Donut County is The Ultimate Funny Game About Holes

Forgive, me, because we’re about to “dive into” some game material from the past. All the way back to the year 2018. Which isn’t really that long ago, making the sentiment of that sentence nearly arbitrary actually. Donut County is on its fourth year after release, and I’ve been meaning to play it for about half of that time. Why did I wait so long? I have no idea, but anything that was… Read the rest

Mago is a Really Fun and Colorful New Game

Let’s take a look at Mago: The Villain’s Burger. It’s filled with so many fun easy-to-learn but masterable abilities and unique mechanics that you just don’t find in every game. The best way to understand it is most likely visually, but today I’ll be talking about why Mago is a promising look at how its developers are creating something that is, possibly, capable of going big if they wish. So, let’s get started.… Read the rest

Unpacking is the Best Organization Game I Have Played

Unpacking is an isometric puzzle game by Witch Beam, an Australian developer, published by our very own sponsor Humble Bundle. You are a third-person clicker, looking down into an empty room with a stack of boxes sitting in the middle of the floor. There’s no direction or impetus, but as you open the box, intuition sets in, and you start to place objects from here and there. Before you know it, you’re an… Read the rest

The Wratch’s Den is a Feast of Excellent Challenges

The Wratch’s Den is a rogue-like dungeon builder from the depths of the PUNKCAKE Délicieux inventory on Itch.IO. The gameplay involves building a pixel art-style base by mining the surrounding layers of cave rock. The core of the base is a simple brick square structure that houses a minotaur villain on a throne that oversees a group of minions. Progress is measured by how quickly you respond to crusading do-gooders and the retrieval… Read the rest

Dark Dragonkin is A Little, Simple Indie I Played

Dark Dragonkin is an indie dev project from Twintertainment that is a top-down pixelized fantasy RPG/dungeon-crawler. Players control multiple characters in a group to make them work together to defeat enemies and advance the story. This game is still deep in the dev process with a potential audience of RPG fans and general indie gamers. It feels very attended to as a solo dev project though, and the potential to scale abilities and… Read the rest

Unbound: Worlds Apart is a Unique & Thrilling Indie Out Now

Unbound: Worlds Apart is a unique new 2D platformer with a fantasy twist and versatile special abilities. On the surface, it’s a beautiful game, on par with the likes of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. On inspection, there’s a heck ton of attention paid to the fine details of the environment. And when you actually play, solving puzzles with your special ability rolls off your controller quite intuitively. This is a… Read the rest

Neo Cab is a Unique and Post-Modern Forewarning

Neo Cab is an award-winning visual novel released in 2019 somewhere within the future echoes of driver automation and the course of smart services. It involves themes of corporate monopolization, intimate driver/passenger simulations, and the management of being a business in the contemporary market. The story features Lina, an empathic cab driver new in Los Ojos, where being an actual cab driver is a rare occupation. There are many nuances to Neo Cab.… Read the rest

Shu’s Garden is a Slightly Old, Fun Hidden Gem I Found

Shu’s Garden is a game that’s part of the huge Itch.IO bundle released recently. It is essentially an open playground experience, with no strict rules or goals. Play a little space cactus named Shu, a ball of shine with a friendly symbiotic tail that bounces around planets. This game holds up well over time, and even without any clear direction or strategy, it is still quite enjoyable as a mini-session or even a… Read the rest

UFOs Miracle of the Unknown: Old VHS REVIEW?

Okay, it’s official, ViCtoRia the VCR is ONLINE. This idea came to me in a late-night deep meditation. I was thinking: what can I do that’s a cut above the rest? My Ancient Aliens review was a blast. Perhaps I could find something that would be a little less obvious. So, anyway, here it is. I got this RCA VCR on eBay as well as a few VHS tapes to test and I… Read the rest

Rail Route is a Train Dispatcher Simulator Railfans Love

Rail Route is a railroad dispatch strategy game for PC. Trains that travel between stations, railyards, and tracks do so at the discretion of railroad dispatchers. They use special display maps to direct traffic. This game takes most of the nuances of this real technology and has created a simulation. It uses simple mechanics to build a railroad empire. With many options, an informative tutorial, and room to expand, you’ll be keeping an… Read the rest

//TODO: today is The Most Colorful Game I Have Ever Played

//TODO: today is a visual novel and dating sim. You’ll follow the main character through a crisis involving life direction in the context of paying rent, becoming an artist, working in a bookstore, dating, and the help of a cute but invasive artificial intelligence named Joyce. The game takes advantage of bright pastel colors and hand-drawn art. It conveys a message of getting out of a rut as an adult and using motivation… Read the rest

Hades is the Best Rogue-Like Indie Ever Made

Hades, the countless award-winning indie rogue-lite from the makers of games like Bastion, is everywhere including Nintendo Switch. The game is a procedurally generated beat-’em-up in the underworld realm of Hades itself. Play as Tartarus, prince god of Hades, in a simply brilliant gameplay idea involving fighting through chambers of monsters in an attempt to escape the realm of Hades itself with the help of gods and goddesses of realms below and above.… Read the rest

