THE AUTOMATICIAN

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Indigo Event in Utrecht (NL). One of the games I played there was an upcoming and really fun puzzle game by Dutch indie developer Dreampunks, called The Automatician. I was immediately sold because of the good looking graphics and awesome puzzles! Back then I only played the demo. Now the game has finally been released, I couldn't wait the see the full version!

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JOURNAL 29

What if you found a mysterious notebook that turned out to be some kind of journal from a missing party? Would you look what's inside? Maybe even start looking for clues on what happened to them? I've always pictured myself as somewhat of a great clue hunter for the FBI or something. I wouldn't be out there in the field, but trying to solve a mystery in the comfort of a nice, cozy office, or in this case, my own living room. Yup, I'm totally up for that!

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DEATH SQUARED

What exactly is Death Squared? Well, howecer you look at it, it truly is a game that gives new meaning to "It's hip to be square". Yes, it is time to gather your friends, hang around on the couch together and play this awesome platform puzzle game by Australian indie developer SMG Studio, so let's get cracking!

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SYBERIA 3

Man, is it hot today or what? Yes, I know that this is a silly question, because you and I are probably not even remotely in the same place at this time, but trust me. It's bloody hot where I am! This is why I thought to myself: "Maybe it is time to cool off!"...

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POWARGRID: MULTIPLAYER UPDATE

A couple of months ago, I got an email from the DumeeGamer HQ, asking me to take a look at a game called Powargrid; a strategy game that is completely made on Dutch soil by developer Wee Free Studio. As luck would have it, last week I once again received word of quite a big update that landed for this game!

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DREAMFALL CHAPTERS: FINAL CUT

The last episode of the original Dreamfall Chapters was released in June 2016 and signaled the end for a series of chapters that started back in October 2014. With the release of the final chapter, we feared we had seen the last of the series, but now, almost 11 months later, we are proven wrong!

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PINSTRIPE

Today, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to talk to you about bad days. Let me ask you a question: Have you ever had one of those days that just felt like a train wreck? Well, ex-minister Ted is having one hell of an awful day right now... which actually involves a train wreck!

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ADAM WOLFE

I think I would be a great detective; I love to solve riddles and puzzles, so solving mysteries wouldn't be a problem I guess. On second thought, I would not be so keen to inspect a crime scene in the dark, cold night and maybe even put my life at risk by doing so... Damn!

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FULL THROTTLE REMASTERED

What comes our way is one hell of an awesome point-n-click adventure, completely remastered with new visuals and cranked up sounds! So, let's get our motor running and take a look at the 2017 remaster of one of the best games ever made in the genre: Full Throttle!

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THE SEXY BRUTALE

Have you ever had one of those days that just never seems to end? Well, I have! And, on top of it all, people around me are dropping like flies. I have a sneaking suspicion that there is something very wrong with this mansion!

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MINION MASTERS

Allright, guys and girls! According to my sponsor at my IA (Insanity Anonymous) meetings I had to make this confession to the people I care most about, which of course are you guys... Well, the confession is: I really really really like to control people, and then quickly start calling them "Minions"!

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BEAR WITH ME: EPISODE 2

Yes! The time has finally come for us to continue our mysterious noir adventure in Paper City. Come with us as we join Amber and her fuzzy partner, Ted E. Bear. Let’s meet up with our heroes as they continue their search for Amber’s lost brother, Flint.

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HERALD

During our time at the two last editions of the Firstlook Event (NL), we met up with the awesome people of indie developer Wispfire, who showed us their, at the time, upcoming game: Herald. Now, after months and years of waiting, the moment is finally there: the release of Herald!

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RUSTY LAKE: ROOTS

Today is the perfect day to delve into a dark and mysterious world where wonder and tragedy go hand in hand on a daily basis. Join us as we visit the place where strange things happen every other minute: Rusty Lake, where we will plant the seed for our very own family tree...

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BATMAN - A TELLTALE SERIES: EPISODE 4 & 5

Guess who’s back? Back again. Batman’s back, tell a friend! Telltale games have released the final two episodes of their Batman game and boy did they leave me on a cliffhanger last time. So without further ado, let’s get straight into it!

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THE MAMMOTH: A CAVE PAINTING

For the second time this week, my path is crossed by a short, but truly impressive game. A couple of days ago, I told you guys about a game called I am a Brave Knight. Today, it's time to go back to prehistoric times, the time when Mammoths ruled!

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I AM A BRAVE KNIGHT

Sometimes you come across a game that is so simple yet so impressive at the same time. I am a Brave Knight is such a game. Let me explain why.

