‘A Mortician’s Tale’ iOS Review: Die Local

A Mortician's Tale By: Laundry Bear Games Inc. Three months ago, the only grandparent I ever knew passed away and, even though she lived close to me, she was buried abroad. As someone who's bad at taking spontaneous trips, I made the poor decision not to attend her funeral. Without that closure, my brain hasn't fully acknowledged her passing and I also haven't truly mourned. So I understand firsthand how important it…

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SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams – Walkthrough Guide

SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams By: Kaigan Games SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams is the sequel to the phone simulation game, SIMULACRA. There are tons of Easter eggs, such as QR codes and other hidden codes, that I'm adding as I find them. I'm also including gameplay videos of my playthrough. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section. Walkthrough: Part 1: Part 2, Ending 2: (The second half of this video has…

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‘Chroniric XIX’ Review: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

Chroniric XIX By: Plug In Digital Ever since the narrative choice-based game, Lifeline, became a huge hit, a lot of developers have tried to do their own spin on the formula. The idea is that someone contacts you from another smartphone or smartphone-like device and asks for your help. For some reason, you're the only person who can aid them. So, from the comfort and safety of your couch, you make life-and-death…

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‘Powerless’ Review: Needs a Jump Start

Powerless By: Narratio My first experience with the narrative choose-your-own-adventure type game, Powerless, by Narratio, was a positive one. After spending about thirty minutes with it, I wrote here how impressed I was with it, that it seemed very polished. I didn't encounter many spelling or grammar mistakes, the writing was strong, and the stories were interesting to me. I liked how you choose different characters -- or personas -- and then…

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‘Powerless’ is a Narrative Game That Asks You to Make Difficult Choices to Survive

Powerless By: Narratio Narratio's upcoming Powerless has a compelling pitch. It's advertised as an "interactive doomsday simulator," and its goal is to put the player into realistic life-and-death situations to see how they would react and whether they could survive. You play as multiple different characters as they try to make it out alive after a coronal mass ejection (CME) kills all power on Earth, causing mass destruction. Each character comes in…

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Avery: Walkthrough Guide and Gameplay Videos

Avery By: Mixedbag Srl  This is a complete walkthrough guide with help, hints, tips, tricks, answers and solutions for the free iOS and Android game, Avery, and Artificial Intelligence Mystery by MixedBag. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section. Walkthrough: For now, I'm just posting videos of my playthrough. Later, I'll add answers to help you get through the game if you're stuck. At the end of…

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‘JoinDispatch’ is Like Uber But for Emergency Response Services (Review)

JoinDispatch By: Kyle McCullough (SpectreVision)  Not sure what to do with your life? Do you want to make a difference in the world but don't have the training, or the time and money for an education? Thanks to a trend started by Uber, experience isn't an issue as long as your standards are low. The new Dispatch Emergency Response Service is the latest company offering people the freedom of self-employment without…

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Read Only Memories: Type-M – Gameplay Videos and Impressions

Read Only Memories: Type-M By: MidBoss, LLC. MidBoss' Read Only Memories has been around on several other platforms for a few years now, and I had heard good things about it, so I was excited to see it was coming to iOS. Lucky for us, that day is here and the game is available at a very generous free-to-try with a one-time in-app purchase to unlock the rest of the game. I've…

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