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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

Review: The Eyes of Ara

The Eyes of Ara by 100 Stones Interactive is one of those modern point & clicks who can’t decide whether to be in 2D or 3D, so it does both. I would have preferred it to be either a pure 2D adventure or a full 3D experience, but it is typical of the genre, so […]

Review: The Cat Lady

The Cat Lady by Harvester Games is a 2D point & click adventure puzzle game with a strong, mostly real-life, horror theme and was pretty damn good. It’s pretty dark and macabre too and deals with some heavier subjects like depression, suicide and, to some extent, psych ward abuse. As dark as it is, though, […]

Review: Botanicula

Amanita Design is a pretty well established studio by now with titles like Machinarium, the Samorost series, Botanicula, and now also Chuchel, but this review will only be about Botanicula: If you don’t know what to expect, Amanita games are 2D point & clicks in a relaxed, imaginative setting and atmosphere with often very whimsical […]