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SILENCE

Do you want to build a snowman? Well, Renie does, but her playtime gets rudely interrupted by her brother Noah. While his sister is building a snowman he grabs her hand and takes her with him into a nearby bunker. Within seconds after that, an air raid bombs their town...

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YESTERDAY ORIGINS

As Freddy Mercury once asked: "Who wants to live forever?" Well, in Yesterday Origins, John Yesterday doesn't have a problem with living forever, so much as he has with losing his memory every time he dies. Confused? Sit back and let me explain!

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KEEP TALKING AND NOBODY EXPLODES: THE VR EXPERIENCE

Since the release of the Playstation VR Release, some very nice games have been launched for this gear as well. At DumeeGamer.com we had a great evening while testing the VR (and no real bad accidents happened).

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CRAZY MACHINES 3

What the hell is that contraption over there? Where did it come from? What is its purpose? Is it a machine? No, can't be! Unless... no, that's crazy! Or is it...? OH MY GOD, I'VE GOT IT! It is a machine; it's a CRAZY machine!

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BATMAN: THE TELLTALE SERIES

We all know the man, we all know the myth; we all know the legend that is Batman. And I don’t know about you, but I would sure as hell like to be Batman (at least for a day). Let’s face it, he has a sick power suit, he is super rich and of course THAT AWESOME-AS-HELL CAR!

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THE KINDRED

There are a lot of games that grant you the ability to build cities; there are also a lot of games that make you hunt, gather and craft your digital behind off. And now there is a game that takes all of these abilities and makes you do everything at once!

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POWARGRID

Sure, we all like the occasional board game. But we all know what is missing from those... explosions!!! Dutch independent developer Wee Free Studio had finally found a solution to this particular problem! So get ready to completely destroy your enemy by building your very own amped up annihilation system!

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ARMIKROG *** WII U UPDATE ***

When travelling through the vast universe, we come across the planet Ixen. Now, usually, this is a fun and healthy planet, but not right now. You see, Ixen is currently in a somewhat of a sorry state, and its inhabitants face almost certain doom... After being released for PC last year, Armikrog now makes its way onto our consoles. Time for another look, don't you agree?

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BEAR WITH ME: EPISODE 1

It is time to get in touch with our inner private detective! Meet Amber; a 10-year old girl on a mission to find her missing brother. One night, Amber suddenly wakes from a nightmare, only to find her brother gone. Being the tough kid she is, she decides to find out what happened. To this end, she enlists the help of her once good friend and partner in crime solving: the now retired and generally grumpy old detective Ted E. Bear.

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PIRANH.IO

This month, Daisy is about to eat as much human flesh as she possibly can! What?! What has happened to dear grandma Daisy?! No, don’t worry, ladies and gentlemen, Daisy has not added cannibalism to her list of hobbies; she just found a new game on Funny Games: Piranha! It’s a free game, so why not give it a try, right?

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BUTTERFLY KYODAI

I have known and played this game for ages and I realized I haven’t shared it with you. Shame on me! But now, the time has finally come to let you in on a little secret: it’s a super irritating game! So, why do I want you to play it then? Well, I don’t want to be the only one who is driven mad by this mahjong-like game, so I dare you to play Butterfly Kyodai!

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SILENT NIGHTS: THE PIANIST

It seems my sister is in trouble! She's been kidnapped by mysterious hooded men. Naturally, there is only one person that can save her... me! Don't worry sis; I'll save you! But first, I need to find a lot of hidden objects and solve a series of puzzles. But when I do, I'll be there in a jiffy!

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MYSTERY CASE FILES: KEY TO RAVENHEARST

I played a couple of games from the Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst series before and really liked them; I think they're great games and fun to play. The game is developed by Eipix Entertainment and published by Big Fish Games, so that should be a guarantee for excellence!

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THE GREEN GAME: TIME SWAPPER

First, there was a Red Game Without A Great Name and now there's a Green Game. Don't you just love it when things are as simple as that? I must admit that I didn't play the Red Game, but that didn't stop me to try its successor. So let's take a look at the Green Game!

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ROYAL TROUBLE: HIDDEN HONEYMOON HAVOC

As some of you may know, there is going to be a DumeeGamer.com wedding this year. I'm marrying Ferry “Sadhonker” Adams this August! This means there's a lot of preparation to do. And what better way to get in the right frame of mind than by playing a wedding-themed game?

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DAY OF THE TENTACLE REMASTERED

It's not that often that one of your all-time favorite games gets a remake, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard that Day of the Tentacle was one of these lucky games. But is it really lucky, or will this remastered version slander the game's good name?

