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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“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
Long before Carmen Sandiego or The Oregon Trail…
…there was The Sumerian Game. Designed for grade schoolers in 1964, it was as innovative as it is forgotten.
I discovered … 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
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