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E.T. Armies

Few words about the gameE.T. Armies is quite a great indie shooter that shows us perfectly that game being independent, doesn't mean it has to be bad. The game is taking place in a sci-fi futuristic world, and you're a soldier on a mission to rise and defend it as good as you can. No, it doesn't live up to some amazing AAA shooter, but you will be positively surprised what indie developers are capable of.AdvantagesGraphics are polished and gorgeous, lots of lightning and reflections do their job perfectlyStory is maintained on an interesting level for most of the timeWell-made shooting

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Trulon: The Shadow Engine Review

Few words about the gameTrulon: The Shadow Engine is an amazing RPG game that mixes up a few styles of gameplay, creating quite a unique combination of RPG, steampunk and fantasy elements. Using a card based combat system, which can be customized any way you want thanks to a diversity of cards you can obtain after fights, your goal is to save the kingdom from unknown disease.AdvantagesAn awesome art style of all the characters and surroundingsSoundtrack fits perfectly, doesn't matter if you're walking around casually or fighting a group of enemies, there's always a great song in the backgroundWriting of dialogues

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My Tower, My Home Review

Few words about the gameMy Tower, My Home is a nicely done combination of a tower defence game with a 2D shooter. It's a very dynamic game where enemies come from every direction to destroy the core of your tower and your goal is to defend it using multiple strategies with a ton of perks you can choose from. Try to survive few waves and don't die too quickly ;)AdvantagesA huge variety of mods, upgrades and skills to choose fromVery nice and minimalistic graphicsCo-op mode for 2 local playersGame is quite challenging, as after some waves of enemies it slowly becomes

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Verdant Village Review

Verdant Village is a pretty fresh combination of already existing and even slightly overused genres among the indie titles, which is a blend of RPG and farming simulator. The said title, that's published and developed by a single person working as Exodus Software, might seem to be an exact clone of a popular game, Stardew Valley, at least on a first sight. But luckily, it tried to be something different, by focusing more on the RPG part of it with, while keeping the farming elements as an extra. Thanks to that, I believe it made itself noteworthy of checking out by

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Outlast Review

Few words about the gameOutlast is a first-person horror game, created by an indie developers team, Red Barrels. In the game, you're in control of a journalist that came to an asylum to find out if those terrifying rumours he's got from his source are real. Believe me, you're not ready for what is waiting inside...AdvantagesImmersive story with ton of surprising twists and turnsEvery second of gameplay is full of tensionRealistic graphics along with frightening level design are making quite an awesome impressionHide & Seek, along with parkour and sneaking elements, creates one of a kind atmosphereThe AI of your stalkers

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Foosball: World Tour

Few words about the gameFoosball: World Tour - the game that will bring back tons of memories of times when playing it in real life was one of the best and most fun activities with friends. It's kind of a simulation game of Foosball (table version of football), where you're able to challenge other people, locally or in multiplayer mode, or just play against various difficulties of A.I.AdvantagesVariety of customization possibilitiesGraphics are surprisingly up-to-dateSuperb and precise controls, especially on controllerMusic makes players pumped to playA.I. is well-made, playing on medium difficulty matches an average skill of beginning player in my opinionDisadvantagesPhysics

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Colours of Magic: Aqua Teeter Review

Few words about the gameColours of Magic: Aqua Teeter - A fun and entertaining puzzle game, where your goal is to lead liquid to the right elixir. Sounds easy? Wait a few levels, it gets challenging after a while. As an apprentice magician and alchemist, you learn from different alchemy masters. They teach you to mix elixirs, create potions and control them on the alchemist table. Prove everyone that you are a born alchemist!AdvantagesNice concept of the game overallCreative levelsRealistic physics of your potionPleasant hand-drawn graphicsVery low price for fun contentAchievements and cards are nice bonusDisadvantagesSoundtrack could be more developedBuggy here

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Celebrating 5 Years of OP Giveaways!

Opium Pulses Giveaways went into public Beta on 27th March 2016 and officially launched on 20th May 2016. This means that for over five years, members of Opium Pulses have been able to visit the site and enter new and exciting giveaways for games of all types, genres, and sizes - every day of the week!We wanted to share some incredible milestones and stats from the last five years that really puts into perspective what our giveaway platform has achieved since its introduction to our community.We recently passed the milestone of 10,000 individual giveaways. Just think of the man-hours!Between March 2016 and

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My Dream Review

Few words about the gameMyDream is a game based on an amazing idea of forming and exploring your world however you want to. You're able to create your own world or join any world created by other players and, well, build anything you want to. To be fair, there's still a long way to go before it will be finished and polished, but in the first 5 minutes of gameplay, you can clearly see the potential and how big this game might get in the near future.AdvantagesGameplay is smooth and visibly optimized even for lower machinesMusic and ambient sounds is well-madeGraphics

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OP Achievements Balancing

For over 5 years now Opium Pulses have allowed members to collect loyalty points in various ways, whether that be via cashback in the store, completing quests or by earning on-site achievements by completing certain tasks and milestones.After so many years and hundreds of thousands of registered users, we are left with a lot of data on how our members interact with the website and how they ultimately earn and spend their points.One thing we have noticed is that our most popular achievements are the less interactive ones (what we call our 'Idle Achievements'), such as years of membership or entering/winning