What makes itch.io a little difficult at times is finding things that are interesting to play. Discovery is a real issue when great ideas are buried among high school projects and nasty little efforts to scam a quick buck from players. With that in mind, I thought what might be helpful to readers would be if I did a brief write-up of interesting games that I’ve come across on itch.io each week. In many cases these games will be unfinished or “in development,” but I’m highlighting them because they promise something special and are well worth keeping on the radar.
Note: I also haven’t played these games. I highlight them as interesting based on the itch.io description and concept. Where I find the time to do actual reviews or other coverage, I will compose separate articles on the game in question. These aren’t so much an endorsement (or piece of criticism) as they are a head’s up.
Naturally, if you want to pick up a couple of the Dee Dee visual novels while you’re there on itch.io to support our work here, I would be eternally grateful! There’s a new one that just came out, Sade!
Take It Racing 2
Now, The Dark Heart of Uukrul is not actually a “new” game as such. It’s a very, very old game from far back in 1989, and it has been re-available on GOG since 2020. However, this is its first availability on itch.io, and the game is noteworthy enough that I want to bring it up here. It is an all-time classic dungeon crawler, and if you’ve ever liked the old SSI Dungeons & Dragons games, or Wizardry, you owe it to yourself to play this one.
– Matt S.
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