This week, our trailer roundup features atmospheric games, weird games, and weird atmospheric games. Meet the loneliest taxi driver, a nameless dreamer, and a cop with the pulpiest videogamey name ever, Karl Carbon.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch | $19.99 | Available now (Steam launch in June)
This faithful re-imagining of the seminal 1989 Sega Master System title, developed by a tiny French studio, allows your hero (or heroine!) to body-hop their way across multiple worlds, braving all sorts of danger. One particularly neat feature is being able to switch between the new graphics and the old 8-bit sprites at will.
Windows, OSX | $TBA | 2017
From developer IMake-Games: "Lightning-fast and action-packed, Rifter is the love child of Dust Force, Bionic Commando and Hotline Miami, mixed with acrobatics and parcour. Run and gun and swing and dash in this glorious, neon-colored platformer."
Windows | $TBA | Release TBA | Greenlight
From developer Mosgrom: "Earn your living through what is perhaps the second oldest profession in the Galaxy: Taxi driver. Often full off loneliness, frustration and apprehension but sometimes wondrous and astounding, discover the galaxy as a Taxinaut."
Systems TBA | $TBA | Release TBA
From developer Celery Emblem: "An 8-bit episodic and bizarre graphic adventure that you will never forget! Help the FBI agent Watracio Walpurgis to scape from the spooky town of Flamingo's Creek. A combination between Monkey Island, Zelda Link's Awakening DX, and Twin Peaks."
Windows, OSX, Linux | $9.99 | Available now
From developer Hunchback Studio: "Gloom is a very challenging roguelike action adventure with a distinctive, monochrome art style. It takes place in the Common Dream, where a nameless dreamer strives to reach the Abyss and rediscover his past."
The Franz Kafka Videogame
Windows | $9.99 | Availab...