Every month I see to review all of the games that were nominated as the Best of that month, which you can view in the link above!
As a game developer myself, I know how difficult it can be when you are starting out and how tricky it can be to tell how your game will be received by users. After all, you know how your game is meant to be played, and you can't just wipe that from your memory when you're building and testing it!
Therefore, I record myself playing all of the games for the first time for 10-15 minutes and try to voice how I'm feeling when I'm playing it, so that developers can see how a user might experience their game for the first time, especially for things like tutorials. I also try to provide some advice as well, but it might not always be the best: what I'm really hoping is that developers can draw their own conclusions on what might need work from how I stumble through their game.
Game Devs Reviewed: @rvh86 @taka @Lees-pic @MarcPostScript @FFuriousDuck @Yword @DOJIMADOG @NoaDev @Ferociter @Zfert @Pitigamedev @MELONKOI @Just-a-ng-dummy @VisioGameStudio @jonaspatrik @MrNannings @Cyranek @Kultisti @DaemonPlus @Emrox @SparseGameDev @KJScott @kaiakairos @Spagato @ninjamuffin99
While all of these games were the best of the month...
MY PERSONAL ARBITRARILY-RANKED TOP 10 GAMES OF THE MONTH
My Top 10 was (in sort-of ranked order and based on my own criteria which is some weird sense of 'memorability' for me personally and totally subject to genres I like and I don't feature an author twice even if they had two good entries so as to spread the love etc etc):
Rushdown Rivalsby SpagatoPlay as legendary NG icons in an action brawler against a relentless robot horde.
Cross Strikeby YwordThe year is SC5910, play as Cross on a mission to resolve the crisis in the Sky Fortress.
And here are some Honorable Mentions (games that were close contenders for the top, additional games from an already highlighted dev this month, games that are still demos but promising, games that are clones of existing games but still good, etc):
Thanks to all the portal warriors that sifted through all the games to find the best in the bunch for me to check out in the first place! And as always, even if your game wasn't listed by me personally, hold your head high as I enjoyed playing all of them nonetheless as they are, after all, the best of the month!
EDIT - !!!BONUS GAME!!!
One game I feel like might've slipped through the cracks this month was this little number, Aurora by @crow-seeds:
I can definitely see why it slipped through the cracks as it is some super-nerdy assembly-language niche programming stuff (and which might've been patched to be more intuitive by the time I got to it), but if you're into games like TIS-100 and other Zachtronics games like it, I definitely think you should check it out!
I even made a little video of me playing it over here if you're interested to see: