The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far Best graphics card 2018 Best free games Rainbow Six Siege operators guide Monster Hunter: World guide

Posts tagged “PlayWay”

Handyman ’em up House Flipper released

The thrills, chills, and plaster fills of DIY have come to PC today in House Flipper. The daddification of video games not quite being at the point where we get games about dads replacing fuses or painting the nursery, House Flipper puts a small business spin on DIY by having us renovate and fix-up houses for clients or so we can sell 'em on for…

Tagged with , , , , .

The ecstasy of Agony will only be uncut for PC gamers

Feels like it has been a while since a game was in the news for clashing with the ratings board. Outlast 2 is the last example I can remember where the threat of the dreaded Adults Only (AO) would be handed down to a title, preventing it from releasing on consoles. Well, the Kickstarter funded twisted Hell journey Agony has been leaning into its promise…

Tagged with , , , , , , .

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 launches free Tuning DLC

The relaxing fix 'em up Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 has added options to fancy-up cars with custom cosmetic doodads as well as fancier mechanoparts, coming in the free 'Tuning' DLC on Tuesday. I've not played a load of Car Mechanic Sim but in all my time playing Viscera Cleanup Detail, which has that similar 'follow a physical process until something ruined becomes good' vibe, it…

Tagged with , , .

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 devs: “it was our great mistake”

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 [official site], the curiously zen-like, genre-defying game of hypnotic vehicular repair, is very much back on the road these days, but it was not ever thus. CMS18 launched in a rather troubled state, rife with bugs and interface peculiarities, but to the credit of both developers and players, it was rapidly and repeatedly patched, backlash was restrained and the result is…

Tagged with , , .

Car Mechanic Sim 18 devs: “Please give us a chance to fix our faults”

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 [official site], the latest iteration of the surprisingly zen-like automobilic repair game, launched last Friday. It brought flashier graphics, raiding junkyards for salvageable car husks, over 1000 parts to wail in confusion at and, it transpires, about as many bugs. I found that, on launch day, the game was in worse shape than a Robin Reliant that had spent the last…

Tagged with , , .

Train Mechanic Simulator 2017 pulls into Steamtion

I'm delighted by the rise of fixing and cleaning games, these meticulous and contemplative experiences of repairing cars and mopping guts out of vents. If trains are more your bag, hey, that's now covered too. Train Mechanic Simulator 2017 [official site] launched last week with steam, diesel, and electric trains in need of a little love. TraMechSim devs Si7 Studio aren't the folks behind the…

Tagged with , , .

911 Operator: A Game About Being A… 911 Operator

I've said before that I want more games that place you into the interesting shoes of people with interesting jobs, just as Papers, Please dropped you into the role of a customs officer. 911 Operator intrigues, then; it's a game where you play the person on the end of the phone when you ring the emergency services. From crimes in progress, to terrible injuries, to…

Tagged with , , .

Another World/Flashback-A-Like The Way Out Now

The pitch of a "2D puzzle platformer game inspired by classic titles like Another World, Heart of Darkness and Flashback" got The Way [official site] successfully to its Kickstarter goal in 2014. Now it's out, released on Friday. At first glance, The Way's deference to those, especially Eric Chahi's 1991 sci-fi classic, is quite striking, however I also get Universe and Heart of Alien vibes…

Tagged with , , .

Garage Band: Car Mechanic Simulator 2015

In the week that Project CARS released, I've spent far more time tinkering with the innards of motors than I have driving them. Just as I often prefer the time spent equipping and managing a squad of mercenaries to the bloody business of combat, it turns out I enjoy playing mechanic more than I enjoy the thrill of the race. During a weekend of ill…

Tagged with , , , .

Hard West Kickstarter Offers Turn-Based Cowboy Tactics

"In a nutshell, Hard West is a turn-based squad tactical with adventurous world exploration. Think X-Com combat with Heroes of Might and Magic world map." The idea of an elevator pitch is that it explains the concept of something in the time it takes to ride an elevator. Hard West's Kickstarter pitch does it in the time it takes to travel between a single floor,…

Tagged with , , .

Another Another World: The Way Arrives On Kickstarter

Another World made such a powerful impact on my young mind that I'm willing to overlook the trials and errors involved, preferring to remember the grace of the animation, and the sense of alienation and companionship. I'd never played anything like it and can't think of a similar game since that has lived up to those memories. The Kickstarter for otherworldly platformer The Way doesn't…

Tagged with , , .

Kick The Tyres Of Car Mechanic Simulator 2014

For the purposes of this news post, I am going to run with the question that the Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 press release ponders: "Have you ever wondered what’s it like to own a mechanic workshop?" Yes. Yes I have. I long for the nuts, the bolts, the oil changes, and the satisfying clink of metal tools on metal bits. It's everything I've ever dreamed…

Tagged with , .

Fallow: Competitive Farm Machine Championships 2013

It's too much in an Olympic year. Can we really cope with the news that there's to be a Farm Machine Championships 2013? A game depicting competitive events such as... potato planting? Part of me wants to believe that products from the likes of PlayWay and Excalibur are a trick that's being played on me, an elaborate ruse to make me look silly because I…

Tagged with , , .