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 games get on my radar out of recommendation or great reviews.
Game Dev Tycoon came on my radar for a totally different reason. Though I'm not complaining.
Tagged: 2013, demo available, Greenheart Games, indie, isometric, management sim, OS X, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
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 →
This game has an awful lot going for it. Unfortunately one of those things is something that provokes a polarising love/hate deal.
We're taking a look at Bastion.
Tagged: 2011, demo available, indie, isometric, OS X, role-playing game (RPG), sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, Steam, Supergiant Games, WB Interactive, 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 →
I like a great shoot-em-up, who doesn't? But for years there's hasn't been that much in the way of evolution of the concept.
Zeit² promises an interesting twist on the concept if nothing else.
Tagged: 2011, Brightside Games, bullet hell, demo available, indie, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, side scrolling shooter, space shooter, Steam, time travel, Ubisoft, 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 →
Today we're looking at the last of our 'New Beginnings', and to finish up the month, I thought I'd take a look at a strange little game that's a bit quirky.
Specifically, that's Eets.
Tagged: 2006, cartoons, Desura, indie, Klei Entertainment, New Beginnings Month, OS X, physics puzzle, puzzle-solving, Steam, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Zombies, everyone loves zombies. And in some of the games we've looked at, they've been major components of the underlying theme in the game - part of the storyline but not using the zombies as part of the mechanics.
Today's game not only features zombies thematically, but also as major mechanics in the game itself - and that game is Containment: The Zombie Puzzler.
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