PinOut, Civilization VI and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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With Apple’s earnings call and Thursday’s Mac event, there was plenty of serious business in the world of Apple this week. That’s why we’re choosing an all-game lineup for this “Awesome Apps of the Week” installment.

Plus, when the titles are this good, it’s hard to ignore them! Check out our picks below.

Cloud Raiders comes to Mac, and its high-flying action never looked better

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Cloud Raiders for Mac
Cloud Raiders, a visually stunning and endlessly addictive base-building strategy game, is now available for Mac.
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Whimsical Slime Rancher is now bigger, better, and slimier

Glowing graphics and quirky fun will make Slime Rancher a new favorite.
Glowing graphics and quirky fun will make Slime Rancher a new favorite.
Photo: Monomi Park

Slime Rancher, the insanely fun first-person “slimer” from Monomi, is now 50 percent bigger with more slimes and game modes than ever before.

Currently on Steam’s Early Access for Mac and PC, Slime Rancher is a colorful, whimsical game that will capture your heart and game-playing time.

Check out the new trailer for the new Indigo Quarry update to this fun Mac game and see if it doesn’t make you go, “d’awww.”

Thimbleweed Park will recapture the glory days of adventure gaming

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Agent Scully, is that you?
Agent Scully, is that you?
Photo: Thimbleweed Park

Ready to get your adventure game on? Thimbleweed Park, coming later this year, could be your ticket to doing just that.

Back in 1987, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick created Maniac Mansion, the classic LucasArts adventure tale. Now they’re back with Thimbleweed Park, a charming indie adventure game that hopefully brings the genre into the modern world, leaving behind the random puzzles and dead ends of days past.

Check out the new trailer below to see what’s headed our way.

Paws and check out how cute this game is

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Paws game
Oh no, our feelings! Why are swans so cruel?
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It’s been a while since we’ve seen a game that looked as simultaneously adorable and mysterious as Paws, but here it is.

The upcoming title, which will drop on both Mac and PC March 24, puts you in the role of a sweet, lost lynx cub trying to find its way back home. And that sounds really sad, but the graphics in today’s announcement trailer are so charming that we could probably power through the pain.

Check it out below.