‘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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SIMULACRA 2: Walkthrough Guide

SIMULACRA 2 By: Kaigan Games SIMULACRA 2 is the sequel to the hit "found phone" horror game, SIMULACRA, by Kaigan Games. You need to look through Maya's phone and find clues to solving the mystery of her death. It can be tricky at times, so this walkthrough guide should help you if you get stuck. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section. Walkthrough: For now, I'm posting gameplay…

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‘Alt-Frequencies’ Review: Let’s Do the Time Loop Again

Alt-Frequencies By: Plug In Digital / Accidental Queens French developer Accidental Queens have a history of making experimental games that both toy with unique mechanics and also try to tackle sensitive social issues and convey meaningful messages. Their first game, A Normal Lost Phone, had you going through the phone of a teen who's struggling to find their place in the world. The spiritual sequel, Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story, dealt with…

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Alt-Frequencies: Achievements Guide

Alt-Frequencies By: Plug In Digital / Accidental Queens Alt-Frequencies is a really interesting game by Accidental Queens, the makers of A Normal Lost Phone. You need to listen to radio stations on time loops and copy messages to then send to another radio station. A big part of it is listening closely to figure out what each radio station is offering or looking for. This part of the guide will help you…

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‘STAY: Are you there?’: I Was, But Not Anymore (Review)

STAY: Are you there? By: Appnormals / Plug In Digital I didn't really know what to expect from Appnormals' choice-based text adventure, STAY: Are you there?, but it hooked me right away. There's no time wasted getting to the action. A man named Quinn is kidnapped and locked in a room with a computer that, for some reason, allows him to communicate with you and you alone. It's a cross between a…

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The Horns: Walkthrough Guide, Tips and Tricks

The Horns By: Fluttermind LLC The Horns is the latest game by Fluttermind, the developer of Incoboto Mini. It's a horror choice-based text RPG in which you need to pick up items, figure out when to use them, and make difficult choices to survive. Not everything is obvious, so I'm putting together a little guide to help players jump in without having to waste too much time learning the ropes. Feel free…

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Maginary: Complete Walkthrough Guide and Gameplay Videos

Maginary By: Semyon Polyakovskiy Maginary is an innovative app that blurs the line between book an game. You read it like a book, but there are some puzzles to solve, usually using your phone's different tools like the microphone, camera and GPS. It's more fun to figure everything out on your own, but if you get stuck, this guide should help you. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments…

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‘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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