With the plethora of indie games that are out there, it’s hard for one to stand out and be unique.  Perfectly Paranormal’s Manual Samuel tries to break free from “original” convention with its quirky design and heavy comedic influence. Mixing a short-yet-fun narrative with distinctive mechanics makes this eccentric title feel polished,…
When it comes to video games, many of the titles that are most fondly remembered have a simple premise combined with addictive game play. Multiple indie games have fallen under this category, in particular titles such as Thomas Was Alone and Fez, which have won critical acclaim as well as…
In the current overly saturated market of indie two dimensional platformers, they have to be really special to stand out and make themselves known. Ori and the Blind Forest is one that comes to mind, while Shovel Knight is another. Mekazoo could well be another addition to the list. Set…
Drone racing is one of the latest sports to gain popularity and it doesn’t seem to have any danger of falling off, given the amount of new and improved drones constantly hitting the market. LuGus Studios have tapped this new market early by creating the world’s first commercial drone racing…
On the surface, Hyper Light Drifter looks like your typical indie fare. Pixel art aesthetic, retro throw backs, deliberately light on plot and exposition. It has all of the trademarks of the independent scene, but when you look beyond the retro sensibilities on display, you'll soon discover that Hyper Light…
If you're reading this, then I imagine you're in the same boat as me. You're utterly enthralled and captivated by the frankly sublime Hyper Light Drifter, but you're slowly grinding your teeth into a fine dust due to how brutally hard it can be. If you fall into the latter…
Reviewing narrative heavy games is always difficult; trying to strike the balance between criticising the ‘game’ aspect of a title as well as the narrative and world that is presented to you. As such, visual novels and the like usually stay off my radar as pieces end up sounding like…
2016 sees the launch of two wacky golf games in which the goal is more wanton destruction rather than sinking a birdie. The first off the tee is Dangerous Golf, the first game by new indie studio Three Fields Entertainment who take their experience working on the Criterion-era Burnout series…
It's rare that you get an RPG which tasks you as the person behind the bar, directing the starry-eyed adventurers to kill the local cave troll. Epic Tavern seeks to redress the balance, casting players as the local village publican whose job it is to provide bed and board for…
Third in an on-going series of teasers for his eccentric RPG, Andrew Brophy has released a new trailer for Knuckle Sandwich which shows the combat system in action. The basics of battle are very similar to something like Paper Mario where you and a partner deal damage by picking attacks…