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Unrest proves again that players’ decisions don’t matter

Am I still upset about Pyrodactyl Games’ Unrest? Well, now that I know there are no plans to provide an ending and a sequel wouldn’t import save files, the answer is absolutely, “Yes!” But, after more reflection, I’ve come to understand why and it’s for a reason which all gamers can identify. More and more, more »

Pyrodactyl Interview: No absolutes in Unrest

If you’ve been following GamerTell, which I hope you have, I’m sure you’ve noticed the recent focus on Pyrodactyl Games’ Unrest. A Kickstarter success story, this narrative-driven adventure just released and grabbed me. I connected with the game and fell in love, then finished it with a broken heart. Frankly, Unrest‘s “ending” left me wanting more »

I Want Tanya to have a happy ending with Hanu in Unrest

It’s a sticky situation. The idea of arranged marriages is repulsive, disrespectful to both parties, and antiquated. Yet, as I play Pyrodactyl’s Unrest, I can’t help but wish for the young teenagers, Tanya and Hanu, to have a happy ending. I’m getting ahead of myself. Unrest is a Kickstarter success story that tasks players with more »

Collectems: Pokemon for realists?

So I recently discovered Collectems, an RPG being created by The Layabouts. It’s painful easy to say “Pokemon” when you see and read about Collectems. Hell, even the creators admit they are heavily influenced by . Just looking at the images and listening to the music that have been released for the game, everything screams more »

Indie Game Maker Contest’s 10 Best Games

Created by RPG Maker and Humble Bundle, the Indie Game Maker Contest is a competition that pits indie game against indie game. Cash prizes are up for grabs so developers and individuals alike have put their creative hats on, and submitted their best ideas. The “People’s Choice” winner is decided by how many votes a more »

Yogscast offering replacement game for those who backed Yogventures Kickstarter

There’s not much the Yogscast could likely do that’s going to make backers of the Yogventures Kickstarter happy. Developer Winterkewl Games is  going out of business, and a game that raised $567,665 isn’t happening now. In an effort to get something to an angry crowd of backers, the Yogscast is working with Nerd Kingdom to more »

Whispering Willows Review: Don’t be afraid of this haunted mansion

Title: Whispering Willow Price: $14.99 System(s): PC (Also on Ouya) Release Date: July 9, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Night Light Interactive (Night Light Interactive) ESRB Rating: N/A, but I think it’d be appropriate for players ages 13 and up. We now live in a gaming world where successful Kickstarter games that actually survive the development process more »

Video Game Critic Simulator is good for a few laughs

My parents raised me to realize that sometimes you really need to just laugh at yourself. Sometimes making others happy at your expense is as good for you as it is for them. There’s a reason I always say “Hump Day!” at least once every Wednesday. I don’t care if people laugh at me, at more »

Black The Fall Preview: Shadowy men on a shadowy planet

Black The Fall is a forthcoming black and white game where players wander a ruined landscape populated by sadistic machinery and zombies. In spite of being a 2D side scroller Black The Fall isn’t a platformer, but a kind of survival horror game with some light puzzle elements. The game doesn’t provide you with speed more »

Yogventures! Kickstarter is a debacle

It’s always a shame when a Kickstarter goes bad. Case in point, the Yogscast’s Yogventures! game. 13,647 backers pledged $567,665 between April and May, 2012, in the hopes of getting a full game from Winterkewl Games by December 2012. Well, it’s now July 2014, and there’s still no game. It’s easy to see why people more »

Evo 2014: Mango wins Smash Bros. Melee championship under Reggie’s watchful eye

Nintendo almost made a huge PR blunder at 2013′s Evo by trying to end not just the stream of Super Smash Bros. Melee, but the tournament itself. Somebody explained to them that free promotion for your products is a good thing. This year was a complete reversal, as Nintendo not only encouraged the event but sponsored more »

Hand of Fate Preview: A RPG and cards combo

I love card games. From the simplest ones, like Go Fish, to Sequence, to collector cards like Yu-Gi-Oh!, I have always enjoyed them. They’re great to play with other people, or if you’re a loner you can always play good, ol’ reliable Solitaire. Well, Defiant Development’s new game, Hand of Fate, takes a love of more »