Coming Out in gaming this week — April 13, 2020

Posted April 13, 2020

Each week there are plenty of new games coming out. Although with so much going on it can be hard to keep track of them all. Thankfully Checkpoint is here to sift through them all and bring you our highlights of the week.

So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.

 

Receiver 2

Date (Aus): 14/04/2020
Genre:
FPS
Platforms: PC

“Receiver 2 simulates every internal part of each firearm based on manufacturer schematics and gunsmithing resources. Learn exactly how each sidearm works, including how to load and unload them, clear malfunctions, and operate their safety features.

You won’t find any loot crates or bullet sponges here. Every enemy can be destroyed by a single well-placed shot, using ballistic simulation based on data from shooting incident reconstruction textbooks. Practice the Receiver virtues of resilience, focus, and courage to resist the Threat.

Industries of Titan (Early Access)

Date (Aus): 15/04/2020
Genre:
City Builder
Platforms: PC

“Create a sprawling industrial city. Compete with the other Great Houses of Titan for resources, territory, and power. Do battle with ships, technology, influence, or the sheer productive power of your factories. Stake your claim to the Industries of Titan in this innovative sim/strategy game!

Industries of Titan is an industrial city building sim/strategy game, set on Saturn’s moon Titan. Create a sprawling industrial city, design powerful factories, and compete with other Great Houses to stake your claim to the Industries of Titan!”

Fort Triumph

Date (Aus): 16/04/2020
Genre:
Turn-Based Tactics
Platforms: PC

“Fort Triumph is a challenging fantasy turn-based tactics game where permanent death is a possibility at any moment. How’s that for pressure?

Lead a band of heroes with different skill sets through a witty, parody fantasy plot. Missions with various objectives are waiting for you on tiled procedural maps—whether in story mode or skirmish, prepare yourself for a grand adventure.

Main Assembly (Early Access)

Date (Aus): 16/04/2020
Genre:
Creation
Platforms: PC

“Build robots with revolutionary free-form crafting tools and control them through powerful visual programming. Overcome solo challenges or play with your friends in multiplayer. Featuring advanced physics like aerodynamics and robot destruction!

Take on the role of a drone with the ability to design and build robots for your everyday needs! Find unique ways to overcome various challenges in singleplayer or jump into the Sandbox and craft and play alone or with other players.”

Billion Road

Date (Aus): 17/04/2020
Genre:
Digital Boardgame
Platforms: PC, Switch

“The core objective in Billion Road is pretty straightforward—travel all across Japan and earn more money than anyone else. You earn money by landing on property squares with investment opportunities, like a sushi restaurant in Ginza or an animation goods store in Akihabara. After you invest, you’ll have to wait until March rolls around for those investments to pay off. In the meantime, be on the lookout for errant monsters that may shower you with riches…or throw a wrench in your plans! You can also earn extra money by landing on item squares, which can either help you reach your own goals or simply ruin your rivals’ plans. If you finish the game with the most money…you win!

A Fold Apart

Date (Aus): 18/04/2020
Genre:
Adventure / Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Switch

“After career choices force them along separate paths, a Teacher and Architect vow to make their long-distance relationship work at any cost. Experience both sides of their story as the couple navigates the complexities of (mis)communication and the emotional ups and downs that separation brings. By flipping, folding, and unfolding the paper puzzles in their handcrafted worlds, you can help the couple overcome the emotional barriers of their relationship — but will love endure…?

A Fold Apart
18/04/2020

In a week with a surprising lack of AAA game releases, A Fold Apart really manages to stand out. It’s a game about love, separation, and the struggles distance can bring to a relationship. The game allows you to go on an adventure alongside our two divided protagonists and help them overcome the hurdles in their path.

The beautiful papercraft artstyle isn’t just endearing, but also crucial to the mechanics of the game. Puzzles will be solved by folding and flipping the game space as you both metaphorically and physically bring these characters together. It’s a game of critical thinking but also deep reflection as you watch two characters communicate long distance and go through the highs and lows of a relationship in front of you.

What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!

Don’t forget last week’s Coming Out to make sure you didn’t miss anything.



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Elliot Attard

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