‘inbento’ Review: Think Outside the Box

inbento By: Lukasz Spierewka / Afterburn Games Lukasz Spierewka's Golf Peaks released last year and I instantly fell in love. It's a finely crafted puzzler and one of my favorite iOS games. I'm usually not much of a golf fan, but the clever way it used cards and removed any finicky controls you might expect from the genre resulted in a polished and satisfying game. So when I heard he was working…

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‘Path of Giants’ Review: Friends Let Friends Climb on Their Heads

Path of Giants By: Journey Bound Games Inc. Looking at screenshots of husband-and-wife developer Journey Bound's Path of Giants, no one would blame you for thinking immediately of Monument Valley and Lara Croft Go. And there clearly is some inspiration, between its low-poly artwork, tap-to-move controls and one-handed gameplay. But thankfully, Path of Giants forges its own, well, path. It has you taking control of three bundled-up explorers as they brave the…

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‘GRIS’ iOS Review: An Absolutely Perfect Port

GRIS By: Nomada Studio / Devolver Digital I'm a sucker for pretty visuals, so when the trailer for Nomada Studio's GRIS was first released back in 2018, I was jealous of everyone who would be able to play it on their platform of choice. I hoped it might make it to mobile one day, but I know that platformers don't always transition well to touchscreens and the developers might not think it's…

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‘Telling Lies’ Review: How Deep Are You Willing to Dig?

Telling Lies By: Sam Barlow / Annapurna Interactive Last week, I wrote up a very vague preview of Sam Barlow's Telling Lies, the spiritual successor to one of my favorite games ever, Her Story. I emphasized the length and scope of the game as, instead of one actress, we now get a full cast. The four main characters are played by Logan Marshall-Green, Angela Sarafyan, Alexandra Shipp and Kerry Bishé, and the…

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‘SNIKS’ Review: Hungry Hungry Snakes

SNIKS By: Shelly Alon There are few things that get me excited like a new puzzle game that's relaxing but challenging, features a great art style, and plays easily with one hand. Shelly Alon's latest game, SNIKS, does all this and more. In it, you need to push little two-headed creatures that resemble gummy worms around a grid so they can all eat their favorite fruits. I wrote a bit about it…

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‘Unhatched’ Review and Walkthrough

Unhatched By: Filip Loster I first mentioned Filip Loster's card-based puzzler, Unhatched, several weeks back in my preview, and have since had a chance to play through the whole game. It's a bit of a cross between Reigns and Meteorfall, but with its own unique story and mechanics. What really sets it apart, though, is that each card battle is a hand-crafted puzzle with a solution. Instead of the cards being randomized,…

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‘Sky: Children of the Light’ Review – Keeping the Lights On

Sky: Children of the Light By: thatgamecompany Developer thatgamecompany have made a name for themselves with gorgeous exploration-focused games like Journey and Flower. So you can imagine the excitement when they announced they were working on a new multiplayer game for mobile devices. Sky is just as pretty as their other works and is meant to be a game for everyone, encouraging friendship and teamwork and social interactions. There's a lot to…

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‘ROOMS: The Toymaker’s Mansion’ iOS Review – Sliding Tiles Can Be Fun!

ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion By: Jonghwa Kim / Handmade Game Somehow I'd never heard of Handmade Game's ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion before, even though it had been released as a free-to-play game back in 2013 as The Mansion: A Puzzle of Rooms. The developers regretted going that route and recently re-released the game as a fully premium experience with no ads or in-app-purchases. It now matches the PC version, featuring 144 levels…

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