Tag Archives: Game Reviews

Not Just Another Zombie Apocalypse

New interview with Sarah Northway from Northway Games. I asked Sarah about the growing freemium trend. “I’ve been hearing some real cautionary tales of indie games releasing only a free version with IAP.” Sarah says, “Free-to-play is territory best left … Continue reading


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The Time Tribe

My friend Jerry wrote to tell me he’s working with a new game, and he thought it might be a good fit for me. “Oh yeah? Why’s that?” “Because it’s a point-and-click adventure game, with historically accurate game settings, edu … Continue reading


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Text-Based Space Opera in ‘Choice of the Star Captain’

I’ve talked a lot about text-based games like Heroes Rise, To The City of the Clouds, Choice of Romance, Choice of The Vampire, Choice of the Dragon, and now, I’ve got a new piece on Geek talking about Star Captain. Choice of the Star Captain … Continue reading


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Kara Rokblade

I wrote about QuestLord over at Hardcore Droid. QuestLord, from Eric Kinkead, is an accessible – but not necessarily lite – retro role-playing adventure.  The game opens with the sweet RPG classics. Your character is a human, elf or dwarf, … Continue reading


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Dungelot: Amazing Dungeon-sweeper

New article on Hardcore Droid, talking about lite roguelike dungeon-crawler Dungelot: Since Dungelot is described as a roguelike, I’d expected the usual endless player deaths, punishing difficulty (especially through bad luck), and a lot of mind-numbingly repetitive replay. The game … Continue reading


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Find The Lamp, The Oil, and The Wick

 I wrote about that adventure game with hidden object elements, Dark Arcana, for Hardcore Droid. I enjoyed playing it, and would recommend the game, but couldn’t resist a little snarking at hidden object cliches.   In a typical HO game, players … Continue reading


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Zenonia Hates Me

New post on Zenonia 5 on Hardcore Droid: Zenonia 5, Gamevil’s latest installment in the Zenonia series, is a fantasy action RPG for Droid.  Players enter an engaging fantasy world, with charming characters, oddly adorable monsters to fight, an epic … Continue reading


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Phoenix Wright’s Nemesis

New review of Devil’s Attorney for Android is live on Hardcore Droid: In Senri AB’s Devil’s Attorney, players take on the role of Max McMann, an ethically flexible defense attorney, tasked with keeping his unfortunate and misunderstood clients out of jail. … Continue reading


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Knights of Pen & Paper

New review of Knights of Pen & Paper up on Hardcore Droid: Knights of Pen & Paper, from indie Behold Studios, simulates a D&D tabletop campaign, in which players encounter campy tabletop monsters and running dramatic rescues. From the beginning, … Continue reading


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Rebuild

Al Jackson, the editor at the new Android gaming site Hardcore Droid, assigned me a review of “Rebuild”, an indie game about the zombie apocalypse. I’m not really a zombie fangirl, but I found a lot to like in this … Continue reading


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Youda Survivor

Youda Survivor is a time-management adventure from G5 Entertainment. The story begins, as all good island survival games do, with the player washing up on the shore of a tropical island. An ancient prophesy tells the tribe of the arrival … Continue reading


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Green Space

Green Space is a new Facebook game from RocketOwl Inc, in which players are presented with futuristic environmental challenges and an environmental message. I became interested in Green Space because I think the social connections through Facebook have the potential … Continue reading


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Lil’ Birds

Cute and casually addictive Lil’ Birds, from Villain Games, is a free iOs game of players of all ages. This is one of those rare but wonderful times in which family friendly is not secret code for as engaging as … Continue reading


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I Heart Chaos: Cloud Assassin

From my newest piece on iheartchaos (Just a reminder,  my posts here are totally worksafe,  but this site is not entirely PG. Ahem.) The new Cloud Assassin smartphone game makes the dorm (and boring workplace) game mobile and accessible. Playerscan … Continue reading


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Socks, Inc.

Socks, Inc. was one of the local games demoed at last week’s NYGaming. Socks, Inc. is a supercute AR game. Players create a sock puppet character, and set off to do real-world challenges, like snapping a picture of your sock … Continue reading


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