"I didn't get the crystal but I had a lot of fun." So says one character in thecatamites' RPG Magic Wand. Fun is the real objective, or is it the MacGuffin? I thought the crystal was the MacGuffin. Who can say? The creator of Murder Dog, Space Funeral and (my personal favourite) Crime Zone has included his latest release and 50 Short Games in a…
2 years ago
Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly wade through Steam's ever-deepening sewers to find ten sparkling new releases that perhaps have not enjoyed the attention they deserve. This week: absurdist sports medicine, roguelike vs poker vs match-3, bumblebee simulation and chimp-powered internet.
3 years ago
While scraping my way through today’s news vomit, searching for a nourishing videogame nugget or chunk amid the Trumpish gunge, I found in my possession a startling and interesting financial report, which my sources inform me has only recently been “declassified”. It is the second Annual Report of the Harmony Zone corporation. “So what?” you ask. Well, as all intelligent reporters know, Harmony Zone is…
The terrible internet presence known as thecatamites, aka Stephen Gillmurphy, has released a new JRPG into the fathoms of the information superabyss. It is called Magic Wand [official site] and you can come and see what it is all about in this representative videographic sample. Those of you wishing to avoid a ruptured narrative should look away now and go straight to the dataload.