Beyond Eyes didn’t surprise me

One of the most conceptually unique indie games at E3 2015 was Beyond Eyes, the story of a blind little girl who loses her cat and must leave the safety of her home to find it. I was as surprised as everyone else that a game like this was being made, but the entire concept more »

Serafina’s Crown Review: Small part of a bigger picture

Serafina’s Crown Price: $7.99 System(s): PC, Android and iOS Release Date: December 16, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Woodsy Studios (Woodsy Studios) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for strong language Visual novels are all about the story, right? Well, I’ve never seen such an elaborate story as the one told Serafina’s Crown. It’s the official sequel to a game called Serafina’s Saga, but there is so more »

Kickstarter Roundup: Late June

To say that Kickstarter has been pretty busy over the past couple of days is an understatement. Bloodstained’s Kickstarter ended, clocking in at just shy of $6 million to become the most funded game on the site. Shenmue III came out of nowhere during E3 and literally hit its $2 million goal overnight, immediately challenging more »

Cosmonautica Preview: An average space sim

With a fancy name like Cosmonautica, I was expecting something pretty spectacular when I dove into this space trading simulation. The trailer promised a new kind of sim, set in a goofy universe, with some funky accompanying music. Goofy and funky I checked off the list pretty quickly, but it doesn’t seem to be a more »


E3 2015: Revisiting the Inaugural PC Gaming show

As you probably know, E3 2015 brought us the first ever show devoted to PC gaming, the PC Gaming Show. It was fantastic news that we were finally getting a larger event devoted entirely to PC gaming. It’s almost surprising that it’s taken this long for it to happen. While having a devoted PC event more »

E3 2015: Virtual reality and the lessons I learned

The biggest concern with virtual reality as it starts to enter consumer markets is how people will react to it. There’s really no way to know until you’ve got that headset on and you’re walking around in these early virtual reality environments. I came to E3 2015 with the expectation that I would go gung-ho more »

Kickstarter Roundup: Early June 2015

The Kickstarter Roundup returns for early June! Since most Kickstarters have 30 day pledge periods, the “early” in the month editions will cover that blind spots from the previous entry, games that don’t have much time remaining, or Kickstarter projects that just stand out to me. In general, smaller Kickstarters will be the focus, but more »

BlazBlue: Battle Cards makes fighting a matter of cards

I’ve got some fabulous news for all the BlazBlue fans out there in the world. The franchise is now on iPads thanks to the new game, BlazBlue: Battle Cards! It released on May 14th, 2015, and is currently only available for the iPad 2 or better. Maybe somewhere down the line we’ll see the game move more »

The Ramen Sensei is only an average Kairosoft sim

Anyone who’s had an Android or iOS device for a while knows that Kairosoft is the company to check in with, should you want a simulation game that will eat up an afternoon or two. While not every installment is a Game Dev Story, Mega Mall Story or Dungeon Village, they’re always worth the price more »

This Starry Midnight We Make introduces a new kind of sim

This Starry Midnight We Make , the latest localization project from Carpe Fulgur, isn’t your typical simulation game. When you hear the word simulation, you often think of city sims or transportation sims. This Starry Midnight We Make is a night sky creation sim. Crazy, right? The story of This Starry Midnight We Make follows Hamomoru Tachibana, a more »

It sure looks like Nabbit is in Catch the Rabbit

Looks like we have a situation here. Who wants to start taking bets on how long it will be before Nintendo goes after Ketchapp’s Catch the Rabbit for copyright infringement. Why? Well, it may just be me, but that Rabbit sure looks a lot like the Nabbit from Super Mario Bros. U. Catch the Rabbit more »

The Spatials Review: Approachable sim for hours of fun

The Spatials Price: $12.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 30, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Weird and Wry (Weird and Wry) ESRB Rating: Everyone I haven’t exactly kept it a secret that I’m not very good at simulations, and yet, I was super excited when The Spatials landed in my lap. Fires burn at lower temperatures in space, so the chances of more »