Indie Game Review: Don’t Starve (Steam/PC)

Pseudoscience tells us we are never more than three feet away from a spider. Sweet dreams!

“Don’t Starve,” independently developed by Klei Entertainment, is a quirky and surprising addition to the survival / horror genre. Eye-catching visuals and memorable atmosphere combine to turn “Don’t Starve” into a notable cult hit with a few surprises in store for curious gamers. The game opens with Wilson, a Gentleman Scientist, waking to find himself transported to a strange parallel […]

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Dr. Geek: What CES Meant for Gamers

Every year the best, most innovative, and oddest inventions in consumer electronics, the type of technological gadgetry that inhabit and enliven our daily lives, come together for an orgy of originality.  The International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES if you are cool enough, wrapped up last week, showcasing everything from Ultra HD television sets (or 4K sets since they have […]

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Indie Game Review: Battlepaths (PC, XBLIG)

Battlepaths is a lighthearted 2D turn-based RPG in which you explore a vast world, gathering treasure, leveling up, and battling baddies along the way.  Sounds fun, right?  It is…for a while. Starting Battlepaths for the first time, you’re given the opportunity to create a new character with a focus on one of five characteristics (power, mind, agility, damage, and balanced).  […]

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Indie Games Uprising III Review: Xenominer – The next generation

The last game review in the Indie Games Uprising III line-up takes us, or more appropriately, crashes us on a distant alien world. Despite its alien appearance, many of us will be doing something we are quite familiar with in this unfamiliar landscape; mining. Yes, Xenominer is an alien twist on what is quickly becoming a classic genre, but does […]

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Indie Games Uprising III Review: Pixel – it will test you and your patience

Pixel by Ratchet Game Studio is a poorly executed 3D platformer that draws liberally from Portal. The game is not only greatly flawed by glitches and handling, but it also fails to provide any substantial gameplay. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grSu5vwoVdA   The nameless hero utilizes a Portal-esque gun that can manipulate strands of blocks to reach the exit of each level. The gun […]

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Ratchet Game Studio creates games as hobby

Ratchet Game Studio is a one man band of sorts, headlined by Robert, a mechanical engineer from Canada. While mechanical engineering is not completely unrelated to game development, the two are not exactly identical fields. Robert did have some classes that involved programming, but overall, his collegiate curriculum was “heavily non-programing related.” Robert said he had to teach himself much […]

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Indie Games Uprsing III Review: Entropy – Portal minus the portals

The Indie Games Uprising III has succumbed to Entropy; no not the thermodynamic property of cooling down (to overly simplify), but rather a Portal inspired indie game by the same name. Entropy has you solving various puzzles in a first person platformer that earns its name in multiple ways. The most obvious way Entropy earns its moniker is that the […]

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Indie Games Uprsing III Review: City Tuesday – Signs, signs everywhere a sign

City Tuesday by Return to Adventure Mountain is time-bending puzzle game that focuses on prolonging and staving off an impending terrorist attack. The overall dynamics of the game are brilliant and well-designed; however, the game is over shortly after it begins. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi3TnXqXbj8   In City Tuesday, you are a man who is tracking down bombs hidden throughout the city before […]

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Indie Games Uprising III Review: Gateways! – For science!

Gateways takes the Indie Games Uprising III through  portals and time and twist everything up in the process. To try and write this review without referencing the obvious source material would be possible, but pointless. The game is Portal, but 2D, a whole hell of a lot more difficult and with a lot more than just a simple portal gun. […]

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