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Stasis (video game)

Stasis (video game)

Release date: 2015

Genres: Adventure, Music

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: The Brotherhood|Daedalic Entertainment

Stasis is a 2015 science fiction horror point-and-click adventure game developed by The Brotherhood. Viewed from an isometric perspective, the game requires interactions with computers, combining items and puzzle solving. The game was released on 31 August 2015 for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, with Linux and mobile devices planned for future release. The game centers around the main character John Maracheck who awakes from Stasis aboard an abandoned spaceship. Maracheck must unravel the myste…

Sunset

Sunset

Release date: 2015

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Tale of Tales

Sunset is an indie first person game by Belgian studio Tale of Tales. It was released on May 21, 2015. In Sunset, Angela, an African-American housekeeper, is working for Gabriel Ortega in the fictional country of Anchuria, where she is visiting.

Sylvio

Sylvio

Release date: 2015

Genres: Horror, Survival

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

Publishers: Stroboskop

Sylvio is an indie-developed first-person horror adventure video game released on Steam in June 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and, OS X, utilizing the Unity engine. The game is about an audio recordist called Juliette Waters, who records the voices of ghosts through Electronic voice phenomenon. She finds herself trapped in an old family park, shut down since a landslide in 1971, and she now needs to use her recorder to survive the night. A sequel, Sylvio 2, was released on …

Strafe

Strafe

Release date: 2017

Genres: First-person, Shooter

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

Publishers: Devolver Digital

Strafe (stylized as STRAFE) is a first-person shooter video game developed by Pixel Titans and published by Devolver Digital. The game is an homage to 1990s first-person shooter video games, such as Doom and Quake, advertised as to have "bleeding edge graphics and gameplay", citing the year 1996. It was released worldwide on May 9, 2017.

Splice

Splice

Release date: 2012

Genres: Puzzle, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, PlayStation 3, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers:

Splice is a puzzle game developed by Philadelphia-based independent game studio Cipher Prime. Splice was released in 2012, and is available for PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, and Android. Splice is no longer available for download on Google Play.

Samorost 2

Samorost 2

Release date: 2005

Genres: Adventure, Music

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Amanita Design

Samorost 2 is a puzzle point-and-click adventure game developed by Amanita Design. Released for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux on 8 December 2005, the game is the second video game title in the Samorost series and the sequel to Samorost.

Sakura Spirit

Sakura Spirit

Release date: 2014

Genres: Novel

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Sekai Project

Sakura Spirit is a 2014 visual novel by British indie developer Winged Cloud and published by Sekai Project. The game was released on July 9, 2014 on Steam and MangaGamer. It is one of the few visual novels that are developed outside Japan and aimed at the English-speaking market. It is also one of the first projects published by Sekai Project that is not a translation of a Japanese visual novel, but rather an original English work.The game is a visual novel where the player reads text on the …

Super DX-Ball

Release date: 2004

Genres: Breakout clone

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: BlitWise Productions

Super DX-Ball is a shareware game by BlitWise Productions, released on November 10, 2004. It is an enhanced remake to the classic brick-buster hit DX-Ball. Among new features since previous games, Super DX-Ball introduces refined, classic-style graphics (as a tribute to the original game) and a new dimension of bricks with various shapes and sizes (originally inspired from Rival Ball Tournament), adding a unique gameplay experience in a Breakout-style game.

Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns

Release date: 2013

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

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

Publishers: Harebrained Schemes

Shadowrun Returns is a science fantasy turn based tactical role-playing game developed and published by Harebrained Schemes. It takes place in the setting of the Shadowrun tabletop role-playing game. The game was successfully crowd funded through Kickstarter, and was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, and Android in 2013. An expansion pack titled Shadowrun: Dragonfall, was released in 2014. It was later converted to a standalone release and as Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director's Cu…

Six Days in Fallujah

Six Days in Fallujah

Release date:

Genres: Shooter, Strategy, Third-person

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

Publishers:

Six Days in Fallujah (SDIF) is an unreleased historical third-person shooter video game developed by Atomic Games. Described by Atomic Games as a tactical shooter, it was slated to be the first video game to focus directly on the Iraq War. The game's plot followed a squad of U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines (3/1), fighting in the Second Battle of Fallujah over the span of six days in November 2004. The premise of the game was the subject of controversy in 2009, with questions raised …

Sokobond

Sokobond

Release date: 2013

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers:

Sokobond is a puzzle video game created by Alan Hazelden and Harry Lee. The game was released on Linux, OS X, Windows-based personal computers in August 2013.

