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Shiny Preview: Platforming Without Killing

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I’m always excited to see games that feature robots in a starring role. Roboprotagonists, perhaps? Shiny delivers not only on my niche interest, but also on a fun, refreshingly non-violent 2D platforming adventure that can be enjoyed by a wide age-range of players.

In Shiny, you play as an adorable robot named Kramer 227 who is on a mission to save all of his robot friends who have been abandoned by the human race. To do so, Kramer 227 must navigate his way through dangerous mechanical locales in search of the energy needed to revive his friends. He does this by using a wide variety of powerups (including a jet pack, forcefield, and more) to tackle different types of obstacles and challenges. Additionally, Kramer 227 must manage his own energy in order to not only move about the world, but also to bring his friends to life.

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Flat Kingdom Review

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Available on: PC, Mac

If someone came up to you and said, “Alright, I have an idea for a game. It’s rock, paper, scissors, but in the form of a 2D platformer,” you might not be convinced to throw all of your money at them. After playing the demo at PAX East and then the full version afterwards, I can confirm that Flat Kingdom is a stellar idea for a game, and you totally should throw your money at that hypothetical person. Read More