Village Monsters Will Make You Smile REVIEW

Village Monsters is a solo dev project from Josh Bosser. It’s a pixel art town sim that departs from conventional titles with an alternative community of friendly monsters. The game plays on similar genre themes as Stardew Valley but the content goes into the outsider/quirk genre of games with its monster acceptance communicated in each character’s unconventional friendliness. It departs from too much comparison by offering a vast amount of exclusive unique story… Read the rest

Necrow Co. has a Dark Spirit, But I Love it REVIEW

If this headline doesn’t raise an eyebrow, then stick with two, because this article is tapping into some unexplored territory with the game Necrow Co. by creator Zahran Worell. The game Necrow Co. is a 2D pixel platformer, playable with either a controller or keyboard. It’s a light narrative about a crow who starts work for a company of reapers, featuring a cozy skeleton psychopomp grim dispatching you to a national park filled… Read the rest

Tech Time: Get Copyright Free Music For Your Projects HOW-TO

There is an internet vast and full of stuff for putting together specific stuff with other stuff to make intended stuff. Having tested so many games for this site, I thought, “surely, all these fun audiovisual orchestrations must be tapped into some incredibly useful free music material source.” Well… they are. When I went to learn what was involved in making my visual novel, this surprisingly was not so simple. Do not get… Read the rest

Dark Dragonkin is A Little, Simple Indie I Played DEMO

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

Escaping Winter is a Simple Little Indie You Should Try

Escaping Winter is a strategy game about a forest colony that has to survive the winter every few turns. It’s safe to say that this is more of a JAM than anything, solely representing some conceptual ideas. Indeed, civ strategy games are not my forte, but I think this idea is unique enough. If unprepared a winter might be the downfall of a society if it lasts long enough. Luckily it just makes… Read the rest

Indie Demo Reviews 3/4/2021

So here’s a brief compilation of some cool indie demo reviews of games I played recently, which deserve a little cred. (Please note: some of these games have been released since I tried them, so they might be associated with a price in the Steam Store links.) Indie Demo Reviews 1: Jennifer Wilde: Unlikely Revolutionaries This demo is super short, but it lets you try out the mechanics and the art style. It’s… Read the rest