Spore Review

Spore – Part 1

Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released on: Dec 19, 2008

Spore is a simulator game, portraying the evolutionary stages of an alien creature, starting as a single cell, then gradually becoming sentient beings ready to establish themselves on this unknown planet. Design your own creature and help them survive all five stages of life. One day they could potentially colonize entire galaxies!

Genre: A Simulation/Exploration game

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The Stanley Parable Review

The Stanley Parable

Developer: Galactic Cafe
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Oct 17, 2013

When the live demo of The Stanley Parable was released, it began as a game design test where the player was guided by an omnipresent narrator as he or she tours the inside of a corporate building, being lead into multiple rooms through a 1st person perspective. The narrator soon gains self-awareness of the fact that we are inside his game which is all about making “choices”.

Genre: An Adventure-Indie Game

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Terraria Revisited

Terraria

Developer: Re-Logic
Publisher: See Above
Released on May 16, 2011

Terraria is a 2-D sandbox game that lets the player choose their own adventure, being given the freedom to craft whatever their heart desires. It combines elements of classic sprite games with open-world exploration to motivate players to survive by building houses, crafting stronger tools, digging through caverns, recruiting NPCs, and of course, defending them from monsters of the night.

Genre: Action-Adventure Sandbox RPG

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FTL: Faster Than Light Review

FTL: Faster Than Light 

Developer: Subset Games
Publisher: See Above
Released on Sept 14, 2012

FTL: Faster Than Light is a strategy-based simulator where you’re a spaceship captain, trying to save the galaxy from the invading rebel fleets. Traveling from one point to another, you will encounter many perils that lie ahead. You are responsible for keeping your crew alive by directing power towards the ship’s main functions. 

Genre: A Simulation-Strategy Game

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A Review of RimWorld

RimWorld on Steam

Developer: Ludeon Studios
Publisher: Same as above
Released on July 15, 2016

If you were stranded in a dangerous world with nothing besides a few of your friends and some basic supplies, how long do you think you’d survive? Fortunately, there are games that let you find out the answer without risking your life. Rimworld gives you the chance to take on aspects of human colonization to a whole new level, by simulating the challenges of building an empire.

Genre: Indie-Strategy Simulator

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