Impressions

Cavesweeper Does Dungeon-Crawling, Tile-Tapping, Permadeath-Puzzling With Panache

Cavesweeper Does Dungeon-Crawling, Tile-Tapping, Permadeath-Puzzling With Panache

Quikding is no stranger to interesting game mechanics that aren’t quite like anything you’ve seen before. The DIY developer has […]

by × April 21, 2014 × 0 comments
Know Thy Enemy: Forged Of Steel And Wife To Fire

Know Thy Enemy: Forged Of Steel And Wife To Fire

Success in a fighting game usually necessitates a deep, mathematical understanding of the game’s mechanics – a razor-sharp awareness of […]

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Preview: Survive The Night – And Day – In Surreal Open-World Horror Grave

Preview: Survive The Night – And Day – In Surreal Open-World Horror Grave

Turning daylight into something as naturally ominous as the dark is a tough constraint to work under when crafting an […]

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Preview: Strike Gold In Old West City Sim 1849

Preview: Strike Gold In Old West City Sim 1849

Quakes and floods, boomtowns assembling up and down the golden state, hoards of covered wagons bringing working folks across a […]

by × April 17, 2014 × 0 comments
Muse’s Musical Underworld Will Blow Your Mind

Muse’s Musical Underworld Will Blow Your Mind

There’s an underlying rhythm to life that I’ve always found breathtakingly beautiful. A raw, organic fire that throbs from everything, […]

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Behold The Glory Of Intricate Brawler Gang Beasts

Behold The Glory Of Intricate Brawler Gang Beasts

Within the past year or so, we have all been blessed with a glut of ludicrously entertaining local multiplayer games. […]

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Piece Together Broken Crosswords In Puzzle Word Game Bonza For iOS And Android

Piece Together Broken Crosswords In Puzzle Word Game Bonza For iOS And Android

The only exclusively mobile games I’ve found myself really enjoying over the years have been word games. Give me a […]

by × April 10, 2014 × 0 comments
Blast Your Way Through The Strange, Soviet-Infested World Of The Sun At Night

Blast Your Way Through The Strange, Soviet-Infested World Of The Sun At Night

Prepare for some full disclosure. If you were on Indie Statik at all during February, you might recognize the charming, […]

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The Unexpected Comfort Of Isolation: Stranded

The Unexpected Comfort Of Isolation: Stranded

Isolation is a peculiar sensation. At times, it’s a welcome reprieve from the rigors of everyday life. Other times, it’s […]

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New and Improved, SoundSelf Turns Wholly Spiritual

New and Improved, SoundSelf Turns Wholly Spiritual

I don’t expect most people to understand my descriptions of drug euphoria. It’s not a thing that can be simply […]

by × March 25, 2014 × 0 comments
Preview: Push Me Pull You Is Disgusting, Hilarious Fun

Preview: Push Me Pull You Is Disgusting, Hilarious Fun

The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this year was home to an array of lovely games, boasting fresh design […]

by × March 24, 2014 × 0 comments
Preview: Have Philosophical Conversations In Your Car With Glitchhikers

Preview: Have Philosophical Conversations In Your Car With Glitchhikers

I’ve driven up the three vertical highways slicing through California’s western coast dozens, possibly hundreds of times. Usually at night, […]

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Preview: There Stalks the Qalupalik

Preview: There Stalks the Qalupalik

Perhaps it began as a warning. Inuit fishermen sharing tales of iced corpses, eyes glazed under the afternoon sun, pulled […]

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The Universe Is A Harsh Mistress In Procedural  Death-In-Space Labyrinth Out There

The Universe Is A Harsh Mistress In Procedural Death-In-Space Labyrinth Out There

I was hoping to reach at least one of this game’s “good” endings before writing up my impressions, but I […]

by × March 14, 2014 × 0 comments
Visually Appealing – Area-X

Visually Appealing – Area-X

Visual novels are great. They’re fantastic. Whether they’re actually visual or kinetic, they’re inarguably great vehicles for creative storytelling and […]

by × March 10, 2014 × 0 comments