Firewatch

Hunkering down last week to play Firewatch, it dawned on me that for the first time in a while I was walking into a game with little to no knowledge of what it was actually about. While initially being enticed by the beautiful promotional art, […]

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Read Only Memories

Read Only Memories (ROM) was developed by MidBoss, a team of independent developers who actively promote the presence of the LGBT community within the indie scene by organizing events such as GaymerX. In 2013, the team launched a Kickstarter to create a game with a […]

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Ninja Pizza Girl

There’s something about teaching and games that never quite works. 90% of the time, the games that try to hammer home a message just don’t deliver a satisfying game. There are certainly exceptions to the rule (like Particulars), but the vast majority of educational games […]

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Armello

When I was a kid, I loved Brian Jacques’ Redwall series – woodland creatures playing out medieval epics with swords and sorcery – and I still have the books to this day. In adult life, I’m a pretty avid board game player, with an extensive […]

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Developer: Croteam Platform(s): PC, Mac & Linux Release: 23/07/2015 It’s funny to think that The Talos Principle was originally conceived as a new puzzle mechanic for the next Serious Sam game. Although, this isn’t the first time something new has birthed from an existing franchise; […]

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Ronin

Developer: Tomasz WacĹ‚awek Platform(s): PC, Mac, Linux Release: 30/06/2015 If you asked what I thought of Ronin a week ago, I’d say that DeNiro’s performance was on point, but the film didn’t have one. Now, my opinion is that while my jumping was on point, […]

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Monstrum

Developer: Team Junkfish Platform(s): PC, MAC & Linux Release: 20/05/2015 I truly believe we see some of the most daring, innovative and downright brilliant ideas in gaming come to life in the domain of indie developers. Something about the modern indie gaming scene feels like […]

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Developer: Double Fine Platform(s): Multi-Platform Release: 28/04/2015 Spoiler Warning: This is the conclusion to my review of the first “episode,” which was released in February 2014. If you haven’t finished the game, I don’t recommend going any further as it contains spoilers. Consider yourself warned. […]

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Pillars of Eternity

Developer: Obsidian Platform(s): PC, Linux & MAC Release: 26/03/2015 Pillars of Eternity is a title that I have personally been looking forward to since the launch of Kickstarter three years ago. While some minor concern was warranted coming into this game (based on the previews […]

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Particulars

Developer: SeeThrough Studios Platform(s): PC, MAC & Linux Release: 20/11/2014 Quantum physics is weird. There’s a lot of particles interacting and annihilating with one another because of forces that scientifically make sense, but piecing it all together to fully grasp any of what’s happening can […]

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