Stardew Valley screenshot of a well-maintained farm

Stardew Valley has finally received it's long-awaited multiplayer mode a little while ago, which usually would be the end of the story for an already well-maintained and incredibly polished indie game. According to the latest developer blog post, however, it would appear that not only is Stardew Valley getting more content in the future, but it will be getting more content at a seemingly faster rate as well!

"Now, I believe I’ve said in the past that I wanted to devote all my time to the new game, and I might not work on any new Stardew Valley content. Well, that’s not exactly true," reads the lengthy blog post. "While there have been times in the past where I felt burnt out, and maybe even said that I wanted to move on, I always find myself coming back to Stardew Valley."

World of Demons screenshot of the Mage freezing his enemies

Book of Demons is a deck-building hack and slash adventure with a rather unique and fetching paper-craft aesthetic. It spent around two years in Steam's Early Access program, and after receiving quite a few updates and positive reviews, I am glad to say that it has now finally released in full!

You can get a pretty good idea of what Book of Demons is about, as well as what the visuals look like, by checking out the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it's fairly short:

Slay the Spire screenshot of the Defect

While it may seem like a simple card game at first, Slay the Spire is a brilliant combination of turn-based strategy and roguelike progression systems. I've probably 'beaten' it about fifty times at this point, but I still find myself coming back to it because of how many different playstyles you can utilize, and perhaps most importantly, because of how often the developers have patched it with new features and balance changes.

With all of that in mind, I am extremely happy to say that Slay the Spire will finally be coming out of Early Access on January 23rd, 2019! There will be a price increase shortly after the upcoming Winter Sale, however, so you might want to grab it before that happens.

Hades official artwork showing off the god himself

The Epic Games Store has recently opened its doors, and what better way to start things off than by announcing and subsequently releasing Hades, a brand new game from the creators of Bastion, Transistor and Pyre. Given the studio's previous work, I'm sure it won't come as much of a surprise to hear that Hades is a remarkably stylish dungeon crawler with some rogue-like elements thrown into the mixture, as well as a focus on storytelling through some quality narration.

Since these types of games are better shown than talked about, allow me to share with you the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it's quite an interesting one:

Battle Princess Madelyn screenshot of a battle against a giant skeleton boss

If you're a fan of challenging gameplay and action-platformers in general, you might be interested to hear that the Ghouls 'n Ghosts inspired Battle Princess Madelyn is set to arrive this December 6th for both PC and consoles. As you might imagine from that description alone, Battle Princess Madelyn is all about scouring the various levels for secrets and new weapons, mastering the movement and combat mechanics, and naturally, trying to beat up giant bosses without losing any of your power-ups in the process.

You can get a pretty good idea of what Battle Princess Madelyn is all about, as well as what the visual style looks like, through the recently posted trailer down below. Have a gander, it's quite a charming game:

X4: Foundations screenshot of a ship flying through an asteroid field

Nearly 20 years have past since the original X: Beyond the Frontier released, and thankfully it would appear that the series is still going strong as X4: Foundations has recently made its way to Steam alongside some fairly positive reviews. Much like it's predecessors, X4: Foundations is all about roaming around space, building your own ships and stations, fighting or trading with the various factions, and naturally, creating an empire that will dominate all others.

Since trying to explain all of this through words alone is a bit of a pointless venture, allow me to share with you one of the gameplay previews. It should give you a pretty darn good idea of what X4: Foundations is all about and what you can expect to see. Have a gander:

Loria screenshot of Warcraft 2 styled visuals

If you're feeling nostalgic about Warcraft 2 and 3, you might be interested to hear that the newly released Loria has taken some heavy, heavy inspiration from both of them. The visuals are greatly reminiscent of Warcraft 2, there are two playable races with their own unique campaigns, each faction has dozens of units and upgrades to juggle, you can level up and equip six different heroes, and the list goes on.

You can get a pretty good idea of what Loria looks like in gameplay terms, as well as how the Warcraft 2 styled visuals hold up in motion, through the recently posted trailer down below. Have a gander: