Nantucket is a whaling management game that I really wanted to love…

I browse the Steam upcoming games list quite often on the lookout for new great indie games, which is precisely what led me to Nantucket. It’s not very often that I see interesting management games on the upcoming list but that was precisely the impression I received from its store page. My time with Nantucket Read more about Nantucket is a whaling management game that I really wanted to love…[…]

The Mind’s Eclipse is an upcoming sci-fi visual novel that’s equal parts creepy and thought-provoking

This product was received for free. Science fiction, or perhaps better expressed as speculative fiction, has experienced a great surge in popularity over the last ten years, especially within the realms of television and movies. What might be the most emblematic program in speculative fiction right now is Netflix’s Black Mirror, a show that is Read more about The Mind’s Eclipse is an upcoming sci-fi visual novel that’s equal parts creepy and thought-provoking[…]

Here’s why Tesla vs. Lovecraft is the best twin-stick shooter I’ve played (Indie Preview)

This product was received for free. Let’s talk twin-stick shooters. Naturally it’s a very arcadey genre good for a few hours of mindless fun, but not much more than that. The first example of an indie twin-stick shooter that I strongly recall was I Made a Game with Zombies in It!, nearly ten years ago Read more about Here’s why Tesla vs. Lovecraft is the best twin-stick shooter I’ve played (Indie Preview)[…]

Tomb of Tyrants – At First Glance

‘At First Glance’ is a short-form first impressions series. My time with these games were short for some reason or another, and while they did not inspire a full review, they still left me with something to say, be it negative or positive.  I recently stumbled upon a new match-puzzle game on Steam entitled Tomb Read more about Tomb of Tyrants – At First Glance[…]

Wrack – The Best You’ve Never Played

The Best You’ve Never Played is a retrospective review series on ‘hidden gems’ – games that did not receive the level of recognition that they deserved. Perhaps they were part of a niche genre, or had too many flaws to attract a significant audience – nonetheless they are quality games that deserve your attention (to Read more about Wrack – The Best You’ve Never Played[…]

Full Metal Furies is a fantastic new multiplayer brawler from the developers of Rogue Legacy

I love indie games. But I didn’t always love them – because I didn’t always play them. Indie games are a cornerstone of gaming now, but they haven’t always been. For the most part, in my formative years they were mostly flash games delegated to websites like Newgrounds. But ten years is an eternity in Read more about Full Metal Furies is a fantastic new multiplayer brawler from the developers of Rogue Legacy[…]

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – The Best You’ve Never Played

The Best You’ve Never Played is a retrospective review series on ‘hidden gems’ – games that did not receive the level of recognition that they deserved. Perhaps they were part of a niche genre, or had too many flaws to attract a significant audience – nonetheless they are quality games that deserve your attention (to Read more about Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – The Best You’ve Never Played[…]

Unleash is an upcoming tower defense game with a competitive twist

In a previous article I commented upon the disparity between the colossal popularity of the match-3 puzzle genre and it’s critical reception; how can a genre that enjoys so many iterations suffer from lack of innovation? Similar to match-3 puzzle games, the tower defense genre is one that suffers from a lack of innovation despite Read more about Unleash is an upcoming tower defense game with a competitive twist[…]

COSMONAUT is a metroidvania horror game, and it’s an instant indie classic

Horror games have always been around but it seems as though the genre has experienced a surge of popularity in recent years. I think this has to do with the rise of twitch streaming and the entertainment value people find in watching raw, organic reactions, especially freak-outs. And these reactions are well warranted – these Read more about COSMONAUT is a metroidvania horror game, and it’s an instant indie classic[…]

Lazy Galaxy is the Best Idle/Clicker Game Yet

Idle, Clicker, and Incremental games, often lumped together in one genre, are games that feature ultra-casual gameplay focused on progression – and I’ve hated every one I’ve played. I always thought they were awful non-games for idiots who would feel at home in a Skinner box. I understand the notion of progression and how it can Read more about Lazy Galaxy is the Best Idle/Clicker Game Yet[…]