Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught and killed.
Have you ever wanted to live within a classic Slasher horror film? Well, now you can. As one of the four survivors you need to work together to find and repair power generators that allow them to escape from the nightmarish hunting grounds. For the killer, the goal is clear: hunt down the survivors before they can escape. But there are some fun twists, such as the limited 1st-person perspective for the killer, that make the game feel unique and adds to a great sense of horror themed tension.
Dead by Daylight has been out a few years now but it keeps releasing new content and manages to continue internal updates that keep things interesting. Random matches with other players aren’t always instantiates online, but there is a large enough playerbase to make it possible to find a party within a few minutes.
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Behaviour Interactive has developed and produced a number of games over the years, including Fallout: Shelter and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. While they mostly develop mobile and console games, they clearly understand how to create a game that works well across multiple platforms.
In this game, you play as a coder who accidentally found out that their cat is extremely good at coding, but not as good at speaking human language. Now this coder (it’s you!) must learn all there is to know about machine learning and use visual programming to build a cat-to-human speech recognition system.
I absolutely adore games that allow you to do explore something real. Sometimes, that means engaging with a storyline that stirs the soul, other times it means learning a new skill or coming to understand the world in a new way. Ludeon.io (the studio behind while True: learn() desires to make games that help people learn about the world, all while being deliriously fun.
In this, they succeed in high degree. Their games all work to help players understand the world, learn skills from cooperation and teamwork, to actual coding, and they are constantly pushing the envelope of what games can be in the modern age.
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Luden.io makes games that serve as learning enablers. They believe in a future where education is focused on helping people find their true passion and their games are here to let players have fun, learn by experimenting with different topics, and deep dive if they feel interested.
This game got popularized recently, in part because of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez streaming herself playing it for hours on end! If you like the fun and danger of not knowing who the killer is, this game will absolutely provide that—and it will do so without the over-the-top violence of Dead by Daylight (but still with a wee bit of gruesome death).
Another great logic game with a bit of a silly theme, SHENSHEN I.O features a wide variety of puzzles and uses the Assembly language to help you understand actual coding! Build circuits using a variety of components from different manufacturers, like microcontrollers, memory, logic gates, and LCD screens. Write code in a compact and powerful assembly language where every instruction can be conditionally executed.
Nostalgia is at an all-time high and what better way to take yourself back to the time of bonfires and summer camps than to dive into The Quarry, the horror-drama spiritual successor of Until Dawn from developer Supermassive Games and publisher 2K Games. Like Until Dawn, The Quarry features a cast of teenagers with various levels of relations with one another, finding themselves in danger and needing to rely on their surroundings and ingénue to survive. The plot of the game kicks off with an introduction to the setting, Hackett’s Quarry, by two camp counselors on their way to the camp a day early. Something in the middle of the road causes them to swerve off and get into an accident which, from there, The Quarry's story unfolds as players begin to make their own choices. Each choice creates a new branching path in the story that affects the game later on, as stated by the path chosen sign appearing to remind the players of their chosen fate.