List of All Indie Game Reviews -
ordered by date
—March 2, 2014— Life is slow in Banished, the civilization-building simulation from one-man indie studio Shining Rock Software, but it's anything but easy. It's up to you to take your tiny settlement of cast-out villagers and slowly build up their home in the wilderness into a sprawling civilization. Just watch out for winter. And typhoons. And famine. And cholera. And your own impatience and lack of planning.
—February 28, 2014— In the latest free horror adventure from Uri and vgperson, Sophie's stuck between the bullies at school and the isolation at home, but one night the clocks stop. All of them. And Sophie must search a strange and silent town for answers in the surreal adventure.
—February 23, 2014— Social Caterpillar is a refreshingly original game about introversion, and goes about demonstrating what it's like by modelling the game's mechanics from it. Conversations with other characters take on the look and feel of an old-school RPG battle, but instead of attacking you're presented with some bizarre shape pattern or geometrical design and must use the [arrows] to navigate the conversation by choosing the appropriate shape or pattern in response.
Card City Nights
—February 17, 2014— You've just moved to a unique town that's got one thing on its mind... card games! In this engaging blend of strategic collectible card battling and quirky adventuring, the great Card King is finally accepting battles, but you'll need to find eight legendary cards to even get a chance at him... and build a deck of 180 different cards in the process!
—February 16, 2014— It is the year 1959B. You are Polyblank, spy extraordinaire. In Necrophone Games' first person comedy adventure game, Jazzpunk, you are tasked with a variety of missions from infiltrating the Soviet Consulate to doing something involving a mechanical pig. Each mission will take you into a strange new world with an overabundance of objects to interact with. How are these missions connected? What is the big picture here? Is there one?
The Castle Doctrine
—February 9, 2014— A unique massively multiplayer strategy game by Jason Rohrer. Build an elaborate system of in-home defense to protect your valuables and loved ones. Then break into other houses to get the cash you need to upgrade your system!
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.
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.
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
The Banner Saga
—January 19, 2014— The sun hangs unmoving in the sky, and the threat of the creatures known as the dredge puts even more strain on an uneasy truce between the humans and the giants known as varl. In this stunning and challenging turn-based strategic RPG/visual novel, the choices you make determines who lives and dies as you take an epic journey that will change the face of the world and the people who live in it.
A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky
—January 18, 2014— Ivy and Mint are two sisters suddenly left to fend for themselves in a barren and hostile environment after the death of their father. The only option available seems to be a rope... one that hangs down from the clouds high above, and will take them on an unexpected and wondrous journey in this massive free RPG.
Games Featured:Weekend Download N°260 —January 18, 2014— Game time! Grab some mom-approved snacks (apple wedges? celery? raisins?) and beverages (water? ugh...) and settle in for a good time. We've got cyborgs and evil angels and crazy alien beaming games ready to keep you entertained!
- • Dead Cyborg
- • Vindicator: Uprising
- • Env
Games Featured:Weekend Download N°259 —January 11, 2014— A savage in a savage land, a broken colony of bees, and a game that reminds you how terrible you are at games. Such a wild emotional ride could only be the result of a Weekend Download!
- • Savage: The Shard of Gosen
- • The Art of Dying
- • Bad Dream: Graveyard
—January 8, 2014— They call it the Place of Bones, and that's where you find yourself trapped in this surreal and unsettling indie game. Surrounded on all sides by different factions and people caught up in their own strange wants and desires, you'll have to solve puzzles and use sins to corrupt those around you into changing their views and thoughts.
Detective Grimoire: Secret of the Swamp
—January 7, 2014— A murder has been committed at a tourist attraction deep in a swamp said to be home to a mysterious creature... but as the snarky detective in this gorgeous point-and-click mystery, you'll learn the truth is stranger than fiction!
Games Featured:Weekend Download №258 —January 4, 2014— Games, like chocolate glazed donuts, don't just appear in the world fully formed and ready to be devoured. They have to be crafted one ingredient at a time, working their way from concept to prototype to playable alpha and eventually full release. This week's games are all early versions of games that are still baking in the oven. Not that you actually bake donuts or games, but you get the picture.
- • Fantasy Dungeon
- • Sewer King
- • Into the Underdusk
Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey
—January 2, 2014— A Cheyenne Odyssey is the second in the series of Mission US educational point-and-click adventure game titles focusing on American History, created by Electric Funstuff under the auspices of New York PBS Station Channel 13. The year is 1866. You are Little Fox, a twelve-year old member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe. Over the next ten years, your traditional way of life will see many changes. But as the world changes, so does the Cheyenne. And so must you. Another excellent installment of the Mission US series, if hampered by a few too many talking-head conversations.
SigCorp Holiday Special
—December 31, 2013— Eva and Neil work for an organization that can alter your memories... but this season, they're just up to a little office party mischief. In this short holiday themed adventure that follows after indie hit To the Moon, you'll learn a little bit more about what happens at SigCorp... and get a lead in to the hotly anticipated sequel.
Games Featured:Weekend Download №257 —December 28, 2013— Hey there. Last Weekend Download of the year. Are you scared? What if all the free games disappear in 2014? There could be a massive plot to stop making them, you know. It's just so secret that nobody knows about it, so they go on and make freeware releases anyway. Now that's top secret.
- • Kappa's Adventure
- • PUSH
- • Heroine Quest
Weekend Download №256
—December 21, 2013— Because it's December and everybody likes Christmas stuff (I SAID EVERYBODY!), we've got a couple of holiday-themed games to get you in the cheer. Or to make you even grumpier, it's your choice!
The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode One: All That Remains
—December 17, 2013— Sixteen months after the finale of season one, season two for TellTale Games' award-winning adventure game set in the popular comic and television show universe starts with a bang. Clementine, back from the first season as the new protagonist, is a little older and a little wiser, but the world is still dark and dangerous. Thrown together with a new group of survivors, is there anyone she can trust... other than herself?
Games Featured:Weekend Download №255 —December 14, 2013— Big-time happy party theme! Even if there's a murder, a party's a party, right? It just might be a little more grim than usual. Plus, everyone's wearing black, but that's a thing, isn't it? A thing hip, cool people that ride skateboards do.
- • Murder at Masquerade Manor
- • Party Run
- • Super Clean Clean
—December 12, 2013— Dan and his family have come to an isolated summer home for a few months to let Dan work on his new book, but each of them has their own wants and problems to deal with, and the choices they make will shape their relationships and their lives in unexpected ways, even if it seems impossible to make everyone happy. Part stealth adventure, part interactive art, this is a unique and compelling indie game best suited to players who favour slow introspection and character drama.
—December 10, 2013— Gomo is a point-and-click puzzle game created by Fishcow Studio. Taking pages from Machinarium, Hapland, and half a dozen classic adventure games, Gomo sends you on an adventure of mundanely epic proportions as you attempt to thwart an evil alien who stole your dog and refuses to give him back unless you delivery a big shiny crystal. The nerve of some trans-galactic species, right?