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Weekly Round-Up

Just as yesterday was the first time in a long time that I’ve looked at my recent Game Pass Adventures, I’ve not done a round up of my articles for quite a while either. It’s always useful for me to take a look back at what I’ve covered too, because I seem to be able to cover quite a bit […]

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Review: OddyTree

Surreal, deliberately difficult to control physics games have grown in popularity over the last few years. Games such as Octodad: Dadliest Catch – in which an octopus disguised as a human has to ensure his true cephalopod nature is hidden from the world – and I Am Bread – where you play as a slice of wayward bread on its […]

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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: Flufftopia

Available for PC via itch.io – Price: $1.50 – By: SmokeSomeFrogs I hate gatekeeping. People telling others that what they’re doing isn’t right based on some imaginary, arbitrary rules that […]

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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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Bundle for Racial Justice & Equality

This week has seen an awful lot of tension and anger brought to the surface worldwide. For those of us unable to protest and/or offer support in person, there are other ways we can help. One way in particular that I wanted to highlight is that of indie game hub itch.io, who’ve put together a bundle of more than 700 […]

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Review: Deal of the Dead

Available now on mobile (free, ad supported) and itch.io Though they’re an omnipresent part of the 21st century pop culture landscape, I’m old enough to remember a time when zombie movies were considered way too extreme to be mainstream; few genres of horror were more looked down upon – though perhaps the spate of nasty cannibal movies seen in the […]

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Review: Creature Street

Available now on PC (itch.io – pay what you want) It seems like everyone and their anthropomorphic dog is playing Animal Crossing right now, which is great. Though Animal Crossing has always been popular – I’ve been a huge fan since 2004 – with the arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons at a time when many people have an unusually […]

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Mobile Game Review: Minecart II

Version Played: Android (free) – Also available via itch.io ($1 minimum) The latest game in Kuneko’s planned series of minigames launching throughout 2020, Minecart II is a first person jaunt through a mine in a runaway cart. It’s a simple, straightforward affair and, though ad supported like other Kuneko games, the ads feel far less intrusive this time – and […]

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Review: Nova Drift

Available Now on Steam and itch.io – Price: $14.99 When you first start playing Nova Drift, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s essentially an updated, upgraded, neon drenched Asteroids tribute. Your ship is controlled with thrust using the left trigger of a controller, with your weapon fired using the right trigger. So far, so standard, right? Then you start […]

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Review: Hot Date

Out now (Windows, macOS & Linux) – Price: Pay What You Want (Drop the developer a *insert local currency here* or two – it’s worth it!) Speed dating is something that has never appealed to me. I have enough awkwardness and anxiety when meeting a single person, let alone several in quick succession. So I can’t say how realistic speed […]

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Super Co-Op Adventure

Available now on PC (itch.io) – Price: Pay-What-You-Want If you’ve been reading my articles for a while, you’ll know that I love finding little known, clever indie titles and trying to give them a bit of exposure (and if you’re a new reader, welcome – I hope you like what you find on my site!). Super Co-Op Adventure is one […]