The 50 best games released in 2017 on Mac OS.

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Once again, 2017 has been a great year for video games, we have selected the 50 best games released in 2017. The games may have been available on other platforms before, but if you only play on Mac OS here is the best 50 games that you could play this year.

1# Torment: Tides of Numenera - 2017

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Torment: Tides of Numenera is a game set in the world of Monte Cook's new tabletop RPG setting, Numenera. Torment continues the thematic legacy of Planescape: Torment, the critically acclaimed role-playing game from 1999 that's considered by many to be a hallmark for storytelling in computer RPGs. With Torment, we're creating a rich role-playing experience that explores similar deep, personal themes.

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2# Thimbleweed Park - 2017

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A haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, a burnt-out pillow factory, a dead body pixelating under the bridge, toilets that run on vacuum tubes... youve never visited a place like this before. ...Will aspiring game developer Delores abandon her dreams and stick by her family? By the end of a long, strange night in Thimbleweed Park, all of this will be answered -- and youll question everything you thought you knew.

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3# Prey - 2017

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In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.

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4# Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap - 2017

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Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure!

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5# Tacoma - 2017

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As you go about your mission, you'll explore every detail of how the station's crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster. A Richly Layered Story Experience: Six crewmembers lived and worked on space station Tacoma, forming relationships, experiencing love and loss, and facing crisis together. Unlock doors and drawers to find meaningful objects, notes, and physical artifacts, while simultaneously exploring extensive records of the crew's digital communications and personal thoughts.

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6# Pyre - 2017

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Pyre is a party-based RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of mystical competitions in the Campaign, or challenge a friend to a fast-paced ritual showdown in the head-to-head Versus Mode.

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7# Life is Strange - 2017

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You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student. Features - A beautifully written modern adventure game - Rewind time to change the course of events - Multiple endings depending on the choices you make - Striking, hand-painted visuals - Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack

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8# The Disney Afternoon Collection - 2017

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Starring a cast of beloved Disney characters, The Disney Afternoon Collection takes you back to a golden era of gaming and afternoons filled with adventure. All six classic games feature new and improved visuals and include filtering options that replicate a retro look and feel.

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9# RUINER - 2017

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A wired sociopath lashes out against a corrupt system to retrieve his kidnapped brother and uncover the truth under the guidance of a secretive Hacker friend. Sophisticated & Brutal Combat: Become the boss of the battlefield acquiring deadly supplies, enhancing your tactical senses and mastering other mind-breaking skills and gadgets that will leave your foes confused and powerless. Story-Driven Action: Violent confrontation is a means to an end and trust is a devalued currency in Rengkok as you navigate a senseless world and dismantle the corporate titans of virtuality dealers at HEAVEN.

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10# Yooka-Laylee - 2017

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Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from genre veterans Playtonic! Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka and Laylee embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B!

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11# F1 2017 - 2017

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F1™ 2017 Special Edition includes F1™ 2017 Game and F1™ 2017 ‘1988 McLAREN MP4/4 CLASSIC CAR DLC’. The Special Edition will be available until October 17th 2017. Make history in F1™ 2017. Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1™ cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. With an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new ‘Championships’ mode, and a host of other new features, both online and offline, F1 2017 is the most complete and thrilling F1 videogame ever.

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12# Night in the Woods - 2017

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NIGHT IN THE WOODS is an adventure game focused on exploration, story, and character, featuring dozens of characters to meet and lots to do across a lush, vibrant world.

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13# The Escapists 2 - 2017

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Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, to a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier! Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. Youll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat.

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14# Battle Chasers: Nightwar - 2017

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG inspired by the classic console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by exploration of the world.

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16# SteamWorld Dig 2 - 2017

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Dig deep, gain riches and unearth the terrors of the underworld in this platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. Wishlist today!

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17# Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III - 2017

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In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron. With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.

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18# Battle Chef Brigade - 2017

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"Battle Chef Brigade features fantasy chefs, including Orcs, Elves, and Humans, who need to hunt dangerous monsters for ingredients. With those ingredients, before the critical eye of the judges, the chefs create culinary masterpieces in an intense tournament. Battle Chef Brigade pairs one part combo-based action hunting and one part puzzle-based cooking, all as the round clock ticks down."

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19# Football Manager 2018 - 2017

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Football Manager 2018 is the latest release in the best-selling, smash-hit series. Putting you in the hot seat of any soccer club in more than 50 countries across the world, Football Manager 2018 is the closest thing to doing the job for real.

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20# Outlast 2 - 2017

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Outlast 2 introduces you to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to Temple Gate, a town deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. You're following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has lead you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.

