Cat Butt Elephant

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Emoji eyes on Arty’s butt looks like an elephant. That’s all.

Pinstripe

Pinstripe is an amazing platformer where a minister named Ted tries to find his kidnapped daughter in a frozen Hell. Even this premise is very intriguing, but what caught my attention a couple of years ago when I first saw the Kickstarter for this game is that it was all in all a one-man job. I was amazed by the visuals and could not believe one person could pull this game off. Regardless, I wanted to support that effort, and got rewarded when I received my Steam code back in April. 

It was everything I expected it to be.

The visuals were gorgeous and the story was captivating. I just kept playing and finished it in a matter of days. I don’t want to spoil anything, but the finale of the game made me cry. I just want to say that much.

So, if you’re interested, definitely give it a try. One downside of the game is that it is definitely a short game, due to being a one-man effort, but you definitely get more than what you paid for. Below is the link. If you do play, let me know what you think in the comments!

Steam

Guild of Dungeoneering

Guild of Dungeoneering is a fantastic piece of game that I can recommend to everyone. In it, you play as “manager” of a hero group. The heroes are called “Dungeoneers” and the group is called the “Guild”, hence the name of the game. These dungeoneers explore various quests and you make money off of their quest by taking a cut of the loot that they acquire in the meanwhile.

There are various types of dungeoneers such as Chumps, Cat Burglars, Apprentices, Barbarians and each of them come with various types of attack and defense cards. At each dungeon run, they start from Level 1 with no items and gather loot and items that help them along the way. There are an expanse of various monsters that you can fight against so that your dungeoneer can level up, and at the end of many quests there is a boss that you fight against. One fun aspect of the game is that you build the dungeon around them by playing dungeon cards at each turn. These cards are usually random and consists of pathways, monsters and loot.

I really like the idea of building the dungeon around the hero and managing a group of heroes instead of just playing as one hero. There is also infinite supply of heroes, if one dies on a quest, you can just send someone else for a round and another hero of the same type gets hired immediately the next round. You can even gaze upon the various dungeoneers that you lost in your graveyard and reminisce about them.

Another aspect of the game that I like is the main character (that you play) is this shady guy that has been kicked out of a different hero group (Ivory League of Explorers) and decides to start-up his own thing. So there is a bit of a funny story behind the game that keep you entertained as well.

Finally, the last thing that I must really complement is the soundtrack. Whoever composed the music did a great job and suits the game completely. Normally I keep the music off in various games that I play because they are usually so repetitive and boring, but this soundtrack makes me want to hum and sing along to it, it is that good.

One thing that I can critique is the shortness of the main quest pack, after intense playing for a couple of days and finishing the main pack, I found myself wanting more. There are two expansion packs that are out right now that comes with the game, so it’s not too bad, but I hope they keep adding new quests and content.

So, if you’re excited, give it a go, and let me know what you think in the comments! Below are the links to the game:

iOS

Steam