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Manifold Garden, the gravity-bending puzzle game, took 7 years to make. -The joy and the struggle behind the creation of an indie game-

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Elden Ring network test impressions: 12 things I learned as a Dark Souls fan

Elden Ring network test impressions: 12 things I learned as a Dark Souls fan. The significance of Ashes of War system, utility of guard counter, new gameplay possibilities, and more.

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