Indie Games Archive

  • Review: JASEM: Just Another Shooter with Electronic Music

    Just Another Shooter with Electronic Music really is just another shooter with electronic music. It’s a relatively nondescript low-poly twin-stick shooter that’s pure action and no frills. By no frills I mean not a single one. JASEM puts you in control of a purple and […]

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  • Review: MahJong

    baKno’s MahJong has to be the sexiest game of Mahjong I’ve ever laid eyes on. The level of detail that went into not only the tiles and symbols but also the table settings is like visual puzzle-game poetry. What’s more, the game offers 10 different […]

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  • Review: Cosmic Kites

    As Fishmoose Interactive continues to work away on its more ambitious project, the rogue-lite action game Immemorial, the two-man studio has launched its first commercial title Cosmic Kites, a fun helping of vintage arcade gameplay with some interesting modern amenities. Cosmic Kites is a twist […]

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  • Review: SteamWorld Dig 2

    SteamWorld Dig 2 opens with players controlling Dorothy, a robot looking for her friend Rusty, the starring robot from the first SteamWorld Dig. Dorothy meets a parade of different robotic townsfolk who live in a dusty Western mining town troubled by a recent spike of earthquakes after […]

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  • Review: Text Wormhole

    Where do your expectations lead you when you hear the term bullet hell in relation to a video game? Likely that it will involve piloting a spaceship or some other flying craft through horizontally or vertically scrolling stages, dipping and diving through a constant bombardment […]

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  • The Curse of VGBlogger’s Halloween Indie Game Spooktacular

    Happy Halloween, boys and girls! We’re back with our annual Halloween Indie Game Spooktacular to celebrate the fright night teeth rotting festivities with recommendations for some of the latest indie games in horror, supernatural, mystery, apocalyptic, and sci-fi themes. Basically, if it’s bloody, scary, or […]

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  • Review: Golf Story

    As the saying goes, “Golf is a good walk spoiled,” which is why I’ve rarely ever found myself playing the sport unless it is in a video game. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the skill needed to be able to hit a tiny ball hundreds […]

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  • Review: A Mortician’s Tale

    I’d never heard the term “death positive” until a few days ago. As I’ve since come to learn, it is a movement encouraging people to be open and comfortable with discussing issues dealing with grief and mortality, subject matter that many of us in the […]

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  • Review: Pinball FX3

    Zen Studios continues to set a high bar for video game pinball. I honestly didn’t think they could do any better than Pinball FX2/Zen Pinball 2, and even though Pinball FX3 feels more like an incremental step forward rather than an evolutionary leap into the […]

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  • Review: Hob

    From Runic Games comes Hob, a fantasy action puzzle-platformer that switches things up from the studio’s previous work on the Torchlight series. The game opens with a knock at a door, which the titular character answers to be greeted by a friendly, towering robot on […]

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