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Ahh, yes; hyper-difficult platformers. The 2D platforming genre has always brimmed with games that require pixel perfect jumps and unwavering, split-second judgement to survive increasingly ridiculous obstacle ...

The Technomancer

The Technomancer is a third-person RPG set in a dystopian cyberpunk future on Mars, fuelled by all the tropes you’d expect from both the genre and setting. (Ed. It's almost as predictable as a writer starting t...

Life Goes On: Done to Death

Death has always been used a core mechanic in gaming, typically as punishment and a definitive indication that yes, you sure did miss that jump. This is not always a Game Over scenario; upon death in platformer...

Unravel

From a tumbling ball of cotton yarn a hero is birthed. Yarny is the aptly and unimaginatively named embodiment of Unravel’s central themes; bravery, persistence, and a desire to connect. While these aren’t very...

Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders

 Designing any interactive media that pits the player as an ingenious and brilliant detective while retaining a sense of free will would be, I’d expect, rather difficult. To suggest the player should commandeer...

Antichamber

Some years ago I had a brief experience with a game demo that was, simply put, awesome. It’s utterly unique mind-melting exploration gameplay left me in a state of confused amazement, and I assured myself tha...

AirBuccaneers

AirBuccaneers is a very peculiar online multiplayer game. I’m not quite sure that team-based airship-deathmatch counts as an official genre (though I do like the sound of it), but if it does, here is its flag...

Natural Selection 2

Picture a space station overrun by an alien infestation, just as you have seen innumerous times in science-fiction films, television series and games. That is the exact setting of Natural Selection 2, a clich...