I am dad, hear me whinge. Too many games, not enough spare time, for all my non-work hours are spent kissing grazed knees, explaining why you cannot eat the food in that cupboard, constructing awful Lion King dioramas out of toilet roll tubes and being terrified that the next jump from the sofa to the armchair will go fatally wrong. I'm lucky in that my…
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Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Tharsis spawned a miniature debate: are random number generators good or lazy design? Can they ever be fair?
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Tharsis is a turn-based spaceship crisis management game. It's out now, and it's cruel as hell. You should play it, and here's why.
Hands up: who wants to embark upon a manned mission Mars to investigate alien signals? One minor complication: the ship's been crippled by an asteroid storm. And that's just the first disaster of many. Cannibalism may not be strictly necessary, but do bear in mind it's an option. If that sounds like your 'bag', have a gander at Tharsis [official site]. The turn-based space survival…
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Ooh, it's all go at BIT.TRIP creators Gaijin Games. They're not Gaijin Games any more, for one thing. Well, they are a bit, sometimes, in certain circumstances. But under the new name Choice Provisions they're getting far away from Japan, blasting off into space by announcing two cosmic new games. Laserlife is "a metaphysical journey of euphoric sights and euphonic sounds" about a spaceman's memories,…