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Review: Partia

07 Dec 2012 0
  • iOS

Just going to sit here for a while.
Partia's credits screen tells you everything you need to understand the game. It's developed by a small team with a negligible budget, sometimes sourcing free pixel art and music from the internet.

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21 Days

With 21 Days' persnickety controls, you should get used to seeing this screen a lot.
iPhone edition, $0.99. 21 Days is a daring game design that I really wanted to like, but its doesn't quite have the chops to back up its ambition.

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Despite having amassed a fortune, I am evidently still a repo man for McSkylands.
If you're a mom or dad, odds are good you've heard an earful about Skylanders lately - the gaming phenomenon that elementary schoolers are going nuts for.

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Review: Poker Knight

03 Dec 2012 0
  • iOS

LOL indeed, m'lord.
Poker Knight is a silly game. And that's good. Poker itself isn't often seen as a silly game. And that's wrong. Ever watch one of those titanic, four-plus hour broadcasts of one of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas? Where doughy-faced...

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Thank God those boxes and that one desk are here.
You'd be forgiven, I think, if you briefly thought of Hero Academy upon first playing Solarian Tactics. Not that the two games are all that similar; they're not, for reasons we'll cover in a moment.

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Review: QatQi for iOS

26 Nov 2012 0
  • iOS

An information lover's dream.
If you've ever tried to create a crossword or sudoku puzzle from scratch then you know your most important tool is the eraser. There's a rhythm to that sort of design and the experts, the ones that do it free of computer...

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Review: Wild Wilf

22 Nov 2012 0
  • iOS

Swipe fatigue.
Think of some of your favorite classic video game puzzlers. Now imagine if they were all one game. That's the developer's approach to design with Wild Wilf: take the proven mechanics from several hit games of yesteryear and reconstitute them into the videogame equivalent...

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We conclude Matthew Flanigans AAR

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Latest DLC gets the James Tanaleon treatment

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Jean Marciniak visits Shenandoah Studio for Wargamer.com

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