Self Portrait (Interior) rolls out the welcome tongue

Actually, I take that first paragraph back - I'm betting Alice 50p that one of the first three comments will be someone demanding a staring eyes tag

This afternoon I have spent a while crawling around in a virtual colon. While some of you rush to the comment section to make jokes about online comment sections, I’ll just clarify that this was because I was investigating Self Portrait (Interior) by Theo Triantafyllidis [itch.io page]. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Loaders: Ghosts vs Autocomplete

It’s almost Easter, a holiday which is all about a dead man getting out of his pit and sauntering around like there’s nothing wrong. Well, we have another ghostly tale for you this week in our round-up of free games. A first-person horror story so spine-chilling that you won’t feel comfortable while alone in your own apartment for years to come. A fear so instinctive and gripping that you will be unable to look at any living room or toilet bowl the same way again. Read the rest of this entry »

Chill and Chart lets you map a little island

Chill and Chart

To borrow the intro structure from the Sunday Papers, Fridays are for remembering how difficult it is to create a map yourself by playing the Slow Game Jame entry, Chill and Chart [itch.io page] where your only task is to chart the land around you. Pipland is a squiggly mess right now and I suspect it may be doomed to remain that way forever. Let’s hope we never need to conduct any cartographic business on the island EVER again. Read the rest of this entry »

Sign up for the Dawn of War 3 multiplayer open beta

Signups have opened for the Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War 3 [official site] multiplayer open beta test due to run later this month. The open beta will let all and sundry play a limited slice of multiplayer from April 21st to 24th, ahead of the RTS’s proper launch on the 27th. It’ll have all three factions, though not with all their customisation options and Elite units, along with three maps. After reading Fraser Brown’s Dawn of War 3 preview, I’m certainly up for a weekend of waaagh! Read the rest of this entry »

Swim Out brings grid-based puzzling to the pool

I adore the scenarios games create to justify themselves. In action games, it’s absurd provocations that warrant all-out megamurder. For a certain breed of puzzle game, it’s reasons why you really need to move objects on a grid. Perhaps you need to build a snowman or cook some sausages, both fantastic tasks to have. In upcoming puzzler Swim Out [official site], your challenge is to leave a swimming pool, river, or sea. That’s the most ludicrous scenario of all: who ever wants to leave the water? But if you can suspend your disbelief, you might fancy trying the demo that’s already out. Read the rest of this entry »