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Bag It! Review

Paper or Plastic?

Bag It! Screenshot  Bag It! Screenshot

HIGH Egg-cellent puzzle mode.

LOW Difficulty is a little uneven.

WTF Gamifying a minimum-wage job.

Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign Review

Clicking for Clues!

Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign Screenshot

HIGH Kraken fight!

LOW Figuring out which vase the game wants me to click on.

WTF What exactly, is a Liana? And what does it look like?

Jurassic Park: The Game Review

A New Attraction has Opened!

Jurassic Park: The Game Screenshot

HIGH Raptor knife fight!

LOW Tapping-induced blisters.

WTF Now is not the time for a conversation about your troubled relationship!

Escape Goat Review

Four Legs Good, Eight Legs Better

Escape Goat Screenshot

HIGH Getting that "Aha!" moment after stalling out on a tough puzzle.

LOW Not getting that "Aha!" moment on Final Path #8.

WTF Where's the canoe I was promised?!?

Video Game Collector Deals: Tetris Link

Tetris Link

As a video game collector who's constantly on the lookout for the best deals, sometimes I'll come across some cool video game related novelties and paraphernalia. On a recent trip to Kohl's, I found a board game based on Tetris, Tetris Link that I couldn't pass up.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Review

Lost in the Mist

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Screenshot Professor Layton and the Last Specter Screenshot

HIGH That moment when a puzzle that seemed to have no answer suddenly crystallized in my mind.

LOW Every single moment of the subplot with Chief Jakes is terrible.

WTF That's Goosey!

A tale of two chesses

Chessboard Image

If we intend to interpret videogames entirely in terms of rules and mechanics then obviously we ought to model our study off the long tradition of analog games.

Okabu Review

Cute and Confused

Okabu Screenshot

HIGH Awesome stylized world and soundtrack.

LOW Getting caught in terrain geometry despite being a flying creature.

WTF Were my characters just referred to as the "Insane Cloud Posse" just now?

Interview with Samuli Viikinen, developer of Rochard

Rochard Screenshot

So, let me guess... You haven't played Rochard yet. In fact, there's probably a pretty good chance you haven't even heard of it—and that's a damned shame, since it's one of the best download-only titles I've played all year. I gave it an absolutely glowing review, but a game like this deserves more. So, in my pursuit of fighting the good fight, I'd like to present this brief interview I was fortunate enough to have with the Lead Level Designer of Rochard, Samuli Viikinen.

Interview with Niv Fisher of SpikySnail Games

The Splatters Screenshot

At PAX Prime 2011, one of the smaller indie-sized games that caught my eye was a strange, almost unclassifiable project called The Splatters, about shooting colored blobs around small arenas and exploding them at every opportunity. It was a blast to play even if it's a bit difficult to describe, and I'm quite pleased to share a brief interview with one of the developers, Niv Fisher of SpikySnail Games.

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