Puzzlepops! Trick or Treat Review: A Tasty Halloween Treat for Puzzle Fans

Puzzlepops! Trick or Treat By: Layton Hawkes Puzzlepops! was one of my favorite puzzle games this year, so when developer Layton Hawkes sent me an advanced copy of the Halloween-themed sequel, Puzzlepops! Trick or Treat, I dropped every other game I was playing to dig in. Even though I had plenty of other games I was enjoying, for two days I played nothing else until I completed it. I suggest reading my…

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That Dragon, Cancer: iOS Review

That Dragon, Cancer By: Numinous Games I was curious about That Dragon, Cancer back when it first released on PC. I read up on it a bit, but not enough to spoil the whole experience. I knew it was made as a tribute by Ryan and Amy Green for their young son, Joel, who lost his four-year battle with cancer. I'm not actually afraid of a game offering a depressing, gut-wrenching experience.…

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Burly Men at Sea Review: A Kraken Good Tale

Burly Men at Sea By: Brain&Brain Burly Men at Sea is a hard game to write about, mostly because anything I say will spoil some of the magic. I'm not sure how to convince you that it's worth experiencing without ruining part of the fun of discovering it yourself. So if you're already planning to pick up the game, maybe just do it and don't let me ruin it for you? If…

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Dog Sled Saga Review: Dog, Nab It!

Dog Sled Saga By: Dan FitzGerald Although I'd been looking forward to Dog Sled Saga for quite some time, I didn't really know what the gameplay would be like. I just knew it was about racing a team of sled dogs. I like dogs (who doesn't?) and the pixel graphics made them look adorable, so of course I had to play it. It's been in development for a while, but thankfully the…

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Twisted Lines Review: Knot Your Average Puzzler

Twisted Lines – Mind-twisting Puzzles By: Megagon Industries As many of you might know, I was a bit obsessed with Snakebird recently. I loved its hardcore puzzles that combined trial-and-error with strategy. I didn't know that much about Twisted Lines when I decided to buy it, but I was curious enough to check it out. While it does hold your hand a bit more than Snakebird does, it has quite a few…

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KOMRAD Review: KLASSIC KONUNDRUM

KOMRAD By: Sentient Play LLC After playing and thoroughly enjoying Telltale Games' and Nightschool Studio's Mr. Robot text-based TV show tie-in game, I was excited about another interactive fiction game, KOMRAD, by Sentient Play. I don't play too many of these real-time games as I tend to forget about them or lose interest when I'm forced to wait hours for something to happen. I usually move on to other games that let…

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Snakebird Review: A Game That Truly Respects You

Snakebird By: Noumenon Games I started playing Noumenon's fantastic puzzler, Snakebird, the second it hit iOS, but there's still a few levels I haven't solved yet. I'm fine with this, because it means I still have some Snakebird to play. Whenever I have some free time and a clear head, I can just mess around with these elongated birds and try to solve one more puzzle. I won't ask for help --…

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Gemini – A Journey of Two Stars Review: Celestial Dance

Gemini - A Journey of Two Stars By: Echostone Games LLC In Echostone Games' magical new iOS game Gemini, you control a star on a journey with another star to "light up the sky." It's a story told without words, and yet it's surprisingly powerful. The two stars must work together, because separately they can't soar. I'm not sure how others will interpret it, but to me it's about the importance of…

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