Kind of a eerie week. I felt like someone was reading my mind a bit. I found a few types of games that I had been talking about recently, and one game that I would never have dreamed up to ask for in the first place.
The Lakeview Cabin Collection is complete with the release of Episode 6. I remember hearing good things about the initial episode and apparently each episode drops you into a bit of a classic horror-themed open world like Friday the 13th or Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Episode 6 leans more into the Alien and "The Thing" areas of horror. The entire collection is available now on Steam and itch.io.
Loot Rascals looks terrifying. I don't know what else you would call a "card-collecting strategy roguelike" game. If it gets a hold of you good luck. For now I'm content to just watch the pretty moving pictures made by the designer that worked on Hohokum. Loot Rascals will be out early next year on PC and PS4.
Soft Body looks to turn bullet-hell gameplay into more of a relaxing bullet-zen. Sounds like a nice escape to me. Available now on PS4 and PC.
Just calling your game retro isn't enough to get my attention these days, but I can't say that I've seen too many retro isometric platforming games. Lumo definitely stands out and triggers a different part of my nostalgia receptors. There's also over 400 levels to survive so there's plenty to love. Lumo is out now on most platforms.
I don't know why I've been itching for some Combat-style tank gaming, but Tankr may hit the spot. 4 players can fight for survival across pre-made levels or make their own using the map editor. There's also a 4 player co-op mode where you can tank together (or solo) to overcome 100 challenge levels. Tankr will be out on PC on June 6th.
If you have any other discoveries of your own for Backlog to the Future, let me know in the comments.