• Portrait of Ben's Mum

    Before Your Eyes review

    Blink, and you’ll miss it may be the old idiom, but blink, and you’ll regret it might be more accurate in Before Your Eyes. Before Your Eyes tells the story of Ben, but we’re learning about it once he’s died and passing on. The Ferryman has picked us up out of the murky depths of the ocean, and he’s there to help us pass on. He needs to know our story, though, but we don’t control our limbs anymore. Fortunately, we can still blink, and that’s all we need to delve back into our memories and show the ferryman how we lived. Gameplay I’ve seen Before Your Eyes described as…

  • A cloud causing havoc in April indie game releases Rain on your Parade.

    April 2021 indie game releases – part 1

    I love the selection of April 2021 indie game releases! I decided to split the new releases post up into two because the months are just jam-packed with games! Recently, many games only announce their release dates a few weeks (or even days!) out from release, and they get missed on my monthly posts. So, I’m hoping to split the post into two will have more awesome games for you to check out. Before Your Eyes Website | Twitter Genre: Adventure, Story-rich, first-person Platforms: PC (Steam) Release date: 8th April 2021 Blink, or you’ll miss it, literally. Beginning after your death, Before Your Eyes tells the story of your life through memories.…

  • One of the islands to explore in IWOCon

    IWOCon is here!

    Ahoy me mateys, IWOCon is here! So, set sail for the gaming islands in this pirate-themed virtual convention. IWOCon has done an excellent job at mimicking real convention booths in an unreal setting. Choose your avatar and set sail for the high seas! Yes, in IWOCon, you have your very own pirate ship to sail, complete with cannons. You have the option of visiting the islands by your boat or using the fast travel system on the islands. Once you’re ready to anchor at an island, grab a hat and a parrot and see everything IWOCon has on offer! Does that sound like something you want to get involved in?…

  • Easter Isle in Sizeable

    Sizeable review

    Resize the moon to change the tides. Grow or shrink the sun to change the seasons. Sizeable is a fun puzzle game filled with adorably themed dioramas where clues are revealed by resizing and placing items. There is also a super cute turtle hidden in each level for you to discover. Gameplay Sizeable is not a challenging game. There is minimal UI, and everything you need in each level is available to you in a compact world. Using only the mouse, you will need to pick up, resize and place items. That’s it! Though, some times it can be tricky to determine where the items go. Especially if you’re like…

  • Hanging out with Elias in Signs of the Sojourner

    Signs of the Sojourner

    Are you feeling that desire to travel? 2020 left most of us desperate to see the world again, and Signs of the Sojourner might go part of the way of filling that need. After your mothers death you, and your friend Elias, decide to take over her shop and join the caravan she travelled with to keep it stocked. Along the way, you’ll learn more about her world and the secrets that went along with it. Signs of the Sojourner is a deck builder, but it focuses on building conversation and relationships rather than building defences. As in life, not all discussions will go the way you want, and sometimes…

  • March indie game release Fate of Kai

    March 2021 indie game releases

    Indie new releases for 2021 are ramping up with some awesome selections in March! I’ve played the demo for quite a few of these games, and they’ve all been fantastic. Here’s hoping the full releases are just as fun. There is always a good variety among the games, so hopefully, you’ll find something to enjoy. Dorfromantik Twitter Platforms: PC (Steam & Itch.io) Genres: Strategy, puzzle, relaxing, casual, simulation Release date: 25th March (Early access) Dorfromantik, or village romance in English, is a lovely village builder game that uses hex tiles to expand the village. With a limited number of tiles at your disposal, correct placement is of the utmost importance.…

  • Our survivors exploring this unknown planet

    Voyage review

    When you think of a voyage, do you think of excitement, adventure and the unknown? Well, 2 out of 3 isn’t so bad. In Voyage, play as two survivors of a terrible shipwreck lost on an alien planet and trying to work out how to get home. Help them find their way as you trek through this beautiful, unknown planet where, fortunately, nothing wants to harm them. With no dialogue (even in menus), Voyage relies on character gestures and the environment to tell the story. This is mostly done well, though I was confused on some occasions, and the story does leave some interpretation up to the player. It’s always…

  • Nova's house boat in Venice 2089

    Venice 2089 – First Look

    The year is 2089, and climate change has changed Venice’s canals as we know them. The once-thriving tourist city has been devastated by the changing tides, and many people have left. Nova’s grandfather is still there though, Venice is the city he loves, and she’s there to visit. She has her own room, in a cool houseboat on top of his apartment. I’m not sure that’s ever explained in the demo, but it’s an interesting way to live. Nova wants to get away from life, and Venice seems like a quiet place to escape to. There’s just that pesky issue of the changing tides, which change the city’s landscape entirely.…

  • The Girl's fish island in Tohu

    Tohu review

    In Tohu, a mysterious stranger has come to our fish planet and is causing chaos. They’re destroying everything sacred, so it’s up to The Girl, and her alter ego Cubus to save their home from this menace. Fortunately, for us, all of this occurs in a beautiful, bizarre world filled with quirky characters and excellent music. Gameplay Tohu is a point and click game. They regularly make me a bit scared, but Tohu is excellent for us novice point and click players. That may mean the more experienced at the genre may find it too easy. If you do get stuck, though, there is a great hint system which makes…

  • Gorgeous profile art for the characters

    Beacon Pines – February Kickstarter spotlight

    I came across Beacon Pines at the Steam Game Festival, and I was captivated from the first moment. When I saw they had an active Kickstarter campaign, I knew I had to back it. Beacon Pines starts with a mysterious book where the ending is unknown, because we are writing, and re-writing it as we play the game. Some charms can change the story’s direction, past and present, and something creepy is going on out in the forest. So much intrigue! I had to know more. In the demo, we find out about Luka, and that his Dad died six years ago, and his Mum has gone missing. Things are…