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PC Gaming Week of October 7, 2019

26 Total Games Curated Out of 111 Games Releasing

Percentage of All PC Games Considered: 23.42%

The following titles are what we feel are the most noteworthy games releasing this week of October 7 - 13, 2019. The description for each title is either authored by the studio or its publisher.

Most Anticipated

GRID

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: GRID is a racing experience like no other. Offering unrivalled wheel-to-wheel racing, GRID returns with an all-new experience where every race is the chance to choose your own path, create your own story and conquer the world of Motorsport.

Take your place in the GRID World Series and fight in thrilling moment-to-moment battles with the most iconic and desirable race cars – current and classic, from GT through Touring and Muscle to Stock and Super Modified – and in some of the world’s most iconic locations.

GRID captures every moment of the race, from the adrenaline rush of lights-out to the elation at the chequered flag. Incidents come one right after the other – tight overtakes, bumper-to bumper scrapes and competitive collisions – all heightened by rivalries, team-mates and a nemesis driver who will all either try to help or hinder your progress.

Release Date: Oct 10, 2019
Developer: Codemasters
Publisher: Codemasters

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Indivisible

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Indivisible is a hand drawn action RPG platformer from Lab Zero, creators of the critically acclaimed Skullgirls! Set in a huge fantasy world, Indivisible tells the story of Ajna, a fearless girl with a rebellious streak who sets out on a quest to save everything she knows from being destroyed.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 8, 2019
DEVELOPER: Lab Zero Games
PUBLISHER: 505 Games

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Yooka and Laylee return for a platform hybrid adventure

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a brand-new platform adventure from some of the key creative talent behind 'Donkey Kong Country'. With their arch-nemesis Capital B up to no good, the buddy duo needs to spring into action once again to save the day. To thwart his evil plan of using a “Hivemind” device to enslave an entire kingdom of bees, our heroes need to take the fight to Capital B’s “Impossible” Lair. Things look tough, but with the help of Queen Phoebee and her Royal Beetallion , Yooka and Laylee might just have a chance!

2.5D Platforming! Each level offers beautiful, rich visuals with detail and depth. Yooka, Laylee and a whole host of colourful characters (good and bad) are realised in stunning 2.5D

3D Overworld! The overworld isn’t just a hub to hop from level to level, it provides a whole separate gaming experience! Explore and unlock more 2D levels by completing objectives and puzzles, rescue the Royal Beetallion bees and find collectibles.

Alternate Level States! Think you’ve got a level figured out? Try it in its alternate state! Flip switches in the overworld to create new landscapes. Hook up electricity, submerge them in water, freeze or literally flip them upside down for radically altered challenges!

Bee-at the Impossible Lair! Players are free to tackle Capital B’s Impossible Lair at any time; however, they may find it too much of a challenge without the help of the Royal Beetallion. Free them by completing levels and they will add to your defences when taking on Capital B’s dastardly traps!

RELEASE DATE: Oct 8, 2019
DEVELOPER: Playtonic Games
PUBLISHER: Team17 Digital Ltd

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We Were Here Together

Embark on a puzzle solving adventure in which you and a partner must prove you can communicate and work together to escape the haunted Castle Rock.

It all begins with an emergency flare lighting up the sky and a distress call waking you from uneasy dreams. Your fellow Antarctic explorers are in trouble, and the two of you left at base camp must work together to launch a rescue mission. If only you knew what you were getting into…

From the research base camp you’ll need to figure out a way to get to the source of the distress flare. Once you’re through the frozen Antarctic wastes, you'll find yourselves separated inside a medieval castle, facing puzzles, secrets, and dangers! You and your partner start out with nothing but your wits and a walkie-talkie each. Observation, smart communication and teamwork will be the only way to escape from the sinister Castle Rock.

What’s new?
For returning fans of the We Were Here series, this time you can expect even more puzzles, longer play time, new mechanics, and discover more of the story behind the Antarctic expedition and Castle Rock itself...

RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2019
DEVELOPER: Total Mayhem Games
PUBLISHER: Total Mayhem Games

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Corpse Party: Blood Drive

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: While some members of Kisaragi Academy's class 2-9 returned from their trip to the hellish, otherworldly elementary school known as Heavenly Host, many did not, and the survivors struggle on a daily basis to preserve the memories of those who were unfortunate enough to perish within its halls.

There is one ray of hope, however: an ancient tome known as the Book of Shadows. Class president Ayumi Shinozaki attempted to make use of its magic to resurrect her deceased friends once before, but only compounded the tragedy in the process. And now the book has been lost.

Or has it? When a spiritual photograph turns up, suggesting the Book of Shadows may now reside in the tattered remains of Heavenly Host, Ayumi becomes obsessed with finding it so she can make one last attempt to set things right.

What follows is nothing short of a nightmare.

Picking up two months after Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, Corpse Party: Blood Drive serves as the definitive conclusion to the Heavenly Host story arc.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 10, 2019
DEVELOPER: MAGES. Inc., 5pb.
PUBLISHER: XSEED Games

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Deliver Us The Moon

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Deliver Us The Moon is a Sci-Fi thriller set in an apocalyptic near future where Earth's natural resources are depleted. In an effort to solve the energy crisis, global powers created the World Space Agency and secured a promising new source of energy on the moon.

The World Space Agency colonized and operated from the moon until one fateful night all communications with Earth ceased and the energy source was lost. Now, years later, you assume the role of Earth's last astronaut on a do-or-die mission to investigate what happened and save humanity.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 10, 2019
DEVELOPER: KeokeN Interactive
PUBLISHER: Wired Productions

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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Experience the most complete Trine ever created!

The Trine series returns to the magic of 2.5D with Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince! The three heroes of the best-selling adventure series are back, sent on a quest to retrieve the troubled young Prince Selius. Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief are joined together once again on a thrilling quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes teeming with danger.

Prince Selius suffers from intensely dark dreams and, due to his magical talents, monstrous nightmares are able to slip into reality and wreak havoc on the waking world. Amadeus, Pontius, and Zoya must find the afflicted prince and resolve the desperate situation before the world is engulfed by the Nightmare Prince's shadows.

Trine 4 reaches new heights in the series, bringing the most complete gameplay experience ever to fans and new players alike!

RELEASE DATE: Oct 8, 2019
DEVELOPER: Frozenbyte
PUBLISHER: Modus Games

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A Knight's Quest

A gorgeous action adventure on an epic scale. Play as Rusty – a kind-hearted, but clumsy adventurer who accidentally starts a chain of events which will destroy his world. Solve mind-bending puzzles, fight challenging enemies, defeat huge bosses and platform your way through a fantastic open world in this lavish take on classic action adventure games.

Rusty begins his adventure with just a trusty sword and basic shield, but he’ll soon unlock ‘Spirit Powers’ – spectacular abilities which have the power to transform not only himself, but also the world around him. Harness the powers of Fire, Ice and Time to devastating effect, using them to conquer enemies in battle or solve environmental puzzles.

DEVELOPER: Sky 9 Games
PUBLISHER: Curve Digital

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Curated Indies

Dual Blade ~ Battle of The Female Ninja ~

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Dual Blade ~ Battle of The Female Ninja ~ is 3D Action game. You control Female Ninja "Anzu". So, You kill enemy to save world. Short Story is below. The planet exists far beyond the earth. Name the planet Asate. Astate was now invaded by a mysterious monster. A powerful person must stand

RELEASE DATE: Oct 7, 2019
DEVELOPER: BEIO WOLF LTD.
PUBLISHER: BEIO WOLF LTD.

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Dragon Star Varnir

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Fight in 3-tiered battles, devour your enemies, and customize your characters in this epic RPG to end the dragon's curse!

