Harm Other : A Text Adventure Without the Hassle

Remember text adventures? How you'd start at a cave and after a block of text describing where you were you'd think "I'll go north"...

GDC 2018: Playism and Yume Nikki: Dream Diary

It's no secret I have a love affair with Earthbound/Mother series inspired games, and Japanese cult classic Yume Nikki isn't an exception. I haven't actually finished the...

GDC 2018: Solo Love with Team Gotham

Seeing Team Gotham's Solo for the first time immediately draws comparisons to Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Reading about it however, made it seem more like...

Night in the Woods, Baba is You Reign Supreme at the 2018 IGF Awards

The results are in from the Independent Games Festival. Both Night in the Woods and Baba is You have landed major victories at the 2018...

Ambrosia Brings Deep Weapon Customization & 2D Side-Scrolling Action

While controlling like a Mega Man game and being structured in a classic metroidvenia style, Ambrosia hopes to win players over. It offers a...

ANYKEY is a Flashy Exercise in Game Design

The great thing about video games is that they are, ultimately, a platform for creativity. Developed by Sciman101, ANYKEY is an impressive first game...

Seventh Circle: The Visual Novel That Made Me Feel Feelings

I'm not generally a huge fan of visual novels. I've picked up popular titles like Dream Daddy and Doki Doki Literature Club over the past year, but only...
The Little Ship

Weekindies: Sail the Seas in The Little Ship

The opening screen of The Little Ship has a poignant message: “Sometimes beautiful things can pause your journey.” This is partly a tutorial – hitting...
teafortwo

Weekindies: Make a Cuppa in Tea for Two

In Tea for Two you play as a snail. It’s a very cute snail. With a unicorn horn and a teapot perched on its...
Into the Breach

Into the Breach: 10 Tips for Beginners

Into the Breach is finally out, and it’s pretty good. I’ve been playing it almost nonstop since launch, and while I don’t think it’ll...

Wormwood Studios Go Back To Adventures With Strangeland

In what feels like forever ago, Wormwood Studios released the post-apocalyptic adventure game Primordia. Primoredia was a brilliant example of a modern adventure game. That...

Take Control of a Lovecraftian Horde in Sea Salt

The tide brings ill fortune and the promise of strategic action adventure in Sea Salt, a new Lovecraft-inspired Kickstarter title. Wrath of the Old Gods The...

Sleeping With Third Eye Open Has Untapped Potential

It's always frustrating to see a Kickstarter game with a cool premise crushed by poor presentation. Sleeping With Third Eye Open looks to be...
Into the Breach: The History of Kaiju and What It Says About Us

Into the Breach: Mankind’s Place in The History of Kaiju

What does the history of the kaiju genre (kaiju translates to "strange beast"), from Godzilla to Attack on Titan, and Pacific Rim, tell us about...

Art of the Roguelike, and the Rogue-Lite Distinction

Over the last several years, the gaming subgenre known as the "roguelike" seems to be making quite the comeback. It's somewhat odd considering the...

Minit is More Than a Love Letter to Game Boy Adventure Games

From its monochrome art style, to its mechanics and sound design, the upcoming 2D adventure game Minit is worth getting excited for. Originally revealed last...