Review: Caligo

Caligo¹ 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: The Rodinia Project

The Rodinia Project by Aegon Games Ltd is a classic “throw moderately sized cubes at buttons” puzzle game taking place inside a large complex out in the middle of an endless ocean (let’s call it Mirovia 😉 ). The whole thing is almost like meditating on a series of abstract art pieces (which isn’t too […]

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: 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: Niko: Through The Dream

Niko: Through The Dream by Studio Paint is a puzzle platformer about Niko, a young woman who, after some tragic events, goes out into the world in search of… something. This journey takes her through an abstract dream world. There are a lot of puzzles of all kinds: some classics, some platforming, some obstacle courses, […]

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, […]