• The Mayor on his journey

    Existensis review

    In Existensis, our protagonist (known only as The Mayor) is on a curious quest to learn the meaning of life and death. They want to build a monument to their life but are struggling for inspiration, so they are taking this journey of enlightenment. Explore vibrant towns in this search for knowledge while also meeting some interesting characters along the way. Can The Mayor find the answers he so desperately needs to build his legacy? Gameplay Existensis is like a “choose your own adventure” story, except to end the game, you need to choose all adventures. You will travel to an assortment of towns, seeking someone of knowledge to help…

  • Dinosaurs in Omno

    Omno review

    Take a magical journey through a lost civilisation in Omno. Run, dash and surf through an icy tundra, a sunburnt desert and a lush forest finding adorable creatures along the way. Omno is a beautiful, self-paced adventure that will no doubt delight fans of Journey. The story in Omno is sparse, being told only with relics hidden throughout the levels. They tell the story of someone who appears to have taken the same pilgrimage as us. As we continue on our pilgrimage, we can piece together their thoughts snippet by snippet. Was their experience the same as ours? What did they think about this beautiful forgotten world? Gameplay Omno is…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Excellent combat free games featuring Call of the Sea

    My favourite combat free games of 2020

    The year 2020 was a year like nothing most of us have experienced before, but indie devs persevered. There were heaps of excellent indie titles released in 2020, and many of them were combat free! It’s been fabulous to see the emergence of more and more combat free games. They’re usually also gorgeous to look at, with engaging stories and wonderful soundtracks. My list comprises my top 5 combat-free games for the year, but there are many more out there. So many that I didn’t get a chance even to try all the ones I wanted to. Interestingly, though, three of the five games I’ve chosen were released in December.…

  • Journey deep to the ocean floor in Samudra

    Autumn Steam Game Festival – (so many) demos to try

    The Autumn Steam Game Festival is here, and it brings many new demos to try! I love when these festivals come around because I find out about so many new games I hadn’t heard of before. Nearly every game in my list today is something I didn’t know about before the festival, and now I have more games to look forward to in the future! There are so many games available to try out with the festival, but these were the ones I liked the most from the ones I tried in the last two days. Carto Website | Twitter | Wishlist Genre: Adventure, puzzle Platforms: PC (Humble & Steam),…

  • As Far as the Eye key art

    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…

  • 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…

  • The beautiful world of GRIS - a combat free, storytelling game

    My favourite combat free games of 2019

    I love when a game’s story, graphics and soundtrack are so atmospheric and engaging that combat isn’t required to make it exciting. Games that I can play and not have to consider why I’m beating up everything that moves. 2019 was an excellent year for non-combat indie games, with some garnering huge audiences (hello Untitled Goose Game) and a bunch of awards. It awesome see these types of games gaining more popularity, so I thought I’d share my five favourites for the year. The Stillness of the Wind Website | Twitter | Steam Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch & iOS, Genres: Adventure, atmospheric, story-rich The Stillness of the Wind is a…