Tag - Games
If you've spent any time playing games in the last few years, you're no stranger to "what makes a game a game" debate. You probably have your own theories and ideas, maybe citing things like the magic circle. Well, today, we bring you another game that falls into the "maybe it's not really a 'game' per se," a charming little garden simulator named Viridi.
We're all familiar with voxel style design, right? Minecraft is one of the bigger names, but other games boast the blocky, minimalist sort of feel that seems to be so popular these days. If you've ever had the desire to try designing your own voxel art or game, we've got the program for you: MagicaVoxel.
We've played a lot of mobile games 'round these parts, and we're always excited to share games that we think are great examples of the genres they're in. Today, we found a game that represents arcade action puzzlers perfectly, called Blown Away: Secret of the Wind.
In Part One of this article, we listed some of the many, many great deals on Mac apps and games that the new Mac owner might be interested in. We've also routinely posted iOS app deals when they come along, sometimes as part of the Daily Deals column and also as standalone specials, such as we did on Thursday. This time, we're looking at apps and games you might want to download if you've just gotten a shiny new iOS device, either your first one or just your latest one.
Back in February, we praised the game Ticket to Ride but apologized to the makers, because we didn't review it so much as review how people reacted to it. Specifically, we gave it to people who play games, and those who do not. We didn't judge them, we weren't "judging" TTR as the cool kids call it, we wanted to see how one game worked for fans and for total newcomers. Now it's been updated to Ticket to Ride 2.0, and we'd like to inform you that the world has changed.
We love silly games, which should be fairly obvious to regular readers at this point. We've checked out a ton of games that are on the "weird" side, and we're always excited to add more to that list. Today, we're here to talk about Octodad: Dadliest Catch, which is as heartwarming as it is bizarre.
We've covered a lot of children's apps in these parts, but generally they tend to fall into two broad categories: educational or simulation-role playing. There's not a lot of games that are designed for elementary age kids to just enjoy for the sake of playing a game. That's why we were excited when we heard about Leonardo's Cat, a game that is designed to be challenging and fun for any puzzle-loving kid.
We've spoken at length about Orisinal games here before, often citing how they're the perfect mix of cute visuals and challenging single-player arcade mechanics. Today, we're going to look at a game that's rapidly going to be season-appropriate, at least for us northern-hemisphere folks: Winterbells, a skill-jumping game that's as addictive as it is adorable.
Good games aren't hard to come by these days. Thanks to the indie-game phenomena, we're blessed with good games on a fairly regular basis. Great games, however, are somewhat rare: games that truly stick with you, long after you're done playing them -- those are quite a bit harder to find. That said, we think we found one -- a plucky little RPG that seems to win over just about everyone who tries it. Yes, we're talking about Undertale, the RPG that has begun taking over the Internet.
Math puzzlers: either you love them, or you hate them. They're almost always one of two types of games -- either they're like 2048, which is less math and more muscle memory, or more like taking math tests for fun. Today, we've found a game that breaks the mold a bit; a simple math puzzler called Legendary.