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  • The Iconoclasts

    The Iconoclasts is a graphically beautiful platform game with well written dialogue and flourishes with character. The game is in alpha stages but the author has made...

    • Long adventure, comparable level of love put into it Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • It's got wonderful pixel graphics, great platformer feel and shooting very similar to Cave Story. The world is a weird, fantasy mixed with sci-fi, yet colorful and lovable. Interesting story and bosses. Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • Of Light & Shadow

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  • Space Castle

    Bosses try to hamper the player from learning the true nature of the doctor. The Malas believe that the doctor is the only one that can cure them before they turn into a...

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  • The Balloon Quest

    "The Balloon Quest" is an ambitious 2,5d indie game platformer (PC&Mac) which will win you over with a lot of love for detail and fresh gameplay mechanics....

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