Shindig is the Ultimate Happy Family Indie

This is a game that had come across my desk yesterday, which I had accidentally overlooked because of my new format, but I was really interested in it. Shindig is an interactive fiction in the style of something like a family-friendly exploration picturebook with some tried and true interactive gameplay. As you might know, it’s always been my goal to seek out wholesome indie games because I’m a bit jumpier than a jackrabbit… Read the rest

The Comic Book Story of Video Games

I’ve had this graphic novel sitting on my shelf for too long. These past couple of days, however, I’ve been flipping from page to page. This excellently illustrated and narrated the journey through the history of video games. I completed it last night and enjoyed it quite a bit. I never knew that so many unlikely events lead up to the powerhouse of video games that exists today. Seeing as the website is… Read the rest

The Pizza Situation is an Unusual & Interesting Interactive Fiction

The Pizza Situation is an indie game project found on ItchIO about a freshman college student named Roni. He has a dream about seeing a girl with pink hair at a party and her stealing a slice of pizza from him. His goal is to use social networking to solve the problem and prevent this girl in his dream from doing so in real life. It’s totally bonkers and irrational, but some games… Read the rest

BROK the InvestiGator is That Crocodile Detective Game Out Now

Brok has been released since this was written, but here are my thoughts on the demo. Do yourself a favor right now, and download the Brok the Investigator: Prologue on either Steam, Game Jolt, or ItchIO. Right now it’s in demo mode, but it is pretty massive for a story introduction. It’s a nice game to try out for a regular gaming session, twitch, or whatever. It’s a side-scrolling point-and-click cartoon adventure detective… Read the rest