‘Cards! – MonkeyBox 2’ Review: Choose Your Own Cardventure

Cards! - MonkeyBox 2 By: TheCodingMonkeys iOS developer TheCodingMonkeys started a series early last year called Monkey Box, focusing on innovative ideas. Their goal is to release small experimental games on mobile that offer unique experiences. The first one was called Polarized! and had you scanning objects in your environment with your device's camera. I liked the idea of it, but it didn't fire on all cylinders for me. I was still…

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Cards! – MonkeyBox 2: Walkthrough Guide

Cards! - MonkeyBox 2 By: TheCodingMonkeys Cards! is a card-based puzzle adventure in which you need to use deduction, as well as some trial-and-error, to figure out the right cards to play at each point in your journey. It can be tricky at times, so this walkthrough guide should help you if you get hopelessly stuck. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section. See my review here. Walkthrough:…

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‘Cards! – MonkeyBox 2’ Is a Card-Based Adventure Game Releasing in April (Preview)

Cards! - MonkeyBox 2 By: TheCodingMonkeys While I normally prefer puzzle games that can be worked out using logic and clues that are dropped, I do also enjoy games based around trial and error, if it promotes experimentation to uncover different results. A good example of this is Bring You Home, which has simple controls and mechanics and encourages playfulness. You can brute force the solutions to each puzzle if you try…

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‘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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One Button Travel Review: Future Not-So-Perfect

One Button Travel By: TheCodingMonkeys Let me say this right up front: I haven't played any of these "chat" games before, such as Lifeline or The Martian. I don't have an Apple Watch, and I didn't think the experience would be quite the same on an iPhone. But One Button Travel looked intriguing enough and the art style grabbed my attention. So I wanted to give it a try. It immediately made…

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