During my Sophomore year in college, during a programming class, I saw a friend of mine playing this 2D platforming game on his laptop that I hadn’t seen before. It … Read More
[Disclosure: The box art for Apple Jack 2 was illustrated by A Critical Hit’s Kate Willaert, though she was not in any way involved with the creation of the actual … Read More
If I were to describe Botanicula — the sort-of spiritual sequel to indie point-and-click puzzle/adventure Machinarium — I’d say it has the strange other-worldly charm of Oddworld, happy nonsense-words music … Read More
It has been out for quite some time now, and it has taken me about two years to get around to finishing it, but I have finally completed the Xbox … Read More
It really feels like something special when you find a game in the Xbox Live Indie Game section that actually feels like it was made by someone who knows a … Read More
As I’ve said before, the Xbox Live Indie Games section is host to many a cheap knockoff, lazily-coded weekend project, or good idea wasted on bad programming. Every once in … Read More
Breakout (or Arkanoid, to some) has always been my favorite of the “classic” arcade games. Not just for the brick-breaking, but the huge amount of powerups (or power-downs) that are … Read More
It seems like Roguelikes are making a comeback. Dungeons of Dredmoor, 100 Rogues, Legends of Yore and now The Binding of Isaac are all recent examples of additions to the … Read More
Yet another example of an XBLIG title taking a now-standard flash game idea and making it something worthwhile, The Cannon takes the tired “shoot things with a stationary cannon” genre … Read More
You know those physics-based flash games that seem to have grown in popularity for no real reason? The ones where you control a cannon, or a guy with a bow, … Read More
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Super Mario, Pac-Man, and Sonic The Hedgehog are three of the most recognizable icons in gaming, and their careers contain some interesting parallels.
They also happen to perfectly represent … Read More
…there was The Sumerian Game. Designed for grade schoolers in 1964, it was as innovative as it is forgotten.
I discovered this long lost obscurity while doing research for … Read More
I’m certain that Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? is the most confusing series in the history of video games. Different versions of a game might have the same … Read More
Legion co-creator Bill Sienkiewicz designed the characters and logo for the ’90s FOX cartoon Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?Read More
The term “gamer” predates video games by over six centuries.
The first known record of the word was found in the English town of Walsall and dates back to … Read More