Game Watch: Masquerada: Songs and Shadows

Unravel the conspiracies enshrouding the turmoil-ridden city of Ombre in Masquerada, a tactical action RPG set in a lush 2.5D Venetian fantasy world of masks and magic. Players will follow the trails of the Inspettore, Cicero Gavar, who returns from exile to solve a kidnapping that threatens to bring Ombre’s chaos to a boiling point.

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Game Watch: Serpent in the Staglands

A 90s CRPG in every way but the release date, Serpent in the Staglands is a campaign within the world of Vol, a fully realized setting inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape, with unique politics, races and gods steeped in history. Featuring a chosen party of five, you take the role of Necholai, a minor god of a celestial body, who descends to the Staglands for a moonlit festival only to find his way home blocked and immortality slipping out of his grasp. Seeking answers and aid, he takes on a mortal body and the guise of a traveling Spicer.

While the game rolls the dice for you, you’ll traverse the Staglands on a path narrated by your own wits and choices. A true role-playing experience, Serpent in the Staglands doesn’t hinder your adventure with auto-populating map markers, checklist quest grinding or rigid story exposition. You’ll put the pieces of the puzzle together, and with different ending scenarios and closed off areas of the game based off actions, you’ll want to play it more than once.

Use your own wits to examine maps, decipher languages, decode runes and figure out how to kill the unkillable.

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Buy now for $19.99

Game Watch: Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

Amid lingering political turmoil, the first and only female empress of China, Wu Zetian rises to power. Within months of her ascension to the throne, murmurs of discontentment and revolution swell as detractors and enemies begin plotting against her. It is against this backdrop that our protagonist, newly appointed investigating magistrate Di Renjie, must solve a gruesome series of murders–which will lead him on a collision course with the Imperial court and the empress herself.

Will our young detective overcome his own inner demons and his allegiance to the previous emperor? What is the connection between the murdered courtesans and the capital’s many political secrets? YOU must uncover the truth…

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Game Watch: Therefore

The Wanderer wakes up in the First Realm, he finds it fading away, being torn apart and consumed by The Degradation. Inside his head the voices are whining: “Save The First Realm”

But The Wanderer has lost his memories and his voice. The only thing he can do is wander, exploring the First Realm searching for answers, about himself, about what is menacing the reality.

With no memories and no voice, but with a great power pounding inside him, The Wanderer will soon discover that he is capable of amazing feats.

The player, while using The Wanderer, will be able to extract The Essences which shapes everything in The Realm and all his inhabitants, store them and mixed them to forge special items that will help him in the adventure, and if something goes wrong, he would use the Memento Mori to reset the day and learn from his mistakes.

But be warned! This day it is the last life day of The Realm, The Wanderer must be ready before confront the End of the Tangle and a lot of paths will open in front of him, a lot of choices, you will be his guide, the end of this story will depend on you.

The story about all of us.

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Release TBA


Game Watch: Paradise Never

Paradise Never is an action RPG set on an island colony of France, during the Revolution of 2027.

You started the revolution with hopeful intent, but it failed.

Everything you cherished, gone so quickly.

And then came the real start to your story: for reasons inscrutiable, a goddess was watching, and she has intervened. She is making you relive those three days over and over again, but with seemingly no escape.

Is it an eternal punishment, or a second chance?

Find a way to finish what you started. Or failing that: save your friends.

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Game Watch: Return of the Obra Dinn


In 1802, the merchant ship “Obra Dinn” set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn’t met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Early this morning of October 14th, 1808, the Obra Dinn drifted into port with sails damaged and no visible crew. As insurance adjustor for the East India Company’s London Office, find means to board the ship and recover the captain’s logbook for assessment.


My first computer was a Mac Plus. I’ve always had a nostalgia-softened spot in my heart for 1-bit graphics. I’d like to capture the detailed black & white look of old Mac games in a realtime 1st person game. I plan to push it grittier and less cartoon-like than those old games; the hard part will be keeping everything legible without it becoming an unreadable mess of dithered pixels. One interesting problem with 1-bit rendering is that it doesn’t scale well for images and it compresses to video like shit – so YouTube stuff may look really poor. We’ll see how it goes.


I want to challenge myself so this’ll be a very different game from anything I’ve done before, including Papers Please. There’ll be less creativity with the gameplay and instead I want to experiment with the rendering, story, and a few technical features. Right now I have only a rough idea about the narrative. I’m hoping to capture a compelling mystery with suspense and twists in the limited space of an old merchant sailing ship. It won’t be the typical “collect items and look for clues” structure. There’s a slightly cool gameplay hook but I won’t go into details on that until much later.

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Release TBA

There’s an early development build here.