• August indie game release Old Friends Dog Game

    August 2021 indie game releases – part 1

    Let’s get into the August 2021 indie game releases! The start of the month has some adorable games in store for us, including an interesting programming game and a mobile game – the first for the site! I know I say it every month, but I’m looking forward to jumping into these games! It’s getting to the point where there’s just too many games to play and not enough time. I’ll have to make more time for these titles! Button City Website | Twitter Genre: Adventure, exploration Platforms: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox Release date: 10th August Join cute fox Fennel and his animal friends on their quest to save their…

  • Soli from Unbound: Worlds Apart

    July 2021 indie game releases – part 2

    Do you enjoy platformers? How about some adventure? Well, part two of the July 2021 indie game releases are for you! More than half the games I’ll be mentioning today are platformers, and they’re all full of adventure! A couple of them I backed on Kickstarter, so I’m keen to see them come to full release. They all have the added bonus of having great graphics ranging from bright 90s nostalgia to dark and beautiful. So, let’s check them out! Omno Website | Twitter Genre: Adventure, exploration, combat-free Platforms: PC (Steam & Epic), Playstation, Xbox inc. GamePass Release date: 29th July Take a journey through an ancient world in the atmospheric adventure…

  • Two Junes - Blue June and June: Tales from Cyberspace

    July 2021 Kickstarter spotlight – A month of two Junes

    Every month I pick a fantastic game with an active Kickstarter campaign to spotlight. This month I decided to spotlight two, mostly because I liked the coincidence of two games named June being active at the same time. So, this is a month of two Junes. Blue June Kickstarter | Twitter | Website | Wishlist | demo Kickstarter ends: 26th July 2021 Platforms: PC Genres: 2.5D, puzzle, story-rich Expected release date: June 2022 June is a student at the prestigious Rose Hill Academy, which seems like a dream, but she becomes withdrawn after a terrible accident occurs, and she starts to have frequent nightmares. Over time her dreams begin to consume her and leak out into the real…

  • Kickstarter Spotlight - LightBreak

    May 2021 Kickstarter spotlight

    Every month (usually), I do a Kickstarter spotlight of a fantastic game that just launched a campaign. Sometimes, there are many good games with a live Kickstarter, and this is one of those months. I couldn’t decide on which to pick, so I went with four! As is usually the case with my selections, nearly all of them are also combat-free! LightBreak Kickstarter | Twitter | Website | Wishlist | demo Kickstarter ends: 3rd June 2021 Platforms: PC, Android & iOS Genres: Rhythm, story-rich, puzzle, adventure Expected release date: Unknown Ava is out on an adventure when she finds Saaz, a magical artifact that plays through the soul of the person who carries it.…

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    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…

  • 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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    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.

  • August 2020 indie game releases - diorama

    August 2020 indie game releases

    August 2020 is shaping up to be an excellent month for indie game releases. There’s so much variety too, so you’re sure to find something you enjoy. Each month I feature new release indie games that I’m looking forward to playing. Here are my picks for August 2020: Windbound Website | Twitter Platforms: PC (Steam & Epic), Xbox, PS4 and Switch Release date: 28th August 2020 Genres: Adventure, survival, RPG Caught at sea during a fierce storm, Kara is shipwrecked on a deserted island. With no food, tools or way home, she must forage what she needs from the island to survive. Survival games aren’t usually my thing, but when…

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    Project Grove – February Kickstarter Spotlight

    The Kickstarter Spotlight is back, and this month we’re looking at Project Grove. Project Grove is a first-person 3D puzzle platformer that finds us in a land of alchemy, danger and steam power. Playing as world-renowned alchemist Edric Tate, along with his automaton companion L-P1N, it is up to us to explore the world of Dacrima and, hopefully, make a discovery that will save humanity. The world is plagued by The Great Rot, and the government has no idea how to cure it.  They have enlisted alchemy and robotics company Potentium to find a cure and save the world. Potentium believes that the birthplace of magic, Dacrima, holds the key…

  • Review – Arise: A Simple Story

    Arise: A Simple Story is a beautiful and moving game that starts at the end. The game opens to the lighting of a funeral pyre as our character’s journey moves from this life to the next. Momentarily, you wonder what will happen next and then you awake in a snow-filled world with a light beckoning from a distance. Arise is a level based game, where each level represents a time and memory in our character’s life. Bright and beautiful during times of happiness and curiosity, dark and cold during sadness and desperation. These scenes, along with an incredible soundtrack make for an impactful game. In Arise, we journey with our…