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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Some of the very best games are those that seem deceptively simple on the surface.
Hoard is very much that.
Tagged: 2011, Big Sandwich Games, demo available, Desura, fantasy, OS X, Steam, trimetric, twin-stick shooter, Windows | 5 repliesContinue reading →
One of the things that irks me about a game is when it can't even be consistent with its own name.
A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is one such game.
Tagged: 2010, demo available, Desura, Extend Studio, indie, jump'n'run, OriGO Games, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, Steam, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
So, today's game is only borderline a driving game. I dunno, maybe it is.
We're taking a look at Nimbus.
Tagged: 2010, demo available, Desura, driving, Driving Month, indie, Noumenon Games, physics puzzle, puzzle-solving, Steam, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
We've seen a game where the character exploding is part of the game's mechanics - it was Putty, if you remember.
But Putty exploding is nothing on today's game, Explodemon.
Tagged: 2011, Curve Studios, Desura, indie, Jump 'n' Run Month, jump'n'run, physics puzzle, sci-fi, 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 →
I suppose yesterday's hint might have been a bit obscure. Frequent deaths are a staple of platformer, though I would have thought the 'name that looks like spikes' might have given it away.
Today's game is VVVVVV, also known as The Letter V Six Times (at least, its website is)
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