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Nic Rueben

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Nic Reuben is a writer currently based in South Wales, UK. When he's not pausing games every five minutes to ponder the thematic implications of explosive barrel placement or having an existential crisis over CAPTCHA verifications that ask him to prove he's not a robot, he's reading sci-fi and fantasy short stories, watching cartoons, and mourning the declining writing standards in Game of Thrones.

Seek Etyliv: Bare Bones Sophistication

I played the demo to Seek Etyliv in a tiny window floating at the centre of my screen. All play takes place in 3x3...

Turn Based RPG Bonfire Reignites Roguelike Combat

Developer MoaCube describe Bonfire as a game that 'respects your time but hates your guts'. It's certainly an attention grabber, but I feel MoaCube...

The Padre: Atone in the Dark

Developer Shotgun with Glitters describe The Padre as "a corrupted fairytale set in the 1910's". While a smattering of literary horror influences can be...

Anti-Coin Platformer Rising Dusk Knows Your Weakness

One of the Japanese demonology inspired Yokai you'll face in indie platformer Rising Dusk is the lizard-bird hybrid Kappa. The Kappa is an ancient...

Get Lost at Sea With Town Builder Flotsam

It's a great time in gaming for feel-good Armageddon scenarios. The Cede Kickstarter launched recently, giving green-thumbed gamers the chance to bring beautiful blooms to...
Saint Kotar Game Concept

The Misery Tourism of Saint Kotor

I visited Croatia, where Saint Kotor is set, earlier this year. Saw some castles. Met some people. Drunk some beer. It was nice. I...

Plants vs. Everything in Combat Farming Game Cede

Post-apocalyptic worlds are gloomy places. I understand everything you've ever loved has been reduced to a puddle of goo, but maybe if you spent...

The Hong Kong Massacre: Hard Boiled Miami

"And if anyone was worried, yes, there will be white doves in the game." That's Anders Flodihn, co-founder of Vreski Games, referring to legendary...

We Need to Know More About Tomato Man From Aquaponics Life

Aquaponics Life is an upcoming marine-life management sim in which you swim your way to the top of the urban fish and plant trade....
Aftertile

Ghostly Kawaii Float-vania Aftertile is Deathly Adorable

The Japanese concept of Kawaii derives from the phrase kao hayushi, which roughly translates as 'face aglow'. Blushing, rosy cheeks might not be something...

There’s Empires in Ruins, and It’s Probably Your Fault

There really aren't enough indie fantasy games that let you play as a total bastard. Ok, so there's Antihero, where you play a morally...

The Beauty of Raji: An Ancient Epic’s India Inspired Mythology

Games and mythology have long had a close relationship. Alive with betrayal, magic, gods and heroes as they are, there's a lot to draw...

Massive Galaxy’s Retro Futurism is a Welcome Flashback

If Roy Batty had watched those C-beams glitter by the Tannhäuser Gate through eyes hastily scrapped together from old Sega Genesis parts, his dying...