When it comes to board games, few titles got geeks as excited in the past decade as Gloomhaven. A Kickstarter-funded cooperative players vs. environment game, Gloomhaven’s development history is almost as interesting as the game itself and has the distinction of being one of the few games to have two Kickstarter campaigns, which raised a total of $4.5 million dollars to create one of 2017’s greatest board game hits.
Everyone has moments when they wish they were an omnipotent god capable of ruling the world as they see fit. The god game genre exists for those of us whose desire is a little more persistent, giving us an opportunity to stretch the divine muscle and lord over believers. The aptly named Godhood is heir to this long genre, stretching back a good three decades.
Tired of snacking on those same chicken dinners over and over? Need something more substantial than a Victory Royale? Vostok's challenging Fear the Wolves may be your cure for battle royale boredom. The upcoming twist on the genre, a spin-off from the survival shooter series S.T.A.L.K.E.R., looks to offer something new to players who have duked it out hundreds of times over in popular games like Fortnite and PUBG, while offering a gimmick that new players will want to jump on board with.
Do you love Minecraft, and its knack for unlocking the most industrious instincts inside you, as you turn blocks of soil into great masterpieces? How about Ark, with its savage environment and even more cutthroat gameplay? If you answered yes to both, then might I interest you in PixARK, a survival game that looks to blend the best of both worlds, taking two great tastes and seeing if they taste great together.
Slay the Spire has been taking Steam by storm this year, and for good reason — it's an incredibly clever, run-based dungeon crawler with SOOO much replay value. But with a wealth of content comes a wealth of questions. Some of the most vigorous head scratching happens when we talk about Relics. What are they? What are the best ones? Let's work through the topic together.
Fireblade Software's horror-tinged tale of piracy in an apocalyptic Age of Sea, Abandon Ship, has teased curious fans of nautical adventure for the better part of two years now. Its take on 17th century sea life, mixed with its picturesque art style and dusting of supernatural intrigue makes for a colorful take on the long-standing nautical sub-genre. Now the game has arrived on the shores of Early Access, so we land-lovers can finally dabble in it.
While you might be familiar with the survival genre, The Black Death is unique in several ways - the most notable difference being that not everyone in the game will be an almighty, powerful warrior. In its current state, the game allows for players to also take the role of a militia, merchant, or peasant. While you’ll always have a way to defend yourself against attacking players, you might prefer to spend your time becoming a wealthy craftsman or a skilled farmer. The choice is yours.
Engage in PvP battles, dungeon raids, and turn-based action in Labyrinth, an indie title from Free Range Games. The Early Access period for Labyrinth just began on Steam, and players are already praising the game's card variety and enjoyable gameplay. Gamepedia, in partnership with the developers, is pleased to announce the Official Labyrinth Wiki, a growing resource for learning more about the game!
Last week, we introduce you to Official Overfall Wiki on Gamepedia, and we're now pleased to announce that the game has entered Early Access on Steam. This fantasy RPG requires you to lead two determined heroes on a diplomatic and action-packed quest to find their lost king. It features a dynamic world, turn-based combat, permanent hero death, and an interactive story.
Captain your own ship, hand pick a skillful crew, and journey to the edges of a massive star system with Into the Stars, an open-world space survival simulation game built in Unreal Engine 4. Developed by Fugitive Games and published by Iceberg Interactive, the game currently contains 4 alien races, over 100 events, countless planets, and an original score from Jack Wall (the guy behind the music for Mass Effect and Call of Duty). You can experience the beta version of the game on Steam right now, and the Official Wiki includes tons of game-related information and tips.
The world is yours to explore, build upon, and claim in Tree of Life, a sandbox MMO survival game with traditional RPG characteristics. Developed by OddOne Games, the title’s Early Access version is currently playable through Steam, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive thus far. To learn more about the game or contribute your own knowledge, visit the Tree of Life Wiki at Gamepedia.
Your dreams of taming a T-Rex and riding a Pteranodon are finally coming true thanks to ARK: Survival Evolved, an open world survival game that enters Early Access on Steam tomorrow. Hunting, crafting, and surviving on a mysterious island becomes an entirely new experience when dinosaurs and other primeval creatures are thrown into the mix. In celebration of ARK’s launch, Gamepedia has partnered with Studio Wildcard to proudly present the Official ARK: Survival Evolved Wiki, your complete resource for learning more about the game. You can check out the game live starting at 2:00pm CDT on the ReverbGames Twitch channel.
em>H-Hour: World’s Elite is a team-based military shooter from SOF Studios that just entered Early Access on Steam. The game boasts a third person perspective that enhances the player’s situational awareness and results in more strategic gameplay. Cooperation with your team is vital to success, and gameplay mirrors conditions similar to what Special Operations Forces experience in the real world. To learn more about H-Hour, visit the Wiki on Gamepedia.
Just last week, Savage Lands, a first person open world survival game, entered Early Access on Steam. The game, developed by Digital DNA Games and published by Signal Studios, drops players in a dangerous, fantasy world where they'll have to fight to stay alive. Interested in learning more about this new title? The Savage Lands Wiki on Gamepedia contains information on the game's health system, crafting, weapons, creatures, and more.
Available today on Steam Early Access, Dig or Die is a sandbox action/strategy game with dangerous monsters, realistic physics, and a unique water cycle. Forget magic spells and wizards - Dig or Die is all about science fiction, and you’ll use lasers and turrets to combat your foes. The developer, Gaddy Games, is utilizing a unique pricing structure for Early Access. To put it simply - the earlier you buy, the less you pay. We’re proud to present the Official Dig or Die Wiki, a growing resource for discovering more about this indie title.
Medieval Engineers, a sandbox game all about engineering and construction using medieval technology, just entered Early Access on Steam. The game, developed by Keen Software House, quickly became a top seller and has received fantastic feedback from players already. Medieval Engineers uses a realistic volumetric-based physics engine, and every in-game object can be assembled, damaged, and destroyed. Learn more about the game’s characters, mechanics, and strategies at the Medieval Engineers Wiki.
Darkest Dungeon, a turn-based roguelike RPG, is now in Early Access on Steam. This dark fantasy game focuses on the psychological stresses of adventuring and addresses a question that many other RPGs bypass: how do disease, stress, and relentless attacks affect adventurers emotionally? The game developers, Red Hook Studios, have been working tirelessly on the game since May 2013, and they've received phenomenal feedback since the game went into Early Access on February 3rd. To learn more about characters, items, and overall gameplay, stop by the Darkest Dungeon Wiki.
H1Z1, an open world survival MMO, will be available for Early Access through Steam starting 2:00 PM PST today. In Early Access, players will be able to experience crafting, base building, vehicles, day/night cycles, weather, hunting - and mindless, terrorizing zombies. We've partnered with the game developers, Sony Online Entertainment, to bring you the Official H1Z1 Wiki. The Wiki contains hundreds of pages on the game's mechanics, in-game items, and even some fantastic wallpapers. To celebrate the game's Early Access release, Gamepedia is giving away several game keys in a H1Z1 Premium Early Access Giveaway!