Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Storymaster’s Tales: Weirding Woods – Preview

Like I said in my Dark Castle review, choose-your-own-adventure games seem to be cropping up everywhere this year and I couldn’t be happier. While Escape the Dark Castle focused on dark Gothic dungeoneering to evoke a feeling similar to the Dracula, Frankenstein, and a little bit of Lovecraft and Fighting Fantasy, Weirding Woods opts instead […]

Verdant Skies: PC Review

As you may have been able to tell about me from my past review of My Time at Portia, I am an absolute sucker for farming/resource gathering RPGs. Immediately upon seeing Verdant Skies, my heart fluttered at the premise: space colonists land on a whole new world and begin to make it habitable – and […]

Physical Elements Classic – Review

I like physical games. I love the feel of M.E.E.P.L.E Force as I could not state loudly enough in my preview of it. I’m really excited for Starflix which I’ll be reviewing soon and Bez’s Yogi was a blast to try at UKGE. So, in theory I should love Physical Elements. Physical Elements is a […]

Escape the Dark Castle – Review

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Choose-Your-Own-Adventures seem to be making a comeback. Or maybe I’m just noticing them more as I get back into the interactive fiction scene. It’s the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon of game journalism. Once you learn about a unique new concept, its suddenly everywhere. With that said, this week I’ve been having a blast with Weirding Woods (review […]

UKGE Card Game Roundup – Part 2

Kitty Cat-aclysm by Bez I’d like to take a moment to applaud the creative decision to call your game studio “StuffbyBez”. If only I had thought I could get away with that when brainstorming the name for this site, could have saved hours of hair pulling! Kitty Cat-aclysm is, as the name suggests, filled to […]

UKGE Card Game Roundup – Part 1

Fair warning: This article contains NSFW imagery and language Lonely Bears by Bear Bros Gaming Does anyone remember Bad Taste Bears? Yeah, probably best if you don’t… In Lonely Bears you must arm your weird little bears with weapon mechs and golden AK47s while protecting them with barbed wire fences, piles of dead bears and […]

Freeman: Guerilla Warfare – Early Access Review

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Freeman: Guerilla Warfare got me really hyped when I first saw it. The Mount and Blade style overworld where you travel between villages, picking up quests, buying items low and selling high, and hiring troops along the way with Jagged Alliance’s island mercenary setting and soldier outfitting was something I thought I really wanted. I […]

UKGE Microgames

As part of the writing I do for Tabletop Gaming Magazine, I curate and occasionally design for a monthly microgame feature. I love seeing what people can do with tight restrictions (it’s also why I love Pico-8 and game jam games). With that in mind, I went looking for microgames at the UK Games Expo […]

Anna’s Pico-8 Taster Plate

While I have a bachelors degree in game development, I’m not very good at the programming side of things but it has taught me enough to be able to look at stuff and think: “Wow, that’s impressive.” With Pico-8, developers use a ‘fantasy console’ to impose strict limitations on themselves and have to perform fantastic […]