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Get ready to unlock Pavilion’s beautiful architectural puzzles later this year

Pavilion doesn’t explain itself. The kind souls at Visiontrick Media have left that to scribes and, as was announced today, owners of PC, Mac, and Linux computers by the end of the year. Let’s give it a try, shall we? (The new trailer below should help.) Pavilion is a puzzle. What isn’t? As was previously mentioned, the game does not come with instructions; it just drops you into its puzzle and lets you figure things out. And why wouldn’t you want to figure these things out? Pavilion is a fascinating mix of architectural styles, as if every spooky corner of…

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Alaskan tribe and game studio team up, document folklore in enchanting game

There’s just something inspiring about a small game studio teaming up with Alaskan natives to tell Iñupiat folklore through a beautiful puzzle-platformer game. What’s more, Never Alone, coming to PC and unspecified consoles this fall, gives you a trusty little white dog sidekick. Dogs are pretty inspiring, too. Judging from the lovely new trailer, the game seems to fall into that class of game that uses classic “gameplay” as a vehicle to explore more nuanced and high-minded, if less fun, themes: in this case, art and narrative. Specifically, it has the romanticized indigenous vibe of a game like Tengami, but…