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SCP: Secret Laboratory

A fun shooter/horror game set within the SCP Foundation. Survive the horrifying SCPs, die, and the have good laugh after the match. The game is still in development but has a lot of potential.

 

SCP Foundation Log: 041718
Author: [REDACTED]

A breakout has happened within the SCP Foundation. SCPs 049, 096, 106, and 173 have escaped containment.
D Class have also been unlocked from their chambers.
Cause of the breakout is unknown, SCP-079 is currently unresponsive, unclear if SCP-079 is the cause of the breakout.
Nine Tail Fox are currently en route to the facility, ETA: 12 minutes.
All researchers are to evacuate the facility immediately and rendezvous with the N.T.F. and avoid both the SCPs and the D Class at all costs.
Chaos Insurgency has arrived onto the facility.
SCPs 049, 096, and 173 have been reclassified as Keter, all available units of the N.T.F. must eliminate any SCPs in sight, along with the Chaos Insurgency, and the D Class.
D Class must not escape from the facility.
Access to SCP-914 has been opened, all researchers must use SCP-914 to construct an administrator keycard and use it to activate the Alpha Warhead…
Destroy the underground facility…
Wipe out the Insurgents…
Wipe out the SCPs…
Survival is the only option…
If you see any of the SCPs…
RUN…

Okay seriousness aside, SCP: Secret Laboratory is the most fun I ever had with a multiplayer shooter. The visuals aren’t too amazing to look at, but I feel that adds to the creepiness factor, giving the game an uncanny look to it. There isn’t anything more terrifying than finding yourself alone within the foundation’s hallways only to suddenly come across the statue SCP-176 who will snap your neck once look away from it. Or getting caught by SCP-106’s personal dimension and trying to find out which door is the way out. And don’t get me started on SCP-096! Then you get gunned down by the either the Chaos Insurgency or the Nine Tail Fox. Some matches you’ll be on edge while hunting for the SCPs, and other times you’ll be having a good laugh with your teammates yelling out “D-BOIS” while stealing the keycards from the scientists and calling them “NERDS”. I’ve been coming back to this game quite often and had fun every time. The best part is that it is available for the low low price of… NOTHING. The game is still in development, so it is far from perfect. In my case, I had the game crash on me quite often, which can be quite annoying. Regardless there is a lot of potential for this game, and definitely worth keeping an eye on.

If you want to check out the game for yourself, then check out the Steam store page here!

Also, if you want to support the game, you can check out the developer’s Patreon here!

WILL: A Wonderful World

Great puzzle game, with an interesting game play. Very reading heavy, but a dynamic use of Music/FX to pull you into the stories & scenes. Easy to get sucked into the world the creators have designed.

I started playing WILL: A Wonderful World the same way I jump into most games, knowing a premise and the style. What I didn’t expect was to be pulled into the world of the “God” character for 2 hours in a coffee shop. The Gods in the story are a nice change from the drama of the human stories, cutting away with their own banter and some occasional fourth wall breaks, the Dog-God is sassy butyou holds some secrets… What are you hiding dog?

From what I can see this game started in Chinese, but has been carefully translated and is now available in English as well. If it was translated, I am very impressed so far. The English version doesn’t feel like an awkward translation, and flows seamlessly. Looking past just the written portion of this game’s story, the music and sound effects do a wonderful job of creating the worlds and setting the stage, with some beautiful artwork that appears when you get the stories just right. The characters have their own distinct voices, and the opening of each letter starts in the native language of where their stories take place. Even without having a cut scene to bring you through the stories, you are drawn in by subtle cues in the music, or a jarring jolt of the screen.

I haven’t put a lot of time into this game, but so far it’s a Yes for me. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this story, and the character web unfolds. The artwork in the “Opening Titles” was enough to get me hooked, because it introduced all of the players at once, so I know what to look forward to.

By no means is this a quick game, there are varying numbers of outcomes for each story, and even if you choose to play the “hard mode” of the game, you are not stuck there, and can always choose for a specific letter or event to show the hints, and go right back into the same level you chose when the next part of the story is revealed (which I appreciate as a casual gamer.) It doesn’t have a huge learning curve, and anyone who is into story-heavy games can get into this pretty quickly without needing a super spec’d out gaming rig 🙂

Nippon Marathon

Inspired by Japanese gameshows presents a crazy and fun local multiplayer foot race for fame! From heat seeking melons to old men in skirts, there is a lot of potential for this early access title.

I pretty much love this game, and I want to see more of it. So far I have been playing this game in single player, but even then it is still very fun to play through. One moment your in the lead and then suddenly you wind up tripping into a spectator, or getting knocked down by melons raining from the sky. It’s not all about winning the race, but being the most popular among the competition. You gain popularity by outrunning the competition, using items against your opponents, and answering the random question by Wedy Jones (The game’s field reporter). There is also (so far) a colorful cast of characters such as… man in lobster costume, girl in narwhal hoodie, a guy with a dog for a head, and an old man in schoolgirl uniform. This game is indeed a good time, especially with friends.

This game is an early access title, so that means this game is still unfinished (I mean you can’t even change the volume and sound effects, just turn them off and on). There are so far 4 courses, with 4 more coming later (I really want to see the Steamy Steamy Monkeys level), including a full marathon mode and even a planned story mode. My only criticism is that the character models don’t exactly look… amazing… but the game is seen from a top-down perspective so it’s not that big a deal. I would love to see more come to the game, maybe even see an online multiplayer mode get added to the game (though according to the devs it doesn’t look like they have any plans to add online multiplayer). As it stands this is a game I do highly recommend it, even in its current state. This is the ideal game to invite some friends over to your place and have a good laughing time.

Please note that a controller is HIGHLY recommended for this game.

If your interested in this title, its available on Steam for only $9.99! Check out the store page here!

Doki Doki Literature Club

Fun and engaging game with a twist that comes out of left field. Not very long, but worth the time, definitely worth a second play through to unlock all its secrets. Love the art style and characters?

This is a great game, even for someone who is a casual gamer (like me) I have the attention span of a goldfish when it comes to seeing a game all the way through.

With the twists and turns that this game threw my way (even after seeing a brief screenshot spoiler) it still threw me for a loop when it finally came down to it. Even as a straight female, playing a game that insisted I was a he (although I heard you can choose your gender in a fan-made after story) it was still enjoyable and creeped me out just enough to keep me interested.

I applaud the developers for the thought that was put into this seemingly simplistic game, that is terrifyingly self-aware. If you haven’t gotten spoiled by the internet yet I definitely suggest avoiding spoilers like the plague and jumping right into it for yourself. It’s free on Steam.

 

 

 

 

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