List of All Game Reviews -
ordered by date
Submachine 9: The Temple
—March 14, 2014— Mateusz Skutnik's beloved and celebrated Submachine series returns for a vengeance in this meaty point-and-click adventure. You awaken on top of a strange, otherworldly temple with only a hammer and some seemingly broken electronics. Finding a way out will take both an eye for detail and a clever mind to solve the inventive puzzles in this stunning games.
Games Featured:Link Dump Friday N° 362 —March 14, 2014— Fridays are sort of like the tease of the work week. You know what's coming, but it seems to take forever to get there, seconds not so much ticking by as they are inching with the slow unhurried pace of the shift of plate tectonics. So why not play some games? I mean, when you look up, it's still going to be hours earlier than it feels like it should, but hey... shiny graphics!
- • 2048
- • Shybot
- • Piggy in the Puddle
- • Shippo Neko and the Missing Fried Shrimp
Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork
—March 13, 2014— Asteroid under attack! Aliens swarming the skies! Sisters in battle suits bullying land-based bipeds! That can only mean one thing: it's glorkian time! After a few years in the cooker, Pixeljam (yep, the Dino Run team) has finally released Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork. The creative arcade game draws inspiration from the best shooters of the olden days, all with a fantastic soundtrack and artwork by James Kochalka. It's a big win on so many levels!
—March 13, 2014— Compose an eternal melody by joining music nodes together in an arrangement with no beginning or end in this sleek abstract three-dimensional music puzzle. A pleasingly 80's futuristic look with refreshingly comfortable New Age feel, and fundamental precepts which have been very effectively crafted into a game that isn't just soothing and enjoyable, but absolutely engaging.
—March 12, 2014— Lovers of simple and smart puzzle design should look no further than this strangely charming turn-based puzzle game that has you navigating rooms filled with deadly... uh... whatever those are that will charge you whenever you enter their line of sight.
Games Featured:Weekday Escape N° 14 —March 12, 2014— If you want to take a midweek break from whatever is holding you occupied, be it the latest installment of your favorite series or something a little less entertaining, these three escapes from No1 Game, Neat Escape and Yomino Kagura offer 5-minute entertainment that's just enough to engage the brain without being frustrating. So come on in, pick a room, put your feet up and enjoy.
- • Find the Escape-Men 90: The Library
- • Escape from a Living Room
- • Escape from the Room of a Closet
—March 11, 2014— Windforge is going to blow your mind. On the surface it sounds like a garden variety Terraria or Minecraft clone with a steampunk coat of paint. Spend an hour with the game and you'll realize it's so very much more than that. Windforge is a sidescrolling role playing game that lets you build and fly an airship and craft tons of items, weapons and parts. Everything in the environment is destructible, giving you a tremendous sense of freedom and making just about every other exploration game look restrictive by comparison.
A Ghostly Journey
—March 11, 2014— You're dead! But that's not bad news. In this puzzle platformer, you're even sorta used to it, but now after a few years of haunting your cemetery, you're starting to get that ghostly itch to see what lies beyond the gates. A challenging and unforgiving game that offers a clever possession mechanic to navigate through stages with different people, and other... things.
Mini Metro (Alpha)
—March 10, 2014— Think you can make the trains run on time? Well, Mini Metro, a strategy simulation from Dino Polo Club gives you the chance to do just that! While missing most of the features promised for the eventual complete version, one gets the feeling that they're getting in on the ground floor of something special as they play through a round of this hectic but relaxing title.
—March 10, 2014— It's a rail shooter! Only without guns. Or enemies. Fly through a 3D world in Mediocre's action arcade title, Smash Hit. Throw balls to break fragile pieces of glass that stand in your way... of getting further. Watch your tapping finger, though, as your supply is limited and must be regularly replenished - by breaking crystal! This may be the game every bull in a China shop has been waiting for!
—March 10, 2014— Are you strong enough to wield a demonic weapon without giving in to its powers? In Forbidden Arms, you will play a master assassin who overcomes challenge after challenge by piling his enemies onto a bloody heap. With a number of special abilities and a ton of upgrades for your hellish sword, you're starting to think that crossing over to the dark side isn't half as bad as it's made out to be.
Cube and Star: An Arbitrary Love
—March 9, 2014— Cube & Star: An Arbitrary Love is the kind of game you fire up when you know you want to play something but aren't quite sure what you're in the mood for. The delightfully abstract experience from Doppler Interactive puts you in a gray world and says "now go out and do stuff". That "stuff" involves bumping into trees, painting the ground different colors, knocking corners with other shapes, collecting some of the many strange items hidden throughout the environment, and just generally rolling around to see what you can see. Somehow, it's bizarrely entertaining.
