Recap: Guerrilla Collective 3.5 Showcase (June 13, 2022)

Life sims and succubi, oh my!

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A promotional image for Guerrilla Collective 3

The Guerrilla Collective’s last showcase is hardly off our front page (this article will bump it to the second) but it’s already time for more! The group has been very open about the showcase two days ago being the first, with today’s being the second (and final). The first showcase had tons of great games, including Ugly, South of the Circle, and Spells & Secrets. Guerrilla Collective has posted some of what we should expect, including My Lovely Wife, Eville, and Coral Island. We’ll also get a look at some games from Japan.

It might be worth noting that I’m obsessed with life sims right now, so don’t be surprised if multiple pop up in the highlights! Well, let’s get to it!

Game Highlights

Nivalis

It starts with cleaning up the bar. Then growing your own food. Then you get your own place. It’s a world to make stories, your stories. It’s like a bar management sim with extras, but the focus is the bar. Will you be great to your patrons? Water down drinks and treat them like crap? How will you decorate? What will you serve? The city stretches from the ocean to the clouds, so there’s room for many opportunities. Nivalis will be coming to PC.

Lost in Play

Lost in Play game created to recapture play from childhood, and look and feel like you’re playing a cartoon. It’s a feel-good adventure. Explore dreamscapes and meet magical creatures. Often, it requires both children to get out of sticky situations. There are over 30 unique, challenging mini-games. Lost in Play is an evolution on point-and-click adventure games, making it feel more fluid with a gamepad. Play with your whole family, adults and children. All the dialogue is in gibberish to focus on visual storytelling. Get lost in your imagination. Lost in Play will be available in the coming months for PC and Nintendo Switch.

Coral Island

Leave the big city behind and start a new life on Coral Island. Be who you want to be while creating the farm of your dreams (tend crops, nurture animals, etc). You’ll also be revitalising the nearby town and the coral reefs surrounding it by taking part in community projects (like expanding the museum). Make friends or find love with dozens of townsfolk to meet. While the story will change with every season, life still just goes with the flow; players can focus on what they want, when they want. Coral Island launches for PC via Steam in Early Access on October 11.

My Lovely Wife

True happiness is a succubus away! Delve into the depths of grief after a man loses his beloved wife. A mysterious man has give Jake the knowledge of how to summon dozens of succubi. Work with them, make them fall in love with Jake… and sacrifice them as a vessel for Jake’s wife’s soul. The game is a mix of dating/management/alchemy simulation, which is an intriguing combination. There is over 40 endings: one for each succubi and two main endings found by following through with Jake’s darkest desires. My Lovely Wife is available now for PC and Nintendo Switch.

Please Touch The Artwork

This game is incredibly unique, and I love to see it shown off like this. Please Touch The Artwork contains three different puzzle games, with 160 paintings total spread across them. The first game is the origin story of pure abstract art. Add colour and lines to a canvas to recreate abstract paintings. The second game has you moving to the big city. Finding yourself overwhelmed with emotion, explore the maze that is New York City while finding words from a poem. In the third game, help Boogie and Woogie. The two squares just want to be together. Influence objects in Woogie’s path to make it happen. Please Touch The Artwork is available now for PC and mobile devices, coming to Nintendo Switch soon

The full list of games

  • Hell Pie (July 21, available for PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One)
  • Nivalis (PC)
  • Lost in Play (Q3 2022, available for PC and Nintendo Switch)
  • The Block (2022)
  • Glitch Busters (2022, available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch)
  • Necrosmith (July 2022)
  • Elsie (available for PC and Nintendo Switch)
  • Biwar: Legend of Dragon Slayer
  • Coral Island (October 11, available for PC via Steam in Early Access)
  • Lords of Ravage
  • Wanderlost
  • Spookulele
  • Falling Out (2022, available for PC and console)
  • Kung Fury Street Rage: A Day at the Beach
  • Endling (July 19, available for PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One)
  • My Lovely Wife (available now for PC and Nintendo Switch)
  • Eville
  • GhostLore
  • Above Snakes
  • Orx
  • Please Touch The Artwork (available now for PC and mobile devices, coming to Nintendo Switch soon)
  • Varvarion
  • Research and Destroy (available now for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, and Xbox One)
  • Ninja or Die (2023)
  • Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions

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Lindsay M. is the News Editor at DDnet. She's been writing about games for 20 years, and has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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