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LOST SOULS: TIMELESS FABLES

Daisy Gunpowder strikes again. This week, the grand dame of the Grey Area sinks her teeth into the amazing sequel to Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings. And man, is she having fun! So come with her as she visits the Timeless Fables!

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DEPONIA DOOMSDAY

There we were, thinking the Deponia series was done and its protagonist Rufus done for, when Deponia Doomsday pops its head around the corner and proves us all wrong! And, to be honest, we were glad it did!

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DREII

Noooo!! Why, dear Lord, why? If you heard these phrases being shouted out loud lately? If so, then it's likely you walked past my window. This weekend I gave Indie game Dreii a try. It was not always easy, but it's a good way to test (or increase) your patience.

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THE WITNESS

Do you like playing puzzle games where you start off without so much as a clue what's going on or what to do, so you have to figure out everything for yourself? If so, then sit down and read on, as I tell you about my adventures in Thekla's Inc. brand new game: The Witness.

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RUSTY LAKE HOTEL

Those of you who have read our Firstlook 2015 report, might also remember reading about a indie-developer named Rusty Lake. We had an awesome time at their booth, talking to the guys and playing one of their cool games, Cube Escape: The Lake. Now, the people of Rusty Lake have come up with a brand new game: Rusty Lake Hotel.

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MICROSOFT JIGSAW

If you like the Mahjong, Spider Solitaire and Freecell games AND you're in for a free game, then read on! Do you like jigsaw puzzles, but aren't too keen on having your dining table occupied with the damn thing for days at a time? Don't worry, Daisy found you the perfect way to deal with this nuisance!

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LIVING LEGENDS: ICE ROSE

It's almost Christmas, yet the weather isn't Christmas-like at all. As a matter a fact, it's quite warm for the time of the year. So it's time for a very cold game: a Rose of Ice; a game with a lot of cold and snow and a scary queen of ice!

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MYSTERY TRACKERS: WINTERPOINT TRAGEDY

Winter is coming; it's cold, the days are getting shorter and darkness sets in very early. So it's time to play a game! I have to say, I am very curious about this game. The Mystery Trackers games are well-known and I expect a lot of this adventure game, featuring puzzles and hidden objects.

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LOST SOULS: ENCHANTED PAINTINGS

After playing a few different genres over the last few months, Daisy Gunpowder thought the time was right to return to her true love: Hidden object games. So without further ado, we give you Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings!

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LOST HORIZON 2

What?! Another Grey Area review, written by someone else than Daisy Gunpowder?! Please don't tell her, we'll be in a heap of trouble when you do. Nevertheless, it's time to rejoin our hero,Fenton Paddock, and discover what challenges Lost Horizon 2 has in store for us.

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DAISY GUNPOWDER'S MAHJONG SHOWDOWN

Mahjong, a game that has been played by a lot of people for many, many years now. It still manages to attract people using its simple gameplay and nice looking tiles. This week, Daisy Gunpowder thought she'd compare two Mahjong games and see how they measure up.

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FISHDOM: SEASONS UNDER THE SEA

For this month's Grey Area, I thought I'd try a different kind of game; no hidden objects this time around. No sir, instead I thought I'd try a game I know a lot of people play and like: three in a row. It's nothing spectacular but it's a funny game!

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100% HIDDEN OBJECTS

The name of this game promises me a lot of searching for objects, so I am very curious if this is really the case. And what about the game's quality? Are there hints present or any help at all? Will I finally get bored searching for items? I am about to check it all out for you...

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DARK PARABLES: QUEEN OF SANDS

Aaah, I'm filled with excitement. One of my favourite developers, Blue Tea Games, has released a new Dark Parables game. I really like the Dark Parables series, so my expectations are really high! So let's jump right in and play Dark Parables: Queen of Sands.

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KING'S QUEST 7: THE PRINCELESS BRIDE

A Princess, a Queen, a freak tornado and a Troll King... Sounds like the perfect recipe for trouble, doesn't it. Well, let me assure you it does, and it is! It's time for us to set things right and go on a quest... on a King's Quest!

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BROKEN AGE

Take a peek in the troubled lives of two teenagers and try to make things better? No, you don't have to make a career switch to child welfare. You only have to play the new point and click game by Double Fine.

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THEME HOSPITAL

Get ready to rid the world of strange yet wonderful afflictions. Wether you are curing an invisible man, or convincing the man in the next room that he's really NOT Elvis Presley, you never have a boring day. Where do we apply for this job, you ask? At Theme Hospital of course! So sterilize your surgical tools, draw up some building plans and get ready to make the world a better place!

