The 2013 Grimmys: Indie Developer of the Year

The independent developer that impressed us the most this year. Suspicious Developments – Gunpoint The only word we keep coming back to describe Tom Francis/Suspicious Developments work on Gunpoint is – inspirational. Thankfully, he has even provided a breakdown of his development process for the game. Gunpoint is just about as tight as puzzle platformers… Continue reading

The 2013 Grimmys: Music of the Year

The best video game soundtrack or song that we couldn’t get out of our heads this year. Jeff Ball – Tiny Barbarian DX Tiny Barbarian got our attention from the opening credits and major driver of our adrenaline came from the theme music. Jeff Ball’s soundtrack never let up and is the perfect chiptune compliment… Continue reading

The 2013 Grimmys: Local Multiplayer Game of the Year

The best game to play on a full couch this year. Towerfall If you bought an Ouya or thought about buying an Ouya, the first game you wanted was Towerfall and for good reason. Shooting your friends full of arrows in the friendly confines of a retro platformer is fun for everyone. Especially when there’s… Continue reading

The 2013 Grimmys: Competitive Multiplayer Game of the Year

The best competitive game we played this year that only got better when we beat our best gaming enemies. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Accessibility and polish are what Blizzard does best. This time the beneficiaries of its skills are gamers who have been too intimidated to try out a deck building game and the genre’s… Continue reading

The 2013 Grimmys: Award Selections Part 4

Some of the games of 2013 deserve more than just a participation trophy. Justin, Ethan, Aaron, Coop, and Jordan settle in for a five part deliberations to hand out The 2013 Grimmys. This round is all about expansions, looks, mobility, and teamwork. This special episode is a part of The 2013 Grimmys, Horrible Night’s game of the… Continue reading

The 2013 Grimmys: Handheld Game of the Year

The best game we played this year on a handheld system (3DS, Vita, etc) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds The small miracle that Nintendo pulled off by simultaneously making the most nostalgic Zelda and the freshest Zelda in a decade is just the icing on the cake for this handheld generation’s definitive… Continue reading

The 2013 Grimmys: Mobile Game of the Year

The best game we played this year on iOS, Android, or other mobile devices. Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption Addictive gameplay, clever characters, and fun enough to warrant clones even before it came out. Of course, once you play it, it literally blows all competition out of the water and redefines the sport… Continue reading

The 2013 Grimmys: Most Addictive Game of the Year

It’s not really up to us, we couldn’t put the game down. When we did, we kept coming back, again, and again, and again. Help. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Being a good neighbor is addictive enough, but this time we had mayoral responsibilities. Thankfully, when we didn’t have daily chores, we could take a relaxing… Continue reading