Category Archives: News

Thimbleweed Park is Out Now on iOS and Has Won Me Over

Thimbleweed Park By: Terrible Toybox (Ron Gilbert) I'm not going to mince words. When I first heard about and saw screenshots of Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park, I had some excitement mixed with dread. Dread that it would mimic old retro games to a point that wouldn't be enjoyable for me. I'm very sensitive about games wasting my time, and a list of action verbs on the screen was not that appealing to me. I didn't grow up on LucasArts games. The point-and-click adventures I played were those Read more [...]

Opinion: The iPhone X Sounds Like a Nightmare for Games

I didn't watch Apple's Keynote yesterday, but I've been catching up on the news about the iPhone X and it's been quite a rollercoaster ride. I haven't gotten my hands on it yet, but wanted to share some of my thoughts, especially when it comes to gaming. First off, the new Super Retina OLED display sounds great. Who doesn't want more pixels and an overall better screen? Edge-to-edge seems exciting at first, too, but on further thought I have concerns about it that I'll cover further down. Feel Read more [...]

‘Brave Hand’ is an Upcoming Card Game About Luck and Skill, Preview Inside

Lately, I've been very interested in solitaire card games that offer a quick play when you have a few minutes to spare, or a hook that keeps me playing until I lose track of time. Being in portrait mode and playable with one hand is a must if it's going to keep me coming back for more, as I tend to only use my iPad for long, immersive games like point-and-click adventures. My first obsession was Onirim, which made me realize just how much I need these types of games in my life. There are no upgrades Read more [...]

‘Reigns’ Sequel, ‘Her Majesty,’ Announced for Release Later This Year

It would be hard, if not impossible, to have missed out on the hit Tinder-like swiping game, Reigns, which released just a bit over a year ago and became an instant hit, topping the App Store charts. While I didn't review the game, I did interview the developer, François Alliot, and wrote a very detailed walkthrough for it. The game had an incredibly satisfying mechanic that had you swiping left and right through a deck of cards to unravel a deep and entertaining story. There was a super tricky Read more [...]

Play NYC Highlights: ‘Unavowed,’ ‘Linelight,’ ‘Otis,’ and More

Yesterday, I decided last-minute to check out the first ever Play NYC convention in New York. While most games were for PC or console, I did find some mobile games and their developers, as well as some games that could potentially come to mobile in the future. I'm not going to talk about everything I saw, but I did want to discuss some highlights. First off, I got to play the demo of Wadjet Eye's upcoming point-and-click adventure, Unavowed and chatted a bit with developer Dave Gilbert. I really Read more [...]