Evergate Review – Discover Your Kindred Spirit

Developer: Stone Lantern Games // Publisher: PQube // Price: $9.99 (eShop/Steam)Review copy received from publisher As the Roman poet Phaedrus once wrote, "Things are not always what they seem...".  Looking at Evergate for the first time, it appears to be a pure platformer, guiding a cute spirit named Ki through multiple stages while using the … Continue reading Evergate Review – Discover Your Kindred Spirit

Summer in Mara Review – A Casual Stroll on the Beach

Developer and Publisher: Chibig // Price: $24.99 (eShop/Steam)Review copy received from publisher Warm sun, a cool breeze, and crashing waves; for many, this is an ideal day at the beach and serves as the inspiration for Summer in Mara by indie developer Chibig.  Summer in Mara is an extremely colorful farming sim and adventure game … Continue reading Summer in Mara Review – A Casual Stroll on the Beach

Five Games to Replace in Clubhouse Games 51 Worldwide Classics

The last four months have been a whirlwind as real life overtook free time during the global pandemic.  As we move toward the beginning of a new year, it's time to get things back on track and move forward.  Today, I present to you a guest article I wrote for Nindie Nexus.  In this article, … Continue reading Five Games to Replace in Clubhouse Games 51 Worldwide Classics

Ghosts of Gaming Past, Present and Future

When I started Controller for One, the goal was to make a one-stop site for everything related to single player games: reviews, previews, news, and anything else I could find.  I started down that path knowing that it wouldn't happen overnight.  Things started out well.  I found a welcoming community and started writing.  I was … Continue reading Ghosts of Gaming Past, Present and Future

Here Be Dragons Headed to Nintendo Switch

Polish developers Red Zero Games is bringing their turn-based strategy game Here Be Dragons to Nintendo Switch. In Here Be Dragons, players control a number of eclectic sea captains and an armada of ships tasked with defeating sea monsters to clear a path for Christopher Columbus. Red Zero Games touts a "living map" meaning that … Continue reading Here Be Dragons Headed to Nintendo Switch

Fun 4 One: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Given Nintendo's proclivity for bringing gamers together and the popularity of board games, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics was surely a no-brainer when considered for development.  Board games are regularly a social experience, an opportunity for friends to chat and laugh with each other or for strangers to start the initial bonds of friendship over a … Continue reading Fun 4 One: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Polandball Review

Developer: Alien Pixel Studios // Publisher: Alien Pixel Studios // Price: $2.99 (eShop/Steam) Review copy received from publisher As someone who has dabbled in game design, I know that inspiration can come from almost anywhere when coming up with ideas for a game.  Romanian developer Alien Pixel Studios created a game influenced by an unlikely … Continue reading Polandball Review

SkyRacket Review

Developer: Double Dash // Publisher: Double Dash // Price: $14.99 (eShop/Steam) Review copy received from publisher Indie game developers are constantly developing games that provide unique experiences.  Genre mash-ups have recently found the spotlight, often merging two unrelated genres into a single game.  SkyRacket contains concepts of a brick breaker and a shoot 'em up … Continue reading SkyRacket Review

Wholesome Direct: 5 Games That Should Be On Your Wishlist

With E3 cancelled this year, many indie developers are losing out on the exposure they would normally get at the event.  At the same time, the current pandemic has created a surge in positive news and entertainment.  Because of this, Wholesome Games was formed, a group dedicated to helping indie developers get exposure for cute, … Continue reading Wholesome Direct: 5 Games That Should Be On Your Wishlist

Paper Mario: The Origami King – What We Know

Rumors have been swirling for months that a new Paper Mario title was headed to Nintendo Switch this year, partly because of Super Mario's 35th birthday.  Finally those rumors have turned into truth as Nintendo announced Paper Mario: The Origami King for release on July 17.  Although details are limited, here is what we know … Continue reading Paper Mario: The Origami King – What We Know