Normally I have *some* idea of what a game is from the title or the art that goes with it. Some games defy even that.
QRTH-PHYL is very firmly in that category. I'm still not sure what to call it.
Tagged: 2012, Desura, Hermit Games, indie, physics puzzle, procedural generation, real-time strategy, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Some games are a strange mystery that take you on a journey you didn't entirely expect.
Analogue: A Hate Story is definitely one of those.
Tagged: 2012, Christine Love, demo available, Desura, indie, OS X, Steam, text adventure, Windows | 3 repliesContinue reading →
Some games, you're eagerly waiting for. Some games sneak up on you.
Slydris very definitely snuck up on me.
Tagged: 2012, Android, casual, Desura, iOS, OS X, puzzle-solving, RadianGames, sliding tile puzzle, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
There are retro styled games where the author is just trying to cash in on the nostalgia value.
And then there are games made with love and genuine fondness for Ye Olden Gaming. Adventure Apes and the Mayan Mystery... gotta be the last one.
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Sometimes when you play a game, you feel echoes of its predecessors' spirit flowing through them.
Endless Space seems to channel the spirit of one of the games I grew up with, sounds great to me.
Tagged: 2012, 4X, Amplitude Studios, indie, OS X, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, Steam, turn-based strategy, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
I've played this game through, I'm sure I haven't seen all of it, and I'm fairly certain a lot of people missed the point.
It is the quirky little title, Home.
Tagged: 2012, adventure, Benjamin Rivers, horror, Mid-Month Mix-Up, pixel art, Steam, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
In a time when third-person action adventure games are increasingly common, a game needs to have something interesting to hold its own.
Today we're looking at Blades of Time.
Tagged: 2012, fantasy, Gaijin Entertainment, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, OS X, Steam, third-person perspective, time travel, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
There are many strange things about today's game. Platform games that are strong on puzzles are rare, ones using a black and white colour scheme even more so.
The end result is 1000 Amps.
Tagged: 2012, Brandon Brizzi, Desura, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, OS X, puzzle-solving, Steam, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
It's a fairly short hop from New Zealand to Japan where this game seems to be inspired from.
Today we're looking at Oniken, a platformer inspired not just by the gameplay style of NES games but the art and storytelling styles.
Tagged: 2012, Danilo Dias, demo available, Desura, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, Pedro Paiva, pixel art, sci-fi | No repliesContinue reading →
Today we're doing something unusual and looking at the most recent of a series rather than tackling them in chronological order - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
This is one of the most modern games I've looked at on Game Memorial to date, and I've poured in dozens of hours since it debuted over the summer.
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