Auralux

Auralux: Constellations is a game inspired by the populair Planet Wars game. The game is developed and published by War Drum Studios. The player has a planet that generates fleets to conquer or defend other planets.

Controller support
The thing that War Drum Studios has done right is to make use of the Steam SDK and it’s features. Many other planet wars inspired games on Steam don’t have these functions. This way Auralux: Constellations makes a better impression to Steam users than those other games.

The game supports even controller support and ever testing it with a Xbox One controller I have to say that the controls work really good in this game.

To infinity and beyond…
The game has alot of levels to play. The levels go from easy to hard and can be very difficult at some time. I had to redo a couple of levels because I picked the wrong strategy. Sometimes it’s better to conquer a few small planets instead of 1 big one.

The levels really look good and are really fun.

Another Planet Wars game?
Like I already written above, the game does a very good job in integrating all the Steam SDK features, but there is one more other feature in the game that does make this planet wars better in my opinion. I never have seen the option to upgrade the planets during a match in any Planet Wars game. This brings an entire new strategy to the game. So it’s better to take out an upgraded planet and use it to create more fleets for yourself.

The game also features a few new mechanics like worm holes to transfer your fleet to other planets quickly. Also it can be possible that planets move. All these mechanics add another difficulty. But these mechanics make this Planet Wars inspired game so special.

JosWeb Score (0/100):
70/100
Auralux: Constellations is another Planet Wars inspired game, but this time the developers really made the best Planet Wars inspired game I have seen in a very long time. Making use of the Steam SDK and it’s features always gets a plus in my book. But the visuals and the strategies needed to complete a level make this game challenging and pretty to look at.

I would recommend buying this game if you like strategy games and want to play a Planet Wars inspired game.

Links:
Auralux: Constellations on Steam
Auralux: Constellations official website
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Plantera

Plantera is a click and relax kind of game. The player plants trees, bushes, garden to grow fruit or vegetables. You can “sell” these fruit and vegatables by clicking on it or wait till a collector picks it up. With that money you can buy more stuff.

The relaxing part
The collectors continue when you close the game if you bought the time upgrade. They will keep collecting till the time is over. The time resets every time you close the game. This feature is the same as the “manager” feature in Adventure Capitalist, but limited.

Nature
The game looks ok and the music is quite relaxing as well. The game has very playfull graphics and the animals look adorable.

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Loot Hero
Sometimes the Loot Hero appears. The special thing about this hero is that when you click him you make money. The amount of this will increase over time. I have no idea how to make him spawn, but I do know you need to be active. You can’t let the game run on the background.

Worth the money?
There isn’t much more to say about this game. The game is just a clicker game and I don’t know if it’s worth the full recommend price. I had fun playing the game, but for 3€ you can grab some other cool games when on sale and play Adventure Capitalist as a relaxing clicker game.

My thoughts
Plantera is a fun and relaxing game. You can have some fun with this game and it’s not a difficult game to complete 100%. The game is only 3€, but I wouldn’t buy the game myself for this price. The game is worth checking out and when it’s on sale I kinda recommend getting the game if you like clicker and relax kind of games.

Links
Plantera on Steam
Plantera Official Website

There’s Poop In My Soup

A fun little game on Steam called There’s Poop In My Soup is developed and published by Rudder Games.

Throwing poop
The game doesn’t have much to offer in term of gameplay. You’re controlling a person throwing poop. You have to hit people or object in order to get a combo. How bigger the combo how bigger the score.

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Unlock
There are some objectives which you need to achieve in order to unlock new stuff. These unlockables can be more people in the city, new locations of even the bomb attack.

Bomb
The bomb is a special attack which allows the user to hit multiple targets at once. The special attack is different per location.

My thoughts
I’m not going to score this game, because it’s a game below 1$ and it doesn’t have much features or anything to offer. You just throw poop on people and see people scream and run around about it. If you have 1$ and want to have a laugh you can give the game a try. Is it a must-have? No, I wouldn’t say to people that they have to play “There’s Poop In My Soup”.

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Links
Rudder Games on Twitter
There’s Poop In My Soup on Steam

American Truck Simulator

From the creators of Euro Truck Simulator there is a new trucking simulator games. American Truck Simulator takes the player to California and Nevada.

Free updates
Let’s talk about the most important thing. The game will receive free updates adding new stuff like the Arizona expansion. Keeping this in mind we will discuss all the other stuff American Truck Simulator has to offer.

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Welcome to America
Being a big fan of Euro Truck Simulator I kind of was disappointed with American Truck Simulator. It wasn’t the problem of the amazing visuals or the fact that getting a speeding ticket in this game is very easy, but i’m talking about the locations to visit. The game has a very limited (in comparison with Euro Truck Simulator 2) amount of cities to visit. After 3 hours of play time you can visit the entire California state. Also the amount of trucks in the game is very limited. I hope the creators will add more (See free update above) in the future.

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The visuals of the game are amazing. The game really does a good job on giving an American feel.

Parking assist
A new option in this game is that you can choose where you would like to park the trailer. You always have 3 options. The first option is the most difficult but you will be rewarded with an achievement. The second option is the normal option and the last option is to complete the ride at once (no parking needed). I really like this system and it’s very useful if you just want to truck and don’t spend hours parking the trailer.

Multiplayer
There is an unofficial multiplayer for the game that let’s you drive while other players are on the world as well. Sadly the multiplayer doesn’t have any AI cars driving around (like the Euro Truck Simulator 2 multiplayer).

JosWeb Score (0/100):
70/100
I enjoy playing drive simulator games (like Euro Truck Simulator 2), but sadly the game doesn’t offer that much content yet (trucks and cities). It does offer enough to get a few hours of fun with the game.

It’s a shame that getting speeding tickets is so easy in this game, but that doesn’t spoil the fun.

Links:
American Truck Simulator on Steam
American Truck Simulator official website
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