Quick Look: “Minus Zero” Lock-on Action

Minus Zero is another crazy shooter game from Triangle Service that’s part of their Shooting Love 20XX compilation, this one having released on June 16, 2016. Yet, unlike some of the other games you may have seen from them, this one isn’t as much a shooter as it is a missile launching game. Basically, you must use your … Read more…

Quick Look: “The Detail’s” 1st Crime-Filled Episode!

The Detail is a very interesting noir crime adventure game from Rival Games, first made available in October 2014. Much like Blues & Bullets, this one is an episodic game with the final of the three episodes having hit Steam on April 27. The developers call the three episodes together a “Season,” but whether that means another … Read more…

Quick Look: More Crime Noir w/ Blues & Bullets Ep. 2!

In March of 2016, indie studio A Crowd of Monsters released the second episode for their alternate history 1950s noir crime drama Blues and Bullets. For those that don’t know much about this game, it’s set in an alternate timeline where Al Capone has recently gotten out of prison and enlisted the help of the legendary … Read more…

Quick Look: “Cornerstone” Brings Zelda-ish Fun to the PC!

Last year, Zelda fans were treated to Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas making its way from iOS to the PC via Steam. Oceanhorn was a pretty great game, too. Though some people were quick to judge it as a simple Zelda clone (and more specifically, a Wind Waker clone), the game offered some unique gameplay elements, an interesting story, … Read more…

Quick Look: “Slain!” Hacks its Way to the PC!

Slain! is a game that has been a real treat to play so far. Released on March 24, 2016 this one is a new offering from Wolf Brew Games, which borrows heavily from the likes of Castlevania and Metroid, giving us a beautifully-gothic 16-bit aesthetic and absolutely rockin’ soundtrack with some pretty hard-as-nails gameplay. User reviews on Steam are … Read more…

Quick Look: “Blues & Bullets” Noir 1950s Crime Drama!

Somehow, Blues & Bullets managed to fly a bit under my radar when Episode 1 released last July, but Episode 2 was released this past March. One of my PR contacts was very kind in my exchange with them, and when I told them I had never gotten to try the first episode (I’d never heard of … Read more…

Quick Look @ “Portal Knights” (Awesome Indie Adventure!)

It’s been a while (probably close to four years) since I’ve touched Minecraft, but to say that Portal Knights doesn’t share any similarities to that insanely-popular construction-adventure game would be lying. However, that doesn’t mean that this new offering from 505 Games (now available on Steam Early Access) should have to live under the shadow of that voxel … Read more…

Quick Look: Pixelated Horror w/ “The Count Lucanor!”

If you’ve yet to hear about The Count Lucanor, then I think you’ll be very thankful for this post and accompanying video because, well…It’s just a damn-fine work of art! Lucanor comes to us from developer Baroque Decay Games, having hit Steam back on March 3, 2016, and although on the surface it may appear bright, … Read more…

“Pharaoh Rebirth+” is Quirky Metroidvania Fun!

Pharaoh Rebirth+ is a new platforming adventure published by Degica that hit Steam on March 17, 2016. It comes to us from Krobon Station, originally releasing sometime in 2015 in Japan, but having been lovingly translated and updated for this current world-wide Steam release. The game sets us in the role of Jonathan, an archaeologist who, … Read more…