• 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.

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    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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    Röki review

    Röki begins with brother and sister Lars and Tove playing down on the beach. It’s time for dinner, but Lars doesn’t want to leave, he wants to play with his monster friends. Tove thinks these monsters are all in his imagination, but could it be more than that? Tove and Lars live in a modest house with their father, but it hasn’t been the same since Mamma died five years ago though. Pappa is a shell of his former self and Tove has had to raise Lars, although she is a child herself. One night a monster attacks their house and chases them as they flee to the village. Tove…

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    KeyWe – First look

    Run, jump and butt-slam your way around in KeyWe to get the mail out to the people (or maybe other kiwis?). Help out Jeff and Debra as they jump, dash and peck their way through the post office as they transcribe telegrams, send letters and parcels, and all sorts of other post officey things. KeyWe is a couch co-op game but can be played through Steam Remote Play if you want to play it with online friends. It works well as a co-op game and is far less chaotic than something like Overcooked. At least in the demo. The trailer shows more complexity as the levels progress, like having to…

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    Duru – July Kickstarter spotlight

    Ever wondered what it’s like for a mole rat to have depression? I admit I hadn’t either, but Duru takes us on just that journey. Focusing on misunderstandings and issues people have in their day to day life, Duru follows the story of Tuli, a mole rat with depression. Tuli also has a companion Bel who can either help or hinder her through the puzzles we encounter in the game. I love the concept of having a companion that isn’t necessarily there to help you. It’s an unusual feature in a game and a great visualisation of depression. Twisted Ramble Games, the studio behind Duru, aims to increase awareness of…

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    July 2020 Indie Game releases

    There are fewer indie game releases for July than I was expecting, but that’s ok. We need a bit of a breather after the craziness of June! The quality of games in July is excellent. I am looking forward to playing most of these games, and maybe I’ll actually have time this month. Here are my picks for indie game releases for July 2020: Röki Website | Twitter Platforms: PC (Steam & Gog) and Nintendo Switch Release date: 23rd July 2020 Genres: Adventure, puzzle Inspired by Scandinavian folklore, Röki takes us deep into a fantastical world of monsters and magic. Follow Tove on a journey to save her family, as…

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    6 Super Steam Game Festival recommendations

    The Steam Game Festival has an impressive line up of demos (more than 900!) which can be a little overwhelming. While I haven’t played all 900, the website, unfortunately, makes it a little challenging to find them all, I have seen quite a few to love. If you haven’t had a chance to get into the demos or want some more games to enjoy before the festival ends, then check out my list of recommendations below.

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    June 2020 top indie game releases

    June is upon us, and it comes with some great looking indie game releases. I’ve picked my top titles for the month, and I love the variety June has in store. Who would have thought we’d see guided meditation, the limbo of purgatory and the adventures of a farming sim all in one month?

  • Project Grove Kickstarter - Glyph

    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…