• Buddy the robot crossing a ruler

    Misc. A Tiny Tale – First Look

    Misc. A Tiny Tale is so charming! Follow Buddy, BagBoy and their kitty companion, Flick, on the adventure of a lifetime! The demo opens to BagBoy excitedly telling Buddy to hurry up so they can get going! A bunch of cogs mysteriously fell from the sky last night, and the gate out of Garden Village broke. Now we need to collect up the cogs to fix the game and start this epic journey! Set in a tiny world, Misc. is a super cute 3D platformer with a world made up of robots and random objects like rulers, plant pots and tunnels made of hoses. Buddy and the rest of the…

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    As Far as the Eye Review

    You are the wind. Whisper on the breeze to your dear tribe of Pupils to get them safely to The Eye. As Far as the Eye is a turn-based strategy game that is brutal. As Far as the Eye is about assisting a small tribe of nomads, The Pupils, to escape the impending doom by guiding them from halt to halt until you reach The Eye. With each step closer, you will need to gather specific resources for the journey before time is up. Initially, I was going to post a review for As Far as the Eye on the release date, but the game was hard, like really hard…

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    Metroidvania month – September Kickstarter spotlight

    Do you love metroidvania games? Trick question, everyone loves metroidvania games (probably). This month I came across two awesome Kickstarters that happen to be metroidvanias, and I couldn’t decide which to choose for this months spotlight. So, I chose both! If you’re not sure what a metroidvania is, they’re games where you need to gain abilities to progress to new sections. See a high ledge but can’t jump up onto it? Maybe you’ll get double-jump later. Examples of excellent metroidvanias are Hollow Knight and Ori and the Blind Forest. If that sounds interesting to you, check out these Kickstarter campaigns: Haiku, the Robot Kickstarter | Twitter | Wishlist | Demo…

  • Growbot at PAX Online

    Play at PAX Online – Awesome demos to try

    PAX is here again, and this time it goes for nine whole days! That isn’t the only difference, this year PAX is all online, so it doesn’t matter where you live, you can join in! Though, the panel schedule might not work out quite so nicely as a physical PAX event does. As part of PAX, there are some excellent demos to try out, here are some that I enjoyed playing: Button City Website | Twitter | Wishlist Genre: Adventure, cute Platforms: PC Release date: Unknown Join Fennel the fox and his animal friends as they try to save their local game arcade from the greedy fat cat Peppermint Pepperbottom!…

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    Cloud Gardens – First look

    Have you ever wondering what cities would like if humans ceased to exist and the plants took over? Cloud Gardens gives a glimpse of what this might look like. Create an urban jungle by collecting and placing seeds, as well as random items, then watch your plants thrive! If Cloud Gardens has taught me anything, it’s that humans will leave hundreds of trolleys strewn about as their legacy. Each level of Cloud Gardens starts with a sparsely filled scene which needs to be overgrown with plants to progress onto the next. Starting with one or two seeds and a variety of props, you’ll be able to place to your heart’s…

  • Adoption success!

    Best Friend Forever Review

    Welcome to Rainbow Bay, where everyone you meet is a dog enthusiast! Best Friend Forever combines dating and pet care. You have 15 weeks to train your new pup and, hopefully, find love. How does one find love in a new town? The dating app Woofr, of course! Answer some unusual questions, get matched with some local cuties and then it’s time to adopt your new best friend! Everything in Best Friend Forever is very wholesome, though everyone you meet does have a backstory and experiences that shape them, you just need to dig a bit deeper to find them. Gameplay Best Friend Forever plays over 15 weeks. Each week…

  • September 2020 indie game release - Monkey from Tamarin marvelling at the world

    September 2020 indie game releases

    Wow, August flew by in a flash, and now it’s time to check out some indie game releases for September 2020. There’s an excellent selection of games coming out this month and who knows what other releases will surprise us throughout the month. August shocked with a bunch of surprise releases (looking at you Spiritfarer and The Last Campfire), and now I’m wondering if this is a new trend we’ll see in the future. Do you prefer the surprise or like the hype when you know a game is coming ahead of time? But wait, this post is about September games and not August games, so here they are! My…

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    Must try demos from Indie Arena Booth 2020

    Gamescom 2020 is here, and the Indie Arena Booth has done some fantastic work with their virtual booth. Step into the booth, and you’re presented with a vast pixel art virtual convention floor, with nearly 200 indie games represented. Pick your avatar, and choose a game, then you can walk around and learn about all it. There are also heaps of demos to find, play and enjoy. Here’s the list of my favourites:

  • Taking some time to go fishing

    A Short Hike Review

    Run, climb and glide your way around in A Short Hike! The most recent update (coinciding with the Switch release) also involves boating around as well—a much faster way to travel the waters. Bored and waiting for a call from home, Claire realises there’s no phone reception other than at the summit of Hawk’s Peak. So, with much reluctance, she starts her journey to the top. A Short Hike isn’t about the destination, but the journey and characters you meet along the way. Collect shells for Jen, help Sue find her lucky headband, compete with Avery in a parkour race, as well as many other fun side quests that help…

  • Indie Wold Showcase - Raji running upstairs

    August Nintendo Indie World Showcase Favourites

    The August Nintendo Indie World Showcase happened today and there were many surprise releases in the bunch, as well as a look at some lovely future titles. With so many sneaky Switch releases happening, it’s an awesome time to check out the Nintendo eShop to find something new to play. There were a lot of great titles mentioned, so I thought I’d post my favourites.