My Viking Adventures in Iron Tides

Iron Tides, a roguelike survival-strategy tactical RPG that puts you in charge of a Viking long ship, came out in Early Access on Steam yesterday. Now, I’m quite a big fan of vikings (on account of me being a r...

SteamWorld Heist Preview

Creeping quietly onto 3DS in 2013, SteamWorld Dig enjoyed huge success that I doubt even developers Image and Form could have imagined. I wasn't sure what to expect from a little robot holding a pickaxe - some ...
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Volume Review

Volume is a game the likes of which are rarely seen. It oozes style and simplicity from all its pores, and served as an eye-opening reminder of why I love video games and chose to write about them in the first ...

Massive Chalice Review

In most fantasy games you’re plopped down in a world full of history, lineage, and politics that could be taught in their own college-level courses. It’s easy to get swept away in the epic lines of kings and qu...

Royals Review

Royals’ descriptor on Itch.io is “an old forgotten game from your youth. You can't find the manual.” It’s a super-low-fi colonization/civilization turn-based strategy with a randomly-generated map and a very si...