It has been a full six years since Telltale Games raised the stakes with Poker Night 2, the follow-up to 2010’s Poker Night at the Inventory. It was a decent game. Yet it was nothing special, which likely explains the lack of another follow-up. But that’s okay. Poker will do just fine because these five video games have already helped propel it into the mainstream:
Last month I got a chance to play through The Dream Machine — A stop motion designed adventure game more than seven years in the making. With the game wrapped up, we turn to another developer who is hoping to find similar success with the game Harold Halibut.
The survival genre has certainly embraced just about all possible survival scenarios. For today’s game, Subnautica is the first game to take us to the oceans with surviving on an alien world without any land. While the depth isn’t quite there yet, there is enough going on to make this worth at least taking a dip.
Rimworld, developed by Ludeon Studios is another passion project in the vein of Dwarf Fortress. The game has been developed and sold directly for years now, but it’s finally come to Steam and Early Access. While it’s not the most accessible game, for those that figure out the complexities, there is a lot to enjoy and discover here.