Posts Tagged ‘It’s Spring Again’

It’s spring again, so play It’s Spring Again again

It’s spring again. Today is the spring equinox, heralded by green buds on trees, lambs frolicking in fields, and hailstones pinging against my window this morning. But what is this season ‘spring’, and where does it come from? The only way to answer this is to play It’s Spring Again [official site], again. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Spring Again devs summon One Eyed Kutkh

“At first, we planned this project as a performance in the puppet theatre, but then we realized this idea could be much more exciting in a game form,” say the makers of One Eyed Kutkh [official site]. I don’t believe I’ve heard a developer say that before. I am delighted. Games cross over with a lot of mediums but rarely puppetry. As for Kutkh, it’s made by the puppeteering gang behind It’s Spring Again, a charming learn up ’em adaptated from a puppet show. The fun, nice kind of puppet. Not the type that wants to trap your soul. Read the rest of this entry »

The Bestest Best Games Of 2016 So Far

We usually do our enormous GAMES OF THE YEAR posting fest at the end of the year (as would seem logical) but because it seems silly to reserve praise for special occasions we’re doing a Games Of The Half Year collection to tell you about everything we’ve loved playing so far. It can double as a summer holiday recommendations list too!

We’ve listed ours in alphabetical order to prevent genre-based punch-ups in the staff chatroom. We’d also invite you to list any gems we haven’t mentioned or might not have played in the comments below.

Just hit the left and right arrow keys to navigate the Games Of The Half Year or click on the arrows next to the images to get started!

Lovely Learning: It’s Spring Again Released

Here’s my theory about children, right: grown-ups make ’em as an excuse. Adults want to play with and wear and visit all the cool stuff aimed at children but feel embarrassed about that, so they squirt out a sprog and “Oh, little Amelia would adore the Hove Park Railway, we must go!” No mate, I’ve ridden that miniature steam train, and most children looked bored while all the adults beamed and screamed and cackled. It even has a tiny shovel to feed tiny coals into the tiny boiler! Amazing.

It’s Spring Again [official site] is cheaper than a baby and certainly cleaner. And its Collector’s Edition comes with a 20-minute puppet show.

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