Black Mesa (formerly Black Mesa: Source) is a first-person shooter computer game developed by the Crowbar Collective; A remake of Valve’s 1998 game Half-Life. The project was originally announced in 2004, released in 2012 as a free custom modification; Later, with the approval of the copyright holder Valve and through its own Steam service, Black Mesa was released as an independent commercial game: in early access in 2015, in 2020 – in full completion.
Black Mesa was originally developed in response to the 2004 release of Half-Life: Source, Valve’s own portrayal of Half-Life to the Source engine without any graphics or gameplay improvements. Continue reading
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (from English – “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”) [comm. 2] is a life simulation video game developed by the Nintendo EPD and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite on March 20, 2020. This is the fifth game in the Animal Crossing series.
In this game, a player-controlled character moves to a desert island after purchasing a package of services from Tom Nook. While exploring the island in real time, the player can equip it, get objects, resources, catch living creatures, grow plants, communicate with anthropomorphic animals, and so on. Go to the “# Gameplay” section. Continue reading
Amnesia: Rebirth is a survival horror computer game developed and published by Frictional Games for Microsoft Windows, Linux and PlayStation 4 on October 20, 2020. The third game in the franchise and the second in the series from the same studio.
The action takes place in March 1937, 98 years after the events of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. French archaeologist Anastasia (Tasi) Trianon sets off on an expedition to colonial Africa. After the plane crashes in the desert in Algeria, Tasi wakes up unconscious in the cabin and discovers that all her companions are missing. Determined to find her husband Salim, she overcomes dangers in order to get on the trail. Continue reading
She-Wolf and Spices is a popular Japanese light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura, with illustrations by Ju Ayakura. In 2007, the number of copies sold, according to Mainichi Shimbun, exceeded 500 thousand, and in 2008 – already 2.2 million copies. In total, 22 volumes of “light novels” were released (14 main and eight “side stories”, which are called Side Colors and Spring Log). Despite the official end of the series on Volume 17, the fall of 2016 continued the release of both the spin-off of the Spice and Wolf storyline (collections of stories from Spring Log) and the sequel to The Wolf and Parchment. As of April 2021, both series have 5 volumes. Despite the fact that Spice and Wolf is written in the fantasy genre, it stands out from other works of this genre, since the heroes mostly revolve in the world of trade and commodity-money relations, and not in the world of sword and magic. Continue reading
9 Monkeys of Shaolin is a beat ’em up computer game developed by the Russian team Sobaka Studio and published by Ravenscourt , Buka , Teyon in Japan, Sonkwo in China. Supported Platforms Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, macOS, Linux   .
The game is the story of the formation of a simple fisherman into a Shaolin master in the spirit of the films of the seventies. The gameplay consists of active battles with different types of enemies and bosses during Medieval China. The game can be played both in single-player mode and in co-op mode together. Continue reading