Haven Park Review – Time for a Vacation

Developer: Fabien Weibel // Publisher: Mooneye Indies // Price: $8.99 (Steam/eShop) Review copy received from publisher When I was a lad, my parents regularly planned a summer vacation, often a trip to the beach for a week with my grandparents.  My sister and I would climb into the van, sometimes before the sun ever crested … Continue reading Haven Park Review – Time for a Vacation

Induction Review – A Major Mind Screw

Puzzles are a huge staple of my everyday life.  Rarely a day goes by that I'm not attracted to some puzzle to solve, usually from my page-a-day calendar.  I am regularly on the lookout for puzzle games to help satiate my addiction and flex my mental muscles.  When I came across Induction, I was intrigued … Continue reading Induction Review – A Major Mind Screw

Lambs on the Road Review – Cannibal Fun Run

Developer/Publisher: Flynn's Arcade // Price: $2.99 (Steam/eShop)Review copy received from publisher The horror genre is not something in which I usually engage.  Creepy and suspenseful is ok, but gore and jump scares are a big no.  Given this information, it seems like a very odd choice for me to actively play a horror based game.  … Continue reading Lambs on the Road Review – Cannibal Fun Run

Arkan: The Dog Adventurer Review – Pawsitively Different

Developer: Taverna Game Studio // Publisher: Madao Studio // Price: $9.99 (Steam) / $4.99 (eShop)Review copy received from publisher One of the things I love so much about indie games is the combination of ideas; indie game developers are not limited in their ideas.  There is nothing preventing an indie developer from making a turn-based … Continue reading Arkan: The Dog Adventurer Review – Pawsitively Different

Eternal Hope Review – Are Video Games Art?

Developer: Double Hit Games // Publisher: Kwalee // Price: $9.99 (Steam)Review copy received from publisher There is a long standing argument centered around whether or not video games are art.  It is a highly debated topic that may never be resolved.  For every argument against the stance, a game can be used as an example … Continue reading Eternal Hope Review – Are Video Games Art?

Mindseize Review – An Intergalactic Adventure

Developer / Publisher: Kamina Dimension // Price: $23.99(eShop) / $19.99 (Steam)Review copy received from publisher When I'm playing a video game, I'm always looking for a sense of adventure.  I want the game to take me to far away places and let me get lost in the world around me.  Metroidvanias are a great way … Continue reading Mindseize Review – An Intergalactic Adventure

Calico Review – Riding Cats and Baking Sweets

Developer: Peachy Keen Games // Publisher: Whitethorn Digital // Price: $11.99 (eShop / Steam)Review copy received from publisher I am an animal person, especially felines. I have two cats that I would give my life to protect despite how much they can be jerks while I'm trying to work.  If someone shares something feline related … Continue reading Calico Review – Riding Cats and Baking Sweets

TENS! Review – Tetris with Dice

Developer/Publisher: Kwalee Ltd. // Price: $14.99 (eShop), $9.99 (Steam)Review copy received from publisher Ask someone to name a puzzle based video game and the probability that Tetris is named is considerably high.  Tetris has had a tremendous impact on the puzzle genre spawning numerous clones and new games highly influenced by its gameplay.  Having had … Continue reading TENS! Review – Tetris with Dice

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