Category Archives: review

‘follow.trail’ Review: Forge Your Own Path in This Unique Puzzler

follow.trail By: Grzegorz Pykacz Over the last few years, puzzle games have become one of my favorite genres to play on my iPhone. There's no shortage of truly wonderful puzzlers on iOS, and they're usually a great fit for the platform. But with so many releasing every day, it's easy to become skeptical whether any individual game will offer anything truly new or unique and feel worthy of my time. How many Sokoban or path-drawing games can you play before they get old and feel like you've done Read more [...]

‘Swim Out’ Review: These Are Dangerous Waters

Swim Out By: Lozange Lab My first few days with Lozange Lab's Swim Out involved a lot of rage quitting. I've come to expect certain things from puzzle games, and one of those is an undo button. It's not always necessary, but when a level can include thirty to forty moves, I'm not too thrilled when I'm forced to constantly restart. Still, there was something so compelling about Swim Out and I persisted enough to get through the first four chapters, collecting all the stars. I'm not sure if I'll Read more [...]

‘Linelight’ iOS Review: This Engrossing Puzzler Deserves the Limelight

Linelight By: BT Productions (My Dog Zorro) I heard about Brett Taylor's (aka My Dog Zorro) minimalistic puzzler, Linelight, briefly when it arrived on PC earlier this year. It looked interesting, but since I don't have much patience for playing on my PC, I forgot all about it. I didn't even know that the developer was porting it over to mobile until I saw it available in the App Store this week. I still didn't know that much about it, but it got a lot of praise on other platforms and $1.99 is Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: July 23, 2017 – Color Magnet, Franz Kafka Videogame, Sidewords, Day of the Tentacle, The Lion’s Song and More

Hi everyone! It's been another long week with lots of games, so I'm here with My Week Unwrapped to tell you about them. There are also a lot of great sales this week, so don't forget to scroll all the way down for those so you catch them before the sales end! Sidewords If you're a fan of Typeshift, you'll want to grab Milkbag Games' Sidewords. It utilizes a simple idea to create not-so-simple puzzles. It's a word game for those who like a challenge. You can read my full review here. The Read more [...]

The Franz Kafka Videogame: iOS Review

The Franz Kafka Videogame By: Daedalic Entertainment GmbH I'd been looking forward to mif2000's The Franz Kafka Videogame (TFKVG) for a while now, ever since it was announced it would be coming to mobile. Granted, I didn't know much about it outside of screenshots I'd seen. But I loved the look of it, and I like weird and quirky games, especially adventure games. While I don't know that much about Franz Kafka's works -- I only read Metamorphosis in high school and barely remember it -- the game Read more [...]