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Spirited Soul Review: RPG Meets Tower Defense Meets Yawn | Hardcore Droid

New piece about “RPG” Spirited Soul over at Hardcore Droid. Everything one can say about Snailteeth’s new tower defence/RPG Spirited Soul  is colored by the game’s poor localization. The translated game text is usually a bit awkward, lacking punctuation and … Continue reading

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Avernum: Escape From The Pit

I’m working on a review for Hardcore Droid of Avernum: Escape From the Pit, and as I played through, I took some screenshots of things I wanted to remember to include in my article. I took more than a dozen … Continue reading

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‘Cow Crushers’: A Message Game Done Right

New piece on IGM about Cow Crushers: Auroch Digital  has released a new relevant game, Cow Crushers, around the recent scandal about fast food beef tainted with horsemeat. I’ve written about GameTheNews’ previous titles, My Cotton-Picking Life and Endgame Syria, and mostly concluded that although I … Continue reading

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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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