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It's important to note that for premium subscribers, game offerings and in-game content, every week is different. Sometimes it's in-game codes, Steam keys, and giveaways, but premium members will always get something special every mailing. We also occasionally get mind-blowing early access or premium games that pay for an entire year's subscription.

Each newsletter is generally structured as Premium Loot > Free Sub Giveaways > Game Feature > Game discounts.

Key Giveaway For Premium Subscribers: The Forgotten Land OR Fantasy Quest Solitaire

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This time, premium subscribers have a choice between two different Steam games.

Embark on a thrilling quest with friends in The Forgotten Land, a captivating turn-based "Combat & Puzzle Match 3" game that seamlessly blends RPG and management elements. Your adventure begins by setting up a sheltering camp where you can improve your team's abilities and unlock valuable tactical bonuses. Showcase your strategic skills by enhancing your heroes' strengths and leveraging their special powers in battle. Set up your camp to gain bonuses that will help your team prevail against increasingly formidable threats

In Fantasy Quest Solitaire, the idyllic Fairy Land was saved from dark shadows just in time, but the aftermath has left the realm in disarray. King Feodor needs your help to restore peace and order. Take on nine engaging tasks, including adventure, hidden object, and puzzle levels. Play through almost 100 Solitaire levels with the help of four courageous elves and their magical powers. Utilize numerous power-ups and useful wild cards to progress through the game. Show your wits in exciting Match 3 mini-games, conquer three adventure levels, master three hidden object levels, and solve three puzzle levels. Take on critical time management quests and enjoy a variety of entertaining mini-games.

Cozy Caravan: Key Giveaway For Free Subscribers

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Cozy Caravan puts players in a delightful solo adventure, a captivating blend of crafting, trading, and exploration set in a world overflowing with charm. Your trusty companion, Bubba, joins you as you journey across breathtaking landscapes, transforming each new town you visit into your own mobile marketplace.

Engaging mini-games allow you to craft a delightful array of wondrous goods, from cozy blankets to delicious treats, all designed to bring joy to the residents you meet at your market stall. As you explore this enchanting world, you'll encounter a cast of unforgettable characters, each with their own story to tell. Together, you'll weave a tapestry of connection and camaraderie on this heartwarming odyssey.

If you would like to be in the running for a key, hit reply and just put 'caravan'. We will pick a winner and send over the key in 48 hours

Indika: Giveaway For Free Subscribers

Credit: 11 bit studios

Indika is a third-person, story-driven game that offers a captivating blend of mystery and dark humor in a third-person adventure. As a young nun named Indika, players delve into a world where religious ideals intertwine with unsettling truths. The game's standout feature lies in its narrative depth, weaving a tale of self-discovery amid surreal landscapes and unexpected companionship. Indika's journey, coupled with unique puzzle elements and pixel art mini-games revealing her past, promises an immersive and thought-provoking experience for players seeking a story-driven adventure with a twist.

If you would like to be in the running for a key, hit reply and just put 'indika'. We will pick a winner and send over the key in 48 hours

Historically Low Prices

This Loot Happens section on our website keeps a record of past discounts on games, as well as current ones available in the gaming industry. Our web crawlers work tirelessly daily to find the best deals across the gaming landscape.

These games are not just any games, but titles we truly love and highly respect. You can purchase them at prices we have never seen before!

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide [Steam]

Get the game that needs no introduction with a 50% discount!
$43.25 $20.01

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Morbid: The Lords of Ire [Steam]

Even in defeat, the Gahars never truly die!
$26.50 $13.95

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Destiny 2: The Final Shape [Steam]

Embark on a perilous journey into the heart of the Traveler.
$54.06 $40.97

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Senua's Saga: Hellblade II [Steam]

Senua returns on a brutal journey of survival!
$54.06 $37.84

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ARK: Survival Ascended [PS5]

Respawn to a new dinosaur survival experience beyond your wildest dreams.
$44.99 $35.99

