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...

Gateways

The following article is not a game review, but a public service announcement. Gateways is, hands down, the single most brain-meltingly difficult game that I've ever had the pleasure of playing. I thought I'd p...

A Virus Named TOM

A Virus Named TOM. What a strange name for a video game. Maybe I'm just to used to names like Painkiller, Max Payne, Dead Space, you get the drift, but A Virus Named TOM immediately grabbed my attention with ...

Splice

I honestly can't think of any soothing puzzle games. Not serious ones, at least. I mean, there's Quell Reflect for mobiles, but can you name even one puzzle game for PC that manages to be both tough as nails ...

MacGuffin’s Curse

Oh no, I thought. A grid-based, cube-pushing puzzler. I've played countless puzzle games that force you to push blocks in specific patterns - and then, if you make one wrong move, you have to reset the level an...

Trine 2

Back in 2009, Shadowgrounds developer Frozenbyte released Trine, an innovative little puzzle-platformer whose gorgeous, colourful graphics and clever character-swapping gameplay mechanic earned it positive revi...

Q.U.B.E.

Q.U.B.E., or Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion, is a sterile, yet colourful, and overall absolutely fantastic first-person puzzler from British rookies Toxic Games. The aesthetic style, however, is far t...
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3D Block [NES]

What the naked silhouette is doing on the title screen, I have absolutely no idea. There's no girls, tits, or stilettos in 3D Block. No, the "Block" you're going to encounter is not a 3D penis. All this game ...