Indie Games Archive

  • 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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  • Review: Manual Samuel

    Manual Samuel. The name of the game tells you everything you need to know right in the title.    Nothing Samuel does happens without the player putting in the manual effort to press a series of buttons. Sure, all game characters are basically digital mannequins […]

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  • Review: The Low Road

    Noomi Kovacs is a young spy who wants nothing more than to be assigned to real field work, to make a difference as a secret agent. The beginning of The Low Road, a 1970s corporate espionage graphic adventure, finds Noomi meeting Barney “Turn” Turner, who […]

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  • Review: Tangrams Deluxe

    When I was growing up, I used to keep busy during road trips, and other times when a child’s idle hands need to be engaged, with a little puzzle box called Magic Block. It was this flat, black clamshell case containing eight blocks–each a different […]

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  • Review: Doughlings: Arcade

    Somewhere in another dimension, a race of culture appropriating doughballs with arms and bulbous, expressive eyeballs has become infected by poison gas after the crash landing of a meteor on their home planet. The lives of these infected beings, the titular Doughlings, are now left […]

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  • Review: Highscore Processing Unit

    Countless games have iterated the classic brick-breaker, to varying degrees of success, implementing all manner of power-up abilities and sometimes even elements of role-playing progression while retaining the core ball-and-paddle mechanics we’ve all grown so familiar with since Breakout and Arkanoid made the genre famous. […]

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  • Review: Puzzle With Your Friends

    Sometimes a title tells you everything you need to know about a game: Puzzle With Your Friends is a jigsaw puzzler that primarily wants you to, um, puzzle with your friends. Sure, you can jigsaw it up just fine all by your lonesome, but bringing […]

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  • Steam Early Access Impressions: Double Kick Heroes

    Using the power of Metal and some nimble gaming fingers, Double Kick Heroes has you fighting back against the zombie apocalypse in a cheeky side-scrolling shooter rhythm game mash-up. So throw up your devil horns and get ready to rock ‘n roll! Mechanically, the game […]

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  • Review: Minit

    Minit condenses everything you know and love about the early top-down Zelda quests into a delightfully diminutive, cleverly constructed adventure that’s consumed and digested in bite-sized loops of 60 seconds, for an experience that feels old-fashioned and familiar yet still manages to spark your curiosity […]

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  • Review: Boo! Greedy Kid

    When a game opens with a splash screen warning that it is a stupid video game, followed by a plea to teach real world kids to be good people, you know upfront you’re in for a silly experience not to be taken too seriously. Boo! […]

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