9.03m is a game that I don’t think needs to be reviewed. It’s intention is not to be a ground breaking evolution of the medium, nor is it supposed to even be fun. A short 15 minute experience, it is meant to be a game of remembrance; dedicated to all that were affected by the disastrous tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. Continue reading Quick Thoughts On: 9.03m
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is without a doubt one of the best things to come out of the great retro platformer deluge, which began somewhere around the release of Super Meat Boy. It was stunning to look at, a joy to play, and managed to feel fresh yet familiar at the same time. As with any good thing fans are bound to want more, and Black Forest Games has now delivered just that with Rise of the Owlverlord; a standalone expansion that in many ways is even better than the game which spawned it! Continue reading Quick Thoughts On: Giana Sisters: Rise of the Owlverlord
There is an inherently charming and magical quality Windosill; an enchanting playfulness that can’t properly be put into words and is better enjoyed first hand. A point and click puzzle game encompassing ten inordinately imaginative rooms, it’s neither challenging nor lengthy, but in the same way a short picture book can be hugely delightful, succeeds because of its simple design and childish sensibilities. Continue reading Quick Thoughts On: Windosill
“And so it was said that one man set off alone, to brave the horrors of the journey ahead of him, to get back his butt from the Groovy Wizard!”
Electronic Super Joy is Meat Boy gone clubbing. A deviously challenging minimalist platformer, it jogs along at the frenetic pace of its pulse pounding sound track, never once caring if you can’t keep up so long as the beat keeps thumping. The music is the heart and soul of the experience, synchronizing with the levels to create a unique and irresistibly catchy game that doesn’t need to reinvent its gameplay to remain fresh. Continue reading Quick Thoughts On: Electronic Super Joy
I never used to consider myself a fan of electronic music. On the contrary I actively detested it, but it seems I must have been hearing the wrong stuff, as more and more I find myself eating my own words as I fall in love with some immensely talented artists who make up the genre. The latest of those is Aleksander Vinter A.K.A Savant, a musician whose catalog is a blur of sounds and styles, and who is now the protagonist of his own video game: Savant Ascent. Continue reading Quick Thoughts On: Savant Ascent
Video games often deal with larger than life situations, and yet it tends to be the simpler things that hit home the most. Borrowing elements from films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Pixar’s Up, To The Moon is the story of a man on his deathbed attempting to fulfill his lifelong dream to visit the moon.
Taking Super Hexagon at face value would be missing the point. Its simple graphics and controls hide an incredibly challenging and addictive game that only gets better the longer you play it. Continue reading Quick Thoughts On: Super Hexagon