Pizza Express is the Original (and Awesome) Pizzeria Simulator

My hunger for low-res grounded pixel games lately opened me up to a stellar sale on a game called Pizza Express. Pizza Express is an indie pixel-graphic pizzeria simulator about a fast-paced solo restaurant run by animal friends Gastone the cat and Lucky the rabbit–and also you. The game is fairly simple but incorporates playful dialogue and gameplay that is quirky in the best indie-adhering ways. It is very similar to the game… Read the rest

Good Pizza, Great Pizza is the Ultimate Pizzeria Simulator

In the Fall of 2020 when I was just launching the Mr. Dave Pizza concept, I played Good Pizza, Great Pizza by Tapblaze on an Android tablet, one of the many formats this game is available on. Today I played the official version released for Nintendo Switch to go back and really see what amused me about this game. Pizza, the food, has always been pretty popular, but in the last five years,… Read the rest

ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove is Out Now as a Retro Indie

The game traces its origins to a 1994 Sega Genesis game called “ToeJam & Earl.” Simple enough. I suppose the novelty is that whether it is a solo team or a small team, an indie-developed video game is always a novelty when it becomes really popular. And de facto, the fact that it is indie. This is my suspicion at least.I’ve been mining the Gamefly indie genre listings for some new games lately.… Read the rest

VirtuaVerse is a Visual Novel in the Dark Cyberpunk World Of Indie

VirtuaVerse is an indie cyberpunk pixel art point-and-click adventure that exudes what some might think of as classic cyberpunk. You, a hacker named Nathan, wake up in your apartment, to which your girlfriend has changed the exit code. Stylistically it appeals to an aesthetic of a disheveled, neon glow surrounded by cybernetic paraphernalia. Solve enigmatic puzzles to progress the story. I meant to try this game around the time Cyberpunk 2077 came out,… 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

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

#indiegamedev AWESOME! #2 I Made A Game!

I made a game! In Issue #1 of #indiegamedev AWESOME, I said that my game-making skills were uncertain, to say the least. Well, I want to revise that, I have it in me and so do you! There was a very prominent alert in my brain that said “Mr. Dave Pizza, you have to make a game.” I felt like Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams. Now, let’s not ever talk about that… Read the rest

The Best Pinball Video Games For Your Budget

Remember pinball? Not only remember it but are you a “pinball wizard” as it were? Well, here we go again. Today I’m going to share a game that is available on both Mobile and PC platforms. The game is Pinball Deluxe: Reloaded. There is also apparently some background with Blackberry devices long before that for this publisher, but I don’t know much about that. Before this post, I tried to load up an… Read the rest