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Hidden Paws is Finding Fun

Anyone who’s owned a cat can tell you that they are hide and seek champions, putting Waldo and Carmen Sandiego to shame. I once had a friend who did cat sitting, and the only reason he knew the (…

July 24, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

Quarantine Circular
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Quarantine Circular is Timely and Rather Hopeful

Today in games I've been eying for a while: a game with a plot that we are getting uncomfortably close to. Quarantine Circular is the spiritual successor to robot murder mystery Subsurface Circular.…

July 17, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Learn to Dance the Tango in El Tango de la Muerte

When I bought the 1,700+ bundle, I had no clue how to handle it. Where on Earth would I find time for all these games? How do I even start? Well good news for my life: a tool existed that…

July 10, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

Corinne Cross's Dead & Breakfast
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Planning a Trip To Corinne Cross's Dead & Breakfast

Coming to terms with someone’s passing is always difficult, even if you weren’t that close to them. We grieve for celebrities, distant relatives, and friends of friends, reminded of our own mortality…

July 3, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Find the Perfect Gift in Dépanneur Nocturne

If you've ever waited for the last minute to buy a gift for someone, you know it can be a bit of a stressful situation. Trying to find that absolutely perfect item while running out of time to do so…

June 26, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

The Flower Collectors
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Solve a Murder From Your Balcony In The Flower Collectors

In 1954, Alfred Hitchcock put out Rear Window, a mystery thriller about a man who breaks his leg and, with little left to do, spends all day looking out his window at his neighbors. Along the way, he…

June 19, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

Wintermoor Tactics Club
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Turn Snowballs Into Fireballs In Wintermoor Tactics Club

Sometimes I feel nostalgic for school clubs, especially when they’d all gather together for special events to promote themselves and recruit new members. It was like a bustling festival on campus…

May 29, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

A Place, Forbidden? A Place, Fun
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A Place, Forbidden? A Place, Fun

Trespassing is a crime. Like, an actual legal crime, but also there are some places you don't trespass for good reasons. Radioactive swamps, dangerous jungles, and hellish living libraries that are…

May 22, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

Underhero Coverage Club
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Underhero Takes You From Zero to Hero

I always enjoy seeing an indie team's take on RPGs. It leads to some impressively creative efforts, the kind that reinvigorate my love for the genre. Or it leads to spectacular failures that make me…

May 15, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

Might and Delight
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Might and Delight Brings Both Concepts to Living Children's Books

I figure writing a children's book is one of those things that's a lot harder than it actually seems. Like sure, you can write a story for a kid, but how do you make it something they can pull a…

May 8, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

Leaving Lyndow
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If You've Ever Moved, Leaving Lyndow is For You

It's always hard to leave home. It's a lesson I learned a few years ago when I moved down the East Coast from the hell pit known as New Jersey to the less hell pit-ish North Carolina. The idea behind…

May 1, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000
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Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000 Takes You On An Odyssey

When you load up a game entitled Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000, you know you're in for a ride. It's so audacious, so unfitting to our world of quick takes on social media, that you have to…

April 22, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Wunderling Jumps At Every Chance For Innovation

Platformers are almost as old as modern video games. It was a platformer that launched the console that saved the industry. Their mascots became household names and their mechanics still resonate…

April 10, 2020 | 07:00 EDT

The Suicide of Rachel Foster
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The Suicide of Rachel Foster Tackles Something Serious

There are many subjects that games don't usually touch, and suicide tends to be a bigger one. There are obvious reasons for this, but it's a subject matter that has quite a few negative correlations…

March 27, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

Stories and Smoke
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Crying in a Cave in Stories and Smoke

Sometimes I just want a good story. I also want to pay the price of "absolutely nothing." That seems reasonable, right? Well, no, but that doesn't mean I can't come away pleased at finding something…

March 13, 2020 | 04:00 EDT

Snow White Solitaire Coverage Club
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Snow White Solitaire is Indeed a Solitaire Game

I never knew how much I wanted a new Solitaire game to play until I was trapped at my parent's house with only an (actually really good) Windows tablet PC to use. I honestly really enjoyed Shadowhand…

