atmospheric, story-rich The Stillness of the Wind is a…

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    First Look – Faerie Afterlight

    Faerie Afterlight introduces us to Kimo and Wispy who are on a mission to find the pieces of Lucentia, a glorious light that shone over Lumina. Protected by millions of fairies, Lucentia sustained the inhabitants of Lumina until one day the evil Kradyrev blew it up, sending shards across the world. A fairy, Wispy, went to find the shards but ended up falling into the underworld of Lumina where he found Kimo, a mythical creature that was always alone in the underworld. Together they are trying to find the shards of Lucentia and bring light back to Lumina. Faerie Afterlight is still in development, but there is a demo available…

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    Review – Unfamiliar

    Ever wanted to be a witchy cat who gets to craft? That’s fortunate because in Unfamiliar you get to do just that! If you said no, I’m sure you’ll still have some fun. Unfamiliar is a relaxing game where you play as witchy cat Yew who loves to craft items such as hats, skins and scratch towers. Unfamiliar starts with Yew sitting in a big treehouse, but much of the branches aren’t accessible when we begin the game. There are no instructions in Unfamiliar, so you just need to jump in and give it a go. Fortunately, you can hover over areas and they are outlined in yellow. This gives…

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    Nintendo Switch December top 5 picks

    Switch titles get a bit overlooked here on Find The Strawberry, so I thought I’d feature some new release Nintendo Switch titles for December. The Nintendo Switch is an awesome platform for indies and their selection grows every day. If you have a Switch you should definitely take a look at the e-shop to see what is on offer. EarthNight Website | Twitter Genre: Action, Arcade, Platformer Release Date: 3rd December 2019 Dragons have taken over the Earth and humans have had to flee into space. Join Stanley and Sydney as they skydive back to earth, flying on the back of dragons, and gather resources for humans as well as…

  • Women and NB Gamers Club Event – Florence

    The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) of Australia is currently running a video gaming exhibition called Game Masters. The exhibition is about all things game including the history of video games, all sorts of collectables, as well as 80 games to play! While I haven’t been to the exhibition yet, I did get a chance to attend the first (and maybe only) Canberra Women and Non-Binary Gamers Club. The Gamer’s Club is essentially a book club except for games. Unlike a book club, we didn’t need to have played the game before we arrived. We had one hour to play the game and do some colouring while chatting with…

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    Apple Arcade – What we want to try

    Apple Arcade was released yesterday and there’s a huge range of great indies that are exclusive to the platform. At the moment you can only use Apple Arcade on iPhone with iOS 13 which means I have to wait a little longer for the iPad release. There is a lot of beauty in many of the games currently available so it seems like such a waste to play them on a phone. Personally, I’m looking forward to giving it a try on my iPad. Apple has been touting many of the titles as Apple Arcade Exclusives but they’re not as exclusive as you’d think. Exclusive in this situation means that…

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    Cyberpunk Bar Sim – September Kickstarter Spotlight

    It’s true, we don’t know a lot about Cyberpunk Bar Sim right now but I love a good tycoon game and the trailer made me want to see where this leads us. Cyberpunk Bar Sim is a tycoon game set in a dystopian future and is inspired by the gameplay of Game Dev Tycoon and the style of VA-11 Hall-A. It’s up to us to manage our bar well so we can upgrade and grow in popularity. This requires talking to the regulars and finding out more lives of the androids and humans that stop in for a drink. All of this while listening to a sweet selection of chill,…