Pac-Man 256 – Games of 2015

Not that I needed much selling beyond the fact that Crossy Road developer, Hipster Whale, was working on a Pac-Man game, but Pac-Man getting chased by a kill screen the entire time is a nice bonus. The zeitgeist in my office around the release of this game was intense. One minute we’re all figuring out… Continue reading

Lara Croft GO – Games of 2015

GO Team is onto something. They got to the core of Hitman, but I wasn’t sure how distilling down Tomb Raider would turn out. I figured it would be too slow or other turn-based issues would get in the way of it actually feeling like Tomb Raider. Before the end of the first stage it… Continue reading

Downwell – Games of 2015

I should apologize to Downwell, as I had the most convoluted excuse for not playing it when it came out. Long story short, its core mechanic was similar to a game my friends and I had started working on right before it came out. The joke’s on me though, not only did I waste time not… Continue reading

Game Curious Sproggiwood – Step By Step

I had a friend once. His name was Sproggi and he got me into all sorts of trouble. Staying straight-edge was near impossible when Sproggi’s antics included imprisoning me in his realm and sending me on suicide missions over and over. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the discovery of new items… Continue reading

Played Oquonie – I Love What You’ve Done With The Place

Oquonie is an isometric puzzle game for iOS created by interactive designer Devine Lu Linvega of XXIIVV in collabration with illustrator Rekka Bellum. You control a weird little creature interacting with other even stranger looking creatures speaking an unintelligible language. The areas you explore are a confusing series of rooms that twist and fold back… Continue reading

Hey! Play! Dreeps Wakes You Up and Adventures for You

dreeps wakes you up. dreeps has your gaming covered when you can’t game or if you need to game while gaming. You are going explore new lands, fight bosses, survive dungeons while you work, go to school, or while you actively exploring new lands, fighting bosses, and surviving dungeons in other games. dreeps is officially an alarm… Continue reading

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1 Gamethrough Review – Con Me In

I’m not going to pretend that you can judge an episodic game by its first episode, but Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum is the most fun I’ve had with the first episode of a Telltale game. I’m not sure of how you can really judge a first episode, but my mind is racing nonetheless. I’ve… Continue reading

Played Game of Thrones Episode One – This Will End Well

I’m a late fan of the Telltale game series. It wasn’t until after the first season of The Walking Dead was complete that I discovered its awesomeness. I completely missed the announcement that they were working on Game of Thrones, but after seeing the first trailer (below) I couldn’t have been more excited. As soon… Continue reading

Played Crossy Road – Such Mascots. Very Hop.

I’ve talked quite a bit about the weekly arcade challenges I have in my office. We’ve played close to 100 classic and modern arcade games for high score supremacy. We’ve started replaying a few of our favorites, but the one game I know we won’t even attempt again is Frogger. For a variety of reasons… Continue reading

Played Kingdom Rush – Like Me!

Admit it, you have genre prejudice, too. I don’t know what it is about tower defense games, but I can never seem to get over the hump. My perfectionist playstyle makes me hate it when a single enemy gets through. Most of the time in these games a single enemy doesn’t even cause you to lose, but that… Continue reading

Nimble Quest Review: Get in Line, Hero

Nimble Quest has been my goto few-minutes-to-kill mobile game for over a year now. A game developed by NimbleBit, creators of Tiny Towers and the short lived Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. It’s a snake type game where you move an ever growing train of heroes with the flick of a finger. You can move… Continue reading