RELEASE DATE: Oct 8, 2019
DEVELOPER: Idea Factory, Compile Heart
PUBLISHER: Idea Factory International

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Through The Dust

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Through The Dust is a survival game with sandbox elements. Overcome a hot, dusty canyon to survive. Explore, craft, harvest resources, build simple buildings, hunting, and own the wild. From the begining you must go to end of deep canyon to find help and survive. But to achieve this you need to overcome difficulties of various types.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 7, 2019
DEVELOPER: So Dank Studio
PUBLISHER: So Dank Studio

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Foreign

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Foreign is a role-playing story-driven game, where your relationship with the NPCs affects their behavior. the game is focused on open-world storytelling and can be played with or without fighting according to your choice. You play as a young man, in pursuit of Shelly, your lost girlfriend. Your journey will bring you to Smoky - Stone a small town in the desert. Will you be able to find Shelly in the dangers of the desert, persuade the town people to help you, and deal with groups of escaped convicts? Your decisions will lead you to an ending that reflects your choices. but what will it be? play and find out!

This game is fully featured with story choices and branching dialogues without cut scenes, over 30 stories, 40 characters, and many locations. Talk and persuade through dialogue, cook food, fight with melee, ranged or dart gun, discover story items and letters, fast wait, and fast travel. In Foreign's open-world system, you are free to go wherever you like at any time. free to follow different stories and talk to any person.

I am a sole game developer and 3D designer, I made this game completely by myself over a development period of 3 years.

You are welcome to visit my site and send comments and reviews by email. I hope you enjoy the game.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 7, 2019
DEVELOPER: Ilan Manor
PUBLISHER: Ilan Manor

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Space Robinson: Hardcore Roguelike Action

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: You are an ordinary engineer sent to Colony 21 located on a distant planet to perform maintenance works. You end up surviving a spaceship crash and make it to the abandoned Colony Base. While you are trying to find the answers, you understand that this place is not as friendly as it seems. You are just like a Robinson, trying to survive on a hostile planet lost in outer space.

HARDCORE
This is a rogue-like game. You’ll die. You will die. YOU WILL DIE!!! A million times. Then tutorial ends and you’ll get a chance to fight real Monsters.

ALWAYS NEW
Every single level across 3 big locations is procedurally generated, so you will always find a new spot to die! You still think you will survive?! Try Demo version and let us know in the survey how it went, you, smarty pants!

But wait! If you are tough enough to storm through a couple of levels, you might make it to an outpost where you can refuel and find hints on what has happened to the colonists.

NIGHT SHIFT
You have somehow managed to survive the day? Don’t worry, this planet has some nightlife to offer! Experience a completely different Night Mode that will make you… DIE, of course!

BOT-ASSISTANTS
If you are lucky enough, you can find artifacts and create bots to help you! Start with a cute puppy that turns into a furious beast once the monsters are in sight.

CRAFT AND UPGRADE
Good news: death is useful! Once you die, the Colony AI will use the DNA that you have farsightedly left on the Base to create an exact copy of yourself. You will also retain all the crystals and artifacts that you've gathered (don't ask us how it happens; colonists may know the answer - ask them, when you find them). Repair the Colony units with artifacts and upgrade the reactor with crystals to energize the base. Every reconditioned unit will improve your stats and increase your chances of surviving another minute.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 8, 2019
DEVELOPER: Luxorix Games
PUBLISHER: Alawar Premium

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The Bradwell Conspiracy

Created by a team of award-winning BAFTA luminaries and AAA veterans, with over 60 years of combined experience, The Bradwell Conspiracy is a highly-stylized, narrative-driven first person experience. Featuring an assortment of innovative puzzles and lore-enriching secrets, are you ready to delve into a world of corporate duplicity?

RELEASE DATE: 8th October 2019
DEVELOPER: A Brave Plan
PUBLISHER: Bossa Studios

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Worse than Death

Worse Than Death is a scary, action-adventure horror game about a high school reunion that goes horribly wrong! Run for your life, hide in the shadows, and use your wits to avoid shadowy creatures and uncover the terrible truths of your wretched home town. Solve devious puzzles to reveal the emotionally-charged story of Holly and her friends that will have you hooked until the very end!

