• Veronica snooping in Overboard!

    Overboard! review

    Overboard! opens to Veronica Villensey and her husband, Malcolm, on a ship, looking out over the ocean. She exclaims there are dolphins in the distance and her husband eagerly looks for them and then, splash! She pushes him overboard. So, now that all remains is to ask, can you get away with murder? It’s time to find out! Gameplay Overboard! is an interactive fiction game released by Inkle. I previously played Pendragon, and the narrative style is similar, though Pendragon has a higher risk of death as you play through the grid-style game. In Overboard!, the biggest threat is time. You have eight hours until the ship lands and with…

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    Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator review

    Ever dream of escaping life in a dead-end job and starting up your own winery? Hundred days allows us to travel to the gorgeous wine region of Alba, Italy, and get a crash course in winemaking. It turns out that winemaking is a cutthroat industry and our competitors aren’t happy that we’ve been given this land. Fortunately, we have some excellent mentors helping us, so we can (hopefully) make an excellent drop of wine and shake up the industry. Hundred Days is essentially the story of Yves Hohler, lead designer and co-founder of Broken Arms Games. As a child, his family moved to Italy to give winemaking a try. They…

  • 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…

  • Orwell's Animal Farm - Napoleon triumphs

    Orwell’s Animal Farm review

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. Orwell’s Animal Farm is a simulation game based on the popular book with added branching storylines. The animals at Manor Farm have had enough of their treatment by the cruel farmer Mr Jones, and it’s time for a rebellion! Once the farmer and his wife have fled, it’s up to the animals to work out how they’ll run the farm. They start with the 7 rules of Animalism and are optimistic about their futures. Gameplay Orwell’s Animal Farm is a ‘choose your own adventure’ style game with options presented after each scene. Each choice will lead you closer…