Monthly AGS Archives Newsletter - June 2017
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Welcome to the June issue of MAGSAN!

We're back again for another month with more announced & released games!
Have a read and a play!
Peder Johnsen

Next months Monthly AGS Competition topic

I come here often

Guidelines were set by: LostTrainDude

The inspiration came from TV shows such as Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories and some of the bar talks in Horace and Pete.

Bring us an adventure where:
  • The character has\wants to visit a specific place 3 times: at the beginning, halfway through and at the end of the game
  • Each visit is key to the plot. Anything can do but an easy example could be: the plot and character introduction, the plot twist and the end
  • At least one visit is revelatory, as in "the character realizes something that was not clear before"
Some ideas:
  • The local pub\diner, where you always meet the usual patrons that provide you with their insights... Or where a new face may have come by, bringing a whole new point of view along
  • At the end of each shift you really need that smoke by the pier before heading back home. You wonder if that old, wise fisherman who seems to always be there and have answers for every question is real or a projection of your unconscious mind
Or something a little different:
  • The subway station that takes you to work and back home every day, where a glitch in ticket barrier suddenly grants you access to parts of the city that were forbidden to you because of your citizen status
  • Who's the person behind the counter at your workplace reception? Why nobody seems to notice that it is not the same person as the day before?

Golden Oldie with Dave Seaman
Alien Time Zone
by Babar

Let me take you back, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back to 2005. The year of Istanbul, Liverpool's incredible Champions League Final, and this little game. Despite it's rather basic presentation, this game has always stayed in my memory for its clever use of time-travel related puzzles. That is all you need to know really - if the idea of some nice puzzles across 3 time zones appeals to you, this is definitely a game you'll enjoy. If the idea doesn't appeal to you, don't download the game, go and seek professional help instead.

"A-Z Unrated" with Stupot
Join me as I work my way, month-by-month, through the A-Z of
'Games no one has rated.' This month: I.
I Walked a Path by Two Tales
by Two Tales

I Walked a Path is less a game and more of a short, interactive poem brought to you by Two Tales, the dev behind 2016's excellent Rabbit Hill. It's made with the same low-res photographs of rural England, but this time there are a lot of little details: bushes and trees swaying in the wind, little pixel-art animals and tractors. Add to this the soft, relaxing music and the short verses of poem that appear on screen every at regular intevals and you've got yourself a rather atmospheric piece of work with a poignant ending. It will take you no more than a few minutes to run through if you haven't already, so it's well worth a click around.
That's all for today. I really want to abolish that list of games no one has rated but I can't do it myself. I'll be back next month with some reviews of games beginning with J, but until then, I need your help getting rid of these Is:

Illumination Diminishing
Inside Monkey Island: 3rd chapter
Integer Battleship
Invalid 2

See you next time.

Games announced this month
Eerie Blue
They sent you to a suburb house, a routine call. But something horrible's been happening. Can you hold your nerves and get to the bottom of it? Get demo!
Sex & the Sea
You are a sea captain, and you like booze, gold and women. Can you fullfill all of your dreams? Warning: mature audiences only!

Demos released this month
Detective Gallo
Life if hard as a PI, especially if you're a grumpy, feathered one! You and your pal (a cactus) are out to solve a string of murders!

Games released this month
The Fickle Hands of Fate
A short game about music, life, friendship and most prominently fate. It all starts with a bell recording session...
46 Memory Lane
You come back to your city, only to find nothing in place of what you had: your wife, your house, gone... Are you dreaming? What kind of nightmare is this?
The Grug Legends
Australia, deep in the rain-forests: Grug and his best friend Snoot are thrown in a quest of magic, humour, and many many puzzles.
Hang On
Short and sweet rescue game: funicular malfunctions, easily scared yetis, literature, tea and a bit of solitude. What more can you ask?
The Front
A game set up during the brutal days of World War I. You are a young lad, 19, thrown in the carnage. Will your mind and your body survive?
Fun, Sun & Mishaps
Or "when vacations go horribly wrong and you aren't sure you can trust the person who can fix the problem". Remember not to get sunburnt!
Symploké: La Leyenda de Gustavo Bueno
A Spanish university, its philosophy department, a tale of mystery and corruption and a student willing to unfold it! Go, Gustavo Bueno!
Science Fiction adventure Search and Rescue in Rebel territory game. Eleven Senators are missing, get to them before the rebel leader does!
Rosaura Docelestial: Rescue from Despair
Someone is sad on planet Earth! It's time for you, Rosaura, to shine and bring happiness. Heaven will find its ways!
Game blurbs written by: Bicilotti
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