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne [PS4]

Let your hunting instinct take you further than ever!
$29.99 $14.99

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Hell Let Loose [PS5]

Join the ever-expanding experience of Hell Let Loose.
$49.99 $32.49

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Minecraft [Xbox Series X|S]

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things in Minecraft.
$19.99 $9.99

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theHunter: Call of the Wild [Xbox Series X|S]

Discover an atmospheric hunting game like no other.
$29.99 $7.49

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Credit: Spitfire Interactive

Capes is a turn-based tactical combat game set in a superhero universe. Players lead a team of diverse heroes to fight against a group of supervillains who have taken control of King City. The game emphasizes strategic positioning, team synergy, and unique abilities for each hero, creating a dynamic and challenging combat experience.

As you lead a diverse squad of heroes, you'll engage in thrilling battles, navigate intricate mission objectives, and face off against creatively designed bosses. While the game isn't without its quirks, its clever mechanics and engaging story make it a standout title for fans of tactical combat and superhero adventures alike. Whether you're disarming enemies, unleashing powerful ultimates, or perfecting your strategy through replayed missions, Capes promises an action-packed journey filled with both challenges and rewards.

Combat remains interesting through the storyline

Combat in Capes remains compelling throughout the storyline, thanks to its diverse and dynamic mechanics. The triumvirate of supervillains ruling over King City are not only entertaining megalomaniacs but also bring creative boss fight challenges. Wildstar, with his Joker-like telepathy, can mess with your heroes’ minds, making them miss their first attack. Meanwhile, Primax, the anti-Tony Stark, is completely invulnerable and requires strategic maneuvering rather than direct confrontation.

The variety of enemies and minibosses, each with unique abilities, keeps battles fresh and engaging across the lengthy campaign. These encounters are bolstered by the need to chase optional objectives, adding layers of strategy as you counter a wide range of enemy types. I found myself replaying missions to perfect my tactics and earn more skill points, extending my playtime and deepening my appreciation for the combat system.

Heroes synergy - key to winning battles

In Capes, the synergy between heroes is crucial for winning battles, adding a dynamic layer to the turn-based action. While the animations might not always be top-notch, they effectively convey a sense of teamwork and energy among your squad. One of the game's standout features is how your team of four heroes can enhance each other’s abilities when positioned strategically close. Unlike the team-up system in Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Capes emphasizes position-based collaboration, with unique interactions depending on which heroes are paired together.

For instance, the speedster Mercurial can blaze a trail of fire by zipping from Ignis to the other side of the map, while Weathervane’s lightning storm becomes significantly more powerful with Kinetic’s nearby support. Mindfire can telepathically manipulate an enemy’s position, setting up Rebound for a devastating backstab. These team-ups make the choice of which heroes to bring into battle critically important. If a mission doesn’t go as planned, you can easily restart with a different squad to better handle specific challenges, such as using Facet’s crystal armor for damage mitigation.

Positioning is key, as heroes must remain within a few tiles of each other to leverage their team-up abilities. Capes smartly layers additional mechanics beyond simple attacks. Some abilities disarm enemies, disrupt their super attacks, or force them to drop weapons. Each hero also has a unique ultimate ability that charges differently, like Hyde transforming into a nanobot swarm or Ignis absorbing fire scattered across the battlefield.

Bottom Line

Capes delivers a fresh and demanding twist on superhero-themed turn-based tactical combat, equipping you with the tools to outwit its formidable villains. The action figure-like characters shine as they unite their powers and unleash their varied ultimate abilities, effectively showcasing their teamwork. Each mission's optional objectives add depth, requiring strategic planning to tackle diverse enemy types. While the stealth missions fall a bit short, they remain largely optional. The narrative, along with the heroes and villains, is engagingly crafted, making for a thoroughly enjoyable campaign.

Next Week

Lots to look forward to in every newsletter and we are in active communication with several developers and studios. More to come next week!

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