Sam Barlow’s Anticipated ‘Her Story’ Successor, ‘Telling Lies,’ Releases August 23rd (Preview Inside)

Telling Lies By: Sam Barlow / Annapurna Interactive Sam Barlow's Her Story is one of my favorite video games, perhaps the one that's stuck with me the most. I clearly remember back in 2015, getting it a few days ahead of release and thinking I would just play for a little bit and then get back to cleaning my apartment. But my home stayed dirty that day, because I couldn't put my…

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Play NYC 2019 Highlights: Fourzy, That Chicken Game, GRIS and More

For the last few years, I've been going to Playcrafting's summer games conference called Play NYC. Last year was pretty lacking on the mobile front so I didn't cover it, but I wrote about my experience in 2017. This year had a pretty good turnout for mobile games, as well as games that seem like a great fit for the platform. I also checked out some PC games that looked interesting and…

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’SNIKS’ Will Have You Mixing Cute and Colorful Creatures August 14th (Preview Inside)

SNIKS By: Shelly Alon There are few genres that are as perfect for touchscreens as relaxed puzzle games. My iPhone has given me a renewed appreciation for puzzles, and I always get excited when one is announced that offers both clever mechanics and an art style that's easy on the eyes. The latest one to grab my attention is Shelly Alon's SNIKS. I played a very early demo version of it a…

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‘Unhatched’ is a Clever Reigns-Inspired Game Coming to iOS August 14 (Preview Inside)

Unhatched By: Filip Loster Ever since the Tinder-inspired Reigns released, many developers have realized that binary choices make great one-handed mobile games. The high score-chasing dungeon crawler, Meteorfall, applies this concept to monster battles and is one of my all-time favorite games. I still check in every day to play the daily challenge. So when I heard of another contender entering the ring, called Unhatched, my ears perked up. Developed by Filip…

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Sky: Children of the Light – Beta First Impressions and Gameplay Video

Sky: Children of the Light By: thatgamecompany Sky: Children of the Light is a breathtaking upcoming game from Journey and Flower developer, thatgamecompany. I'd signed up for beta access months ago but only got my invitation this past week. I've since spent about two hours in this gorgeous world and thought I'd share some of my early impressions. First off, the game is free. There is an in-game shop, but it's empty…

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‘The Gardens Between’ Mixes Gorgeous Visuals with Clever Mechanics May 17 on iOS

The Gardens Between By: The Voxel Agents Back in 2017 when The Voxel Agents announced their dreamlike adventure game, The Gardens Between, I desperately hoped it would come to iOS. But there was no plan to do so, and when it released in 2018 on PC and other platforms, I tried not to pay too close attention in order to keep my jealousy at bay. But it still seemed like it would…

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Ian MacLarty’s ‘Jumpgrid’ Will Get Your Heart Racing on May 9th

Jumpgrid By: Ian MacLarty I absolutely adored Ian MacLarty's Dissembler, a chill but tricky puzzler with all the right quality-of-life features, such as an unlimited undo button and the ability to unlock all levels from the start. It was one of my favorite games of 2018 and for a good while the six daily puzzles were part of my morning ritual. But alas, it wasn't Ian's usual kind of game. He's better…

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FMV Game ‘The Shapeshifting Detective’ Coming to iOS February 20th, Preview Inside

The Shapeshifting Detective By: Wales Interactive Ltd. Full Motion Video (FMV) games have been making quite the comeback over the last few years, with Her Story proving that the medium has a lot to offer. Contradiction provided a slightly cheesier experience, but one with also more active sleuthing. They both managed to make me hungry for more FMV games, but not all of them have been ported to iOS. Luckily, The Shapeshifting…

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