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    First Look – Faerie Afterlight

    Faerie Afterlight introduces us to Kimo and Wispy who are on a mission to find the pieces of Lucentia, a glorious light that shone over Lumina. Protected by millions of fairies, Lucentia sustained the inhabitants of Lumina until one day the evil Kradyrev blew it up, sending shards across the world. A fairy, Wispy, went to find the shards but ended up falling into the underworld of Lumina where he found Kimo, a mythical creature that was always alone in the underworld. Together they are trying to find the shards of Lucentia and bring light back to Lumina. Faerie Afterlight is still in development, but there is a demo available…

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    Review – Unfamiliar

    Ever wanted to be a witchy cat who gets to craft? That’s fortunate because in Unfamiliar you get to do just that! If you said no, I’m sure you’ll still have some fun. Unfamiliar is a relaxing game where you play as witchy cat Yew who loves to craft items such as hats, skins and scratch towers. Unfamiliar starts with Yew sitting in a big treehouse, but much of the branches aren’t accessible when we begin the game. There are no instructions in Unfamiliar, so you just need to jump in and give it a go. Fortunately, you can hover over areas and they are outlined in yellow. This gives…

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    Nintendo Switch December top 5 picks

    Switch titles get a bit overlooked here on Find The Strawberry, so I thought I’d feature some new release Nintendo Switch titles for December. The Nintendo Switch is an awesome platform for indies and their selection grows every day. If you have a Switch you should definitely take a look at the e-shop to see what is on offer. EarthNight Website | Twitter Genre: Action, Arcade, Platformer Release Date: 3rd December 2019 Dragons have taken over the Earth and humans have had to flee into space. Join Stanley and Sydney as they skydive back to earth, flying on the back of dragons, and gather resources for humans as well as…

  • Women and NB Gamers Club Event – Florence

    The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) of Australia is currently running a video gaming exhibition called Game Masters. The exhibition is about all things game including the history of video games, all sorts of collectables, as well as 80 games to play! While I haven’t been to the exhibition yet, I did get a chance to attend the first (and maybe only) Canberra Women and Non-Binary Gamers Club. The Gamer’s Club is essentially a book club except for games. Unlike a book club, we didn’t need to have played the game before we arrived. We had one hour to play the game and do some colouring while chatting with…

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    Apple Arcade – What we want to try

    Apple Arcade was released yesterday and there’s a huge range of great indies that are exclusive to the platform. At the moment you can only use Apple Arcade on iPhone with iOS 13 which means I have to wait a little longer for the iPad release. There is a lot of beauty in many of the games currently available so it seems like such a waste to play them on a phone. Personally, I’m looking forward to giving it a try on my iPad. Apple has been touting many of the titles as Apple Arcade Exclusives but they’re not as exclusive as you’d think. Exclusive in this situation means that…

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    Cyberpunk Bar Sim – September Kickstarter Spotlight

    It’s true, we don’t know a lot about Cyberpunk Bar Sim right now but I love a good tycoon game and the trailer made me want to see where this leads us. Cyberpunk Bar Sim is a tycoon game set in a dystopian future and is inspired by the gameplay of Game Dev Tycoon and the style of VA-11 Hall-A. It’s up to us to manage our bar well so we can upgrade and grow in popularity. This requires talking to the regulars and finding out more lives of the androids and humans that stop in for a drink. All of this while listening to a sweet selection of chill,…

  • Eastward - One of the games showcased at Gamescom 2019

    5 Finds from Gamescom 2019

    There was a great selection of indies on show at Gamescom this year, especially with the addition of the Indie Village. It was also great to see many titles making their way to the Switch. Here are our picks of the games showcased at the convention. Touryst Website | Twitter Platforms: Switch Release date: November 2019 I’m not normally a fan of the voxel style but in Touryst it has been done very well and made me interested in its release. All we know so far is that you’re a tourist who has arrived at the Monument Islands where you can swim, dance, shop and explore. Maybe you’ll find out…

  • Ayo The Clown – August Kickstarter Spotlight

    Do you want a game that will make you vomit rainbows and unicorns? Well, you’re in luck because the team at Cloud M1 are promising just that with their indie platformer Ayo The Clown. When I first watched the Kickstarter trailer it reminded me of games from my childhood like Commander Keen, Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventures, Duke Nukem (before he went 3D) and, more recently, The Adventure Pals. This isn’t surprising either. The devs have taken inspiration from 90’s platformers and want to re-introduce us to the world of fun platformers. Ayo is just a clown living his life in his peaceful town who likes to juggle with his dog, Bo.…

  • First Look – Merchant of the Skies

    I could say it was the trading or the tycoon elements or the base building in Merchant of the Skies that got me interested but, it was actually the Majestic Carrot that piqued my interest. He wears a top hat! How can you say no to that? Merchant of the Skies is a relaxing trading game where you use your flying airship to travel between islands. We start the game by receiving a small airship from our Uncle Bo. It’s our birthday and, now that we’re an adult, we can finally be a merchant! This is where we start our journey of trading and exploring the world of floating islands…

  • Review – Astrologaster

    Hear ye, hear ye! Come learn about ye olden tale of Simon Forman. Astrologaster is based around the diaries of Simon Forman, a 16th-century astrologist and unlicensed doctor, who treated patients based on readings from the stars. The story in Astrologaster is a fascinating one. We play as Simon Forman who, after curing many people of plague in 1592, became popular for his diagnosis and predictions from astrological readings. Unfortunately, the ‘real’ doctors of the College of Physicians weren’t too keen on Forman’s quackery and try to get him jailed or killed. Mostly, it seems like they’re just unhappy to be losing their patients. The gameplay is fairly simple but…