You don’t see that many RTS games being made by indies these days. Thankfully, they’re not a dead breed, and Siegecraft: Commander is one hell of a take on the strategy genre. Instead of going down the tried-and-true path of basebuilding and unit management, Siegecraft […]

Read More

In between being a frakkin’ idiot and pretending to have any idea what sort of career I wanted, I somehow ended up with a degree in science. Before you ask, yes, it does help knowing the difference between an endomorphism, a homomorphism and an isomorphism, […]

Read More

Second days are so fraught with mediocrity. Who remembers the second day of school as the exciting time that it wasn’t? No, second days are relegated to the annals of our memories, pushed aside in favor of the exciting inaugural sights and sounds of novelty […]

Read More

Civilization VI Review

Fresh mechanics make Civ VI more enjoyable to play than its predecessors, which is saying a hell of a lot for a 4X game. There are still some niggly issues, but nothing that ruins the game to the point where you’d have preferred buying a […]

Read More

While there were plenty of student games on show at PGF, seeing the work of local graduates is a rarity. Going into the festival, I had no idea that Blunder Down Under was the work of a few ex-Tafe students (Matt Halse and Kirsten Mathews), […]

Read More

Clockwork Review

There’s lots of potential in Clockwork’s mechanics, but it’s brought down by clunky execution and lack of polish. Some good ideas are floating around in the game, but as far as playability is concerned, you’re better off finding another game to scratch your temporal itch. […]

Read More

Hidden away in the back of the mature area, Last DriverZ was one of the few mobile games on show. Aiming for a retro look and an, “I can totally beat my last score,” vibe, the game is intent on keeping you play again and […]

Read More

Man, people really love games. Even with the AFL grand final, Awesome Arts Festival, RFLAN and a hundred different school holiday events, over 1600 people filled the town hall. It was even raining, which is like a meteorite shower to your average Perthian. But, hey, […]

Read More

ReCore Review

ReCore was one hell of a ride right up until it wasn’t. It had its flaws, but until the E-Tower hit, I wasn’t going to be so harsh on it. I probably would have have settled on an “It’s Complicated” recommendation for getting so much […]

Read More

Obduction Review

Obduction lives up to its forefathers far better than the definition of Obduction lived up to my expectations. Smart puzzles and level design bring back the old Myst atmosphere, while new graphics make it a stunning game to look at. It can get frustrating at […]

Read More