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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Indie Games Uprising III Review: Smooth Operators: Call Center Chaos

Smooth Operators: Call Center Chaos by Andreas Heydeck Games is an office simulator with some comic relief. Smooth Operators has some addictive early playing, but it fails to make the later game as exciting or economical to continue. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2BBx1nhiEA Smooth Operators lets you control a budding call center from a one small office building with the hope of creating a […]

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Indie Games Uprising III Review: Diehard Dungeon – With a Vengence

The third title in the Indie Games Uprising III has arrived and in doing so redeemed the Uprising after the 2nd game unfortunately fell flat.  Diehard Dungeon is a homage to the dungeon crawlers of old, mixed with some new, combined into a retro styled game that is not only aptly named but also a lot of fun to play. […]

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Indie Games Uprising III Review: Sententia – Stick and Stones…

The Indie Games Uprising III continues onto its 2nd game, Sententia by Michael Hicks or Michael Arts, if you prefer.  A colorful platformer/puzzle game that takes on the very difficult task of making a game about growing up (and this isn’t no Zelda – transporting into the future and suddenly being an adult type of growing up either).  Ultimately, Sententia […]

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