‘Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery’ Review – A Bittersweet Ghibli-esque Story

Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery By: Akupara Games / Silver Lining Studio I don't absolutely need my games to have a gorgeous art style, but it certainly helps to catch my attention and interest if one does. That was the case with Silver Lining Studio's new release, Behind the Frame, which claims to be inspired by Studio Ghibli films and actually follows through on that promise. It's a short game that…

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‘Overboard!’ Review: Malcolm in the Middle of the Ocean

Overboard! By: inkle inkle's Overboard! doesn't waste any time getting straight to the action. It starts with you, Veronica Villensey, pushing your husband, Malcolm, overboard while traveling by cruise ship to 1935 New York. It sounds like he deserved it, but that might not be how the other passengers see it if they find the evidence. So you need to spend your remaining time on the boat figuring out how to get…

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‘IrisFall’ iOS Review: Shadow Play

Iris.Fall By: NExTStudios Light and shadow are common themes in puzzle games, and for good reason. They're visually interesting and can offer some innovative mechanics if done right. Iris.Fall, which originally released on other platforms in 2018, is the latest iOS game to take advantage of this. Though it doesn't always push itself to its full potential, the visuals are stunning and the puzzles were compelling enough to hold my interest through…

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Heaven’s Vault: Switch Impressions and Gameplay Video

Heaven's Vault By: inkle Heaven's Vault, the archaeological science fiction game from the interactive storytelling masters at inkle, was initially planned for release on iOS. But with no word about it in ages, I decided to play the Nintendo Switch version, the next best thing for me. It's actually the first game in some time now to get me to dust off my Switch and play more than an hour or two…

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Next Part of Puzzle Adventure ‘Circulous’ Aimed for November 11

Circulous By: Chain Reaction Games Back in August, Brayden Gogis of Chain Reaction Games released the first part of his mysterious puzzle adventure game, Circulous, set in the same world as The Company Game. I reviewed it and had only good things to say, with the caveat that it ends on a cliffhanger, since it's meant to be episodic. But, just as he came through with his content updates for his previous…

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GRIS: iOS First Impressions

GRIS By: Nomada Studio / Devolver Digital Ever since I first saw the trailer for Nomada Studio's gorgeous puzzle-platformer, GRIS, I've been hoping that it might come to iOS one day. I didn't really expect it to happen, but publisher Devolver Digital has been bringing some other great PC ports over, so I still had a little bit of hope. Well, it looks like my prayers were answered, as this absolutely stunning…

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What Remains of Edith Finch: Switch Review and Gameplay Videos

What Remains of Edith Finch By: Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive Giant Sparrow's What Remains of Edith Finch released on PC and consoles back in 2017, and since then I'd been holding out, hoping it would one day come to mobile devices. Unfortunately, that day has not come, but the next-best thing happened -- it was ported over to the Nintendo Switch. As I personally don't have a great PC setup, the…

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‘The Gardens Between’ iOS Review: Time is the Essence

The Gardens Between By: The Voxel Agents Once in a while, a game comes along that's the complete package and every little detail shows that it's a work of love. The Gardens Between, by The Voxel Agents, is one such game, combining stunning visuals, clever puzzle mechanics, a moving story, and even a haunting soundtrack all into one breathtaking experience that can be described as nothing less than magical. Though it's been…

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