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Review: Shutter Stroll

Available now on itch.io – Price: $5 – By: Jannik Boysen The term ‘walking simulator’ is often used disparagingly; intended to mock experiences which aren’t combat or heavily dramatic in terms of their gameplay or story. Yet some of the most wonderful, affecting and even relaxing experiences I’ve had with games in recent years are from titles that could be […]

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Review: Sewer Rave

Available on itch.io Is it ok to post a review if you’ve played a game for ages and still don’t know what you’re doing? Is it ok to write a review if you’ve spent a decent amount of time on a game and you don’t even know what’s going on? I pondered these questions – and others – after sinking […]

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Review: Doodle Date

Available for: Windows – Buy: Steam or itch.io – By: Nick Lives (Steam & itch.io) When I first checked out Doodle Date, I thought it looked like a light-hearted, creative little spin on the dating sims that seem so prevalent these days. Whimsical illustrations accompany the screenshots and trailer – and even though my artwork is nowhere up to the […]

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Review: Windosill

Another title that’s part of the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality (which now contains over 1700 items for a $5 minimum – and ends tomorrow), Windosill is a gentle puzzle game that sees you poking, pulling, pushing, twisting and prodding different objects in order to open the way for a car to move to the next of the […]

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Board Game Review: 8-Bit Box: Double Rumble

Iello’s 8-Bit Box is an absolutely fantastic concept. Styled as a classic console, it comes bundled with three games that each use their own custom components as well as shared bits and pieces from the core box, such as player controllers, dice and cubes. Each of the separate titles is packaged like a SNES game, with many video game-esque design […]

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Review: Art Sqool

Available as part of the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice & Equality (which now features an incredible 1658 games and has raised more than $6m for a very worthy cause), Art Sqool is an odd, but charming and very absorbing game in which you’ll create art based on prompts given to you by an AI tutor, with the ultimate aim […]

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Kickstarter: 7 Fortunes – Greek Mythology Edition

Please note that the Kickstarter campaign for 7 Fortunes is now live! I’ve always had a huge interest in Greek mythology. Call it narcissistic (which is, of course, appropriate in relation to the subject matter too) but with my name being the same as that of a famous Greek hero (and who I was named after), seeing ‘Jason’ pop up […]

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Review: The Jackbox Party Pack 4

I’m a massive fan of the Jackbox Party Pack games – they’re simple, hilarious and inventive game collections that pretty much anyone can play – and the barrier to entry is incredibly low, given that players can use any internet connected device to play while the main action plays out on the TV. There are six Jackbox Party Pack collections […]

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Review: Pixelquest Arcade Kit (Switch)

Nintendo’s Labo was an absolute breath of fresh air; another way that the erstwhile games company set themselves completely apart from the competition – with them completely ignoring the technological arms race that companies such as Sony and Microsoft are constantly involved in, they’re free to push out into arguably far more exciting and unusual areas. This has led to […]

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Review: Glass Masquerade

Version Played: Switch (also available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac) Billed as a relaxing, stress-free puzzle game, Glass Masquerade sees players constructing beautiful, stained glass, art deco pictures […]

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Review: Poly Puzzle

Version Played: Switch – Available now (£4.49/$4.99) – Published by: Forever Entertainment There’s a huge amount of puzzle games available on the Switch. Plenty of them boast about how relaxing they are, but in my experience – with my brain often struggling to get to grips with most puzzlers – they can actually be pretty frustrating. Poly Puzzle is a […]