Limbo: Small Child, Scary World

Limbo, a 2D platformer by Danish developer Playdead, is an atmospheric puzzle platformer about a little boy who wakes up in a forest and goes to the right to find his sister. With well known mechanics and depth added to some simple actions, Limbo was an interesting title from 2010, well deserving of a retro review. Whether the story of someone’s childhood dream, or a metaphor for someone’s relationship, or…

June 16, 2015
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Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa): Alaskan Platforming

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June 3, 2015

Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle-platformer made by Upper One Games, the first video game development company run by indigenous people in the United States. The game was published by E-Line media. The puzzle-platforming is reasonably challenging; the game has 8 chapters, and is told as a story (with cutscenes in the style of tribal paintings.) The storytelling is great; the gameplay is pretty fun, and the art style is…

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The Curious Expedition: Managing a Half-Crazed Adventure Team

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May 26, 2015

The Curious Expedition, a game by a team so indie I couldn’t find their company- Riad Djemili and Johannes Kristmann, is an early access title. This is a 19th century exploration rogue like, and it is amazing. I will let the images talk for me. Showing yet again that what’s important for a game is not graphics but a consistent art style, The Curious Expedition impressed me with its mechanics…

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Game Dev Tycoon: Pretty Close to Home.

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May 19, 2015

For those new to my reviews, I am an indie game designer myself. I started with board games and am currently learning how to code, so this game hits pretty close to home. Game Dev Tycoon is a game about developing a successful video game company by Greenheart Games, an international team. You start in a small garage by yourself with an old computer during the 1980s, the golden age…

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Warframe: Parkour, Shoot, then Slice-them-up

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May 12, 2015

Hey everyone! Gonna be a quick one today, as I am going of to St. Louis to show a board game that I made tomorrow. Now onwards and forwards!   Warframe is a development of Digital Extremes, which was best known for comaking the Unreal series of games with Epic. The studio has chaned hands a few times and is currently owned by Sumpo Food Holdings Ltd, of all people….

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Medieval Engineers: So you want to build a castle

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May 4, 2015

Medieval Engineers is the second title by Keen Software House, based in the Czech Republic. Their first title, Space Engineers, has done very well and has shown what a space construction game can look like at its best. Medieval Engineers takes this same design methodology back to the 5th-15th centuries and the technologies available then to build all sorts of technological wonders with wood, rope and stone. Currently, the game…

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Tabletop Simulator: A Simulator of Tabletop Games

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April 27, 2015

Tabletop Simulator is a lovably odd game from Berserk Studios. It is exactly what it sounds like; it simulates the experience of sitting at a table and playing board games, card games and RPGs. The number of games that can be played is enormous; from all of the classics to recently released board game titles. Everything is customizable; from the table and background that you play on to the color…

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GTA V Online for PC: Psychopath Simulator (Fun, If Not For the Players!)

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April 21, 2015

GTA Online is the multiplayer part of Grand Theft Auto V from Rockstar Games. Actually the 7th or 8th title in the series, depending how you like to count, this is a title from a small developer that made it big. The single player is not without the controversy associated with previous titles, and actually makes some stuff even more explicit. I love the story of the dystopian present it…

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Don’t Starve Together: Beautiful Misery, Now With Friends!

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April 13, 2015

Don’t Starve Together is the expansion into multiplayer of Don’t Starve, a third person survival game by Klei Entertainment. In Don’t Starve Together, you spawn in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, and must frantically gather supplies before the darkness comes and kills you.  This game has the familiar scavenging crafting survival system familiar to many, but it is much a much harsher mistress than other…

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Worms Clan Wars: My Love Letter to Team17

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April 7, 2015

Worms Clan Wars is a recent title from Team 17, who have been after my heart ever since Worms 3d on the Gamecube and my experience with their older games playing with a friend on a handheld device in the warm Russian summer. Team 17 has the distinction of being one of the oldest indie developers, at 26 years. I wish them all the luck in continuing their quirky franchises….

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