ΓÇÿVoodoo DetectiveΓÇÖ Review: Island Ventures Adventures

Voodoo Detective By: Short Sleeve Studio Despite being a longtime fan of point-and-click adventures, there's a lot of them that I start and never finish. This is usually due to either getting hopelessly stuck and not wanting to look up answers, or simply losing interest due to the writing or length of the game. Short Sleeve Studio's Vooodoo Detective kept me engrossed to the end with its logical puzzles, swift pace and…

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Giveaway: Win a Free iOS Copy of Point-and-Click Adventure ΓÇÿVoodoo DetectiveΓÇÖ

Voodoo Detective By: Short Sleeve Studio Update: The giveaway has now ended and all winners have been sent their codes. Thanks to everyone who participated! Voodoo Detective is an upcoming comedic point-and-click adventure inspired by games such as Monkey Island, featuring rich, hand-drawn locations and superb voice acting. Thankfully, it's releasing on mobile alongside other platforms next week, so those of you -- like me -- who prefer to play on a…

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Whimsical Point-and-Click Adventure ΓÇÿVoodoo DetectiveΓÇÖ Releasing on Mobile and PC May 24th (Preview Inside)

Voodoo Detective By: Short Sleeve Studio I've been a fan of point-and-click adventures for many years now, but I have to admit that my enthusiasm for the genre has waned a bit recently. It's been a while since I've played one that truly captured my heart the way the old Broken Sword games did or even the Apple Arcade exclusive, Beyond a Steel Sky. So when Short Sleeve Studio's Voodoo Detective was…

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Point-and-Click Adventure ΓÇÿAvoltehaΓÇÖ Finally Has a Release Date After 10 Years in Development (Preview Inside)

Avolteha By: Roman Jahn / Picopeople Picopeople's visually striking point-and-click adventure, Avolteha, came to my attention years ago, back when I thought it would be releasing in 2018. I loved the claymation look of it and it reminded me of Amanita Design's games, such as Samorost and Botanicula. But when that date came and went, I admit I forgot all about it. It seems the developers had not, and they'd been working…

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Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£ΓöÉBehind the Frame: The Finest SceneryΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗ 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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ΓÇÿOverboard!ΓÇÖ 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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ΓÇÿIrisFallΓÇÖ 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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HeavenΓÇÖs 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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