List of All Game Reviews -
ordered by date
—February 1, 2014— Don't look at me that way! Instead, look at me from my left side, so it looks like I'm holding the apple over my head. That's the basic idea behind Projective, a perspective-based puzzle game created for the Global Game Jam. Walk around the room and try to line up floating objects so they appear to be stacked on top of one another. See if you can solve these tricky but gorgeous puzzles.
Games Featured:Weekend Download N°262 —February 1, 2014— Weekend Download: the only day of the week where cats can go on dates with their owners, pirates demand their captives play football, and ninjas actually get trapped in castles.
- • Ninja Torappu
- • A Catastrophic Date
- • Flabby Blubberin Football
—January 31, 2014— Shay and Vella are two very different people. Shay lives aboard a ship where the AI loves him a bit too much. Vella is being forced to sacrifice literally everything for her village. Neither knows the other exists, but two extraordinary stories are about to come together in an unexpected way in this stunning point-and-click indie adventure from Double Fine.
Myths of the World: Spirit Wolf
—January 31, 2014— The first day of work at a new place is always nerve wracking, especially when you, an expert on native American symbols, are heading to the Center for Native Cultures when suddenly symbols and your amulet begin glowing. Eipix Entertainment does it again with the sumptuous Myths of the World: Spirit Wolf, an adventure hybrid which looks as good as it plays and plays as good as it looks.
—January 31, 2014— Winnose is a surreal puzzle game by Todd Luke and Calum Bowen, where you are a creature trying to find its other half. Any other description more specific than that would be nothing more than base speculation. Somewhat akin to a feverish dream, Winnose is as enjoyable as it is goofy and unique.
Games Featured:Link Dump Friday N°366 —January 31, 2014— This week on Link Dump Friday, some kids with some serious firepower, a farm where love and profits are just a click away, a whole lot of sky-bound bullets and bosses, and a prime example of why you should never get between a pony and her cake.
- • Frantic Sky
- • Idle Farmer
- • Tiny Defender
- • Celestia's Cake Golf Adventure in Space
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
—January 30, 2014— What started as a crazy student project has grown into a crazy indie game. Octodad: Dadliest Catch by Young Horses continues the mad premise first showcased in the 2010 tech demo, adding a storyline and loads of new environments to stumble around in. What should be a series of ordinary tasks end up being wacky hijinks in the world of Octodad. Think of it as QWOP in a 3D world and you've got a good idea for just how mad this game can be.
Dawn of the Plow
—January 30, 2014— Finally, a game that accurately portrays the plight of the snow plow driver! Dan FitzGerald's Dawn of the Plow is an arcade game that's all about clearing piles of snow out of the road so cars can make it home safe and sound. It's as simple as bumping into the drifts while careening around the board, but no goofing off or you'll be fired. Seriously, you will.
Candy Quest 3: Edge of Sweetness
—January 30, 2014— What do you do when doom threatens your sweet land of sugary goodness? You hone your skills and fight back! Play as one of three classes, each with different strengths, as you fight your way through mysterious evil to save the world.
Crazy Digger 2
—January 30, 2014— Pipkin Game's little red chomper guy is back for another round of Boulder Dash-like arcade action, in Crazy Digger 2! Cleverer puzzles, fairer enemy placement, and much, much better music mark Crazy Digger 2 as the kind of sequel that even those who skipped the original will dig.
—January 29, 2014— Enter Flappy Bird game, a super simple avoidance arcade game that has suddenly exploded in popularity on both Android and iOS devices. A cute pixel bird flaps its wings as you touch the screen, moving higher with each tap. Pipes with randomly generated gaps scroll by, and all you have to do is keep the flappy bird away from anything solid.
—January 29, 2014— It's easy to immerse yourself in this beautiful, atmospheric audio-visual adventure by Connor Sherlock, but your time is limited. You have only 20 minutes before The Rapture Is Here And You Will Be Forcibly Removed From Your Home. So what do you do? Run! Use [WASD] to move and your mouse to look all around. Explore until your curiosity is rewarded with discovery. Or stand around and wait. It's up to you.
The Right Way
—January 29, 2014— Today we are going to make a robot move from point A to point B. Why? Because it's the 21st century! The age when robots cater to our every whim! Or, failing that, the age when you can play a really fun puzzler in which you create paths for a cute robot on its way through ever more elaborate levels.
