17 4 / 2014

Exploring itch.io: Belong

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Developer: Liz Threlfo
Platform: PC – itch.io

Even if we don’t admit it, oftentimes people simply want to feel like they “belong” somewhere. This is why we often see groups and cliques form. The gaming community is notorious for this by trying to shoehorn out people who like different games than them, or speak about games in a different way. Belongtakes those experiences of being shunned and…

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16 4 / 2014

Cho Dengeki Stryker Review

Cho Dengeki Stryker Review

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Developer: OVERDRIVE
Publisher: MangaGamer
Platform: PC – MangaGamer

Dengeki Stryker is a visual novel that tells the story of a young boy named Yuuki Yamato and his unyielding desire to be a hero. Thanks to some extremely strange circumstances, h gets his wish and the superhero Dengeki Stryker comes to life. Cho Dengeki Strykeris the ultimate version of the game as it adds on new chapters to…

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15 4 / 2014

Moebius: Empire Rising Review

Moebius: Empire Rising Review

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Developer: Phoenix Online Studios
Publisher: Phoenix Online Publishing
Platform: PC – DirectGamersGate, GOG, Steam

In 2012, beloved game designer Jane Jensen started a Kickstarter campaign for her own development studio named Pinkerton Road. Money was raised for Moebius and Mystery Game X (which was later revealed as a Gabriel Knightremake). I backed the project because of my longstanding love…

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14 4 / 2014

Harvester Review

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Developer: DigiFX Interactive
Publisher: Merit Studios / Night Dive Studios
Platform: PC – DOS, GOG, Steam

Harvester, along with a few other FMV adventure games, paved the way for ridiculous violence in the 90s gaming scene. Of course, this was right around the time that people began to express concern and attempt to enact legislation about violence in video games. Instead of taking on the issue…

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11 4 / 2014

Mission Runway Review

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Developer: Virtual Playground
Publisher: ValuSoft
Platform: PC – Steam

Being a fashion designer is something I’ve never dreamed of, but for some reason I am still compelled to play any fashion-related game that comes into my hands. From Barbie Fashion Designer until now, I’ve been seeking the perfect fashion game. Nope, Mission Runway isn’t it, but it is better than some out there.

In Mission…

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09 4 / 2014

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender Review

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender Review

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Developer: MicroProse
Publisher: MicroProse
Platform: PC – DOS, GOG

If we were to be transported back to the start of the 90s we’d see that adventure games were still king. The two main combatants in the ring were Sierra and LucasArts, although many others tried to emulate them. One of MicroProse’s adventure game efforts was Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender. With its own brand of adult…

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08 4 / 2014

Actual Sunlight Steam Giveaway!

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Hello and welcome to our latest contest on Pixel Pacas! In case you couldn’t tell, we really found Actual Sunlight to be a game that players owe it to themselves to try. Beyond a glowing review and interview with Will O’Neill himself, we’re giving readers a chance to experience the game free of charge! Thanks to the developer we’ve got three copies to give out!

Here are your options for entering…

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08 4 / 2014

Interview with Will O’Neill, Creator of Actual Sunlight

Interview with Will O’Neill, Creator of Actual Sunlight

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Last week we reviewed Actual Sunlight and were drawn in by its intense narrative. Developer Will O’Neill was gracious enough to let us have an interview with him discussing the game’s creation and a little bit more. Today Pixel Pacas is proud to present this great interview!

Pixel Pacas: How did you get started developing games? Were there any independent developers you looked up to at the time?

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08 4 / 2014

TPB Bundle 1: 45 Guys 1 Brain

TPB Bundle 1: 45 Guys 1 Brain

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Developer: Armel Gibson
Platform: PC - Web

This post is part of a series on The Pirate Bay Bundle.

When loading up 45 Guys 1 Brain for the first time I was certain it had to do with zombies. Not only does it have “brain” in the title, but the color scheme is various shades of green and there are tiny little people wandering about! As it turns out, it’s not about zombies at all.

In the game you…

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07 4 / 2014

7th Legion Review

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Developer: Epic Games, Vision Software
Publisher: MicroProse
Platform: PC – GOG

Real-time strategy (RTS) games were big in the 90s on PC. Thanks in large part to Command & Conquer, there was a sudden deluge of other games hoping to work the same magic. It worked in some cases but often not entirely. 7th Legionwas one game born of the RTS boom and it stands as an average attempt with some newly…

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