Vaporum

When I first heard of this game my impression was Lands of Lore meets Bioshock, and while the game proves itself a homage to the latter in spades it is more heavily weighted towards hidden objects and puzzles than combat. The first thing you’ll notice when starting the game is the plethora of customization options…

Planet Alpha

Planet Alpha offers an experience that reminds me of great games from the past while mixing in new ideas and current graphics. It is a 2D puzzle adventurer similar to modern examples including Never Alone, Limbo and Inside; or classics like Another World.  If you are unfamiliar with this style of game, play consists of…

Hex 2

Sequels can be difficult. You have to change enough to keep things interesting but remain careful to not going so far as to alienate your fan base. It’s a fine balance that needs to be struck for a sequel to be sucessful. Puzzle games have an added difficulty in what to change and not to…

The Mooseman

Question: when can you make the distinction between a puzzle side-scroller and a walking simulator? Answer: not when it’s The Mooseman. Originally released on PC back in February of 2017, it is now finding its way onto home consoles. The Mooseman is a 2D indie title that combines puzzles, walking, bosses, walking, flying mechanics, walking…

Shio

Back in January of 2018 (yes, not too long ago) there was a little indie platformer called Celeste. It took many by surprise and quickly became a lot of people’s indie game of the year. The art style, music, gameplay, replay value and even story were brought together so beautifully that it was hard not…

Mulaka

Another Game that Suffers from “Am I Close to the End Yet?” Syndrome A game with collectables, cultural storytelling, action, adventure and puzzles. All of these elements would naturally make for an amazing game. Some would even say it sounds like a Zelda-esque type experience. Unfortunately for Mulaka, developed by indie studio Lienzo, the fun…

RiME

We’re seen a great variety in new age puzzle games. The Witness, The Last Guardian, Limbo are just a few of the examples of engaging titles we’ve seen in the past number of years. Rime by Tequila Works is no different, a game that draws you in and tugs on your heart strings. The story…

Hex

Indie puzzler Hex is both developed and published by Studio Goya, a small one man operation. The goal of the game is to clear all the tiles off the map (with a few exceptions) by moving from one hex to another. This may seem simple enough but as you progress the game really ramps up…

Vive Le Roi

Vive Le Roi is an indie stealth puzzle game developed by Sylvain Seccia and published by Meridian4. A phone game with a PC release, Vive Le Roi relies on art style more than graphical power to get across the game’s simple but solid mechanics. The sound does its job but the music is repetitive and…