March 6, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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Sky Racket Shoots For The Stars

I did not think I'd be writing about accessible iterations of Breakout twice in less than a month, but Sky Racket wasn't on my radar until very recently. Released in October of last year, developers…

February 28, 2020 | 12:00 EST

Drawkanoid Coverage Club
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Drawkanoid Draws From Rich Arcade Tradition To Produce Neon Thrills

You ever like a game that you're no good at? You can see others master the mechanics on a whim, but you just keep pounding away at the first few levels hoping to achieve greatness. Maybe there's…

January 31, 2020 | 12:00 EST

Faerie Solitaire: Harvest
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Faerie Solitaire: Harvest Unlocks a Gem

I've loved solitaire ever since my Grandad taught me the game when I was young. Since then, I’ve had an unfortunate tendency to get hooked on the generic Microsoft Solitaire game a few too many times…

February 14, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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Nordlicht Provides A Fun Adventure For Everyone

Thinking about the genre of point-and-click adventures will almost immediately conjure up memories of obtuse, maybe even ridiculous puzzles. Some may think of the Monkey Island games from way back…

January 24, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Rears Its Head

Stygian: Of or relating to the River Styx. One of the rivers of the underworld in Greek mythology, the River Styx was the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. Despite the fact that Stygian:…

January 17, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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Stikir Sticks the Landing

Making a video game is probably one of the toughest things you can do. Making a video game about the difficulties of making the video game you're currently making? That's both difficult and super…

December 31, 2019 | 12:00 EST

Jimmy, but Fresh.
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Be Consumed by Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass

Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass is a 2018 RPG Maker Game developed and published by Kasey Ozymy. It tells the story of Jimmy, an 8-year-old boy with a vivid imagination. Thanks to his powerful sense…

December 27, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Wild West and Wizards Was Almost Wonderful

The American frontier has always been a romantic place full of adventure, danger, and majestic wonder. Wild West and Wizards takes that setting, hands you a revolver, and also throws in a whole bunch…

December 26, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Break The Game Drops Some Frames

I've been playing video games for the better part of 30 years and it's safe to say that I have a broad range of experiences in the medium. When I heard about a game that a bit of The Stanley Parable …

December 24, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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The Witch's House MV is Cute, Yet Horrific

I love spooky games. And I love cute games. After catching my eye on a random sale, I realized The Witch’s House MV was both spooky and cute, and I was sold before even knowing the plot. A pixelated…

December 25, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Get Lost In the Forests of Applewood

I rarely review, preview or even go within 10 feet of platformers. Why? Because I generally suck at them. However, I do love pixel art and cute little cats with bat wings. Thus, the conundrum that…

December 16, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Bear With Me: The Lost Robots - A Mechanic's Dream

Usually, I’m skeptical of tacked on prequels that come out after the initial material has made a boatload of money - Star Wars, for example, and Batman Arkham Origins – but I loved Bear With Me so…

December 21, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Catching Them All Again in Disc Creatures

Creature collecting is a thriving piece of the RPG marketplace. Juggernauts like Pokémon continue to break sales records while competitors like Digimon garner critical and commercial acclaim…

December 19, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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The Auteur Experience With Queen's Wish: The Conqueror

Spiderweb Software is not a household name, but it is well known in the RPG community. Much like the auteur-like nature of Cleveland Blakemore, Spiderweb is the brainchild of one RPG enthusiast, Jeff…

December 17, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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The Stretchers Is a Sure Cure for Boredom

My wife and I burn through couch co-op games like a race car burns through tires. Whether it's Overcooked, Chariot, or Cuphead, we never pass up the opportunity to irreparably damage our relationship…

December 30, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Horrifying Visage is Terrifying and Unsettling

I consider myself a fan of first-person horror. Going into Visage, I assumed I would be pulled into another dreadfully nerve-wracking experience that would be as equally riveting. I had no idea that…

December 4, 2019 | 01:00 EST

SuperEpic: The Entertainment War Coverage Club - Roguelite
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SuperEpic: The Entertainment War is a Love Letter to Metroidvanias

