Othercide is a turn-based tactical game developed by Lightbulb Crew. It features a very distinct art style; the entire game is done in black and white, with an occasional streak of red. It serves well to underscore the game’s equally sombre narrative.
Humanity is plagued by an army of monsters known simply as the Suffering. These creatures of terror are almost unstoppable; even the Daughters, the greatest warriors mankind has to offer, struggle to oppose them. And yet, that is your task. To even stand a chance, you will have to use everything that is available to you. Learn unit abilities and choose the right ones for your troops. Understand your enemies, and how to properly counter them. Master the Dynamic Timeline System, central to the game’s combat. Carefully position your Daughters, and be prepared to sacrifice some of them.
Othercide will, no doubt, feel punishingly difficult at first, and will continue to be brutal and challenging even as you get better at the game. But its challenges are surmountable; even bosses, that you will have to confront from time to time, can be beaten with proper preparations and strategy.
The game released on PS4, Xbox One, and Windows. There’s no official way to play Othercide on Mac, but there are several unofficial ones. Read below to learn more.
Dark Devotion is a 2D roguelike inspired by Dark Souls. Developed by Hibernian Workshop, this game is a part of the same 2D soulslike trend that brought us Salt and Sacrifice, Vigil: The Longest Night, and many other gems.
As with many other roguelike games, the premise of Dark Devotion is fairly straightforward. You will descend into a ancient, cursed temple because your God willed it so. That said, the game does feature an actual story; it’s not merely an excuse to throw you into gameplay. Pieces of information are scattered throughout the temple, hinting at the dark truths behind both the temple and your faith. Perhaps you will put it all together and uncover the mystery. Perhaps not.
During the course of the game, you will amass a formidable arsenal of different weapons, armor, and relics, all of which have different attributes. As the world of Dark Devotion is quite unforgiving, you will often have to change your gear to better counter the enemy you’re facing. And since this is a roguelike, you will lose all of it when you die. Have fun.
Dark Devotion can be played on PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. You can play Dark Devotion on Mac as well, by using an unofficial tool. The guide below offers more information.
Splitgate is a F2P first-person multiplayer shooter developed by 1047 Games. Although in some ways it plays just like your regular shooter, the game has a unique twist that has quite a significant impact on gameplay and tactics. Portals.
Each player in Splitgate is capable of placing portals at will, granting them exceptional levels of mobility. Physical distance becomes quite meaningless in these conditions, though line of sight continues to play an important role. That said, portals aren’t a magical win button, especially when your opponent has the ability as well. Teleporting to the enemy base wouldn’t grant you a huge advantage, you will simply get shot a second later. Perhaps you have the bright idea of teleporting behind the enemy? They’ll quickly catch on, too.
The best gameplay strategy in Splitgate is to be fast. Launch yourself into the air and try to land a few shots as you are propelled by the force of momentum. Teleport around constantly to confuse your enemy and make them lose track of you. Your opponents will be doing the same thing, which gives the game an enjoyably hectic feel.
It can be played on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows, and even SteamOS. OS X, however, is not supported. Our guide will teach you some ways to bypass this and play Splitgate on Mac anyway.
SnowRunner is an off-road driving simulator developed by Saber Interactive. The game features several large maps to explore and a rather accurate terrain simulator. It is capable of replicating the experience of driving through mud, snow, water (including running water), and ice.
But driving around is not all you can do. SnowRunner features three types of missions that you can complete. Contracts require you to deliver cargo to a certain destination. Most Tasks ask you to tow a stranded vehicle, though some of them have other requirements. Completing Contests involves driving to a given point while on a time limit and, possibly, under other restrictions.
Collecting trucks is another thing the player can engage in. Although the game features 40 different trucks, only one is available from the beginning. The rest have to be unlocked. Most can simply be bought with in-game currency, but some can be unlocked through exploration, or by completing specific missions. Each truck in the game has certain stats, which can result in radically different driving experience.
SnowRunner can be played on PS4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, Switch, and Windows. But you can play SnowRunner on Mac as well even though it is not an officially supported platform. Read the guide below to learn more.
Prominence Poker is – you guessed it – a poker game, developed and published by Pipeworks Studios. The game takes place in a city named Prominence, founded by some rather shady and unscrupulous characters. Naturally, it is a haven for gambling, and for some strange reason, the mayor of the city has taken an interest in you.
This is the premise of the game’s singleplayer mode, but it features multiplayer as well. Arguably an even more important part of the game, the multiplayer provides so many options that any poker enthusiast will be satisfied with the selection. It features casual and ranked modes, daily challenges, regular events, and tournaments. AI players will join the game if there aren’t enough human ones; though it’s not quite the same, they too are capable of posing a challenge.
The game also provides an additional incentive to play well and win. Poker chips can be used to purchase character customization items such as headwear, accessories, and table items.
