Indie Games Archive

  • Review: Tiny Lands

    Tiny Lands, at its core, is a simple spot the difference game like any other. You’re given two nearly identical images side by side, the task being to examine both images and pick out elements that are ever so slightly different from the other. An […]

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  • Review: Lost Brothers

    I generally don’t like to directly compare games to one another, but Lost Brothers is so blatantly trying to replicate Firewatch that it’s impossible to ignore the likeness. I certainly don’t knock developer BitLight for attempting to create its own spin on the type of […]

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  • Book Review: Indie Games

    Plenty of art books have been published about indie games, but unless I’m mistaken I don’t believe very many, if any at all, have been dedicated entirely to providing a broader, in-depth overview of all aspects of indie game creation. But now there is thanks […]

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  • Review: One Line Coloring

    I think it’s safe to assume that most people are familiar with connect the dots. It’s a classic pen and paper game in which a scattered array of numbered dots must be connected by drawing a line from one dot to the next in the […]

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  • Kill It With Fire Impressions

    Eek!!! It’s a spider! Kill it kill it kill it! I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve shrieked such things in horror upon being startled by the sudden and unprovoked appearance of an eight-legged monster. Of course my shouts are always laced with a choice […]

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  • Review: Elli

    Quietly launched on Nintendo Switch this year by BandanaKid, Elli opens with a small village in the land of Mandragora preparing to celebrate the birthday of guardian Elli. Just as the festivities are about to begin, the jealous Ghasti steals the five Crystals of Time, running […]

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  • Review: Pode

    Now on PS4 after an exclusive debut on Switch last summer, Pode is a darling puzzle game created for cooperative play but also perfectly designed to work as a single-player adventure. Alone or with a friend, players are put in control of a little rock […]

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  • Book Review: Indie G Zine Vol. 2

    The follow-up to a successfully Kickstarted first volume, Indie G Zine Vol. 2 is a small softcover artzine celebrating the indie gaming scene. But don’t let its somewhat diminutive size–it’s 7″ x 9.75″, smaller than a normal piece of paper–fool you, because its 118 pages […]

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  • Review: Mages of Mystralia

    In the blur of game demos while attending PAX South a couple years ago, I vaguely recall playing the demo for Mages of Mystralia and enjoying the combat encounters and the concept of being able to create spell variations. Two years feels like forever ago, and […]

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  • Review: Donut County

    Donut County is what happens when ridiculously cute animals are brought together with a unique gameplay mechanic that allows players, as BK the raccoon using an in-game app, to control a hole in the ground that grows as things fall into it. Think of it […]

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