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The Beta Dilemma: Review of Dinocide

February 15, 2016 |

Ten years ago, if someone were to tell me I could buy an incomplete game and continually get updates for it I’d call them crazy. Now, for better or worse, it’s the norm.

I recently played Dinocide, a dinosaur-themed NES … Read More

A Look at Necropolis with Art Director Mike McCain

December 19, 2014 |

The fluid nature of the video games industry, especially in the indie sector, can sometimes make titles like Art Director difficult to define. Different studios expect different things even from project to project. Art Director Mike McCain of Harebrained Schemes … Read More

Stoic’s Lead Writer Explains Narrative Decisions of The Banner Saga

December 14, 2014 |

*Warning this interview contains spoilers for The Banner Saga*

Reviewers generally agreed that The Banner Saga, released in January 2014 and developed by Stoic, did an amazing job of bringing a Viking inspired setting, incredible soundtrack and hand-created animation to … Read More

Escape Goat Review

October 22, 2013 |

Escape Goat is a prime example of the old adage “Never judge a book by its cover.” I first played the game some time back when it appeared on Xbox Live Indie Games. It’s still one of my go-to … Read More

Papers, Please Review

August 29, 2013 |

I started playing Papers, Please around 7:00 on a Thursday night. Around 45 minutes into my session, I distinctly remember thinking to myself that I couldn’t see how the game, while fun, could keep being compelling for much longer. My … Read More

Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages Review

August 19, 2013 | | One Comment

Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages is a top-down space shooter that came out several weeks ago and has largely flown under everyone’s radar, at least according to the developer’s Twitter feed. The game has the misfortune of still … Read More

Expeditions: Conquistador Review

July 9, 2013 |

At its heart, Expeditions: Conquistador is an RPG about exploration. Yes, there is a story, with quests and a surprisingly solid turn-based combat system, but most of your time will consist of exploring a new and uncharted world. In … Read More

Gunpoint Review

June 18, 2013 |

Gunpoint‘s opening might seem familiar to anyone with experience in noir detective stories: freelance spy Richard Conway is contacted by a mysterious woman with a problem that needs to be solved. The twist that sets the stage for Gunpoint‘s … Read More

Reus Review

June 6, 2013 |

Reus markets itself as a 2D god game. Indeed, at first glance that’s exactly what it looks like, as the player controls four planet-shaping giants on a mission to help humans survive and thrive on a once barren wasteland. … Read More

Anomaly 2 Review

May 30, 2013 |

The original Anomaly was a unique twist on the increasingly popular tower defense genre. Billing itself as a “tower offense” game, in Anomaly you had to guide the convoy of attacking units through the towers, using the special abilities … Read More