Listening to a recent Idle Thumbs episode (the one with The Fullbright Company’s Steve Gaynor), a reader asked a question that prompted an interesting notion from Chris Remo: atomic units. In the context of the response from Remo, he was saying that Tetris is basically a fundamental concept in video games and called it “atomic,” [...]
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Another great review from Nathan, who digs Hell Yeah! despite (or even because of) its faults.
Earlier last week, I was invited to a special release party that Big Fish Games was having for the launch of their newest Mystery Case Files game, Escape from Ravenhearst. Escape from Ravenhearst just launched on November 24. Now if you haven’t heard of Escape from Ravenhearst before, this is actually the third game in [...]
Puzzle games are a dime a dozen in this day and age, and come in all shapes and sizes. That developers Boolat Games was able to take a staple of the genre like connect-three, and spin it into something compelling and addictive, shows that they have the potential to blossom into great developers. That the game is presented with a lackluster, generic fantasy motif shows that they’ve still got a ways to go.
Square Enix continues to team up with some of the industry’s top developers to help bring to market some of the most unusual and innovative experiences. Square Enix and Airtight Games (which includes Kim Swift, co-creator of Portal) have joined up to create a brand new puzzling adventure to Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation Network. [...]