—March 9, 2014— Created for MiniLD 49, this clever puzzle game asks you to play with your letters, swapping through the alphabet to try to find the proper shape to fit through obstacles. Short and simple yet unique, it's one we hope to see more of.
—March 9, 2014— The world can be a lonely place. When the world is a monochromatic wasteland and you're the only one in sight, it can seem a lot lonelier. But when you stop and listen, the wind fades away and the world begins to speak. That's how it works in Faint, an atmospheric exploration game by Lesingevolant. Use the arrow keys and your headphones to navigate the character through the desolate world. With two endings, you even get double the playtime.
—March 8, 2014— Max and Anne are two very different young people, but they've both found themselves at the same college in the same student housing. Your choices will determine their lives, grades, and even their love-life in this funny, light-hearted, and addictive visual novel simulation!
Icarus Proudbottom's World of Typing Weekly Season 1, Episode 1
—March 8, 2014— Our favourite typing duo is back for more... with a deadly twist! Icarus Proudbottom and his owlkin friend Jerry are enjoying a lovely day of typing when a knock at the door changes everything. Planned as a series of short weekly installments, this first episode brings all the zany hilarity you've come to expect, with some arcade-style typing on top.
—March 8, 2014— Put your strategy cap on and dive into this simple to learn, highly enjoyable puzzle game. Drag your one to three eyed creatures around the board to multipy and capture your opponent. Player with the most of their color on the board at the end of the game wins!
—March 7, 2014— Block Legend is unfairly beguiling. We say this because it's so deceptively simple on the surface, yet its design allows for play sessions that never stop. And that's good, because you honestly won't want to. Created by Alvin Phu, Block Legend feels a lot like 10000000 mixed with Puzzle Quest (you know, back when it was good). It combines samegame with an RPG, allowing you to match tiles to attack, defend and level up. And it does so without ads, in-app purchases, or any other crazy gimmicks!
The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode Two: A House Divided
—March 7, 2014— In this second chapter of TellTale's episodic point-and-click adventure series based on The Walking Dead, danger literally comes knocking when a stranger who seems to be after Clem's new companions shows up. Faces old and new make an appearance, but safety and trust are harder come by than before, and this chapter pulls no punches.
—March 7, 2014— Protect the data center from, glitches and bugs in this computer themed tower defense game. Earn data to place towers, and expand your memory to upgrade them with better programs. Put towers anywhere on the board to create a maze for the threats, and choose your programs strategically to win.
The Matter of the Great Red Dragon
—March 7, 2014— Jonas Kyratzes delivers an experience both magical and melancholy in this Twine-based choose-your-own-adventure game as you play one of seven heroes chosen to take up arms against a legendary beast that rises every hundred years to bathe the land in flame.
Games Featured:Link Dump Friday N° 361 —March 7, 2014— My Little Pony. Flappy Bird. Zombies. Strobing lights. I swear I didn't do it on purpose, and yet I just now realised that this week's Link Dump Friday is packed with arcade craziness and more that perfectly encapsulates a significant chunk of what people either passionately love or stridently hate about pop culture. Go figure!
- • 3D Pony Creator
- • 7 Light-years
- • UndeadRun
- • A Flap in Time
Mines of Mars
—March 6, 2014— Time to get digging. Mines of Mars is a wholly addicting mining and exploration game created by Crescent Moon Games. It plays a lot like the classic Motherload or the criminally underappreciated early iOS release iDigIt. Take your pickaxe and start pecking away at the soil, gathering metals and gems you can carry back to the surface to refine into useable materials. Then take those materials and upgrade your tools so you can dig even deeper!
—March 6, 2014— Billed as a quiet game of exploration, Doggins from Brain&Brain is a sidescrolling puzzle adventure that encourages you to put on headphones and take things slow. The game tells the tale of Doggins the terrier who sleeps in an ordinary doggy bed nestled in an ordinary house that just happens to blast itself to the moon. There he meets Fitzwilliam, the genius squirrel from the 1800s, and wouldn't you know it, that squirrel's up to no good!
Chuck's Challenge 3D
—March 5, 2014— Chuck's Challenge 3D is Chip's Challenge for the 21st century. Created by Niffler, a team of indie developers that happens to include the original creator of Chip's Challenge Chuck Sommerville, the multi-platform sokoban-like game takes the tile-based puzzles from the original release and updates it for modern players. You'll still deal with slippery ice floors, falling platforms, enemies marching back and forth, and a large supply of items to collect before you can open the door. But now you'll do it with full camera control and lots of pretty visuals!