Category Archives: Indie Games
By Dan Spence on January 27th 2016
On the face of it Pony Island appears to be a very basic game about a cute pony jumping over fences. This simple veneer is quickly stripped away, however and the game takes a significantly darker turn. Saying too much would undoubtedly spoil the game, as Pony Island is an experience that manages to play with your expectations at almost every turn.
By Dan Spence on January 12th 2016
Aviary Attorney is a game developed by Sketchy Logic in which you play as an anthropomorphic falcon criminal-defence lawyer in 19th century Paris. (Which may be the most niche description of a game I’ve ever written…)
Aviary Attorney sees you take on the role of Jayjay Falcon as he investigates crimes across Paris so that he may better defend his clients in their upcoming criminal trials. With his quick-witted assistant Sparrowson at his side, it’s up to Falcon to ensure that justice is served so that the truly innocent may walk free once more.
By Dan Spence on October 27th 2015
As of today, the collector’s edition for season 2 of The Last Door has been added to Steam Early Access.
The Last Door is a low-res point and click adventure/horror game, influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. I reviewed season 1 of the game back in May and praised it for its stunning visuals and incredible, tense atmosphere.
By Dan Spence on September 2nd 2015
Today I played Xeodrifter, a Metroid-style 2D action adventure game developed by Texas-based studio: Renegade Kid. Xeodrifter is a game riddled with large quantities of retro nostalgia but manages to feel fresh regardless due to some interesting design choices.
By Dan Spence on August 21st 2015
Qora is a 2D indie adventure game that was developed by a two-man team consisting of Holden Boyles and programmer Ciprian Stanciu. Published by Curve Digital, the game features an unusual story and a unique pixel-art style.