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Fate Tectonics Preview: Time absorbing

Fate Tectonics is the unique, new puzzle game that’s much like putting together a complicated puzzle, and then having a toddler smash it to bits. Sound frustrating? That’s the predominant emotion I expected to feel while playing Fate Tectonics and seeing hours of hard work go to waste. However, and quite surprisingly, the exact opposite more »

Andrew Traviss on Fate Tectonics, Golden Gear Inc. and pixels

<a href="http://fatetectonics.com" A lot of interesting indie games find their way through Steam Greenlight, and it’s always interesting to learn more about what went into them. I recently had the pleasure of conversing with Andrew Traviss, co-founder of Golden Gear, Inc. Traviss is also the creator, designer, and programmer of Fate Tectonics. The game is more »

Hack ‘N’ Slash Review: Hack the world

Hack ‘N’ Slash Price:$19.99 System(s): PC Release Date: September 9, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Double Fine Productions (Double Fine) ESRB Rating: N/A Hack ‘N’ Slash is one of the results of the Amnesia Fortnight game jam that Double Fine held back in 2012, and is also probably the most interesting. The entire premise is unlike any more »

Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Review: Puzzling Trials

Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Price: System(s): 3DS Release Date: August 29, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (LEVEL-5 Inc. ©CAPCOM CO., LTD.) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence, and Use of Alcohol Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright, once a Japan-only exclusive, has “crossed over” to our shores at last. more »

Casual Friday casual game update for September 19, 2014

Hi everyone, and welcome to the biweekly casual game update. Since casual games are trickling out at a slower pace nowadays, we’re gonna go ahead and update you twice a month about what titles are out there to enjoy. Makes the whole affair more interesting. Instead of seeing only 4 or 5 casual games, you more »

Get your free Bejeweled 3

I know we all have feelings about EA’s Origin. It isn’t most people’s favorite game distribution platform. But, EA is hoping On the House games like Bejeweled 3 help change people’s mind. By the way, that last sentence should matter to you because On the House means any Origin user can grab free Bejeweled 3. more »

Angry Birds Stella is more than a cute overload

Back in February 2014, I mentioned that my cynical and hardened heart wouldn’t be able to resist Angry Birds Stella. Though all we had back then was concept art, I could already see that those adorable birds would be too overwhelming. Regular Angry Birds and pigs are cute in their own way, but the four more »

Back To Bed Review: Don’t sleep on the job

Back to Bed Price: $5.99 System(s): PC Release Date: August 6, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bedtime Digital Games (Bedtime Digital Games) ESRB Rating: N/A When I first picked up Bedtime Digital Games’ Back To Bed, I wasn’t sure what to think of it. It’s an interesting blend of puzzle solving and artistic themes and there’s something more »

PAX 2014: Tales from the Borderlands might be Telltale Games’ best yet

It couldn’t have been more than 30 seconds into the playable demo when I realized Tales from the Borderlands might blow away all of Telltale Games’ previous adventure games. Yes, I said it. The introduction to the new episodic series at PAX Prime 2014 hit hard and fast with humor and action. It looks every bit more »

Casual Friday casual game update for September 5, 2014

Now this is a casual game update I can get behind. This was a good week! We ended up getting an array of games from different genres. There are two hidden object games, a tower defense-style strategy game, a match-3 game, and even a nonogram puzzle. This week, everyone is covered. Sadly, the only Mac more »

The Room adds on a third game

The Room and The Room 2 are compelling mobile games, not least for the reason that they couldn’t really exist outside of the mobile platform. And the creepy horror puzzle games will be getting a third entry next year. Yes, expect a The Room 3. For those unfamiliar, The Room is basically a game asking more »

PAX 2014: Chariot will test relationships in a good way

Every year people expect to be blown away by the latest and greatest games at events. PAX Prime 2014 is a different type of expo that places equal importance on indie gaming. Sometimes a game comes out of nowhere and surprises people. Frima Studios’ Chariot was one of those games. Chariot is a puzzle platformer more »