Category Archives: Platformer

‘Candleman’ iOS Review: A Flickering Light in the Darkness

Candleman By: Spotlightor & CMGE  You'd be hard-pressed to find a game that embraces its theme so completely as Spotlightor's Candleman. You play as the titular character, a candle on two legs. He's on a search for meaning and discovers a lighthouse, then decides he wants to shine as bright as that lighthouse. He travels there through places like a dusty old library piled with books, a rocking ship with deadly flames throughout, and a forest bursting with colorful flowers. But most Read more [...]

Ovivo: iOS Review and Gameplay Videos

OVIVO By: Alex Vilassak (IZHARD)  I love when I see a game in the App Store that I never heard of before, but it looks really interesting and is reasonably priced, so I give it a shot and it turns out to be one of the best experiences I've had. Such is the case with IZHARD's OVIVO, one of the few platformers I've played through to the end. The black-and-white minimalistic artwork was the main appeal for me, but I was also intrigued by the unique gameplay mechanic. That said, the trailer Read more [...]

Candleman: iOS Gameplay Videos and Impressions

Candleman By: 中手游 (CMGE & Spotlightor)  Let me get the obvious out of the way -- Spotlightor's Candleman is a breathtakingly beautiful game. Even though you will spend some time in the dark, when the environments are illuminated, it's almost impossible not to gasp. When it was first advertised for consoles last year, I was blown away by the trailer, but I didn't have any expectations of it coming to iOS. Then, when it showed up a couple of months back on the App Store as a pre-order, Read more [...]

Playdead’s ‘INSIDE’ iOS Review: Outside the Norm

Playdead's INSIDE By: Playdead Playdead’s INSIDE was one of the most recommended games to me this past year, and I’m grateful that I managed to avoid knowing anything about it until it finally made it over to iOS and I could play it for myself. While I did get through most of their first game, Limbo, a few years back, I never finished it. I eventually found the endless deaths too frustrating and abandoned it. I’m glad I didn’t let that affect my willingness to embrace INSIDE, though, Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: December 25, 2017 – INSIDE, Bridge Constructor Portal, Hidden Folks, Cat Quest, To the Moon, Vignettes, Lintrix and More

Hi everyone and welcome to the last installment of My Week Unwrapped for 2017! I hope you're all enjoying the holidays, whichever ones you celebrate, and hopefully you're making time for games! There are tons of sales going on at the moment, so take a look at my list and grab some to play on any days off you might have. It's been a pretty crazy week for me and this coming week is not going to be any quieter. So I'll just jump right into it. INSIDE I finally finished Playdead's INSIDE! Well, the Read more [...]