JumpJet Rex Preview: A big head and little arms

In a time when a Borderlands Collector’s Edition can run you $400 and licensed games, specifically Alien: Isolation and Shadow of Mordor, are some of the best on the market, we can always find solace in at least one familiar constant. We’ll never run out of 2D indie platformers. The most recent addition to that list (that I’ve more »

Squirreltopia Review: Twitchy Fun

Squirreltopia Price: $3.99 System(s): PC Release Date: January 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Surreal Distractions (Surreal Distractions) ESRB Rating: N/A Squirrels are twitchy, tricky creatures. It’s actually quite odd that they haven’t really starred in many games until now, aside from say Acorn Assault, because they’re a natural protagonist. Especially for gut-reaction, muscle memory platformers. Cue more »

Ryan North’s Choose Your Own Adventure Hamlet is becoming a game

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who loves avant garde adaptations of classic literature, but loathes the physical act of turning pages, your prayers have been answered.  Ryan North, author of Dinosaur Comics, the Adventure Time, and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comic books, editor and idea man behind the Machine of Death story collections, more »

Seasons of the Wolf pretty, but simplistic

Tales of Aravorn: Seasons of the Wolf is a game right up my alley. It’s a classic RPG combined with a visual novel game. If you like the two, it’s definitely worth taking a look. Because the foundation of the game is a visual novel, the graphics, art style, and writing of the game are more »


3DS and Wii U getting physical copies of Terraria

Publisher 505 Games will soon add Nintendo Wii U and 3DS to Terraria‘s growing platform roster, according to new product pages from game rental service GameFly. The news comes from a hawk-eyed NeoGAF user who recently spotted GameFly’s placeholders. Although threadbare, the Wii U and 3DS pages are certainly no accident. Both bear a release date of October 31, more »

Examining the Creative Mode and Munari Starbound mods

As you saw the other day, I went ahead and made my first Let’s Play video for Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel, because boredom and a holiday are powerful forces. Since I had more spare time after that, I decided to show the power of being OP with Starbound mods. After all, we’re pretty limited in more »

Sword of Asumi Review: Proving oneself

Sword of Asumi Price: $15.99 System(s): PC Release Date: January 8, 2015 Publisher (Developer): ( ESRB Rating: N/A. I’d say it’s okay for players ages 13 and up. More and more crowdfunded games are finding their way to market, and each one released is further proof that sometimes, it’s okay to take a chance more »

Squirreltopia is a speedrun game

There are certain games that seem custom-made with speedruns in mind. Super Meatboy is one, and certainly the Early Access title Speedrunners is another. Now, I believe another has joined the ranks, Surreal Distraction’s Squirreltopia. Squirreltopia is a platformer about a number of squirrels heading into 50 levels, facing 5 bosses, and showing the evil, more »

Citizens of Earth Review: New man in charge

Citizens of Earth Price: $14.99 ($11.99 within week of release on Steam) System(s): Vita (Also available on PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS, PC) Release Date: January 20, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (Eden Industries) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence, Tobacco Reference, and Simulated Gambling Atlus sure does have an eye for talent, doesn’t more »


HuniePop doesn’t allow its characters to grow

I love visual novels and dating sims. I’ve bought all the otome games that have been translated or made by English-language developers, as well as importing more than a few Japanese ones. I’ve even played a few censored and G/PG-13 rated dating sims with male leads, like Katawa Shoujo. I can’t wait for the censored more »

Grisaia trilogy has appeared on Steam Greenlight

Sometimes, slow news days allow you to see something delightfully unexpected. For example, Sekai Project’s Grisaia trilogy, which is enjoying a hugely successful Kickstarter and already raised over $380,000, is now on Steam Greenlight. Yes, we know Steam Greenlight is a flawed process, but it does help a lot of great games get on Steam more »

It’s a slow news day, let’s play Last Inua

As you’ve probably gathered, today is a holiday. Which means there really aren’t any striking revelations to report on. In addition, a number of more in-depth features are in the works. Which means I played a little of Last Inua. I have a lot of unplayed games in my Steam library, thanks to various indie more »