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Leaving Lyndow Review - A Beautiful, Facinating Commercial

Leaving Lyndow Review – A Beautiful, Facinating Commercial

So recently I’ve been thinking about what makes a video game a game. Some people would claim that the interaction between a player and the virtual world within a game is...
Rebellion Wishes to Licence Games from 2000AD Comics

Rebellion Wishes to Licence Games from 2000AD Comics

For a video game developer, publishing a popular comic book seems like a pretty good deal. You get invited to all the cool conventions, movies deals, and you don't have to jump...
She Remembered Caterpillars - Beautiful Puzzler, Difficult Learning Curve

She Remembered Caterpillars – Beautiful Puzzler, Difficult Learning Curve

Puzzle games are an odd facet of the gaming landscape. Other games are subject to the ebb and flow of market trends in the industry. Genres reinvent themselves over and over...
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From Android Nim to Portal – The Evolution of Puzzle Games

Trends come and go in the video game industry. Genres mutate to keep pace with modern technology in an attempt to appeal to the ever-changing whims of players, locking themselves into...
Prodigious Puzzle Producers Propose Plentiful Packages of Products 1

Artifex Mundi to Release Six Games in Two Months

Even if the name doesn’t ring a bell, there’s a fairly good chance that you’re run across an Artifex Mundi game out in the world. They have an extensive catalogue and...
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Elite Dangerous Developer Licenses Hollywood Franchise

Frontier Developments PLC has announced their acquisition of the rights to an unnamed major Hollywood franchise from a studio. Fans will recognise Frontier Developments as the developers of the in-depth space...
Sylvio Review - One Cool Mechanic in a Bad Game 2

Sylvio Review – One Cool Mechanic in a Bad Game

There are few things more disappointing than a game that explores a novel concept in new and exciting ways only to fail at almost everything else. It can be a real...
CI Games Offers Season Pass as Pre-Order

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Offers Free Season Pass as Pre-Order Bonus

Pre-order bonuses feel more and more like the spectre of a bygone, pre-digital distribution age, while season passes have become fairly common. They're really two sides of the same coin, the...
SpiritSphere Review - Fun and Innovative

SpiritSphere Review – Pong Meets Zelda

The eruption of indie studios has been a double-edged sword for the gaming industry as a whole.On the one hand, there are a great many poor quality titles flooding the market,...
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Releasing as PSVR Exclusive

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Releasing as PSVR Exclusive

Fans of Double Fine’s 2005 cult platformer Psychonauts have done their waiting. After over a decade, the sequel, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, has a release. The game will be...
MOBA Spellsouls: Duel of Legends annouced for Android and iOS

MOBA Spellsouls: Duel of Legends annouced for Android and iOS

Serbian developer Nordeus has gotten traction in the past with its mobile soccer game Top Eleven, but now they jump into the MOBA market with Spellsouls: Duel of Legend for Android and iOS....
In defense of Mobile Games

In defense of Mobile Games

The presence of mobile games is something everyone with a smartphone has to accept at some point. Whether you’re looking at the Google Play store or Apple’s App Store, the deluge...