• Omno environment

    Omno – First look

    Take a journey through an ancient world in the atmospheric adventure game, Omno. With a gorgeous landscape and beautiful soundtrack, the Omno demo is a delight for the senses. Adventure through forests, deserts and tundras, and maybe you’ll see a dinosaur along the way! The Omno demo throws you into the world without a much direction, but it does help you along with controls and an objective. Other than that, you’re left to your own devices to explore your surroundings. Fortunately, the surroundings are gorgeous and filled with trees, towering cliff-faces, and the occasional dinosaur. You will also bump into cute creatures who leave droplets of energy to collect as…

  • Filbo on the hunt for Bugsnax

    Bugsnax review

    Everyone’s talkin’ ’bout Bugsnax. Seriously, it’s all anyone ever talks about on Snaktooth Island. They’re all a bit obsessed, and perhaps a tad addicted, with Bugsnax. So, what are Bugsnax, and why do we care? It all starts with intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig finding Snaktooth Island and learning of its unusual inhabitants. The Bugsnax are adorable little creatures that are extra tasty, with the side effect of turning your limbs into them when you eat them. The Grumpuses on the island don’t seem to mind though, in fact, they quite enjoy it and want to be loaded up with Bugsnax, until not much of their original form exists anymore. The…

  • A beautiful tree in Everafter Falls

    Everafter Falls – November Kickstarter spotlight

    Each month I pick an awesome game with an active Kickstarter campaign to feature on the site, this month that game is Everafter Falls. Everafter Falls is a farming sim with a huge amount of variety in crops, animals and activities to do. All wrapped up in a cute art style. After dying on earth, you wake up in Everafter Falls to find out that your entire life was a simulation. With no memories of Everafter Falls, you need to re-discover the village and what your life was like. Fortunately, you won’t need to do this alone as you will have your adorable pet companion to help you on your…

  • The Festival of Light in YesterMorrow

    YesterMorrow review

    YesterMorrow is a gorgeous precision platformer that dabbles with time travel elements. Yui and her family are celebrating the Festival of Light when the shadows invade. Yui runs to alert the Grandmaster about what has happened at the village, but she falls into a deep hole and doesn’t reach him in time. Fast forward a few years and the world is bleak. The shadows have stolen the sun, and many people are missing. Yui learns she can travel between the past and present and can use this ability, along with the Everlight, to return light to the world and banish the shadows forever. When I first heard about YesterMorrow, it…

  • Carto finds her way into the desert

    Carto review

    Journey with Carto as she tries to find her way back to her granny in a world of moving landscapes. After a big storm, Carto fell out of her granny‚Äôs plane and landed, unscathed, in an unknown forest. Fortunately, map pieces are scattered over the world, so with the help of some friendly locals, hopefully, she can make her way back to her grandmother. Carto won’t be alone though, when she landed on the island she met Shianan. It’s Shianan’s 15th birthday, which means it’s time for her to ship off, literally, and start a new life. It is a coming of age custom of her people, but Shianan is…

  • YesterMorrow - One of the November indie game releases

    November indie game releases 2020

    Is it just me, or has 2020 been a great year for indie game releases? There have been so many gems that choosing just a few for monthly release posts has been difficult each time. November is no exception. The only limitation now is getting the time to play them all! I will definitely be sinking some enjoyable hours into the November indie game releases, and I hope you do too.

  • Changi Airport in Chinatown Detective Agency

    Chinatown Detective Agency: Day One – First Look

    It’s been years since she’s been on the force, but you don’t forget an experience like that. You come to expect the worst of people and, what better way to deal with that, than profit? It’s time to get deep into the underbelly of Singapore, who knows what you might see on your first day as a PI. Settle into the new PI agency as Amira Darma, and solve the dirty little secrets that come your way. The demo for Chinatown Detective Agency is an excellent introduction to the game, where you get to try your hands at being a PI in three cases. Interestingly, you aren’t just contained to…

  • Re:Turn - Friends sitting around a campfire

    Re:Turn – One Way Trip Review

    On an end of college camping trip, five friends are telling scary stories around a fire. When the fire mysteriously flares up and goes out, the tension increases. After an argument over a love letter, everyone grumpily goes to sleep. Suddenly, Saki is jolted awake from a nightmare, and all of her friends have disappeared. Saki wanders out into the darkness to try and find them but comes up to an abandoned train. She then makes the obviously bad choice of getting onto that train to look for her friends. The creep factor increases on the train as items appear and disappear, and after the earth shakes Saki is thrown…

  • The Wandering Village - The massive Onbu

    The Wandering Village – October Kickstarter spotlight

    Build a village on a giant, wandering creatures back? I’m in! I first saw The Wandering Village as part of Indie Arena Booth, and instantly knew I wanted to play it! The Wandering Village is a city builder game set on the back of a colossal creature called Onbu. Toxic spores have covered the earth, and the Onbu are the only way for people to survive. Farm and forage to keep the villagers alive and healthy while also keeping the creature happy and building a symbiotic relationship. Ultimately, the goal is to keep everyone healthy and happy until villagers and Onbu can find a safe place to settle and live…

  • The Survivalists key art

    The Survivalists review

    Getting shipwrecked doesn’t sound like much fun, but what about when you have little monkey friends to help out? The Survivalists should be fun, but it really isn’t. In The Survivalists, we wash up on the shore of an island and have to survive. Find resources to craft tools and, most importantly, a bed. Then get out and explore and find some monkey friends to keep you company! The story is pretty lacking, though it is a sandbox game so that can be forgiven. It would be nice if there were some kind of backstory to everything, though. Why is this island full of monkeys (and orcs), and why are…