• Cloud Gardens completed diorama

    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…

  • A meadow in Among Trees

    Among Trees – First look

    Step out of your cabin and into the lush wilderness. Take a deep breath of that fresh air. Among Trees is a beautiful survival game that was released into early access a few weeks ago. I’m not usually into survival games (I find them too stressful), but Among Trees was too beautiful to pass up. I’m glad the sandbox and survival components didn’t put me off, because I’m really enjoying my time with it so far. Have you ever wanted to escape your life and build a more simple life in the middle of nowhere? This is the basic premise of Among Trees. You can explore the forest, grow food…

  • 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…

  • Alchemy Story animals

    First Look – Alchemy Story

    Alchemy Story is a quirky farming sim which, unlike other recent farming sims, has a story mode that is more than the usual ‘grandpa died and left you his farm’ story. It was a refreshing change to what has seemingly become a staple of the genre. In Alchemy Story we play as Arabella, an alchemist who has moved to Rosehill to help out the local professor, Edward. As we travel into town we find out that Edward failed to mention that, well, uhh… a witch cursed the village and turned all the villagers into animals for… reasons. Thanks Edward, you’re a real pal. So, now it’s up to us to…