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21# Reigns: Her Majesty - 2017

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"Reigns: Her Majesty is the revolutionary sequel to the smash swipe ‘em up hit Reigns. A cultural renaissance has bestowed the world with a new era of knowledge and enlightenment but greed and jealousy still conspire against the benevolent queen. Outwit and outlast those that would seek to depose you and your husband by swiping left or right, making just (or unjust) decisions on all manner of royal matters. Maintain the balance between the kingdom’s most powerful factions, use mystical items from your inventory, and navigate the increasingly complex politics and personal relationships of your dynasty."

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22# Rain of Pumpkins - 2017

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It's a first person collector! The game plays like a first person shooter but the purpose is to collect things – namely pumpkins! Set in a town populated by skeletons, your task is to gather pumpkins hurled at the town by the local witch. Deliver them to your local chefs at the mills to make pies and earn points.

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23# Crawl - 2017

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Crawl is the local multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters! Battle through dungeons and power up your hero - if a friend kills you they take your place and it’s their turn to crawl. It's a race to gain enough XP and loot to take on the hulking final boss!

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24# Mafia III - 2016

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Intense gun fights, visceral hand-to-hand combat, white knuckle driving and street smarts will all be needed. *NEW BORDEAUX, A REIMAGINED 1968 NEW ORLEANS: A vast, diverse and seedy open world ruled by the mob and corrupt officials and richly detailed with the sights, sounds and emotionally-charged social atmosphere of the era. *AN UNINTENDED AND LETHAL ANTI-HERO: Be Lincoln Clay, an orphan and Vietnam veteran hell bent on revenge against the Italian Mafia for the brutal slaughter of the black mob, the closest thing to family hes ever had.

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25# Hand of Fate 2 - 2017

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Hand of Fate 2 brings a host of new mechanics to the table, and improves on every element of it's hit predecessor. Companions will fight at your side, new challenges will test your skills, and a swathe of new opponents will fight against you.

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26# Asura - 2017

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"Asura is an indie top-down hack 'n' slash game based on a fantasy setting inspired by Indian mythology. It features heavy rogue-like elements and a procedural skill tree which changes on every play through. Take on the roll as the demon incarnate and obliterate your way through the randomly generated fortress of the Daeva empire. Equip weapons from a wide variety of arsenal and carefully craft your character using the ever changing skill tree. The game can be brutal but is always fair. Can you rise from the ashes? Can you defeat the Daeva empire?"

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27# A Hat in Time - 2017

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A Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer in the spirit of the beloved Nintendo and Rare games from the Nintendo 64 era. Think Banjo-Kazooie, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario 64 all in one! The game features Hat Kid, a girl who travels time and space to protect the world from the evil Mustache Girl!

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28# Layers - 2017

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Layers is a puzzle platformer that has a unique twist. A level is made of up the 2 different layers which can interact with each other in certain ways. Use this interaction to solve the puzzles and get all the characters to the exit doors.

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29# JYDGE - 2018

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Build your JYDGE. Enter Edenbyrg. Get out alive. JYDGE is a lawful but awful roguehate top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg.

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30# forma.8 - 2017

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Explore, fight and solve puzzles Uncover the secrets of a mysterious alien planet in this open world metroidvania adventure, where nothing is what it seems… Accidentally stranded during a crucial mission, the forma.8 probe will need to survive and accomplish the unthinkable. What really happened on this planet? Who, or what lived here? And when? What’s the secret behind its history? These are only but a handful of the questions in need of answers. Or else…everything will be lost. The peculiar visual style, coupled with a deep lore and classic action-adventure mechanics makes forma.8 a unique experience, worth savoring and enjoy to the fullest.

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31# Absolver - 2017

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Absolver is an online multiplayer combat RPG where players are placed behind the mask of a Prospect under control of the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, who have placed you here to determine your worth in joining their elite corps of Absolvers.

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33# Finding Paradise - 2017

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A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish.

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34# Mahjong - 2017

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MahJong generates random tile arrangements that gives you infinite game possibilities for this Chinese-inspired favorite.

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35# Syberia 3 - 2017

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The next generation in adventure games, Syberia 3 takes you inside an enchanting, mysterious universe full of life for you to explore in 3D. Plunged into the heart of a world inhabited by a cast of interesting characters, you'll discover and experience a fabulous tale as imagined by Benoit Sokal.

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36# Hex - 2017

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Hex is a unique puzzle game with a simple goal, clear the tiles to win. Tiles might multiply, explode, toggle on and off, and more as you jump between them in this exciting journey through over 80 challenging levels.

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37# Full Throttle Remastered - 2017

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Released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle; butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats, who gets caught up in a tale of Motorcycles, Mayhem and Murder. Now over 20 years later, Full Throttle is back in a remastered edition featuring all new hand-drawn and 3D high-resolution artwork with 4k support, and with remastered audio and music.