RELEASE DATE: Launching October 8th!
DEVELOPER: Benjamin Rivers Inc.
PUBLISHER: Benjamin Rivers Inc.

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Love Esquire - RPG/Dating Sim/Visual Novel

Love Esquire is a romantic-comedy visual novel/dating sim with a touch of old-school RPG combat. In this game, you're not a famous knight, but a good-for-nothing squire who's on a quest to find man's greatest pleasure. Getting the girl won't be easy though, since most of them are waaaay out of your league!

So raise those stats, battle monsters, and unleash your full potential!

RELEASE DATE: Oct 8, 2019
DEVELOPER: Yangyang Mobile
PUBLISHER: Yangyang Mobile

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Argonus and the Gods of Stone

An epic first-person adventure set in ancient Greece.

About Argonus and the Gods of Stone

From the creators of Shadowgate comes Argonus and the Gods of Stone, a first-person legendary adventure. Paying homage to the great fantasy films of the '60s and '70s, Argonus and the Gods of Stone is set within the world of ancient Greece. You are Argonus, a historian and cartographer, who awakes to find himself lost on strange shores. The Argo, famed ship of hero Jason and his Argonauts, has been pulled onto sharp rocks by a siren’s song and now lies shattered in shallow waters. When you discover the fate of your stalwart companions, you must make a deal with a goddess - Stop the blight that has taken untold lives in return for safe passage home or risk succumbing to the bedevilment that stalks this isle...

RELEASE DATE: October 8, 2019
DEVELOPER: Zojoi
PUBLISHER: Zojoi

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Valfaris

After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness.

Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 10, 2019
DEVELOPER: Steel Mantis
PUBLISHER: Big Sugar

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BDSM: Big Drunk Satanic Massacre

Big Drunk Satanic Massacre is basically a shooter with strong RPG elements - not that rocket propelled gun, though. The game itself takes place in Hell where the main hero, Lou, is to find booze and rescue the hottest Mistress from the clutches of a fat clown. The game consists of four levels / chapters representing different areas of Hell, such as the hellish Big Wack fast food café, Skeleton Slums and the Red Light District. The idea behind those levels is to kill specific bosses. Each boss represents a unique multistage fight and it is pretty challenging.

RELEASE DATE: 10 October 2019
DEVELOPER: Big Way Games
PUBLISHER: Big Way Games

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Radio Commander

Use the radio to give commands to the soldiers on the battlefield. Keep track of the situation based on their voice reports only. Lead US platoons to clash with Vietcong in a realistic, innovative approach to the RTS genre. Make hard choices in a narrative driven experience, and face the outcome.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 10th, 2019
DEVELOPER: Serious Sim
PUBLISHER: Games Operators, PlayWay S.A.

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Pine

A Story of Humans
Pine is an open world action adventure simulation game. Set in the beautiful world of Albamare, you take on the role of Hue, a smart young adult who will have to explore, trade, and fight his way through a vibrant world filled with creatures much smarter than humans.

Their Story Becomes Yours
As you're looking for a new home for your tribe to settle in, you'll have to engage with the large-scale ecology of Albamare. Prepare by exploring, bartering, talking, crafting and fighting in six different biomes, with and against a diverse cast of species that will not simply help you.

A Struggle for Survival
In Pine, things will happen across the open game world even without your involvement. All organisms are alive and will try what they can to survive. You can choose to befriend a species, fight alongside them, or you may also to attack them, steal their food or force them to abandon their current habitat. All of this will make the species move across the ecological spectrum.

RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2019
DEVELOPER: Twirlbound
PUBLISHER: Kongregate

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Grotesque Beauty

Anita has been experiencing bad dreams each night; it hasn't helped that her parents are often working through the night, leaving her home alone. Her friend, Rachel, agrees to come over to keep her company and allay her dark premonition. However, their night gets a whole lot more bizarre, when Rachel discovers a haunting painting that adorns her friend's living room.

Grotesque Beauty is a horror narrative game featuring branching paths and 30 gruesome endings. The game focuses on building an eerie atmosphere and haunting visuals rather than relying on jumpscares. The story takes inspiration from the works of acclaimed horror creator Junji Ito and puts the players in the driving seat.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 3, 2019
DEVELOPER: Digital Bento
PUBLISHER: Digital Bento

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Legend of Keepers: Prologue

Legend of Keepers: Prologue is a free playable alpha demo of Legend of Keeepers. It's a tactical dungeon defender where you play as the bad guys! You're the CEO of this dungeon and need to protect it against pesky heroes. This version of the game contains around 1-2 hours of gameplay and introduces Legend of Keepers mechanics, lore building and game strategy.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 10, 2019
DEVELOPER: Goblinz Studio
PUBLISHER: Goblinz Studio

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Court of Ashes

With your king assassinated, and the country in the midst of a war, experience the events that unfurl as one of the five royal advisers now thrust together to create a collective governing council. Manage your resources and allocate them prudently to turn the tides of battle in your favor. Cultivate relationships with your other council members to convince them to support your choices. Filled with narrative-driven interactions and branching choices, Court of Ashes is a turn-based strategy game where you must learn to rule before there is nothing left to rule over.

Five Separate Journeys
Choose any one of the five council members to play as and witness the Court of Ashes story through different lenses. Explore how each character has their own ideas about rule and how those ideas manifest into strengths and weaknesses for them. Develop your relationship with each council member to unlock all 60 individualized affinity scenes.

Responsive Storytelling
Discover 18 different endings, with various subendings, driven by your choices. Decide which path to follow in a branching narrative which follows your responses to both the war and the other council members.

Continual Discovery
Explore the story a second, third, or fourth time through different characters, approaches to conflict, and alliances. Earn unlockable outfits, starting options, and scenes to enhance each new dive into the choices and experiences of Court of Ashes.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 10, 2019
DEVELOPER: Cratel Studios
PUBLISHER: Cratel Studios

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Fallback

In Fallback, players take control of the remnants of humanity, exiled to a subterranean city as they search for captured (and playable) rebel leaders ready to join the fight against their former caretakers-turned-jailers.

RELEASE DATE: Oct 11, 2019
DEVELOPER: Endroad
PUBLISHER: Endroad

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Franchise Hockey Manager 6

The Franchise Hockey Manager series returns for the 2019-20 season with plenty of new additions to the deepest, most authentic hockey strategy gaming experience you can find.

Choose one of 32 leagues around the globe and select a team to guide to glory, including a chance at the ultimate prize: FHM6 is licensed by the NHL®, allowing you to take the reins of your favorite franchise to capture the Stanley Cup®. Or create your own hockey universe, or even choose a historical NHL® start date from any year in league history right back to the beginning in 1917. Sign free agents, trade players, draft the next crop of superstars, and much more!

This is as close as you'll get to sitting in a General Manager's office without drawing a paycheck from a team. Oversee team finances, hire your staff, make trades, sign free agents, and draft the newest generation of stars as you try to build a championship team - and then make it into a dynasty!

RELEASE DATE: Oct 11, 2019
DEVELOPER: Out of the Park Developments
PUBLISHER: Out of the Park Developments

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Straight from the Devs
Monday, 07 October 2019 09:02
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AAA or indie, big or small, OPNoobs is looking for quality games made by talented people. It’s not about marketing budget or Twitch numbers, we bring you updates straight from the developers of the games you’re playing. We provide an unfiltered voice from inside the gaming industry. Anything published in OPN’s Straight From The Devs series is just that, and we hope our readers feel that this narrows the gap between them and the industry they follow so closely.

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