Devious Dungeon in Review: Random, Side Scrolling Fun


Ravenous Games is probably best known for their League Of Evil series, which is definitely an entertaining collection of platform games.  Personally, though, I actually get more enjoyment from Devious Dungeon.  Sporting the same cool pixel graphics as most of their other offerings, Devious Dungeon is a side scrolling rogue-like that provides random level generation, loot collection and stat and weapon upgrades without all the hardcore stuff like needing to eat or weapons that get worn out and break.  It seems like the type of game that should get old after a while, yet every time I go back to play it I’m just as captivated as the time before.
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Red Game Without A Great Name in Review: At Least The Game Is Great


Red Game Without A Great Name suffers from one major problem: it doesn’t have a good name.  I’m assuming this isn’t a turn-off for those of you that are already reading this, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be wasting your time in the first place.  I’m afraid it might prevent many from trying this game, however, which would be an absolute shame.  This game is unique, challenging and often makes me want to pull my hair out.  Unlike something along the lines of Flappy Bird, though, this frustration is completely worth it.
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MISSING: An Interactive Thriller in Review – FMV Done Right?


In the 80’s and 90’s there was a movement in videogames to enhance the stories with FMV, or Full Motion Video.  From an animated perspective the genre is best personified by Dragon’s Lair, while “live action” video enthusiasts might fondly recall games like Night Trap or The 7th Guest.  The concept as a whole was more miss than hit, and as it became more practical to render cool 3D cutscenes that flowed seamlessly with the game the concept sort of faded into obscurity.  Now that video technology is tightly integrated with mobile devices we’re starting to see a resurgence in this format of storytelling, and the detective / room escape game Missing actually manages to handle the situation fairly well.
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Interview: The Developers behind The Lost Treasure Island 3D


I recently had the opportunity to speak with the fine folks over at Canavan Communications, LLC about their upcoming iOS adventure game The Lost Treasure Island.  The game will challenge your problem solving skills while shedding some insight on a real live hidden treasure, and the developers are determined to bring you some first class story telling for your mobile devices.  Read on to find out what brought them to where they are now and what they have planned for the future.
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Stupid Zombies 3 in Review – Still Just Standing Around To Get Shot


I’m still one of those people that believe there’s almost nothing better than a good zombie game, and from what I’ve seen so far Stupid Zombies 3 certainly qualifies.  It’s been a while since I played the first one, and I’m not even sure if I played part 2 or not, but based on my time with the third chapter I think it’s fair to say that the series gets better with every iteration.  Zombie slaying, bouncy physics and an RPG toting granny really work well together. Continue reading…

Space Food Truck – Help One Man Left Realize Their Portable Vending Desires


The developers of the awesome “dodge ‘em all” series Tilt To Live and the free-to-play strategy game Outwitters are at it again.  This time they’re taking on the galaxy with Space Food Truck, a quirky combination of Star Trek and Diner Rush.  Okay, it’s really not like either of those things, but I bet that got your attention.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, it to scour the galaxy for the perfect ingredients to make the best dishes to serve all your clients.  It will take the combined efforts of all four of your crew members, which can conveniently be controlled by multiple players.  You can play the game solo, but the optimal configuration is to have one person control each crew member.  The game is conceptually complete, but the good folks at One Man Left Studios are coming to Kickstarter for your help. Continue reading…

Guardian Sword in Review – Match 3 / RPG And So Much More


I’ve always made the assertion that there’s room for one more match 3 hybrid on my device as long as the game keeps me entertained.  Guardian Sword has done so much more than that so far – it has become an addiction.  Rather than just mindlessly slogging through battle after battle this game actually has a story, items for you to collect and use, and multiple paths to pursue.  The characters and bosses are cool, and even the combat is handled differently than most games of this style that I’ve played.  I wasn’t at the point of being burned out on the match 3 / RPG mash-up yet, but even if I had this game would have sucked me right back into it.
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Update: Streetfood Tycoon from Kuyi Mobile better than ever


Streetfood Tycoon was always one of my favorite street vendor time management games, but leave it to Kuyi Mobile to feel like they need to make it even better.  There was already plenty to serve, tons of fun customers and lots of goals to meet.  This time around they’ve decided to tackle pop culture, new challenges and even pay homage to their homeland.
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You Wanna Make Games? Sure You Do…


You’ve been playing games for years, but the truth is you secretly want to actually make them.  The problem is, you don’t know where to start.  Maybe Humble Bundle can help you out.  They are currently offering a game making bundle that comes with a wide assortment of tools for making games and some demos of what can be made with those tools.  For a complete list of what comes with the bundle you can check out the official page here: Humble Game Making Bundle (and yes, I’ve already bought mine).  In the mean time, here’s a partial list of what you can get, depending on what you’re willing to pay… Continue reading…