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LOVE CHRONICLES: THE SPELL

Like any other year, 14 February came round again, and so did Valentine's day. DumeeGamer's own Daisy Gunpowder got into a romantic mood and played The Love Chronicles: The Spell. It's a game about a young prince, who has the same nightmare every single night. In this nightmare, he is called to travel to another Kingdom by an old man. This kingdom, as luck would have it, is of course cursed by an evil spell... Coincidence?! I think not!

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9: THE DARK SIDE

One snowy afternoon, I decided to play a game; a game I've played before. But the grey area that is my memory is not what is used to be so all games look new to me... Haha, got you there, didn't I? No, don't worry, I'm not going loopy yet. We still have years of reviewing ahead of us before that happens. So let's take a walk on The Dark Side

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CHRISTMAS STORIES: TIN SOLDIER

What to do on a Christmas day?? Sit around a fire, roast chestnuts, watch Home Alone for the six billionth time?! Yes, one could do all that. Or they could play a brand new game by our friends at Big Fish Games and Elephant Games. It's time to play Christmas stories: Tin Soldier.

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MYSTERY CASE FILES: DIRE GROVE, SACRED GROVE

Mystery Case Files is back! Get ready to revisit the beautiful town of Dire Grove. And while you're there, you might want to vanquish the evil curse that has taken a hold of the region... if it's not too much trouble.

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CHRISTMAS STORIES: THE NUTCRACKER

It's almost Christmas so I want, nay, I must play a Christmas game! So we're going back to 2012 with Christmas Stories: The Nutcracker, a heartwarming Tale of youth, love and... a seven-headed mouse king with mystical powers.

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DARK PARABLES: THE LITTLE MERMAID AND THE PURPLE TIDE

I am so excited: I'm going to play the latest instalment of the Dark Parables series, The Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide. My expectations of this game are high. It's one of my favourite series of games ever!

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TIME MYSTERIES: THE ANCIENT SPECTRES

In my search for a new game to play, I found Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres on Big Fish Games. There are more games from the Time Mysteries series, but I have never played one of them. As I usually do when trying a new game, I first played the one hour trial. I can tell you right now that that one hour left me wanting more!

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BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE

I've always wanted to take a look inside count Blue Beard's Castle, so here was my chance to do so. When I saw this game I was very curious and I really wanted to play it. Of course I know the story of Count Blue Beard and this only made me more anxious to play Blue Beard's Castle.

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DEATH ON THE NILE & PERIL AT END HOUSE

124 years ago, on September 15th 1890, Agatha Christie was born. During her life she created numerous detective stories. Those stories turned into movies and also videogames. Agatha's birthday inspired us to try two games, based on her stories.

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RAHJONG:THE CURSE OF RA

Rahjong is based on the game Mahjong. It's an golden oldie`!

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ENCHANTIA: WRATH OF THE PHOENIX QUEEN

This looks to be yet another very promising game by Blue Tea Developers. I have already played multiple games created by this studio and they're always fun, with beautiful graphics and enticing stories.

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THE TREASURES OF THE MYSTIC SEA

In my opinion, three-in-a-row games also belong in the casual games genre. Normally I don't play these games for very long, because they usually start to bore me real quickly. Don't get me wrong, I like the concept, but often I find them a little too easy. Having said that, I have discovered a game a short while ago that really surprised me; The Treasures of the Mystic Sea. If you like this kind of game (which I do), grab your eye-patch and parrot and become a fully-fledged treasure hunter! Aaarrrrrr, me matey!

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THE WHISPERED WORLD

When the future of the world hangs in the balance, a unusual hero arises! Get ready for yet another new game from Daedalic Entertainment. And what a game it is...

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GOMO

A new point and click adventure by the masters of this genre, Daedalic Entertainment. They recently won a price for best studio, during the German Developers Awards. I already played a couple of their point and click adventures, of which I liked Memoria best so far. Is Gomo, which is developed together with Fishcow Studio, just as fun?

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SPIRIT WALKERS: CURSE OF THE CYPRESS WITCH

If you've had a busy day, it is wonderful to relax with a nice game on your phone or tablet. So sit down, put your legs up and make yourself comfortable. Because it's time for Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE CRYSTAL PORTAL: BEYOND THE HORIZON

In this sequel to Mystery Of The Crystal Portal, the search for her missing father takes Nicole to new locations with new objects to search for and more puzzles to solve. Will this sequel live up to its predecessor, or shatter like crystal?

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THE MYSTERY OF THE CRYSTAL PORTAL

A missing father... That is the premise of our tale. He is an archeologist, vanished through a crystal portal. Why would he enter the crystal portal in the first place? Oh well, archeologists tend to do crazy things for new discoveries…

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