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Strangers is a short experimental game by prolific developer jw. It’s not difficult, but the message isn’t in the challenge of the game. There’s a secret to the inhabitants of the planet you are on. We found the gameplay twist predictable, but the entertaining music and lovely pixel artkept our attention to the end. Plus, those aliens are just too cute!
ASCIIshmup is a re-imagining of games like Gradius or R-Type in ASCII graphics. It stays true to its inspiration with incredible difficulty and a variety of power-ups and environments. There’s a few issues, such as being unable to move from the first column on the left, but overall it’s great fun for fans of the genre.