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40# The End Is Nigh - 2017

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"The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where the player takes control over Ash, one of few “things” that have “survived” the “end of the world”. Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures and help aid his final epic quest… to simply make a friend (out of pieces of people he finds along his journey). Oh, also you collect video game cartridges and tumors! if that does anything for ya. Features: - 600+ levels! - 12+ explorable chapters! - 20+ collectible and fully playable mini game cartridges! (each with their own tiny achievements!) - 80+ achievements that will make you feel good about yourself - 100s of collectible little squishy tumors! - loads of hidden extras and endings that you will probably see someone else find before you do! - and stress!"

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41# Bridge Constructor Portal - 2017

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Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal™ and Bridge Constructor™ games.

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42# Danganronpa 1-2 Reload - 2017

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Get two of the best murder-mystery adventures in one! Whether trapped in school in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, or stranded on an island in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, there's bound to be thrills, chills, and kills! In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, enter Hope's Peak Academy, a prestigious high school reserved for the nation's "ultimate" students. Things get a bit twisted when the academy's students find themselves trapped inside with Monokuma, a maniacal bear who has taken them all prisoner to play his game of despair. Continue the adventure in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair with a brand new cast of Ultimates. Mysteriously trapped on Jabberwock Island in their own life-or-death game, having fun in the sun with this twisted teddy requires more than a bit of wit to survive. Two Mystery Adventures in One! - For the first time ever, experience two of the greatest visual novel adventures in one package for the PlayStation® 4! Monokuma's His Name, Murder's His Game - Face the twisted challenges of this maniacal bear and piece together the clues to uncover the truth fueling his deadly games. Hope and Despair - Meet memorable characters, solve mysterious murders, and complete games of logic all culminating in life-or-death decisions in the ultimate battle of hope and despair!

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43# The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan - 2017

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As the 1920's draws to a close, political tensions run high in Italy. When a member of the top-secret Myth Seekers agency goes missing, you're called in to discover the truth. Can you recover the Hammer of Vulcan before havoc is unleashed by the ancient gods? Explore picturesque locations across modern Italy and solve challenging puzzles as you clash with the deadly foe of the Myth Seekers!

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44# World to the West - 2017

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World to the West is a standalone followup of Teslagrad, the indie hit that sold more than 1.6 million copies worldwide. A vast world of blue skies and dark caves awaits you in this 3D action adventure, as you try to unveil the mysteries of an ancient prophecy.

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45# Flinthook - 2017

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Flinthook is a fast action-platformer with “roguelike” elements. Become space’s greatest pirate with your hookshot, pistol and slowmo powers!

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46# EVERSPACE - 2017

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EVERSPACE is an action-focused single-player space shooter, combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously as you piece together the puzzle of your existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own unique part of the story to tell. * Single-player roguelike space shooter with persistent progression * Captivating fully voice-acted story featuring interesting and thoughtfully designed characters * Three unique player ships, each with different capabilities and starting gear to choose from * In-depth crafting and damage system * Dynamic, functional cockpit displays for all player ships

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47# Immortal Redneck - 2017

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"Lost. Furious. Immortal! When a redneck awakes bandaged in the Ancient Egypt with the only company of his most beloved weapons… The bloodbath starts! Use a ton of different weapons to kill bizarre enemies (from blue dinosaurs to flying skulls) and finish off some of the biggest bosses you’ve ever seen!! Unleash the power of the Gods! Receive the blessing of Apis, Sekhmet and more: each one will give you its own weapons and abilities. Also, you can get new skills in the scrolls that you’ll find in the dungeons… And buy new ones in the skill tree! Each time you play, the game will be DIFFERENT! Procedural dungeons filled with bad monsters wait for you to enter and discover the secrets of the Ancient Pyramids of Egypt. Blood, bullets, evil monsters, big bosses and a ton of fun: Take your gun and let the craziness begin!"

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48# The Legacy: Forgotten Gates - 2017

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Late one night, Diana hears a noise at a strange new museum exhibit. It’s the start of a grand adventure as Diana is transported to a parallel world where a lost Mayan civilization is flourishing. This other world was once connected to our world, but now the gates have been reopened. Only Shaash the Gatekeeper can help Diana return home, but it will not be easy. Diana must face many challenges as she journeys through the lush Endless River Valley. Explore a new world! Meet a unique culture, observe wondrous animals, and solve serious challenges to not only find a way home, but to save Diana’s world as well in this heart-pounding hidden-object puzzle adventure!

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49# Fantasy Mosaics 23: Magic Forest - 2017

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The penguin family is getting ready to visit a magic forest and discover its wonders! Enjoy this new experience by solving challenging puzzles and exploring a magic forest full of interactive and friendly forest dwellers looking for someone new to meet!

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50# HoPiKo - 2016

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HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini run designed to break your mind!

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