Superstorm Melon Date is Weird & The Best

Superstorm Melon Date is a visual novel that takes place in a relatively near dystopic future. People live in shelters and return to the surface only periodically because climate change has plagued the earth with frequent superstorms that burden humanity. People have developed widespread allergies and only the rich can raise fully human children. Therefore, a hybrid species of half-melon people have outnumbered humans because they have better immune systems. To tie it… 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

Go, Morse, Go! Arcade Edition is an Unexpected and Terrific Hidden Gem

Just a forewarning, I’m going to use Go Morse Go! as an introduction to a very personal interest in radio and telegraph topics. But aside from that, may I first inform you that this game is quite neat. It’s like Powerpuff Girls with rabbits that know how to rock the CW. There was some news of Powerpuff Girls trending recently, so I guess I found this fact amusing. This is a real casual… Read the rest

Hollow Knight is an Astonishing World You Need To Try

Hollow Knight, alright here are the descriptors. It’s dark, really dark, but also kind of… cute? In a world, run by bugs, in a dingy old cave lies adventure. That was my attempt at movie trailer narration. Get ready to kick bugs. I found this game on GameFly, where I’ve got a queue of indie games lined up. Why not? Games can be expensive, but I can’t do this without getting hands-on with… Read the rest

Double Cheeseburger, Medium Fries – Why Do I Love This?

Double Cheeseburger, Medium Fries is surprisingly delightful. When I was looking at the ItchIO page for this game, I wondered if it would throw me into flashbacks as a teen, where I worked a few jobs here and there in kitchens and at counters. It managed to perfectly capture that experience–without all the real-life boredom–and add some entertaining gameplay, for what is actually a pretty simple but good game concept. If you’ve ever… Read the rest

Princess Farmer is a Unique and Colorful Indie Out Now

The game is called Princess Farmer. Princess Farmer is essentially a complex row-matching game, mixed with some RPG and storytelling elements. With some pixel graphics and a cozy story about bunnies, it’s a lot of fun. The style is pink and indie in the best way, and it is fun just to look at. I’m pretty much a sucker for anything with this style. I’m not totally sure what you would call it,… Read the rest

Phoenotopia is the That Terrific Pink Hair Indie Game

I sat down this morning, had something to drink, and thought, let’s play that really cool game that makes me feel good whenever I see art from it. Let’s play… Phoenotopia: Awakening. Heads up: this is based on the demo on Steam. There’s quite a bit of content in the demo though. Don’t contemplate the parallels of one or the other too much, at least for this review. Probably better to get the… Read the rest

Lasagna Boy is Weird and Scary But Really, Really, Hilarious

“HEADS UP,” Moderately creepy imagery is in Lasagna Boy, this will be my only warning. I don’t generally review horror games, but Lasagna Boy made me laugh, and then, it intrigued me. It merits analysis based on absurdity alone but also on design. I also personally understand people like illustrating and drawing creepy monsters because… well, it’s fun! Why not throw in a third or fourth eyeball here and there? We’ve been doing… Read the rest

8 FREE Indie Android Games Reviewed 2/11/2021

I cleaned this article up, and it’s a lot more consistent with everything else here now. I’ve been sifting through back logs like Gandalf the Grey in Minas Tirith. I’ve got some great new resources for keeping my eye on the Android app market now. I’m not here to be stingy, so if you want to know what it is, check out this awesome aggregator: appagg.com. It will change your world, if you’re… Read the rest

5 Cool Indie Switch Games in 2021

I’ve been meditating on a few game on my Switch that I simply didn’t have a lot to say about but that I enjoyed playing. I recorded some gameplay and present it to you here with some short thoughts on some good, even popular, but fully engrossing with no absolution for full-length articles. So, as you my guess, you’re in for a treat. (P.S. The numerical order of the games has no significance… Read the rest

5 More Great Itch.IO Games in 2021 TOP LIST

Here are 5 Itch.IO games that are either demos, choose your own price, or free–depending on how much you want to contribute or can afford. You may have noticed I am very enthusiastic about this platform because it is where indie games are happening every moment! I’ve got some great titles for you, so let’s get started. 1. Doggo Quest https://meebob.itch.io/doggo-quest The dog is pretty cute and funny and the interactions with the… Read the rest

80 Days, Ordia, and Eloh: Visually Brilliant Android Games

This is a short list I made ages ago when I first started. The formatting is kinda all over the place, but some chipper descriptions of some good Android games I was playing at the time. 1. 80 Days https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.inkle.eightydays&hl=en_US&gl=US Bon, voyage! Based on the classic Jules Verne story Around the World in 80 Days, is a text-based adventure with your favorite friends Phileas Fogg and Passepartout. Jules Verne is a classic French… Read the rest

5 Great Itch.IO Games to Try

I recently, officially delved into a world which is mysterious yet intriguing on the game review front to me. That world is Itch.io. If you are unfamiliar with this website, it is an all inclusive community of solo-dev and indie dev game projects. It’s got everything from free games to digital game building resources. It’s also host to some pretty weird stuff, and I’m okay with that, because there is so much creative… Read the rest