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INDIKA Review – A tragicomic journey that ends too soon
If you’ve played the demo of INDIKA, you probably understand why it was one of my most anticipated releases of the year – a strange, historical narrative game taking place in a bizarre, alternate version of 19th century Russia that presents its dramatic story with a healthy dose of absurd comedy, developer Odd Meter’s odd little project is something that I can only describe as... a genuine breath of fresh air.
Jim's Nightmare: Chapter 1 Review – Has potential, but is still rough around the edges
This time I went into Jim’s Nightmare, a point & click psychological thriller from developer Pumpkiny Games, with cautious optimism – it’s a story about mental illness, crime and inner demons, following the daily routine of Jim, a former criminal who’s trying to start his life anew with a clean slate.
The Thaumaturge Review – An intriguing narrative RPG that blends early 20th century European history with supernatural fiction
The Thaumaturge is a game I’ve had my eye on for a while – created by developer Fool’s Theory, it transports players into a world of turmoil, uncertainty and conflict, mixing a very specific historical period with its own rich lore and fascinating supernatural elements, even reminding me of the illustrious Shadow Hearts series to a certain extent.
Blood West Review – A satisfyingly challenging stealth FPS dripping in style and atmosphere
When I first laid eyes upon developer Hyperstrange’s retro-style FPS Blood West, I thought it’d be another “boomer shooter” type of game, with endless waves of enemies, non-stop action and gameplay reminiscent of old classics like Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior.
DreadHaunt – Early Access Impressions – A promising idea that could still use some work
Digital Happiness is an indie developer that fans of Indonesian horror will no doubt be familiar with as the team behind the Fatal Frame-inspired DreadOut series.
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Chasing ghosts – point & click adventure game An English Haunting is out nowGare – Thursday, May 23, 2024 4:44 PM

Chasing ghosts – point & click adventure game An English Haunting is out nowSet in early 20th century England, the game will have you take on the role of Professor Patrick Moore, who has exactly 72 hours to prove the existence of the supernatural – provided he doesn’t want his Metapsychic Investigations Department to be shut down.

Retro-style block breaker game Firebat Revolution is out now if you need a nostalgia trip to the Amiga eraGare – Wednesday, May 22, 2024 3:42 PM

Retro-style block breaker game Firebat Revolution is out now if you need a nostalgia trip to the Amiga eraArmed with authentic-looking retro pixel art, the game is described as an almost one-man project that’s been lovingly inspired by the 8-bit/Amiga era of old, and honestly, it’s done a fantastic job of recreating that style – in fact, if you told me this came out in the early 1990s, I would absolutely, 100% believe you.

Retro-style survival horror game The Glass Staircase is coming to consoles this weekGare – Tuesday, May 21, 2024 4:42 PM

Retro-style survival horror game The Glass Staircase is coming to consoles this weekDescribed as being inspired by classic PlayStation 2-era games and Italian zombie movies, The Glass Staircase will invite players into a mysterious mansion and challenge them to unlock all its horrifying secrets – if they dare.

Witchy JRPG WitchSpring R is coming to consoles this AugustGare – Monday, May 13, 2024 7:28 PM

Witchy JRPG WitchSpring R is coming to consoles this AugustOriginally released for PC in 2023, the game told the story of Pieberry, a friendly neighborhood witch who goes on an adventure while doing what witches do best: concocting potions, conjuring up unique recipes and learning powerful elemental spells.

Create flashy combos with your dog companion in charming RPG Designated DemigodGare – Monday, May 13, 2024 6:31 PM

Create flashy combos with your dog companion in charming RPG Designated DemigodCreating stylish, over-the-top combos will ever be on the agenda: as you position yourself and unleash a powerful attack, the enemy you hit will then continue its trajectory to hit other opponents as well, resulting in a destructive chain reaction... provided you play your cards right.

Promising Indie Game Releases – May 2024 – Ghosts, devils, steam and cinderGare – Friday, May 3, 2024 5:06 PM

Promising Indie Game Releases – May 2024 – Ghosts, devils, steam and cinderWelcome to GTOGG’s May 2024 edition of Promising Indie Game Releases, where we highlight indie and non-mainstream titles that we believe deserve your attention – in other words, “look at all this potentially cool stuff you might’ve missed otherwise”. That would’ve been too long for a title, though.

INDIKA Review – A tragicomic journey that ends too soonGare – Wednesday, May 1, 2024 4:54 PM

INDIKA Review – A tragicomic journey that ends too soonIf you’ve played the demo of INDIKA, you probably understand why it was one of my most anticipated releases of the year – a strange, historical narrative game taking place in a bizarre, alternate version of 19th century Russia that presents its dramatic story with a healthy dose of absurd comedy, developer Odd Meter’s odd little project is something that I can only describe as... a genuine breath of fresh air.

Jim's Nightmare: Chapter 1 Review – Has potential, but is still rough around the edgesGare – Wednesday, April 17, 2024 6:13 PM

Jim's Nightmare: Chapter 1 Review – Has potential, but is still rough around the edgesThis time I went into Jim’s Nightmare, a point & click psychological thriller from developer Pumpkiny Games, with cautious optimism – it’s a story about mental illness, crime and inner demons, following the daily routine of Jim, a former criminal who’s trying to start his life anew with a clean slate.

Promising Indie Game Releases – April 2024 – Lovecraftian terrors and retro futuristic adventuresGare – Friday, April 5, 2024 4:47 PM

Promising Indie Game Releases – April 2024 – Lovecraftian terrors and retro futuristic adventuresWelcome to GTOGG’s April 2024 edition of Promising Indie Game Releases, where we highlight indie and non-mainstream titles that we believe deserve your attention – in other words, “look at all this potentially cool stuff you might’ve missed otherwise”. That would’ve been too long for a title, though.

The Thaumaturge Review – An intriguing narrative RPG that blends early 20th century European history with supernatural fictionGare – Monday, March 4, 2024 7:00 PM

The Thaumaturge Review – An intriguing narrative RPG that blends early 20th century European history with supernatural fictionThe Thaumaturge is a game I’ve had my eye on for a while – created by developer Fool’s Theory, it transports players into a world of turmoil, uncertainty and conflict, mixing a very specific historical period with its own rich lore and fascinating supernatural elements, even reminding me of the illustrious Shadow Hearts series to a certain extent.