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Review: One Line Coloring

Available: 21st August 2020 on Steam, Switch, iOS and Android There’s something to be said for smaller scale games with a laser focus on just a few brilliantly refined and compelling mechanics. One Line Coloring is a game of this nature; essentially, all you do is trace lines around different patterns – not unlike a dot-to-dot puzzle – attempting to […]

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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: Maneater

I was far too young for Jaws when I first watched it in the early 80s, but I became obsessed with it – and sharks in general. The fearsome, toothy killers of the deep are a perennially popular oceanic villain too; Shark Week is a thing, of course – and shark horror is essentially its own genre now, even if […]

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Opinion: Maneater

I was well on course to have had a Maneater review ready by now, but unfortunately a bug in the game deleted my save file and wiped my 16+ hours of gameplay. Though developer Tripwire Interactive have said that they’re aware of the issue and are working on a patch to fix the problem, after two weeks on release there’s […]

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Review: Grow Home

Though it’s five years old now, Grow Home is one of those games that just feels timeless. It’s one that far too few people have heard of, let alone played, but you should definitely give it a chance. It really won’t take long to – I apologise in advance – grow on you. It’s an oddity from UbiSoft, especially given […]

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Review: Bug Academy

Version Played: Switch (also available on PC) – Price: £11.69/$12.99 – Published by: Ultimate Games Every now and then, a game comes along which really surprises you. Not always in a good way of course. Thankfully, Bug Academy is a game that surprises for the right reasons. A game about different types of insects working their way through lessons at […]

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Review: Colin Thiele’s Storm Boy – The Game

Version Played: Xbox One – Also available on: Android, iOS, PS4, Switch, PC, Mac I hadn’t heard of Storm Boy before coming across the video game adaptation in an Xbox One sale, but the Australian novel it’s based on has been a perenially popular childrens book since its publication in 1966. It’s been adapted into a film twice – once […]