Category Archive: Games You Should Play

Aug 06

Game Maker’s Toolkit Talk Risks and Consequences in The Swindle

  Mark Brown discusses the game “The Swindle”, which he calls the first great heist game. How does this game achieve such an accolade? By doing something that a lot of modern games seem to be to afraid to do, which is to create a risk/reward system that will have players taking risks and actually …

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Aug 05

Gamasutra: “Uncovering innovation in the hidden picture genre Exclusive” by Bryant Francis

A Gamasutra article by Bryant Francis on the innovation of hidden object puzzle adventure games. It actually sounds quite exciting and it’s a shame that this genre goes so often overlooked. I actually want to check out Dead Reckoning since it seems like it might be the detective game that actually makes you feel like …

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Jul 23

“Escape from the Man-Sized Cabinet” – Would You Expect a Stephen Colbert Twine Game to be Called Anything Else?

Just because Stephen Colbert the character is no longer around to host The Colbert Report, doesn’t mean the real Stephen Colbert can keep the spirit of things still alive. Just use this Twine game “Escape from the Man-Sized Cabinet” starring you as Stephen Colbert! Everyone’s dream come true! I won’t spoil anything and it should …

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May 28

Loved – A Simple Game On the Cycle of Abuse

Loved is a very interesting short game and one that definitely has something to say but has multiple ways to be read. Its’ short so I suggest playing it a few times before coming back and reading my thoughts on it (since I will spoil some things).     The focus of the game is …

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Apr 13

Getting Away With Murder – The Tell-Tale Heart Student Project

Here’s a prototpye to an interesting game concept. Imagine a detective game, not unlike Phoenix Wright or LA Noire, but instead of the detective, you were the murderer. That’s the premise behind the Edgar Allen Poe inspired The Tell-Tale Heart. It’s a student project used as a prototyle for a much larger project, at least …

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Apr 08

Tor: “What’s the Point of an RPG Without a Main Villain? How Ultima IV Changed the Game” by Peter Tieryas

A really good analysis of some of the various mechanics from Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar and why not every game needs a central villain by Peter Tieryas. It actually did a great job of selling me on the game since everything in it sounded so interesting, especially since it’s free on   …

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Mar 31

Paca Pong Combines Several Classic Arcade Games Into One

If you ever wanted to play a game that combined Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong…then you’re in luck because Paca Pong exists.     Overall, it’s a fun little two player game that is more about silliness than competitiveness. I say that because it feels like Pac-Man travels in a more less random …

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Mar 20

Extra Credits Recommends 7 Games You Might Not Have Tried

  A good list of games recommended by the Extra Credits guys. I know that I’ve been pretty interested in Life is Strange ever since I first heard of it and I’m already planning on buying Never Alone once it launches for the Wii U. I will have to check out Darkest Dungeons and Mount and …

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Mar 03

Possibly the Greatest Sports Game Ever Made – Gaming Historian

  I’ve always heard that Techmo Super Bowl was a fantastic sports game, but never as enthusiastically as Gaming Historian‘s little review here. I’m also impressed to hear that the game is updated by fans. That, I wish I was featured a little bit more in the video. Still, it seems like a game for …

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Feb 26

Yargh! Be a Pirate in Ol’ Skyrim With this Mod, Me Matey! Or’ll Make Ye Walk the Plank!

  The modding community is absolutely astounding sometimes. Seriously, I may never have to cave in and play Assassin’s Creed Black Flag if I can pirate around in Skyrim. You can download the mod, here.

Feb 03

Platinum Games Releases Angel Land – A Retro Style Bayonetta Game

So Platinum Games released Bayonetta for free…well, sort of. I’m sorry, that was really misleading. Instead they released a free browser based game under their 404 Error section on their official website. It’s apparently based on a 2010 April Fool’s Day joke called Angel Land that featured a retro Bayonetta sprite fighting off angels, however …

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Jan 08

Play the Best Independent Games of 2014 – IGF Winners and Finalists List

The Independent Games Festival recently released their list of their finalist and winners from the lastest awards. That means that there is large compilation of excellent games, made by small, independent teams, that you should probably play at some point.

Jan 08

Create Your First Game in Unity With This Handy Tutorial for Breakout

For all those who want to start learning how to program your own commercial games, Unity is a great tool to start. This is a tutorial from the official Unity YouTube page teaching you some of the basics to create the simple game Breakout. Definitely worth the watch.

Jan 07

Need To Feel Better or Understood, Maybe These Games Can Help

Since 2015 is still relatively new, I thought it be nice to share a list of games I found compiled by Emily Short. The game’s are pretty experimental, not your typical games and they are consolidation (say, in the face of depression) or just comforting (like a game where people vote on whether you win …

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Dec 12

Rerez TV Welcomes the Holidays By Talking About Merry Gear Solid (You Read That Right)

  So, I never expected a game like this? Oh indie developers and their fan games.   By the way, here’s the links to Merry Gear Solid 1 and Merry Gear Solid 2. I wonder of Mr. Hideo Kojima has seen these games and I wonder what he thinks of them.

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