‘All of You’ Review: Mother Clucker

All of You By: Alike Studio All of You, from Alike Studio, is the latest in their "You" series of puzzle adventure games. Their previous one, Bring You Home, is one of my absolute favorite games, and I always recommend it to people when they ask for something kid-friendly. It's similar to FRAMED, in that you manipulate the scene by swapping panels instead of directly controlling your character. It's playful, accessible to…

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‘Samorost 2’ iOS Review: More Amanita Magic Makes Its Way to Mobile

Samorost 2: 15th Anniversary Enhanced Edition By: Amanita Design Samorost 3 is one of my favorite games ever, but since I'm not a fan of playing on my PC these days, I never got to enjoy the first two games. I still haven't played the first, but thanks to a surprise release on its fifteenth anniversary, I finally got to experience Samorost 2 on my iPad. It's a short game that shouldn't…

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‘South of the Circle’ Review: Snow Daze

South of the Circle By: State of Play Games Apple Arcade has been a treasure trove of short, memorable, narrative-focused games, and the latest to fall into that category is State of Play's South of the Circle. It takes place during the Cold War and features some of the best storytelling I've seen in a game in a long time. It's probably closer to an interactive movie than a game, especially with…

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‘FAR: Lone Sails’ iOS Review – Solitary Consignment

FAR: Lone Sails By: Okomotive / Mixtvision I try not to pay too close attention to games released on other platforms than iOS, because I don't want to accidentally spoil myself in case they ever make it over. That worked out really well for me with FAR: Lone Sails, as I hadn't even heard of it before its mobile port was announced. And while I was confused when I first started playing,…

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‘unmemory’ Review: Smitten With the Killer Kittens

unmemory By: Plug In Digital / Patrones y Escondites I was late to the party with Simogo's Device 6, but could see right away why so many sang its praises. The blend of text and puzzles combined with a compelling story and brilliant use of iOS features made it an instant classic. And while there have been many text-based games since that either mimic a smartphone or add interactivity to text adventures…

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‘HoloVista’ Review: Enjoy Your Visit

HoloVista By: Aconite I don’t know how many of you will remember, but my first ever review on this site was for a room escape game called Atmosfear. It was a short demo that never got expanded on, sadly, but I loved the whole idea. I’m not a big fan of the augmented reality (AR) technology that Apple introduced fairly recently and that many developers have been trying to take advantage of.…

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‘A Monster’s Expedition’ Review: See the Forest for the Trees

A Monster's Expedition (Through Puzzling Exhibitions) By: Draknek Limited I didn't realize there was an open world puzzler-shaped hole in my life until I played Hello Games' The Last Campfire. The sense of discovery with each puzzle solved and each new area uncovered was just the kind of experience that I'd been craving without even knowing it. Lucky for me, not long after I finished it, Draknek's bigger and more impressive open…

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‘Kavel’ Review: ¡Vámonos, Tetrominoes!

Kavel By: Jerry Verhoeven Followers of this site might know by now that I always like to have a high score chaser on my phone to play during down time between other games. Often this ends up being a match-three game, whether it's Six Match or High Rise or Swap Sword or a number of others that have no IAPs or ads. There's something meditative about them, so I'm always looking for…

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