Review: Eastshade

Eastshade by Eastshade Studios is a game of innocent fun. On the surface, it’s a simple game about making friends. Looking a bit deeper, it’s a game about meeting people, connecting with them, making friends, having a tangible purpose. There are lessons to learn and wisdoms to gain, albeit subtle and merely presented, not pushed. […]

Review: Trackless

Trackless by 12 East Games is a pilgrimage, a journey through many themes and ideas. It’s an odd jewel with a mystical vibe. Everything is so beautiful and odd and ugly. I liked it. Maybe I even loved it. You and a whole fauna of other pilgrims are on a journey towards The Object, an […]

Review: Shape of the World

Shape of the World by Hollow Tree Games is exactly what it’s made out to be, a calm exploration through an everchanging landscape filled with exotic creatures who might not always be where you expect them. To progress you make bridges appear by interacting with parts of the landscape around you. You’ll be visiting deserts, […]

Review: Fugue in Void

Fugue in Void by Moshe Link is a Brutalism-themed exploration game, and a journey through a world that is probably not the one that usually surrounds us, but a world that we surround ourselves. The developer describes it as the “perfect break from all those action packed games out there“, supposedly targeting those who prefer […]

Review: Lake Ridden

Lake Ridden by Midnight Hub is an exploration puzzle game with a light story. It starts out a little underwhelming as mostly a relaxing walk through the woods, but that will soon change and you’ll realize how amazingly put together the environments are: the attention to detail is great and everything looks fantastic — the […]

Review: Beckett

Beckett by The Secret Experiement is a game that warns you not to play it. It’s also such a lovely little game about life and love and the worms in your brain, eating away at your sanity. Hiding beneath that dark surface, which the game is so proudly sporting, there is a sensitive portrait of […]

Review: 0°N 0°W

Dude, where’s my car? 0°N 0°W by Colorfiction is a trip to a very special art gallery, found in a far off, deserted town. When you are ready to go home again, you’ve forgotten where you parked your car, so all you have to do now is get back to it — which turns out […]

Review: Aentity

Is this what we wake up to when we die? AENTITY by ARQUOIA is a tool for the aspiring artist — or for the artist in need of inspiration — but also a game with rules to learn and secrets to discover. It’s loosely based on a poem sent by John Keats to his brother, […]

Review: Impresja

Imagine being a curator at a museum of fine arts. It’s the day before the grand opening of a new exhibition, but you still haven’t finished hanging all the paintings and you are kind of panicking. The rooms of the museum keeps changing, looping, bending in on themselves. It’s just your imagination, though. Of course. […]

Review: Link Twin

Link Twin by Lorraine Studio is a delightful variant of sokoban in which you control two characters instead of one (they always move as one — even when separated), and the outer borders have been removed, so you can fall off the board, which means instant death and reset. There are also a couple of […]