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This Excel theme is called "Spreadsheet of DOOM!"
iNigma's Kingsport Festival advertises itself with the tagline, "Why choose the lesser evil?", which nicely reflects the game. You play as an eschatological cult leader in a Lovecraftian universe, attempting to summon an Elder One to rule the...

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Review: Sorcery! 3

23 Apr 2015 0
  • Android
  • iOS

Ready to change the world
It’s been nearly 18 months since we last traveled with the sorcerer from Analand on their quest for the stolen Crown of Kings. Back then, inkle Studios seemed to be content simply creating incredible digital gamebooks.

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Review: The Trace

21 Apr 2015 0
  • iOS

Yeah, you wouldn't want to be rude.
I’m sure a few will remember the 1993 pretender to the Police Quest throne, Blue Force. It was a beveled take on the complex underbelly of Sierra’s serve and protect series, dispensing an easy-going tale of one rookie cop-turned-PI...

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Kavitha, your Skype connection is breaking up a little bit.
It's an odd feeling, not enjoying a Sid Meier game. A rational person's first response to disliking a Woody Allen movie or a Krispy Kreme donut or an André 3000 verse is to check himself.

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Review: Swap Heroes 2

03 Apr 2015 0
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  • iOS

Isn't this where they found Frankie Carbone in Goodfellas?
Call any particular cast of characters “interchangeable” and, for most games, you'd be speaking in the pejorative. But for Swap Heroes 2, the second action-puzzler of its name from developer Chris Savory, rolling with a foursome of...

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Review: Ento

01 Apr 2015 0
  • iOS

Kevin Spacey turns in a surprisingly chilling performance as the voice of a grasshopper who runs a protection racket.
In 2001, Zendo turned science into a boardgame, but wrapped it in a mystical Buddhist theme.

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The Vietnam War is a unique beast. The most unpopular of wars, made immortal through popular culture. Veteran PT readers need no further preamble from this still-FNG to illustrate how Vietnam was as much as a battle of political and ideological PR as it was bush patrols and F-4 sorties...

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I've yet to get past Kissable.
Long ago, before Sorcery! showed up, the undisputed king of digital gamebooks was Australian developer, Tin Man Games. Sure, since then companies like inkle Studios have turned digital gamebooks on their head, but Tin Man hasn't let that get to them.

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Review: Card Crawl

12 Mar 2015 0
  • iOS

Just so we understand where this is going, let's start by listing all the things that Card Crawl is not:

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I am waitingAt the counterFor the manTo pour the coffee
Mad machinimist David Cage is a divisive figure. Some love his dedication to blending a decidedly '90s television aesthetic with games, striving for fast-tracked cultural legitimacy in telling quote-unquote serious and emotional stories.

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