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Deadnaut: Signal Lost is out. by pinback 03/28/2023, 5:02pm PDT

I didn't play the original one much, but I wanted to call this out because I enjoyed a few of their other games, and they are the only studio that specializes in one genre of game that I love a lot and have no idea what to call it.

In all of their games, you are removed from the action, calling the shots from either a control panel (Deadnaut/Deadnaut: Signal Lost), a single car of a train rolling through hell (Fear Equation), or from a notebook during a zombie apocalypse (Zafehouse Diaries 1/2).

Only a small handful of other games that I know about offer this second-hand gameplay where you only have a simulated interface (and ambient sound) to figure out what's going on. Duskers. Nauticrawl. Iron Lung. Scavenger SV-4. Maybe a couple others, but this is all this studio does, and I love them for it.

1. Go Screwfly Studios.
2. We need -- well, you people need to come up with a good name for this genre, because I'm coming up empty.

I bounced off the original Deadnaut because it was a squad-based semi-real-time thing which didn't fit for me with the theme, but this one is turn-based, and you're one dude, roguelike-style, so I'll probably actually play this one.
Deadnaut: Signal Lost is out. by pinback 03/28/2023, 5:02pm PDT NEW
    I call it....................... SUSPENDED-LIKE by Ice Cream Jonsey 03/28/2023, 8:46pm PDT NEW
        Duskers-like NT by bingo 03/28/2023, 9:44pm PDT NEW
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