Lines of Minimalism: Mini Metro Gifs

Mini Metro has crawled into my daily routine as that game I’ll play at least once, and if I don’t my day will feel the worse for it. The minimalist puzzle game is surprisingly relaxing and easy to fit in between other activities. There’s a satisfying feeling about seeing colored subway lines stretch across your screen, a depiction of your own attempt at creating virtual parallels of the gloriously hectic metro systems of the world. Here’s a handful of Mini Metro gifs.

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Freeware Archive: You’re In Space And Everyone Wants You Dead

You’re In Space And Everyone Wants You Dead is a game that’s as self-descriptive as it gets: you, the character behind the arm on the screen, or as I prefer to imagine it, a floating arm in space, have to survive. Period. With similar premise and gameplay to Devil Daggers [Review], it’s not just the fact that it’s free that makes this game worth taking a look at (heck, it’s free – just play it already). Continue reading “Freeware Archive: You’re In Space And Everyone Wants You Dead”

The characters of Tyranny

This post is the first in my series on Tyranny, where I’ll cover in broad strokes its world: from the inhabitants and geography to the factions that populate it and their fearsome leaders. All of this is subject to being expanded, given the game’s unreleased nature, and I’ll keep the posts updated as required.

Tyranny is the cRPG being developed by Obisidan (Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth), the developers of kickstarter record-breaker Pillars of Eternity [Review] in partnership with Paradox Interactive. It uses the same engine as their 2015 game to paint a world of strife and destruction, where you’re not tasked with stopping evil – it having won already and all that. Given that being evil in role-playing games often devolves to caricaturesque actions such as gut-punching a reporter, the little devil on my shoulder gleefully claps at the opportunity of playing a game where evil is given more than one dimension. In any case, the developers have steadily released development logs where they detail the world, its lore and inhabitants – here’s the lowdown on who you’ll play as and some of the shown companions. Continue reading “The characters of Tyranny”

Games we don’t delete

Everyone has them: the game that sits in your Steam library, maybe not seeing as much action as it used to, but still with a corner the size of a few gigabytes on your hard drive, waiting patiently for the day the desire to play it again crosses your mind. Continue reading “Games we don’t delete”

Kickstart-it: Extreme Gravity Rage

Kickstart-it is a brand new weekly segment where I’ll talk about new, creative projects on Kickstarter, popular projects or anything in between.

F-Zero. A racing series where going under the speed of sound will net you the infamous title of “casul”. A series, which, even though beloved by many, hasn’t seen a proper new entry since the GameCube days. The good ol’ folks over at Next Generation Games might just do what Nintendon’t™ . Continue reading “Kickstart-it: Extreme Gravity Rage”

Indie Spotlight: Replica

Indie Spotlight is a new, regularly posted segment written by me that will highlight some really good and often overlooked Indie games that are available on Steam. If you’re someone who enjoys the indie side of Steam, this may be the segment for you. 

Replica is an interactive novel game developed by Somi that manages to create a captivating experience that results in a moral dilemma over your actions. Do you keep intruding the privacy of an unkown stranger just so you follow the orders of a mystery man who ‘guides’ you through the game? Playing this game has been a joy from start to finish and by reading on, you can find out why… Continue reading “Indie Spotlight: Replica”

Freeware Archive: Momodora I and Momodora II

I’m going to recommend both of them right off the bat because they’re equal measures short and good. The Momodora series has four entries so far, all of them action platformers where you control a distressed priestess that wields a maple leaf as a weapon, and would ya look at that, the first two of rdein’s games are free. Continue reading “Freeware Archive: Momodora I and Momodora II”