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Last Call BBS, The Final Game from Zachtronics out in Early Access July 5th

Last week Zachtronics announced a new game, Last Call BBS, and according to the game’s description and a live stream that included Zach Barth himself: Last Call BBS will be the final game from Zachtronics. The simulated computer in Last Call BBS is a Z5 Powerlance that comes preloaded with eight games, some of which look a little bit similar to older games that Zachtronics has made and others are completely new. I’m not seeing much that looks like the programming side of things from other games that Zachtronics has released,  but who knows what’s hidden in there.

Last Call BBS is coming to Steam for Windows, macOS, and Linux and Microsoft’s PC Game Pass service on July 5th. It’ll be an unfinished Early Access game at first. Unfortunately the deluxe edition of Last Call BBS that includes the stickers and other goodies has already sold out, although Zachtronics has released a free model of the computer to 3D print off of thingiverse and some stickers to print out and slap on it.

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Checking out some Steam Next Fest 2022 Demos

Lets take a look at a few of the demos from Steam Next Fest 2022 on NuclearMonster Live.

Here are the games I checked out:

Anger Foot
Ghost Song
Midnight Fight Express

Keep in mind that these games aren’t all complete, these are pre-release demo versions, and may be different when they come out.

Got any more demo recommendations? Let me know in the comments.

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Kaiju Wars on NuclearMonster Live

Kaiju Wars came out recently from Foolish Mortals Games, it’s a little bit of Into the Breach-style turn-based combat mixed with some Advance Wars and of course the fun Godzilla-esque styling. The writing is cute and it’s clear from little things like the menus including public domain videos of old monster movies that the developers really cared about the subject.

You can watch my NuclearMonster Live video above or on YouTube.

Kaiju Wars is $20 on Steam for Windows, macOS (prior to 10.15 Catalina), or Linux. There’s a $2 discount until May 5th and a free demo is available.

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Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale on NuclearMonster Live

Lets take a look at Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale on NuclearMonster Live

Follow NuclearMonster on twitch for the live show:

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MiSTer FPGA Developer Sergey Dvodnenko in Occupied Ukraine

Sergey Dvodnenko is a software developer living in a city in Ukraine that is under the control of occupying Russian forces. Dvodnenko is behind software cores for the MiSTer project with a focus on the Sega Saturn and he even recently released a core for Sega’s 32X during the occupation.

His most recent update to Twitter talked about the occupation:

Dvodnenko was later able to post last week to the MiSTer FPGA forums with an update on his status:

Hi. I’m fine. The Russian occupiers have turned off our Internet and mobile communications. There is a slow Internet connection, but this one is not always available. Twitter and Facebook are blocked, so I’m writing here. I’m working on Saturn and other cores. Maybe not so fast, but I continue to work. Thank you all for support.

Sergey Dvodnenko has a Patreon page where people can support his work directly and get updates like the video above when he’s able to upload them with his progress.