Friday 26 August 2016

word boom

i'm really addicted to word boom right now.
a friendly cross between countdown and boggle.
at the end of each round you spin a fruit machine, which either gives you a bonus or a hinderance for the next round. the worst of which are bombs that fall down and destroy your already made words, which you cannot use again.
so to get a decent score you need a lot of respins and some extra hints in the bank.
you can earn extra respins or hints by beating a round in which you are hindered, or by completing a perfect round.

Friday 12 August 2016

Wednesday 10 August 2016

superbrothers: sword & sworcery EP

a charming, humerous and original fantasy adventure game,
superbrothers sword & sworcery
is definitely one worth downloading.
8bit graphics never looked so lovely...


a tiny monumumentvalleyalike
where you have to navigate a ditzy robot around puzzling mechanical dioramas. dopey music? check.
lush chunky graphics? check.
interesting monetisation metric? check.
scan new levels using VR codes? check.
build your own levels? check.
what's not to like..?

Tuesday 9 August 2016


another game that uses the escher mechanic to great effect is hocus a neat and minimal little puzzler, in this one all you have to do is navigate the little red cube around the impossible shape to the red exit.
nice ambience too.

Monday 1 August 2016


fiendishly difficult and different take on the escheresque puzzler, a la monunemt valley, from which this could have been inspired. (this one's circa 2008) gorgeous chamber music soundtrack. very ravelly.