Record of Lodoss War - Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth screenshot of a serpent boss

While the name may be way too long and unwieldy, Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is a faithful homage to one of the most popular Castlevania games - Symphony of the Night. Much like its inspiration, Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth will have you explore a large and highly interconnected world, collect new abilities that are useful both in combat and outside of it, and naturally, face off against a variety of monsters and bosses.

If you're curious just how close Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is to Symphony of the Night, as well as what the actual moment-to-moment gameplay is like, you can find your answers in the recently posted trailer down below. Have a peek:

Ultimate Chicken Horse artwork for the skateboarding snake update

If you're in the mood for a bit of multiplayer madness, you might be interested to hear that Ultimate Chicken Horse has just received a brand new content patch. The A-cobra-tic update brings with it a rather slick skateboarding snake, two new levels that give you plenty of chances to fling your friends into deadly pits, as well as four new weapons to spice the whole experience up: Flamethrower, One-Way Gate, Cannon & Beehive.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this nonsense looks like in-game, as well as what Ultimate Chicken Horse is really all about, through the recent trailer. Have a gander:

Warhammer: Chaosbane screenshot of the Dwarf Engineer Keela

After the previous Tomb Kings focused expansion, the Diablo inspired ARPG Warhammer: Chaosbane has now taken things in a bit of a different direction by releasing a free new character - a Dwarf Engineer called Keela. As you might except from a Warhammer Dwarf, Keela is capable of both ranged and hand-to-hand combat, and excels in the use of gadgets like flamethrowers, explosives or turrets.

You can get a quick overview of just how all of these abilities function, as well as what Keela looks like in action, through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander:

Black Mesa official artwork of the Xen chapter

After fourteen years in development, the fan-made recreation of Half-Life has now finally been released in full. So to say that Black Mesa has been a monumentally impressive project would be quite an understatement, especially considering how the developers have slowly improved (or at least tried to) nearly every single aspect of the original Half-Life!

If you're wondering just what all of this work has gone into, as well as what the launch version of Black Mesa looks like, you should check out the newly released trailer. Have a gander, it's quite a pretty one:

Amnesia: Rebirth official artwork without logo

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is without a doubt one of the most influential horror games of the past decade. With a focus on atmosphere and tension over simple jump-scares, Amnesia managed to create a truly harrowing experience by letting the players stew in their own anticipation and fear. After all, there is no monster scarier than the one we imagine could be just around the next corner!

As such, I am incredibly happy to say that Frictional Games have now announced a brand new horror game - Amnesia: Rebirth. Here's a brief teaser to get you into the right mood:

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth screenshot of melee combat

[Update]: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth has now made its way to Steam, and while the initial version is fairly short, things are already looking pretty good in terms of gameplay and visuals.

If you're a fan of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, or Metroidvania games that have followed in its footsteps, you might want to keep an eye on the upcoming Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth. While the name may be downright unwieldy, Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is all about exploring a wast and interconnected world, collecting new abilities to help you fight enemies and open up even more routes, and clashing with a variety of massive bosses.

You can get a pretty good impression of just how similar Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is to its inspiration, as well as what it has to offer on its own, through one of the recent trailers:

Risk of Rain 2 official artwork and logo

While there were some delays here and there, Risk of Rain 2 developers have so far stuck to their roadmap with admirable precision. As such, I'm sure it won't come as much of a surprise to hear that the big Artifacts 2.0 update will be coming this March 31st, only a little bit later than what the team predicted quite a few months ago.

The details are still few and far between, but I can tell you the update is going to bring with it a brand new stage to explore, multiple new bosses, as well as a variety of items and equipment to experiment with. Most importantly of all, the update will bring with it improvements to the Artifact system, as well as even more Artifacts to help spice things up.

Curse of the Dead Gods official artwork and logo

Curse of the Dead Gods is a hack & slash roguelite that will have you explore a variety of dungeons littered with traps, hordes of enemies, and permanent curses that can be both beneficial and devastating - all depending on how you deal with them. In other words, Curse of the Dead Gods is going for a 'challenging but fair' style of difficulty, with the enemies being subject to all of the same attacks, curse effects and traps as you are.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what some of the curses are like, through the recent gameplay overview trailer. Have a peek, it's a pretty informative one:

Black Mesa screenshot of the truly alien Xen

[Update]: The long journey has now come to an end! Black Mesa has been officially released!

It has a been a long and difficult road, with the project seeming quite dead on multiple occasions, yet Black Mesa and its developers have persevered and will soon be reaching the grand finale of their entire journey. According to the latest blog post, the fan re-imagining of the original Half-Life will be releasing in full this March 5th!

You can get a pretty good idea of just what Black Mesa has to offer, as well as how much of an improvement it is over the original, through one of the recent trailers for the Xen chapter. Have a gander:

RimWorld artwork and logo for the Royalty expansion

RimWorld's very first expansion Royalty released a little while ago alongside Update 1.1. The two of them brought in royalty as a new social class, powerful psychic powers, a variety of new animals and quests, a new mechanoid type and mechanoid hives, as well as even more items to toy around with.

The influx of new content won't be ending there, however, as RimWorld developers have now come out to announce their plans for the future. In the short term you can expect a variety of bug fixes and improvements based on player feedback, while in the long-term the Royalty DLC will be expanded with a with a bunch of new features. Here's a brief list highlighting what the developers are currently working on: