Hi, I'm Mandrake and I'm a horse! 🐴 I've been part of Elekk's community since November 2017. I enjoy listening to #darksynth and mostly post about #indiegames, such as what I've been playing recently and whether there's anything good being given away for free. I also have a collection of every single game I've played on itch.io, which I regularly update with short summaries for each: https://itch.io/c/895727/played #introduction #reintroduction
Slime Rancher 2 hopes, SR1 criticism
All I want from a Slime Rancher sequel is for free-range ranching to be worthwhile. There is absolutely no reason to do this in the first Slime Rancher unless you want an inefficient system that requires far more effort to run. Make free-range slimes produce more plorts, have certain types of slime that can't be kept in corrals, punish the player if they cram too many slimes into one pen. Just do *anything* so that the player isn't implicitly pushed into running literal battery farms!
You can pick up Titan Souls for free on Steam within the next 24 hours: https://store.steampowered.com/app/297130/Titan_Souls/ #freegame
This minor change has caused a utter nobody on Steam to complain about the developer putting their "political takes about rich people" into the video game about paying extortionate rent to a faceless landlord who gets killed off if you win.
Humble are giving away free Steam keys for Surviving Mars - Deluxe Edition this weekend: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/surviving-mars-deluxe-edition-free-game #freegame
There was a major update to Luck be a Landlord today which includes the following change: "Billionaires no longer drop Spirits when the player has the Shrine item because they don't have souls."
Another great game in the Indie bundle for Palestinian Aid is Luck be a Landlord. It's a roguelite where you add items to a slot machine, which then interact with each other and generate money to pay rent. Surprisingly addictive: https://trampolinetales.itch.io/luck-be-a-landlord
(Tip: don't add too many items if you want consistency, and focus on certain synergies)
One of the many games included in Itch's Indie bundle for Palestinian Aid is Mini Metro, a minimalist simulation about designing efficient underground transport systems. See how long you can last before everything becomes too crowded and falls apart: https://dinopoloclub.itch.io/minimetro
Some notable titles in this bundle that I recommend include: Hacknet, GNOG, Orwell, Nuclear Throne, Pikuniku, Minit, Mini Metro, Dominique Pamplemousse, Fortune-499, ART SQOOL, Spring Falls, Signs of the Sojourner, Bleed 1/2, VVVVVV, Democratic Socialism Simulator
There's a massive pay-what-you-want bundle on Itch this week that's raising money for the UNRWA to provide aid to Palestinian refugees: https://itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for-palestinian-aid
To celebrate Pride Month, Tell Me Why is free on Steam for all of June: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1180660/Tell_Me_Why/ #freegame
Sludge Life, my favourite game of 2020, is now available on Steam and Nintendo Switch. Explore an industrial island sinking into the shit and search for fun at the fringes of late-capitalism: https://shopsludgelife.com/
Turns out that using microwaves to revive frozen hamsters isn't an urban legend or a joke written specifically for Day of the Tentacle https://youtu.be/2tdiKTSdE9Y
Twitter link; Resident Evil 8age; pronouns (+++)
Someone got the VA for The Duke to do a bit where he asks for the customer’s pronouns and it’s just the best
Little Nightmares and Company of Heroes 2 are both free-to-keep on Steam this Bank Holiday weekend:
horror platformer Little Nightmares is free to keep on steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/424840/Little_Nightmares/
I have never actually played a video game, my hooves are too big to push the buttons 🐴
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