Verdant Skies is an RPG/Farming game that fans of Stardew Valley should check out

                                                                              2016’s Stardew Valley was a critical and commercial success that proved that it’s familiar blend of Read more about Verdant Skies is an RPG/Farming game that fans of Stardew Valley should check out[…]

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)[…]

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[…]

Is 3D The Right Choice for Risk of Rain 2?

2014’s Risk of Rain was an indie darling. But comments on Reddit had a mixed reaction after learning that it’s sequel is venturing into the third dimension. While I don’t think a change from 2D to 3D is necessarily disastrous, it has proven to be a tricky transition judging by prior attempts. With the change Read more about Is 3D The Right Choice for Risk of Rain 2?[…]

Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves – 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 Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves – The Best You’ve Never Played[…]

Super Mega Baseball – 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 Super Mega Baseball – The Best You’ve Never Played[…]