A new online gaming platform is about to enter the market. Discord just finally revealed the first seven titles to be released on its storefront. These will be known as ‘“First on Discord” titles. It will be nice to have another platform for players to choose from as an alternative to Steam. Fans have been hoping for a while that Discord would make the move, so good on them for finally stepping up.
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Without further ado, here are the first seven titles:
- Last Year: The Nightmare (Elastic Games)
- Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption (Another Indie)
- Minion Masters (BetaDwarf)
- Bad North (Raw Fury)
- At Sundown (Versus Evil/Mild Beast)
- Mad Machines (Hero Blocks)
- King of the Hat (Business Corp. Incorporated/Hyroglyphik Games)
Other important details
As an added bonus to these First on Discord titles, Discord is also adding games to their Nitro subscription service. All the original Nitro features will still be kept intact. Subscribers can now finally play some of those games they may have missed in the past while keeping all the current Nitro perks. This will have a different selection than that in the store.
Last Year: The Nightmare
With Halloween just around the corner, you might want to check out Last Year: The Nightmare. Think of it as a grown-up version of Stranger Things.
Halloween night. 1996. A group of teenagers awake to find themselves trapped in a dark, twisted reflection of their sleepy hometown of Forest Hills. As they make their way across the East Side High School campus, they realize they are being hunted by a supernatural force taking the form of fearsome killers. Relentlessly pursued, the teens must band together to fight back, survive, and escape the terrifying anomaly they have come to know as The Nightmare.
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption
To atone for his wicked crimes, Adam, a soldier with a dark past, must set out on a quest for redemption and face off against monstrous enemies based on the seven deadly sins. Sacrifice a part of Adam before each duel and receive a permanent debuff, resulting in a “level down” progression — reduced health, strength, or equipment for the entirety of the journey.
Minion Masters is simply the BEST real-time card game with co-op made for PC! Even if you really, really hate card games (you weirdo), you will still love this game as it’s so deceptively simple to learn yet deep as a sunken ship. “Is this the greatest game of all time?” (Penny Arcade), we certainly like to think so! You should totally give it a shot, it’s free!
Bad North is a beautifully-crafted, minimalistic, real-time tactics roguelite game where you lead a rag-tag group of island folk as they flee the relentless viking hordes. Progress through a series of procedurally-generated islands, fending off nordic raiders and gather what resources you can, before moving on to the next fight. Protect the nobles and commoners you meet along the way and recruit them to your cause — you’ll need their numbers in the conflict to come.
At Sundown is a hide-and-seek shooter where the maps are covered in darkness and light is your enemy. Four players compete in a deathmatch to be the best! Strategic gameplay is vital in the shadows of this dark world in which you only become visible when you shoot, dash, or slash. See or be seen, kill or be killed. How long will you survive At Sundown?
Mad Machines is a brutal ball sport game. Pilot magnetic robot gladiators in a fight for survival, honor and mastery over a lethal spike-ball. Partner with teammates to score goals. Unleash aggressive tendencies with intense melee fighting. This online multiplayer game is currently available in Early Access. Come for the fighting, stay for the community and offer feedback because we’re just wild enough to use it!
King of the Hat
King of the hat is a fast-paced, hat based, multiplayer game featuring washing machines. In this cutesy dystopian world, everyone is born with a hat that hosts their soul and can only die if their hat gets crushed. Jump around, whip your hat at your friends, crush theirs, and become the King of the Hat!
There you have it, players: a very strong starting lineup, with some interesting games for a variety of tastes and skill levels. Will you be checking any of these out upon launch? Don’t forget that Discord’s store is set to launch this fall. You can also check out previous coverage on this here.Related to this article
Tarah Bleier is a freelance writer, editor and content creator from Toronto. As a graduate from Centennial College’s Journalism program, she has written for Tribute.ca, and Factinate.com and recently for Geek Enthusiast Magazine. In her free time, she loves gaming, cosplaying, prop making and attending as many conventions and geeky events as she can. Writing has always been a passion of hers and she has been a contributing writer of The Planet Observer for many years before becoming its Assistant Editor last year. Her work can also be seen on The Geekcast Radio Network where she has been a podcast host and writer.