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Games: OpenRCT2, Chronicon and Dead Cells

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  • The RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 game engine 'OpenRCT2' has a new release up

    Ready to jump back into a classic? OpenRCT2, the free and open source game engine for playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 on modern systems has a fresh release up.

    Yet another wonderful FOSS project to keep an eye on just like how OpenRA (Red Alert, Dune 2000), openXcom (X-COM) and OpenMW (Morrowind) keep the classics alive so does OpenRCT2. Yesterday, version v0.2.5 "How not to be seen" was released bringing in some feature enhancements and plenty of bug fixes to make it a more pleasant experience.

  • Incredible 2D action RPG 'Chronicon' has a massive update with a Codex, Voice Acting and more

    Chronicon is a serious gem, honestly when it comes to an action RPG it's quite easily one of my favourites because it just feels so damn good. Last week, a massive update went out!

    There's a fancy new character build export/import system, so you can now save your builds and quickly swap between them. Also added is an in-game codex, that will track and lists progression in terms of areas visited, waypoints found, unique monsters killed, regular monsters killed and more. I'm quite a big fan of this Codex feature, something a few other games have to give you something fun to reflect on and compare with others. After all, you want to know you've slain 500 Ghouls right?

  • Dead Cells gets Half-Life content in a small update, plus a bigger update now in testing

    Dead Cells, the absolutely awesome action-packed mix of rogue-lite and metroidvania styling has a fresh small update out with a little Half-Life theme to it.

    Available right now to celebrate Half-Life: Alyx, the developers Evil Empire and Motion Twin have added in a HEV suit skin for your character, the iconic Half-Life crowbar and you can also make all the food items to find be from Half-Life too. Just a few fun tweaks but if you're also a Half-Life fan, it's something you absolutely need to go and find. Yes—you do need to find these new items, you're not just given them.

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