Shadow Team

3 months ago

Five games to share with your new living room PC !

Forget about your game console: enjoy a new kind of party-game experience with the Shadow Ghost

Shadow Ghost is coming and it's time to set the stage. For example, why not make it the host of your game night? That's a good idea, huh? Well, we got exactly what you need.

For a few years now, we've witnessed a strong comeback of a fading tradition, weakened by the arrival of high-speed Internet connections: local multiplayer--the good old games to share with friends that aren't miles away, but right next door.

While some console manufacturers - starting with Nintendo - have specialized in local co-op for years, we have to admit that the PC has become the most interesting testing ground for so-called couch-gaming since the breakout of the indie wave. Local multiplayer concepts have flourished in various and increasingly crazy forms, often with modest pricing.

Thanks to the Shadow Ghost, your PC can find its way to the heart of your living room. With these great titles below, you'll have enough fun to last for months.

Overcooked and Overcooked 2
Developer: Ghost Town Games
Release date: August 3rd, 2016 and August 7th, 2018
Price: $16.99 and $24.99
Players: 1 to 4

Overcooked could crush some friendships.

Do we still need to introduce the Overcooked series? Oh yeah, that's right, that's why we're here! Heir to a long (and not always brilliant) tradition of cooking games in which the player must prepare dishes on the line, Ghost Town Games' IP replaces this ancestral game-play in a multi-player context, where cooperation and synchronization become the key to victory.

Perfect for two to four players, both Overcooked episodes plunge you into completely crazy levels (on-ice kitchen, moving countertops) to change the stakes of a genre that is now highly codified. It's light, fun and very accessible. A must have for any couch party.

Crawl
Developer: Powerhoof
Release date: April 11th, 2017
Price: $14.99
Players: 1 to 4

Crawl invites you to be the mob.

Crawl is based on a rather simple idea: what if you could play the enemies in your games? Taking the form of a dungeon crawler all dressed in pixels, Powerhoof's title invites one of the players to take the costume of the valiant hero, while his comrades control various enemies who will try to bring him down and take his place!

With both cooperative and competitive multiplayer, Crawl is one of those games that likes to shuffle the cards. Playing an enemy or hero requires a different strategy and while some will prefer to play the brave adventurers, others would rather stay on the evil side to develop their sinister skills.

Invisigun Heroes
Developer: Sombr Studio
Release date: February 8th, 2017
Price: $14.99
Players: 1 to 4

Invisigun Heroes makes the four players invisible, except when they are shooting.

Not very far from Hidden in Plain Sight, Invisigun Heroes is a 2D arena shooter with some Bomberman vibes, with the twist that the various protagonists are invisible! At least most of the time. Here's the secret: take a shot and everyone will be able to see you for a second! Once again, the idea is simple, but the execution is excellent. 70 levels, a huge list of characters with specifics abilities; That’s what we call a polished game.

Super Indie Karts
Developer: One Legged Seagull
Release date: May 6th, 2015
Price: $14.99
Players: 1 to 4

Super Indie Karts, a real Mario Kart 64 tribute.

With Super Indie Karts, One Legged Seagull Studio tries to offer nostalgic players a spiritual counterpart to the scion of the genre Mario Kart 64. Still in Early Access (its final release is planned this year), the game already offers 32 circuits and 30 different characters, including some of the most popular indie game protagonists like Read Only Memories, Toejam & Earl or Guacamelee! And of course, the classic split-screen and Battle Mode are also available.

Ultimate Chicken Horse
Developer: Clever Endeavour Games
Release date: March 4, 2016
Price: $14.99
Players: 1 to 4

Ever wish you were a wall-jumping, arrow-dodging, trap-setting horse, besting your animal pals in a race through a peril-laden obstacle course that you all built together? Well, wish no more! Gather your favorite friends and put the fabric of your friendship through the ultimate stress test.

Ultimate Chicken Horse is a simple 2D platformer with unlimited possibilities for fun and awesome fails as you and your friends attempt to get across a screen full of vindictive traps and obstacles.

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