I think it's fair to say that there are quite a few gamers who might consider some gaming companies out there a little bit... evil. Still, they're usually "load up a game with microtransactions" evil…

December 22, 2019 | 12:00 EST

We Are The Dwarves Coverage Club
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Digging Deep into We Are The Dwarves

When indie developer Whale Rock Games released, We Are The Dwarves in 2016, the idea behind it intrigued me, as I originally thought the game would be in the same vein as the long-forgotten The Lost…

December 9, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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The Living History of War of Rights

There are few game series out there that really cater to the demands for history buffs, as most titles tend to take massive liberties to historical events. Grand Strategy games such as the Europa…

December 7, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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The Curious Case of AVARIAvs

AVARIAvs is a unique competitive, turn-based RPG battle game. Touting its “ultrafast, turn-based combat” as its main draw, indie developer Juncture Media has here the skeleton of what could be a…

December 5, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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The Hilarious Jank of Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator

Sometimes, games are just weird. You get oddball concepts or mechanics that you don’t expect to work, but often do thanks in part to their charm. Goat Simulator, Garry’s Mod, even The Untitled Goose…

December 3, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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The Painscreek Killings Slayed Me

I fancy myself something of a detective based on the erroneous number of cold case shows and British crime dramas I've consumed. My video game library includes the Ace Attorney series, Hotel Dusk,…

December 23, 2019 | 12:00 EST

Coverage Club: Walking In A Woven Wonderland
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Coverage Club: Walking In A Woven Wonderland

There are a lot of games that take themselves very seriously. Some do it because of their themes, others due to the message that the creator wants to impart. There's nothing wrong with that and for…

November 15, 2019 | 12:00 EST

Coverage Club: Wilmot's Warehouse
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Coverage Club: Wilmot's Warehouse is Chock Full of Blocky Charm

About a month ago, I was idly browsing through Twitter when i came across a rather strange game called Wilmot's Warehouse. It featured an adorably blocky character (presumably named Wilmot) who was…

November 8, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Sand Physics Go Wild in Noita

Years ago during grade school, there were only a few games you could play that wouldn't be blocked by some sort of website filter. Most people had their preference, but for me, those old falling sand…

December 14, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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The Beast Inside was Not the Friends We Made Along the Way

Dread and fear gnaw at me every time I start exploring a new first-person horror game. Why do I keep doing this? I need to learn my lesson. The Beast Inside is first-person horror with ghosts from…

December 18, 2019 | 12:00 EST

Star Wars Pinball Songbird Symphony Coverage Club
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Coverage Club: Starhawk Symphony

This week, Coverage Club takes to the skies with Songbird Symphony and then ventures into the stars with some George Lucas-inspired pinball. Let's begin! Songbird Symphony Drips with Cuteness…

November 1, 2019 | 01:15 EDT

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Moon Hunters is a Fantastic Action RPG

What would happen if the moon didn’t rise? Well, probably a lot of bad things that would throw our world into chaos – scientifically speaking. In the world of Moon Hunters, an evil Sun Cult is…

December 11, 2019 | 12:00 EST

Manifold Garden
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Manifold Garden Makes You Rethink Your Perspective

Manifold Garden is a game that sits in a very rare category. Much like Antichamber, it violates Euclidian geometry in interesting and mind-bending ways. There aren't a lot of games out there like…

April 3, 2020 | 07:00 EDT

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A Knight's Quest is Worth Embarking On

Looking at A Knight's Quest, I felt a sense of immediate familiarity. As a guy who grew up playing the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, I was certain that I would find something to…

December 13, 2019 | 12:00 EST

Please The Gods Coverage Club
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Please the Gods, and Maybe Yourself

There's just something so gosh darn appealing about going on a grand adventure in the wilderness while the world is falling apart around you. Frodo did it, Moses did it, and countless out fantasy…

December 2, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Shed a Few Solar Tears in Crying Suns

Crying Suns is a tactical sci-fi rogue-lite that bears more than a passing resemblance to FTL: Faster Than Light. Taking place in a far-flung future filled with powerful robots and mutated bandits,…

December 8, 2019 | 12:00 EST