This Week in Games: May 1 – May 6

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Another short week this week there is still plenty to play, that is if you can tear yourself away from your current gaming pile. But before we get to the full list, as always here are your highlights:

First up on the 3rd Tumbleseed drops on Steam. This balance/vertical scroller looks like what happens when you take flappy bird and multiple it by Super Meatboy. While we can confirm it will be out on Steam on the 3rd for AU it is expected on both Switch & PS4 in other territories on the same day (no local confirmation could be provided so if you do have a PS4 or Switch might be worth checking the online store on the day).

On the 4th for those who just love building bases, Planetbase is a space colony architecture/management game seeing you building your ideal outpost out on XBox One.

World to the West is a top-down adventure puzzler (and follow up to an indie title that sold about 1.6 million copies) that looks like a lot of fun on XBox One and Playstation also on the 4th then steam the next day.

If you have just been holding your breath until the next Bethesda game hits then on the 5th you can breathe deeply again with Prey dropping on almost all platforms (sorry Switch owners).

And lastly on the 5th if Ecco the Dolphin haunts your dreams then Dolphin Up is a 2-minute project greenlight game that might distract you for a few seconds (or occupy you until the end of time mastering the perfect triple axis).

Honourable Mention: The oddly addictive SPACEPLAN (which you can play here) is coming to Steam on the 4th with Android/iOS versions also expected. If you want to play a game based entirely on my total misunderstanding of some Stephen Hawkings book with some Matthew McConaughey type s*#%, that you can finish in a day.

If you bought any of these on the release day, tell us how it went! Also, as always did we miss anything? Something you are looking forward to more than anything else? Tell us in the comments

Full List

1st
Space Odyssey (Steam VR)
Serious Metal Detecting (Steam)

2nd
Tower in the Sky: Tactics Edition (Steam)
Neighboring Islands (Steam)
Spud Cricket VR (Steam VR)
MMM: Murder Most Misfortunate (Steam)
Clockwise (Steam)
Fighter of Evil (Steam)
Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 (Steam)
Project:surviving (Steam)
VectorWars (Steam VR)
1 Vs 1 (Steam)
Knights of Galiveth (Steam)
Brawlerz: Nitro (Steam)
ClockwiZZZe (Steam)
Arcane preRaise (Steam)

3rd
TumbleSeed (Steam)
Extreme-G 2 (Steam)
Seance: The Unquiet (Steam VR)
Don’t cut your hand (Steam)
Big Hit VR Baseball (Steam)
Metal Waltz: Anime tank girls (Steam)

4th
Planetbase (XB1)
Time in Time (Steam)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (Steam)
Shattered Steel (Steam)
Royal Offense (Steam)
Battle Bruise (Steam)
SPACEPLAN (Steam)

5th
Prey (PC/XB1/PS4)
AFL Evolution (PS4)
Dreamfall Chapters (PS4)
Outlast Trinity (XB1)
World to the West (XB1/PS4)
Wars Across The World (Steam)
Crowd Smashers (Steam)
Dumbass Drivers! (Steam)
GALER: Plague of Heroes (Steam)
Dolphin Up (Steam)
Shio (Steam)
Last Hours of Jack (Steam)

6th
Save the Ninja Clan (XB1)
Bit Dungeon (XB1)
Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure
World to the West (Steam)
Space Rude Bear Resurrection (Steam)
Griptape Backbone (Steam)
Chronicle of Innsmouth (Steam)
Rozkol (Steam)