Stardew Valley Beginner’s Guide – Everything You Need to Know

This article is my Stardew Valley Beginner’s Guide. Along with some quick beginner tips on the game, unravel the narrative a bit, and in the process, let me share some helpful lessons learned from playing the game. Whether you’re just starting out, or returning to the game, I’ll show you how life in Stardew Valley pans out from parsnips to stardrops. So, without further ado, buckle your overalls, because we’re headed to the… Read the rest

Nordic Ashes is the Cool New Viking Game

Nordic Ashes: Survivors of Ragnarok is a ride and a vibe–or whatever these new Midgardians call things. It was a great time trying the early access on Steam, and I’ll tell you about it. This is a passive auto-combat… roguelike–it’s a Vampire Survivors type game basically. Overall, these are good fun, and anybody can play them with a little familiarity with the genre. In this one, you play a Viking warrior (is that… Read the rest

Peglin – Pachinko Goblins Make This A Great Game

Peglin is a great game where you complete levels by dropping a ball into a destructible pattern of mechanic-activating orbs. You can activate critical strike boosts, or replenish the board. And, before I gloss over too quickly, the purpose of this strategy is to rack up points that can then be used to attack mob health points, in effect winning the level and moving on. I was lucky enough to find the demo… Read the rest

Hip Witch is a Really Chill, Indie, Free Game

Hip Witch is a free adventure game released on Steam this week by developer Studio Hip Sword. The environment is handmade, and the storyline involves a lost young witch boarding in a state park, where she begins a quest to investigate odd happenings on the park’s grounds. It is playable with a controller or keyboard and is short but charming and cozy met with positive reviews. Gameplay in Hip Witch: You Got Spells,… Read the rest

Moonlighter is a Much Better Game Than I Thought

The game Moonlighter is a combination of rogue-lite dungeon-crawler mixed with trade simulation and story-rich RPG elements. This timeless, beautifully rendered pixel top-down was released by Digital Sun in 2018, and the game is available on most platforms like PC & Nintendo Switch.Moonlighter is a story about hopeful adventurer Will, a shopkeeper in the small commercial town of Rynoka. Although his family’s shop offers stability and prosperity, it is sustained by the materials… Read the rest

Loading Story is a Simple & Clever Freebie Game

Today’s game, Loading Story, listed as developed by “potatodog” on Steam is a tad quirky but genuinely satisfying. It’s a very short game about a character troubleshooting a game loading error in an imaginary video game town, where the loading tube passes through. Just wander around and solve the mystery. It’s good that it’s free because it only takes about 20-30 minutes to play, which is fine. I’ll tell you enough about it… Read the rest

Alchemic Cutie is the Most Bright, Colorful, & Beautiful RPG

Alchemic Cutie is, once again, a game running across my desk from Indie Game Collective. I really have no particular context for describing it, although it fits into a few neat descriptors as a bright, colorful, cute, RPG. In all fairness, it is a monster collection game, à la Pokemon-style games. My “stinky alchemy on purpose” subtitle has to do with the game objective of collecting “smelly beans” as a primary task of… Read the rest

Hogwarts Legacy: A Preview

Hogwarts Legacy is a Harry Potter game that is now a rumor up in the air for years. Now, its makers have finally lifted the veil and delivered an owl letter for all! We’re going back to Hogwarts in 2023, everybody, and it looks downright magical. Expecto Patronum!!!!! So far what we know is that this will be an open-world RPG. It will take place in and out of Hogwarts in the Wizarding… Read the rest

Arietta of Spirits – This is Really a Charming RPG

Arietta of Spirits is a story-driven action-adventure set in a bustling forest teeming with creatures from the spirit realm. Your identity is Arietta, a young lady camping at grandma’s cabin along with Arietta’s mom and dad. Arietta meets a spirit named Arco on their first night. After Arietta’s departed grandmother greets her on the cabin pier and sends her on a quest to retrieve a silver ring, things take a major turn. With… 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

Go Heroes: Prometheus is an Interesting Project

Go Heroes is a coming soon, turn-based RPG based on the stories of Greek Mythology. Each level is filled with puzzles that not only advance your progress in the game but progress the story. It is not quite isometric but rather described as four-directional–it is sort of like using a board game with camera controls. You play as Prometheus, the Greek titan, who dared give the gift of fire to mankind. I am… Read the rest

Black Skylands is Awesome (And Big)

Black Skylands is an immersive fantasy sky punk RPG that takes place in the colorful airborne landscapes of another world. As an indie gamer, this is indeed one of the most optimistic projects I’ve looked at, and yet very promising indeed. Take the helm of a family airship and float between islands in the sky to claim your stake. This review is sponsored by a free copy through Indie Game Collective, which I… Read the rest

PizzaPost: Wait, Another? Game: Kraft and Slash 🍕

Here’s quick gameplay of Kraft And Slash from Purejam Games on Itch.IO. Link: https://purejamgames.itch.io/kraft-slashThis post’s game is called Kraft & Slash. An in-browser game with a cute crafty aesthetic, decent tune, and solid gameplay. Not sure the motivation behind Kraft & Slash, but it appears it’s done its job in the look good feel good, please distract me into playing vibe. I am fond of this style because it reminds me of crafting… 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

A Bird Story is a Classic Indie You Need to Know About Now

A Bird Story is an indie game title from Freebird Games, a game studio that is led by Kan (Reives) Gao. I’ll just post this link to their website right here. This game came out in 2014. It’s the first in a roster of game titles from FreeBird that encapsulates pleasant illustration and crafty story development. This one in particular is about a young boy who rescues an injured bird in the forest… Read the rest