Pequod – Games of 2015

Pequod is…I can’t entirely quantify Pequod other than to tell you that it got me (momentarily) past my pixel-art-indie-game fatigue and flipped some sort of switch in my brain that dumped the same dopamine rush I got the first time I saw a Water Bear (tardigrade) in a drop of pond water. It’s supremely weird… Continue reading

Played Pequod: So, You Made A Pixel Art Game

To my knowledge, we’ve never publicly aired our conversations about pixel art. More specifically, I don’t think we’ve ever shared the fact that most of the time, I think pixel art/NES-era game design is played out, hard to see, and generally just not something I want to play. For me to voluntarily pick up a… Continue reading

Game Curious Turbo Curses ‘N Chaos – Thank You for Ghost Ham

I suppose I was asking for a challenge so I deserved the punch in the mouth that Curses ‘N Chaos dishes out right out of the gate. It’s pretty satisfying when you get back on your feet and punch back though. Just don’t rush me again, Grim Reaper, because after I figure this out I’m… Continue reading

Game Curious Turbo Fingered – Electric Index

I don’t think police lineups are long for this politically correct world. I feel like I need a shower after electrocuting multiple innocent people. I swear it wasn’t my fault, I had bad information, or misinterpreted bad information. Or something. I don’t know, it just went horribly wrong and I’m sorry. Fingered was released on Aug… Continue reading

Game Curious The Swindle – Rob Me, Amadeus

Imagine that you’ve spent your entire life training for something and then you learn that those skills could become absolutely useless? I’m not talking about Liberal Arts, but the well-respected act of English thievery. Ah, the grace of breaking-and-entering. The beauty of hacking a computer hooked directly into a bank account. The majesty of hitting a robot with a… Continue reading

Hey! Buy! 40+ Indie Games Not On Steam Sale

I’m optimistic that Valve will eventually figure out Steam Greenlight to better serve the smaller indie developers out there, but right now things aren’t pretty. Developers aren’t marketers, they aren’t publishers, and working to promote your game can be as time consuming as developing it. The problem continues to be that if you have a… Continue reading

Asylum Jam Challenges a Different Kind of Trope

I stumbled across an article while browsing Joystiq the other day about a game jam with a very unique premise. Asylum Jam will take place October 11th through the 13th and will challenge players to create a horror game without falling back on tropes dealing with mental illness. This includes things like insane asylums, psychiatric wards and… Continue reading

Gunpoint Review: These Pants are Made for Jumping

I don’t remember exactly when I purchased Gunpoint but for one reason or another it sat uninstalled in my Steam queue for at least a month. After growing tired of my recent Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim runs, I needed something different and by happenstance, stumbled across the game sitting there like a neglected child…. Continue reading