Monthly Archives: August 2015

Afraid of Spiders? You Can Play As a Different Animal in “Shrouded Moon”

Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon By: Tiger Style Late last night, I noticed Tiger Style Games, the folks behind Spider: The Rite of the Shrouded Moon, were tweeting an awful lot about walruses under the hashtag #WalrusFacts. This seemed like odd behavior for them, and I figured someone was either drunk or hacked...or just really supportive of walruses. Maybe walruses have been having a hard time lately? Well, I woke up this morning to an email from them that revealed a hidden playable character Read more [...]

The Guides: Puzzle Walkthrough and Solutions

The Guides By: Luke Lisi and Kevin Bradford This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough with answers, tricks, solutions and help for the iOS and Android game The Guides. I will explain all the answers, so only look if you don't mind spoilers. If you prefer to have a hint, you can ask in the comments section. Looking for my review of The Guides? Looking for Section 3 or Section 4? If you're enjoying the game, make sure to also check out the Compendium. Section 1: 1-1: Tap the blue circle. Read more [...]

Night & Day – an illustrated puzzle experience: Walkthrough

Night & Day - an illustrated puzzle experience By: Marc Martin This will be a step-by-step walkthrough guide with hints, tips and tricks for the iOS game Night & Day - an illustrated puzzle experience by Marc Martin. It s work in progress, so please bear with me. Feel free to ask for help in the comments section. Walkthrough: 1. Tap on the face to wake up. Then tap on the lightbulb. It's still too dark to see, but you can look at the diary on the floor. Then tap on the moon outside the window Read more [...]

Everybody Wins: Games Keep Growing Up (A response to “No Girl Wins”)

A few days ago, I read an opinion piece on girls and gaming that I felt the need to respond to. But first, I want to give a little bit of my personal history as a woman who plays video games. I'm going to skip the early boring stuff and go straight to high school, where I found myself playing them the most. I enjoyed some PC games like Might & Magic 6+ and online games like Runescape. There was a point in high school I also spent an embarrassing amount of time playing Neopets. I hated my high Read more [...]

Gathering Sky Review: The Least Game-y Game I’ve Played

Gathering Sky By: A Stranger Gravity Last week I tried a game called KOI - Journey of Purity that looked like a relaxing and zen puzzle game. While it is pretty, I ended up quitting early on out of frustration. So I was excited to try another artsy game this week, called Gathering Sky by A Stranger Gravity. When I saw the trailer for it, I was excited at the prospect of another game as art, like Monument Valley and Prune. I didn't really know what to expect from it other than gorgeous artwork. Read more [...]