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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse

Release date: 2014 (01/01/2013)

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, PS Vita, XBox One, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Revolution Software

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is the fifth title in the Broken Sword series of adventure video games, developed and published by Revolution Software, for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation Vita (via the PlayStation Network), Android and iOS. The game was released in two episodes: the first was made available on 4 December 2013; the second was released on 17 April 2014 for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux. It was announced on 23 August 2012, along with a Kickstarter project; it wa…

Braid

Braid

Release date: 2008 (08/06/2008)

Genres: Platform, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, XBox 360, Apple OSX, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Ars Technica

Braid is a puzzle-platform video game developed by Number None and considered an indie title. The game was originally released in August 2008 for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade service. Ports were developed and released for Microsoft Windows in April 2009, OS X that May, PlayStation 3 that November, and Linux in December 2010. Jonathan Blow designed the game as a personal critique of contemporary trends in video game development. He self-funded the three-year project, working with Webcomic arti…

Besiege

Besiege

Release date: 2020

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Spiderling Studios

Besiege is a strategy sandbox video game developed and published by Spiderling Studios for Windows, OS X and Linux. The game was released on 18 February 2020, which followed a five-year long early access phase. The game allows players to build outlandish medieval siege engines to pit against castles or armies. Players select from a collection of mechanical parts that can be connected together to build a machine. Each level has a goal, such as "destroy the windmill" or "kill 100 soldiers". Althou…

Brütal Legend

Brütal Legend

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Adventure, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, XBox 360, Apple OSX, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Shacknews

Brütal Legend is an action-adventure video game with real-time strategy game elements created by Double Fine and published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was released during October 2009 in North America, Europe, and Australia. Though Brütal Legend was originally to be published by Vivendi Games prior to its merger with Activision, Activision dropped the game from its portfolio after the merger. It was later picked up by Electronic Arts, though Activision and Dou…

Beyond Eyes

Beyond Eyes

Release date: 2015

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers: Team17

Beyond Eyes is an adventure game developed by Tiger & Squid and published by Team17.

BattleTech

BattleTech

Release date: 2018

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Paradox Interactive

BattleTech is a turn-based strategy video game developed by Harebrained Schemes and published by Paradox Interactive. It was released on Windows and OS X on April 24, 2018, with a Linux release to follow. The developers set aside US$1 million to create the game, and turned to Kickstarter to secure funding for additional features, including a single player campaign, an expansion of that campaign, and a player versus player multiplayer mode. In the game, the player assumes the role of a mercenary …

Black the Fall

Black the Fall

Release date: 2017

Genres: Platform, Puzzle

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers: Square Enix

Black the Fall (stylized as BLAƆK THE FALL) is an puzzle-platform video game developed by Sand Sailor Studio and published by Square Enix for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The player controls a machinist in a dystopic world inspired by the Romanian Revolution, solving environmental puzzles and avoiding death.

Bleed

Bleed

Release date: 2012

Genres: Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers:

Bleed is an action-oriented platform video game developed by Canadian indie studio Bootdisk Revolution. The game was originally released for Xbox Live Indie Games on December 12, 2012. Bleed was later released for Windows and OS X on February 22, 2013 through Desura and the developer's website, and through Steam on July 3, 2013. In 2017, Bleed was ported to the Nintendo Switch. A sequel, Bleed 2, was released on March 8, 2018.

Bit.Trip Core

Bit.Trip Core

Release date: 2009

Genres: Action, Music

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Apple OSX

Publishers: Aksys Games

Bit.Trip Core, marketed as BIT.TRIP CORE, is an arcade-style rhythm game developed by Gaijin Games and published by Aksys Games for the Wii's WiiWare download service. It is the second game in the Bit.Trip series, directly succeeding Bit.Trip Beat and preceding Bit.Trip Void, Bit.Trip Runner, Bit.Trip Fate and Bit.Trip Flux.

Broforce (video game)

Broforce (video game)

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Devolver Digital

Broforce is a side-scrolling run-and-gun platform video game developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital. Development began in April 2012 as a game jam entry and continued with developer and popular support, existing as an Early Access game. The game was released on 15 October 2015 for Microsoft Windows and OS X, and a Linux port followed two days later. A PlayStation 4 version was released on 1 March 2016 and a Nintendo Switch port was released on 6 September 2018.

