Screenshot of Like Roots in the Soil

Like Roots in the SoilRecommended!

Like Roots in the Soil is a really great, if short, story game made in four weeks for the Post-Apocalyptic Jam 2017. The only thing you can really control is the camera, but it’s such a clever mechanic that the game feels longer (and more compelling) than it should. The song used adds a lot to the experience, and the graphics are well-done and evocative.Read more...

Date posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018

Screenshot of Anytown

AnytownRecommended!

Really beautiful procedural town generator. You can roam around and collect glowing red things and there are lots of dogs. Really an experiment but the art is beautiful and the results of the procgen are gorgeous. I wish the buildings rendered further out, however - the pop-in is distracting. The same developer made Sanctuary at Sea.Read more...

Date posted: Sun Jun 3, 2018

Screenshot of AER Memories of Old

AER Memories of OldRecommended!

Category: Adventure Games
Despite its missteps, I really enjoyed AER Memories of Old. It’s a no-combat light-puzzle/exploration game in which you take the role of a lady who can turn into a bird, and explore a beautiful but post-apocalyptic world of floating islands. There’s a lot of downsides on display here - it’s short (for a paid Steam game), the story is nonsensical, and it’s possibly the epitome of “low-poly Unity game.” It’s sort of a collection of cliches from the last decade of gaming (especially the faux-pastoral “technology is bad” philosophy).Read more...

Date posted: Sat May 26, 2018

Screenshot of Static Speaks My Name, The

The Static Speaks My NameRecommended!

Category: Adventure Games
The Static Speaks My Name puts you in the shoes of an…interesting individual. This is a short, dark, and funny exploration of one very fucked up situation. Not for the kiddies, but worth a spin.Read more...

Date posted: Sat May 26, 2018

Screenshot of Horizon

Horizon

Sort of an interactive music video - you can move the car back and forth, but mostly you listen to music and enjoy the scenery. Really meant to showcase the music of an artist named JBox…I like this despite myself.Read more...

Date posted: Mon May 21, 2018