Bear Senpai – a bear dating sim – wants your money

We’ve romanced humans, pigeons, and alpacas. Has the time come to get some sugar bear loving? Toni Rocca, creator of Bear Senpai, thinks so. A Kickstarter is on, with the hopes of raising $18,000 for a bear-y It’s koala or nothing! Rocca bares all in the Bear Senpai description. The goal is to create a more »

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Interview: A new take on Harvest Moon

An exciting event is upon us. Farming worlds are about to collide. While the next Bokujou Monogatari installment, typically called Harvest Moon, is being turned into XSEED’s Story of Seasons, Natsume are setting forth with their first, original, installment that was developed in-house, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. I played both games at E3 2014 more »

The Shifting focus of The Sims games

I’ve just begun taking my first steps into The Sims 4. There were about thirty minutes spent creating a single sim, and then at least two hours that went into getting her accustomed to her virtual world. (Because of course I’m the kind of self-centered person who makes a Sim of herself first.) It’s nowhere more »


Train Fever review: Still love playing with trains?

Train Fever Price: $34.99 System(s): PC, Mac, and Linux Release Date: September 4, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Gambitious (Urban Games) If you’ve never heard of Urban Games, don’t feel bad! As it turns out, Train Fever is this Swiss team’s debut game. And quite honestly, you’d think this team has been around for years. Train Fever runs on an more »

A day in the life of a Domestic Dog

You wake up, for what feels like the first time of your life. Everything is out of whack. You’re bored, hungry, thirsty and lethargic. You’re also broke. Your hind legs are bent backwards at an odd angle, but they can still reach back behind your ears for a good scratch. Unfortunately, your thick exoskeleton doesn’t more »

Introducing Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley’s April and Blossom

Big news for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley! Some new residents have appeared. They’re both pretty important, because one is an elligible bachelorette and the other is a Harvest Sprite that will help you on your way. Let’s have a warm welcome for April and Blossom! Let’s start with April, since I’m sure her announcement more »

Domestic Dog Giveaway: 40 copies are available

Always wondered what it would be like to be a dog? What about a dog in an Atari-inspired world. Well, prepare yourself, because with Domestic Dog, you can! Domestic Dog is a simulation game from Surreal Distractions. The point? To be a dog. Not just any dog either – there are all different variations. If more »


Tiny Tower Vegas is a blatant cash grab (update)

I like NimbleBit. I appreciate that the developer makes free-to-play iOS and Android games that you can (normally) actually enjoy for free. Which is why I was excited about Tiny Tower Vegas. Disco Zoo had me obsessed, I played Star Wars: Tiny Death Star for weeks, even though I’ve never seen a movie or played more »

These are Virtuix’s first four Omni games

A while back, I talked a bit about the Virtuix Omni, one of the first fully immersive gaming platforms. Players use a headset like the Oculus Rift (), and the Omni’s most important part, its platform that you walk on with specially designed shoes. The Virtuix Omni allows people to walk naturally in virtual reality, more »

Casual Friday casual game update for August 29, 2014

This week’s casual game update is quite standard. A number of games from traditional genres have all appeared. There are two hidden object titles, of course, and they’re accompanied by a time management simulation and Mahjong tile matching game. If you need something mindless, you’re all set. This week’s casual game best bet is: Green more »

Love Live! School Idol Paradise needs to be localized

Have you seen the latest videos from Love Live! School Idol Paradise? If you haven’t, we should probably start there before getting into this. Go on and watch “No Brand Girls.” See that right there? That footage is why Love Live! School Idol Paradise needs to be released outside of Japan. Our Vitas are craving more »

Minecraft Minecon 2014 pushed back to 2015

Are you addicted to Minecraft? Were you hoping for a chance to join with your fellow fanatics and discuss your Well, you’re going to have to wait until 2015 to get your fix. Mojang has just announced that they’re taking a year off. Mojang’s reasoning for postponing Minecon a year is a quality concern. The more »