Indie Archive

  • 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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  • Review: Fossil Hunters

    Freshly unearthed by Canadian indie shop Reptoid Games following a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign last fall, Fossil Hunters is a 3D isometric puzzle adventure in which you, as one of four playable characters, descend underground through 29 levels of increasing complexity and subterranean danger in […]

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  • Steam Early Access Impressions: The Void Rains Upon Her Heart

    Out today in Steam Early Access from Veyeral Games and The Hidden Levels, The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is an offbeat bullet-hell shooter about a pale, ugly alien woman with deformed wings, living in isolation in a cave, haunted by monsters that will not […]

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  • Review: Block Shock

    Man, what the hell’s up with the lousy brick-breaker games this year? One of my all-time favorite genres has been getting thoroughly bastardized, which is baffling because it’s not exactly a super sophisticated style of game that should be so hard to execute. Energy Invasion […]

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  • Review: Sigi – A Fart for Melusina

    Paying tribute to Super Mario World and Ghosts ‘n Goblins with a flatulent flourish, Sigi – A Fart for Melusina is a 2D platformer that replicates the retro vibe of the classics without feeling all old, slow, and crusty. It’s only problem is a hero […]

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  • Review: AcChen

    AcChen, like Mahjong solitaire, features a puzzle board containing various layouts and patterns of stacked tiles with different symbols on them, which must be matched in like pairs in order to systematically remove them and ultimately clear the entire board. The slight change here is […]

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  • Review: Energy Invasion

    An Arkanoid clone with a dual-stick shooter twist, Energy Invasion pairs familiar ball-and-paddle gameplay with an alternative approach to busting bricks. The genre basics haven’t changed: You slide a paddle back and forth along the bottom of the screen to deflect an orb hurtling upward […]

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