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

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

Gabbuchi Review

Developer: h.a.n.d. Inc. // Publisher: Aksys Games // Price: $7.99 (eShop/Steam) Copy Received as Gift h.a.n.d. Inc. might not be the most recognized developer out there, but they have created quite the portfolio, working on games like The World Ends With You: Final Remix, Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl and the newest Layton Mystery Journal … Continue reading Gabbuchi Review