Review: The Search

The Search by Jason Godbey is a classic point and click¹, in which you will paint your way past obstacles in search of your innermost, creative core, all whilst getting the story narrated to you via various notes, which you’ll find along the way, as well as comments from the main character. I really liked […]

Review: Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube

Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube by Liquid Flower is a 3D obstacle course set in an abstract cube world floating in mid-air. The puzzles are about exploring and getting past difficult terrain, which is done by using different types of placable cubes (some act like simple stepping stones, some as vehicles, and some in other ways). […]

Review: The House of Da Vinci

The House of Da Vinci by Blue Brain Games is a 3D puzzle game based around the contraptions imagined by Leonardo da Vinci¹. Not all of these contraptions were realized, but now you get to see and experience some of them in-game plus a lot of other clever mechanisms, hidden passages, and so on. It’s […]

Review: XING: The Land Beyond

XING: The Land Beyond by White Lotus Interactive is a 3D puzzle game with a good variety of things to figure out and places to explore. Exploration wasn’t a main theme, but there were some rewards to be found here and there. I had a good few hours of great fun (14 according to Steam). […]

Review: All the Delicate Duplicates

All the Delicate Duplicates by Mez Breeze and Andy Campbell is a musing on the theme knowledge is power and how knowledge can change your perception of the world — sometimes in drastic ways. It’s also a psychological drama about a single father and his daughter (John and Charlotte Sykes) — or is it a […]

Review: Quern – Undying Thoughts

Quern – Undying Thoughts by Zadbox Entertainment is my new favourite Myst-like¹, which, in short, means that the initial premise is like in Myst, while the art style and the architecture is most reminiscent of Riven, and, like in all Myst games, there are strange machinery to figure out and lots of research papers to […]

Review: Gorogoa

Gorogoa by Jason Roberts is a genius 2D puzzle game filled with gorgeous enigmas set in a 2 by 2 square of ever-changing tiles. It’s larger on the inside and just like a Tardis it can take you on a great voyage if you let it. As you are gallivanting across this imaginary globe, you […]

Review: Valley

Valley by Blue Isle Studios was… not entirely what I expected: I thought it was going to be a pretty calm exploration game with cool mechanics — which it also sort of kind of was, but it was also… a bit more. It started as an exploration game with great vistas, turned into urban exploration […]

Review: Kentucky Route Zero

I invite seven of my closest friends. We chat about the weather like we always do. I am in the kitchen. They are making sounds typical of people who sit in a sofa made of a material that is not leather. I hand out mirrors so that they can see each other. Someone is at […]