Prominence Poker can be played on Windows, PS4, and Xbox One. But you can also play Prominence Poker on Mac, even though it is not officially supported. Read our guide below to learn how to accomplish this.
Dyson Sphere Program is an automation-focused sandbox game developed by Youthcat Studio. The game is named after a megastructure known as the dyson sphere, an shell of solar panels that completely envelops a star to harvest massive amounts of energy. In our world, constructing such structures is not currently possible, but in Dyson Sphere Program, you will be able to build many of them.
As humanity advances, its energy needs grow. This trend held true in the past, and it still holds true in the far future. You are an engineer in charge of the Dyson Sphere Program, a project designed to sate humanity’s ever-growing electricity need. You will be given a whole sector of space to explore and exploit. You will set up automated factories that span entire planets, and logistics networks necessary to allow these factories to supply one another. And eventually, with your industrial might, you will be able to construct dyson spheres. One. Then another. And another after another after another.
Currently, the game officially supports only Windows operating system. To play Dyson Sphere Program on Mac, a third-party solution is required. Read about them in the guide below.
Skully is an unusual platforming game where you play as an animated skull. Developed by an indie development studio Finish Line Games, the game received generally positive reviews.
Although most animated skulls possess the supernatural power of floating, which helps them look rather ominous, you are not one of them. Your primary option for movement is rolling, alongside hopping and skipping. Luckily, skulls don’t get dizzy, so nothing will stop you from mastering these movement options. Indeed, this will be necessary to solve the game’s platforming and puzzle challenges.
In addition to your decidedly un-spooky moves, you have access to three different forms, and can transform between them at will. This is hardly the best magic power a skull can have, but it’s not the worst either – choosing the right form for the job will make your second life a lot easier.
Over the course of 18 levels, set in 7 different biomes, you will experience a charming story about a quarrel between several gods. Meanwhile, another deity is trying to end the conflict; this is why you were reanimated in the first place.
Skully is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Windows. There’s no OS X version, but you can play Skully on Mac anyway; the guide below will explain the specifics.
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch is an dieselpunk Metroidvania game from a Chinese developer known as TiGames. Its stunning visuals, fun, fast-paced combat, and a fair, but challenging difficulty curve have rightfully earned it a “Very Positive” rating on Steam. But what is it all about? Forged In Shadow Torch is set in Torch City, a bustling metropolis that mixes dieselpunk and oriental aesthetics. Although it was once populated entirely by animals, nowadays Torch City lives under the occupation of Machine Legion. It’s been six long years since their army of unrelenting automatons crushed the last vestiges of resistance, but hope is about to be rekindled.
Rayton, a rabbit who once fought the machines as a freedom fighter, decides that he can’t take it anymore after witnessing an unjust imprisonment of his friend. Armed with three distinct weapons, the Fist, the Drill, and the Whip, he intends to crush his robotic oppressors all by himself.
The game can be played on PS4, PS5, and the Switch. Personal computers are also supported, but only those running Windows. If you want to play F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch on Mac, you will need to use an unofficial solution. Some of them are described in the guide below.
Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game with a focus on singleplayer. It has been developed by KING Art and published by Prime Matter. Set in alternate 1920s, the game features a strong dieselpunk aesthetic.
Some might say that it’s quite improbable that nations all over the world would suddenly develop diesel-powered mecha suits, especially as they’re recovering from the Great War. And mecha suits don’t really make sense anyway, I mean, have you ever heard of square-cube law? Why put legs on a tank when you can give it tracks? Iron Harvest has a simple answer to these complains; however improbable, the idea is fun. This is where the arguments end and mecha-powered action begins.
A mysterious force is plotting to take over the world, and so, war-ravaged Europe has no choice but to fight once more. Iron giants will march through the devastated landscapes and liberate Europe over the course of three singleplayer campaigns. Iron Harvest also provides a unique option, to play through these campaigns in co-op mode instead.
The game is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows. Our guide will allow you to play Iron Harvest on Mac as well. Keep reading to learn more.
Road 96 is a story-driven adventure game developed by Digixart. In this game, you will attempt to escape an oppressive regime by hitchhiking your way to the country’s border. You will encounter an array of colorful characters and memorable events. Choices you make during encounters will affect the rest of your trip.
You will not see everything the game has to offer in a single playthrough. There are many different events and encounters, and you will see a random selection of them, influenced by your choices. This ensures that each playthrough will feel fresh and different; this is quite important as you will have to replay the game at least several times in order to finally succeed.
As you flee, you will be given the opportunity to understand the world and the people who live in it. You will learn bits and pieces of information, a rumor here, a clue there… putting them together, you will understand how the nation of Petria turned out the way it is.
Road 96 released on PS4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. Mac computers are not supported; not officially, anyway. But there is a way to play Road 96 on Mac despite this. Read the guide below to learn more.