‘A Fold Apart’ Review: Needs Some Ironing Out

A Fold Apart By: Lightning Rod Games Lightning Rod Games' paper-folding puzzler, A Fold Apart, was one of the Apple Arcade games I was most looking forward to. It has you folding photographs of a couple dealing with a long distance relationship, in order to connect broken paths and allow them to get to their destination. The idea of folding paper to solve puzzles isn't brand new, but it's rarely used and…

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‘Heal’ Review: Sensitivity Training

Heal: Pocket Edition By: Winterveil Studios There are few things that get me as excited about a game as its art style. I'm a sucker for eye candy and shamefully admit that I've passed on games if their graphics didn't appeal to me. It's on of the reasons I took so long to try the horror game, DISTRAINT, by Jesse Makkonen of Winterveil Studios. But now he's back with Heal, a point-and-click…

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‘Spyder’ Review: Apple Arcade at Its Finest

Spyder By: Sumo Digital After a number of sporadic releases that didn't really interest me at all, I was starting to wonder if I'd already seen the best that Apple Arcade has to offer. Then, out of the blue, we were surprised last week with a new release from Sumo Digital, called Spyder. For the first time in a long time, I eagerly downloaded an Apple Arcade game and was genuinely excited…

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‘MonkeyBox #1: Polarized!’ Review – Polarizing, Indeed

MonkeyBox #1: Polarized! By: TheCodingMonkeys I had no idea TheCodingMonkeys were working on a new game until it arrived in my mailbox yesterday on the day of release. But when I saw what it was, I got excited and didn't waste any time before jumping in. MonkeyBox #1: Polarized! is the first of several short games that they have planned, and it features a very unique mechanic. It's a text-based story that…

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Speed Dating for Ghosts: iOS Review and Gameplay Videos

Speed Dating for Ghosts By: Copychaser Games / Laundry Bear Games I absolutely despise dating in real life, so it might make sense that I'm not really into dating games. That said, I've still given some a try, hoping I would like the writing and humor enough to overlook the genre. Unfortunately, they've all been either too wordy, too silly, or I just lost interest before getting very far. But it's hard…

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‘SpellTower+’ Review: I Have No Words

SpellTower+ By: Zach Gage If you play mobile games, you're probably familiar with at least one of Zach Gage's works. My personal favorite is his word puzzler, Typeshift, but I'm also a fan of his Apple Arcade feature, Card of Darkness. Somehow, I never played the original SpellTower, which released back in 2011, even though it looked right up my alley. I was going to buy it later, but I wasn't sure…

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‘Maze Machina’ Review: Despereaux-ly Seeking Freedom

Maze Machina By: Arnold Rauers / Tinytouchtales If you play solitaire card games on your phone, you're probably familiar with the works of Arnold Rauers, aka Tinytouchtales. They're one-finger games that feel perfect for the platform, are easy to jump into, but involve a ton of deep strategy. My personal favorite is Miracle Merchant, mainly because it's a pure high score chaser without any grinding. While his latest game, Maze Machina, isn't…

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‘Song of Bloom’ Review: To New Beginnings

Song of Bloom By: Philipp Stollenmayer / Kamibox Philipp Stollenmayer, aka Kamibox, has a number of mobile games under his belt by now, of varying genres and levels of weirdness. Just about every one of them is memorable, even if they're not all to your tastes. My personal favorite is supertype, a physics puzzler that uses letters as objects with weight and behavior when dropped on the board. I tend to gravitate…

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