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: 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: Caligo

Caligo by Krealit is absolutely gorgeous, but also very empty, almost vacuously so: linear with little exploration value, a forgettable story, and nothing to really engage me. The main narrator looked like someone posing as a character in a black metal satire cover band, and sounded like someone who had had his voice artifically slowed […]

Review: Fibrillation HD

Fibrillation HD by Egor Rezenov, a game in a similar style as that in NaissanceE or Kairo. Fibrillation shows the organic, human side of brutalism, while for example NaissanceE focuses more on the brutal, more depressing side of it. You don’t get the enormous scale of NaissanceE, but you do get more life-like textures. It’s […]

Review: INFRA

INFRA by Loiste Interactive is, for me, a game about urban exploration — of a type where you also get to repair the damage and restore some of the locations you visit to their former glory. If you have ever done any urban exploration and liked it, then this is a must play. There’s a […]

Review: ISLANDS: Non-Places

Have you ever suggested or thought to yourself “Hey, let’s spend a day at the airport and then go home again; that’ll be great!” or “Hey, let’s have a picnic in the parking lot; that’ll be great!” or “Hey, let’s spend a week in another country, but stay in the hotel lobby the entire time; […]

Review: Dream

Dream by HyperSloth is a first person exploration game where you play a guy trying to figure out what to do with his life. It’s apparently a pretty dull existence, but his dreams are far more vivid and exciting than his waking life, so he tends to want to sleep a lot, which might not […]

Review: NaissanceE

NaissanceE by Limasse Five is a brutalism exploration 3D platformer set in a mysterious world inhabited by strange creatures. Then there’s you, the player, who seems to be a human hunted by a large snake-like thing. You either don’t belong here or have overstayed your welcome — or are you on the run, looking for […]

Review: The Old City: Leviathan

Lately, I’ve gotten into exploration games, and one could even say it has become a favourite genre. It all started with Dear Esther, which was a bit of a mixed experience, but I got hooked on the concept, so I started looking for more. It’s not the most popular genre, but I found a couple, […]