Adventure 22 March 2014
An original two-dimensional adventure game developed by Amanita Design - an independent Czech studio popular for the Samorost series. The action is set in a bizarre world made entirely of metal. All the plants, wildlife and humans were replaced by robots. The player assumes the role of one such robot, wrongfully sent to a junkyard. Once back in town, the protagonist discovers the existence of a conspiracy aiming to murder its leader. He decides to prevent the murder attempt and tries to get back his girlfriend along the way. The game is based on the classic point-and-click mechanics and the player collects various items when exploring subsequent locations and solves a set of relatively simple puzzles. Machinarium stands out with its well-made hand-drawn visuals inspired by industrial architecture, old and rusty machinery, as well as by classics of science-fiction literature.
Endless Fables 2: Frozen Path (WP)
Adventure 14 November 2017
The sequel to a casual adventure game developed by the Hungarian Sunward Games. This time around, an anthropologist by the name of Pamela Cavendish sets off to find her missing friend, who has not come back from the expedition on which he was researching the sources of a Norse myth about Hodur and Loki. Yet again, players get to explore diversified locations, collect multiple items, and solve different puzzles.
A dark fantasy tactical RPG with turn-based combat created by Polish developer Jujubee. In Spellcrafter you assume the role of a hero representing one of three playable classes (Human, Necromancer, or Elf), and set out on a journey to explore a world full of magic. On your way you get to earn experience and gold, interact with non-player characters, and undertake various missions that often put you up against tough moral decisions. The game features isometric view, and as you play you gradually expand your team by recruiting heroes you encounter on the way, each of them providing your team with unique abilities. The game’s turn-based combat emphasizes both tactical depth and strategic elements. Spellcrafter’s characteristic feature is its unique system of spell casting. In order to cast a spell you have draw a specific pattern on the screen – the quicker and more accurate you are the more powerful the spell is.
Age of Empires: World Domination (WP)
A mobile real time strategy game developed by the Singapore-based studio KLab Global using the license of the Microsoft's cult strategy series. In the game, the player takes control of one of the great historical civilizations and his task is to develop its power and lead it to world domination. The player can choose from Celts, Brits, Vikings, Japanese, Chinese, Franks, Saracen, and Huns. Each nation has its own technology tree, buildings, and units, among which there are also legendary historical characters with unique abilities. As in other games of the series, gameplay in Age of Empires: World Domination consists mostly of gathering resources, developing the nation's economy, and participating in battles which, despite being much smaller than in PC installments of the series, offer a significant tactical depth. The game is available for free and based on the free-to-play model with additional microtransactions.
Dungeon Hunter 5 (WP)
RPG 12 March 2015
The fifth major installment of the popular mobile action RPG series by Gameloft. The story of Dungeon Hunter 5 is a direct continuation of that from its predecessor. Even though the forces of darkness have been stopped, glory days of the kingdom of Valenthia are at an end. Trade routes are overrun by bandits, while demons appear in swamps to create a grand undead army with the warriors who rise from the grave. In the game, we assume the role of a bounty hunter who tries to restore order in the kingdom, at least partially. The gameplay mechanics haven’t been significantly changed and are still rooted in the hack ‘n’ slash genre. The protagonist’s tasks include performing subsequent quests that involve exploration of the kingdom, fighting hordes of monsters, gathering treasures, and developing skills with the obtained experience. The equipment system now lets us destroy items to acquire raw materials needed to enhance weapons.
Five Nights at Freddy's (WP)
Adventure 01 December 2014
An original horror game created by Scott Cawthon, an independent gamemaker. The player assumes the role of a watchman who takes up a seasonal job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. What is important about the restaurant, is that mechanical mascots are its main attraction. A seemingly easy job turns into a true nightmare during the very first night, when the protagonist discovers that the sympathetic animatronics come to life after dark and display a hostile attitude towards humans. Trapped in a cramped watch room, the protagonist has to avoid contact with murderous robots during five subsequent nights. The task is not easy, because using various devices, such as lighting and monitoring systems, as well as locking the door drains the power supply, which has to be appropriately managed throughout the entire night. Despite its simplistic mechanics, Five Nights at Freddy's provides a good dose of anxiety and is capable of frightening the player with ease.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege (WP)
Strategy 17 September 2014
Age of Empires: Castle Siege is a spin-off of the best-selling Age of Empires series. Castle Siege is a free-to-play game with optional microtransactions. The game was developed by Smoking Gun Interactive, creators of many mobile games and Kinect games for Xbox 360, under the watchful eye of Microsoft. Castle Siege is set in medieval times, and the players can choose one of the few historic factions to play as. The game's mechanics are rather different than those from the regular Age of Empires games. Age of Empires: Castle Siege has two primary gameplay aspects: the economic one, focusing on gathering resources, castle's extensions, and technological development; and the strategic one, which requires the players to attack other strongholds, controlled either by A.I. or other players. Multiplayer, which allows PC and mobile gamers to play together, is the core of the gameplay. However, Smoking Gun Interactive also created a single player mode, in which the players can play out a multiple mission campaign, and single scenarios inspired by famous historic battles.
Candy Crush Jelly Saga (WP)
Logic 07 January 2016
Another installment in the series of casual puzzle games created by King.com. Candy Crush Jelly Saga is based on the popular match-3 mechanics and, similarly to previous installments of the series, features no storyline, focusing entirely on gameplay. The objective of the game is to conquer more than a hundred available levels by creating sets of at least three candies of the same type out of many more shown on the screen. In contrast to most other match-3 games, the levels aren’t randomly generated – instead, each of them is a carefully-planned logical challenge with candies placed in specific places and featuring unique map shapes. The gameplay is more varied thanks to the boss fights, during which the player must complete additional objectives. The game provides also means for competition between friends through internet rankings.
Dragon Mania Legends (WP)
RPG 07 January 2015
A role-playing game with economic strategy elements by Gameloft. The production is heavily inspired by the Pokemon franchise—it is set on the Dragonlandia Island, and your task is to collect over 300 species of dragons and develop their skills. As the game progresses, they get stronger and more resilient, and also learn special attacks. After such preparations, you can use the dragons in arena battles or in duels against other players from better leagues. Dragon Mania Legends also allows you to have your own dragon island, where you can erect buildings in exchange for the money you earn during battles. Interestingly, you also can visit other people's islands and trade gifts, as well as talk to others via the in-game chat. The game utilizes a free-to-play model with microtransactions; you can pay for e.g. speeding up the development of your dragons.