BetaDwarf’s indie action RPG with a co-op bent, Forced, is out now.
Forced casts you as a slave in a gladiator school, forced to fight for your freedom. With up to three buddies and the assistance of a spirit called Balfus (who all of you control, and who helps you solve puzzles) you have to battle your way through dungeons and traps and monsters to win your life back. According to Paul it’s got Diablo-like ARPG goodness, puzzles, some tactical requirements, and a hefty focus on co-op. All of which makes it something a little different, and more than a little bit interesting. I fully intend to check this out whenever life stops conspiring to drop work and obligations on me.
You can find it on Steam here (at 20% off until November, which drops the price to £9.59) with a four-pack available if you have some willing friends to chip in. The game’s launch trailer is below.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, getting very angry at people in Dota 2, or playing basically anything that’s not a hardcore simulation or sports game. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.