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EGX 2015: The Leftovers (Part 1)

More EGX 2015 coverage from our reporter Alex Wolfe.

I saw way more at EGX than I’ll ever have time to review properly – not least because I have other meaningless obligations, like a university degree. Still, I thought some things should get a mention, so here’s a quick round-up of the things I saw at EGX that I don’t have time right now to cover properly. If there’s anything you like the sound of, check it out! Most of these games are in early access or will be released sometime in 2016, so keep an eye out.

BEARS CAN’T DRIFT?!

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Think Mario Kart, but with bears. And drifting. An absolutely adorable four-player open world racing game, soon to be released on Steam and consoles. I even heard a rumour that someone on the team’ll be reviewing this soon.

MAYAN DEATH ROBOTS

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Two-player platforming, Mayan inspired, Worms-’em-up. Depending on which god you choose as your patron, you get different bonuses and ultimate weapons. My favourite’s Chac, the god of lightning. He’s an orbital Tesla Cannon.

ESPER

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“There once was a man named…”
“Oh. It’s You.”

Those are some iconic lines from certain games that Esper, a game for the Oculus Rift and other VR devices, smooshes together in a beautiful medley of puzzling and story. Seriously. I want an Oculus just for this game.

EUGENICS

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No, you don’t play as the Nazis. You’ve just been tasked with discovering which genes in the human genetic code do what by forcefully genetically engineering babies to have certain traits defined by which genes you switch on. A hyper-cute dystopia. It’s not as bad as it sounds, honestly!

FORGOTTEN BALL

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Minimalist vertically scrolling platformer. Need I say more? [Ed: Yes. This isn’t Twitter. -R]

IRON FISH

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Under the sea,
Under the sea,
There’s a Commotion
Down in the ocean
Under the sea

You better fear for your life
Solve mysteries and try not to die,
It’s pretty scary,
You should be wary,
Under the sea!

…Ahem.

ETIR

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Nordic-inspired Dark Souls Isometric Dungeon Crawler thing. It’s pretty good. Go check it out when it’s released.

MOVE OR DIE

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You move, or your health drains away. Four-player platforming brawler; a series of minigames where there’s only one consistent rule. We’re sure you can guess what it is.

AEROBAT

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Oh, what’s that? I can’t have my engines and my ridiculously overpowered laser turret of doom firing at the same time? Well, guess I’ll have to fling myself up in the air and do crazy acrobatics stunts in my plane to fire. Eh, you can’t have everything.

THE MASTERPLAN

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…You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder for money? Sure, after all I am a wanted criminal. Let’s do a bank heist while we’re at it! Think Hotline Miami if it was a stealth game with multiple characters.

HERALD

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An artsy point and click set on a ship during the 19th century. I’ll be picking this one up for sure.

THE FLOCK

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The game you’ve all heard about, the one with the expiration date. By the way, I took out about 10 or so. So blame me if the game dies 10 or so things before you’d like it to.

DECKBOUND

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An online deck-building game/CCG which is like the love child of Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone. It’s unique, I’ll give it that.

Our coverage of the odd dregs of EGX continues tomorrow!

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