• The Survivalists key art

    The Survivalists review

    Getting shipwrecked doesn’t sound like much fun, but what about when you have little monkey friends to help out? The Survivalists should be fun, but it really isn’t. In The Survivalists, we wash up on the shore of an island and have to survive. Find resources to craft tools and, most importantly, a bed. Then get out and explore and find some monkey friends to keep you company! The story is pretty lacking, though it is a sandbox game so that can be forgiven. It would be nice if there were some kind of backstory to everything, though. Why is this island full of monkeys (and orcs), and why are…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…