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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Carmen Sandiego’s first showed up 35 years ago today in WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? for the Apple II. But she wasn’t yet wearing her iconic red outfit … Read More
Early computer game history often gets overlooked.
Maybe it’s because “computer games” used to be considered different from “video games,” back when “video” was defined by the presence of a … Read More
Netflix has a new Bandersnatch-style interactive adventure. But where that film was about a character creating a fictional menu-driven adventure, the new film is based on one of the first … Read More
“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” the saying goes.
This age-old idiom originally meant you shouldn’t judge a person by their shabby clothing. But in a literal sense, I … Read More
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