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

Release date: 2015

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Harebrained Schemes

Shadowrun: Hong Kong is a turn-based tactical role-playing video game set in the Shadowrun universe. It was developed and published by Harebrained Schemes, who previously developed Shadowrun Returns and its standalone expansion, Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut. It includes a new single-player campaign and also shipped with a level editor that lets players create their own Shadowrun campaigns and share them with other players.In January 2015, Harebrained Schemes launched a Kickstarter camp…

StarCrawlers

StarCrawlers

Release date: 2017

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Juggernaut Games

StarCrawlers is a dungeon crawler and role-playing game that was released for Windows, macOS, and SteamOS on 24 May 2017. It was the first game produced by Juggernaut Games, which funded it using a Kickstarter. It is set in a sci-fi universe with cyberpunk elements, and features a mixture of pre-built and procedurally generated content. The game aims to revitalise dungeon-crawlers as a genre, billing itself as a "modern take on a classic cRPG dungeon crawler", and is available on Steam or GOG.

Syberia (video game)

Syberia (video game)

Release date: 2002

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, Apple OSX, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, XBox, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Microïds The Adventure Company, XS Games

Syberia is a graphic adventure game, developed and published by Microïds, and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, and Xbox on 9 January 2002, with the game later ported for Windows Mobile, Nintendo DS, Android, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, and Nintendo Switch in later years. The game follows Kate Walker, an American lawyer tasked with overseeing the major sale of a company and her subsequent journey across Europe and Russia to find the brother of the recently deceased owner. Al…

Strike Suit Zero

Strike Suit Zero

Release date: 2013

Genres: Action, Combat, Simulation

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

Publishers: Born Ready

Strike Suit Zero is a space flight combat game developed by Born Ready. Strike Suit Zero seeks to revive the space combat genre by introducing "strike mode" as a new element to the dogfight-based gameplay of classic space combat games. Strike Suit Zero takes its inspiration from numerous different franchises, most notably Elite and related franchises: Homeworld, Freelancer, Colony Wars, Star Wars, Gundam, Macross and FreeSpace. The game is built on a proprietary engine. It was released for Micro…

SpyParty

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Genres: Stealth

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Chris Hecker

SpyParty is a stealth video game developed by Chris Hecker. SpyParty was first shown at the Experimental Gameplay Workshop at the 2009 Game Developers Conference. Hecker describes his game as "an asymmetric multiplayer espionage game, dealing with the subtlety of human behavior, character, personality, and social mores, instead of the usual spy game explosions and car chases".

Saturday Morning RPG

Saturday Morning RPG

Release date: 2012

Genres: Role-playing

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

Publishers:

Saturday Morning RPG is a role-playing video game, created by developer Mighty Rabbit Studios. The game was first released for iOS in April 2012. It has been released on PC, Mac, and Linux through Steam (software). It is also available on Ouya, and was a launch title for the system. In the game, players control Marty, an average high school student who gains an extraordinary power through a magical notebook that resembles a Trapper Keeper. This power allows him to use everyday objects in battle…

Strife

Strife

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Arena, Combat, Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: S2 Games

Strife was a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed by S2 Games. This is S2 Games' second MOBA game aimed to a more casual player base than Heroes of Newerth, most notably incorporating various gameplay elements that focus on heavily reducing player toxicity and introducing persistent mechanics outside of the arena, including Pets and Crafting. The game uses an engine called Kodiak which is based on the Heroes of Newerth (K2 Engine) with some improvements on lighting and phy…

Slender: The Eight Pages

Slender: The Eight Pages

Release date: 2012

Genres: Horror, Survival

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Parsec Productions

Slender: The Eight Pages (formerly called Slender) is a free-to-play indie-developed first-person survival horror video game released in June 2012 as a beta for Microsoft Windows and OS X by Parsec Productions, using the Unity engine. Developed by Mark J. Hadley, the game is based on the quasi-folklore meme figure known as the Slender Man, who is depicted as a tall man wearing all black with a white face with no facial features. The character is known for the ominous (although fictitious) abduct…

Stacking

Stacking

Release date: 2011

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

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

Publishers: Double Fine Productions|THQ

Stacking is an adventure puzzle video game developed by Double Fine Productions and published by THQ; like Double Fine's previous Costume Quest, it is a smaller title created during the development period of Brütal Legend, and was released in February 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 video game consoles. A Windows version was released on March 6, 2012. A Linux version was released in May 2013. The game is based on the Russian stacking matryoshka dolls, an idea coined by Double Fine's art …