‘Mitoza’ is a Weird Little Digital Toy Available Now on PC and Mobile

Mitoza By: Second Maze / Gal Mamalya As much as I like my challenging puzzle games and action RPGs, sometimes it's nice to just play something on my iPad that's more toy than game. I'm a big fan of playful experiences like CHUCHEL and Bring You Home that focus more on experimentation than clever puzzle solutions. Mitoza is similar and, though it released about a decade ago as a flash game, publisher…

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‘Inked’ iOS Review: The Pen is Mighty

Inked By: Somnium Games / Pixmain / Nuverse Limited It's hard not to take notice when you see some screenshots from puzzle adventure, Inked, by Somnium Games. The entire game is made up of ballpoint pen drawings and it's a striking visual effect. I initially thought the art style was mostly a gimmick to stand out -- though a powerful one -- but the game surprised me in many ways. The story…

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‘Five Dates’ iOS Review: Stress-Free Dating

Five Dates By: Wales Interactive / Good Gate Media I'm a big fan of Wales Interactive's work, as they publish a lot of full-motion video (FMV) games and even port some of them to iOS. Still, I somehow missed the news about their dating simulator, Five Dates, until it was announced for iOS a few months after its PC release. I personally despise dating, but the idea of a game that tries…

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Titan Quest: Legendary Edition – Impressions and Gameplay Videos

Titan Quest: Legendary Edition By: Handygames I never played Titan Quest on PC and therefore don't have any nostalgia for it. But I do enjoy playing action RPGs on my mobile devices, so I bought the original game on iOS back in 2019 and spent a few hours with it before I ultimately stopped playing. I think a big reason for this was that it didn't have iCloud sync and I was…

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‘NUTS – A Surveillance Mystery’ Review: Crackin’ Good

NUTS - A Surveillance Mystery By: Noodlecake / Joon, Pol, Muuutsch, Char, & Torfi The first thing that sticks out about the squirrel surveillance game, NUTS, is the striking 3D art style made up of only about three different colors at any point. It's so distinctive that I immediately recognize photos from the game even if I just see them out of the corner of my eye. That alone would make it…

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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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‘There is No Game: Wrong Dimension’ iOS Review – Strong Impression

There is No Game: Wrong Dimension By: Draw Me a Pixel Draw Me a Pixel's There is No Game: Wrong Dimension is one of those games that stayed in my peripheral vision for a while. I was slightly aware of it as something I should care about, but didn't really pay close attention until it was recently announced for mobile devices. The Jam Edition released first, as a short fifteen-minute taste of…

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