• April indie game release Hundred Days

    May 2021 indie game releases – part 1

    May is an excellent month for indie game releases. That means we’re splitting the releases into two again because that went pretty well in April. This month there is a nice spread of awesome games all through the month. Here are my picks to try for the first half of May: Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator Website | Twitter Genre: Farming sim, simulation, management sim Platforms: PC (Steam) Release date: 13th May One hundred days. That’s the amount of time it takes for a vine leaf to complete its life cycle. Nurture it through the seasons, looking after your soil and prune to get the best drop of wine you can. Every…

  • April new releases part two - Neocense

    April 2021 indie game releases – part 2

    A few days after posting my previous new releases post, I wondered whether I had made a mistake in splitting the indie game releases into two. The answer is a definite no! As predicted, more games announced their release for the end of the month that would have been missed if I had only done one post. So, let’s get to it! Here are the indie releases that snuck a release date into the second half of the month. Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game Website | Twitter Genre: Adventure, mystery, story-rich Platforms: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Playstation, Xbox, Apple Arcade Release date: 16th April A hitchhiker with no memory or destination. This…

  • 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.…

  • 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…