Blackguards

Blackguards

Release date: 2014

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers: Daedalic EntertainmentKalypso Media

Blackguards is a 2014 tactical role-playing game for Microsoft Windows and OS X. It was developed by German game developer Daedalic Entertainment, makers of adventure games like The Whispered World, and distributed by EuroVideo. It is based on the leading German pen and paper role-playing game The Dark Eye. Due to the successful reception of the game, Daedalic Entertainment released a sequel, Blackguards 2.

Back to the Future: The Game

Back to the Future: The Game

Release date: 2010

Genres: Adventure, Music

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, Wii, Apple OSX, PlayStation 3, XBox One, Apple IOS

Publishers: Telltale Games

Back to the Future: The Game is an episodic graphic adventure based on the Back to the Future film franchise. The game was developed and published by Telltale Games as part of a licensing deal with Universal Pictures. Bob Gale, the co-creator, co-writer, and co-producer of the film trilogy, assisted Telltale in writing the game's story. Original actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd allowed the developers to use their likenesses in the game for the lead characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown…

Bulb Boy

Bulb Boy

Release date: 2015

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Apple OSX, XBox One, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Bulbware

Bulb Boy is a 2D point-and-click horror adventure video game developed and published by Bulbware and released on PC in 2015, on Android and iOS in 2016. The Nintendo Switch was released in North America on July 6, 2017, in the PAL region on July 13, 2017, and in Japan on July 20, 2017 . On October 6, 2017, it was released worldwide for the Xbox One. And it was released on PlayStation 4 on March 1, 2018.

Black Mirror

Black Mirror

Release date: 2017

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers: THQ Nordic

Black Mirror is a 2017 gothic adventure horror video game developed by King Art Games and published by THQ Nordic. The game is a reboot of The Black Mirror series, a trilogy of point-and-click games for Microsoft Windows. Consequently, it is sometimes referred to as Black Mirror IV or Black Mirror 4.

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear

Release date: 2016

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: BeamdogSkybound Games

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear is an expansion pack for the role-playing video game Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition developed and published by Beamdog. The expansion is the first new original content to Baldur's Gate series released after more than 15 years, and its plot takes place between the events of Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Gameplay remained similar to Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, although a class, companions and areas have been added. Siege of Dragonspea…

Bridge Builder

Bridge Builder

Release date: 2000

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers:

Bridge Builder is a puzzle video game series, created by indie developer Alex Austin. Bridge Builder is the first in the series, followed by four sequels in different versions. They were developed and published by Chronic Logic, the only exception being Bridge Project, which was developed by Invent4 Entertainment. Some of the games also feature secondary publishers. The objective of each game is to construct a bridge which a train may cross over, given a limited budget and materials.

Bear With Me

Bear With Me

Release date: 2016

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Exordium Games

Bear With Me is a point n' click adventure game developed by Exordium Games. It is described as an "episodic noir adventure game", and was released in three episodes, first in August 2016, final in October 2017. A prequel, The Lost Robots, was released in July 2019. The game draws inspiration from film noir and features Amber and her friend - detective Ted E. Bear, who are set on an adventure to find Amber's missing brother Flint. Bear With Me: The Complete Collection, a compilation of the first…

Big Pharma

Big Pharma

Release date: 2015

Genres: Management, Puzzle, Simulation

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers: Positech Games, Klabater

Big Pharma is a simulation game developed by Twice Circled and published by Positech Games where one builds a drug factory. The game was released on August 27, 2015

Blitzkrieg 3

Blitzkrieg 3

Release date: 2017

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Nival

Blitzkrieg 3 (Russian: Блицкриг 3) is an online massively multiplayer online real-time strategy computer game, based on the events of World War II, a sequel to Blitzkrieg 2 and is the third and latest title in the Blitzkrieg series. Nival published the first trailer for the game on YouTube on August 13, 2013 featuring live action footage mixed with concept artwork and actual in-game footage and renders. Company's CEO Sergey Orlovskiy told in an interview, that game will be released at the third …

Battle Nations

Battle Nations

Release date: 2011

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers:

Battle Nations was a freemium turn-based strategy multiplayer video game developed and published by Z2Live. On September 28, 2016, the game was officially shut down by Z2Live, along with many of their other titles.