Games Featured:Weekday Escape N°8 —January 29, 2014— Are you looking for more zen moments in the midst of a frazzled week? Or just wanting to extend that happy chill you already have? The three escapes we feature this week will do just that. Gatamari has a lot of clever but logical puzzles to solve, Hottategoya's Strange Hotel is a bit disconcerting, while Yuri's ten chicks are just chilling waiting to be found.
- • Gatamari Escape 20
- • Escape from the Strange Hotel
- • Chick Hide and Seek 15
—January 28, 2014— To stop an evil deity, you'll have to empower your own and hold off swarms of increasingly powerful enemies in this real-time strategy defense from Little Giant World. Scores of upgrades and abilities plus some clever ideas make for fun and help smooth out the rougher of the rough edges.
Escape from Mr. K's Room 4
—January 28, 2014— Tesshi-e's first escape game of 2014 reunites you with the mysterious Mr. K, a friend you haven't seen since 2011 who enjoys renovating rooms with all manner of mysterious puzzles and mechanisms to trap you. Featuring hippos, birds, secret codes, and a fine beverage to go with swanky piano music, it's another great example of Tesshi-e's ability to marry logic with whimsy in design.
Games Featured:The Vault N°173 —January 28, 2014— Right now, the JiG crew is consulting with our lawyers about an exclusive trademark the words "Vault" and "The" for exclusive use in online gaming articles. So until we can comment on this pending litigation, enjoy some wonderful adventure, arcade, and puzzle games from the archives!
- • The Scene of the Crime: Golden Doll
- • Poom!
- • Hans Hans the Biking Viking: Leaving Loki's Lockup
Monkey GO Happy Mayhem
—January 27, 2014— Ready to solve puzzles? Like... a lot of them? The latest in the popular series of point-and-click puzzle games from Pencilkids throws thirty of them at you as you make pizzas, befriend ducks, help knights, and more to put a smile on your little monkey's face.
Find the Escape-Men 80: Mountain Hut
—January 27, 2014— Bad weather overtakes you as you're hiking a snowy mountain, so you escape the elements inside this unassuming mountain hut. Luckily, No 1 Game has picked this exact location for another game of find the escape men. Looking everywhere something tiny and flat could be hidden and solving a few puzzles makes for a fun way to wait out the snow storm.
—January 27, 2014— Based from the simple rules concerning how dice are made, Vishnu Vadakke Pariyarath has put together Dynetzzle, a simple idea puzzler that Sudoku fans will find to be quite the bit of pair-o-dice. While only ten puzzles are included, it's the kind of fun idea that begs for expansion.
Games Featured:Mobile Monday N°255 —January 27, 2014— Get to demolishing things! In their own unique ways, the games in this edition of Mobile Monday are all about destruction. The destruction of alien bugs. The destruction of evil kitties. The destruction of... plums.
- • Harry Likes Plums
- • Clobbr
- • Super Sanctum TD
—January 26, 2014— What is it with gems and their desire to align in groups of three or more? In Aaron Steed's Drop Swap, you walk around the grid of gems, swapping places with every gem you encounter. Lining up three in a row clears them from the grid, but you've only got so many moves to make the necessary connections. Even though there's only five levels in this Puzzlescript-constructed game, there's plenty of replayability in the challenges provided.
In Fear I Trust
—January 25, 2014— The survival horror genre may be a touch overused in recent years, but In Fear I Trust knows how to take the psychologically unstable angle and leverage it into something interesting. You wake up in a prison cell with one thought on your mind: get out! But then you start seeing things, and soon you question what happened here as well as your part in the whole thing.
House of Wolves
—January 25, 2014— Louissi's latest real-time strategy sim strikes a balance between casual and complex. As the last of a powerful nation, it's up to you to ensure you bloodline and build an empire to stand against the dark force. Gather resources, hire and train soldiers, and build a sprawling territory of farms, houses, and more.
Games Featured:Weekend Download N°261 —January 25, 2014— This edition of Weekend Download is out to mess with you. A serious art game. A game about clubbing baby seals. A game that might as well be made by a troll. Go ahead, download and play. Seriously. Go for it.
- • Olson's Journey
- • Inuit
- • Fictions