Hi everyone! I’ve got two quick updates – hope you’re in the mood to play some games!
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It turns out I haven’t posted updates in about a year, so here’s a big catch-up post, from recent news to older ones. All of these games are free, so give them a try! Read the rest of this entry »
A relationship’s colours stand out against a backdrop of falling snow in Rainbow Bridge.
Rainbow Bridge is a two-room parser game. Gabriel (the angel) and his boyfriend Demeter are enjoying spending some time together, but their holiday is cut short due to an emergency at Gabriel’s workplace. In order to head back, he needs to charge his sceptre with the seven colours of the rainbow. Read the rest of this entry »
Lieve Oma uses game conventions to encourage you to act like your character until you’re invested in the story.
Look for mushrooms in the forest with your grandma. It’s a short, half-hour experience. Read the rest of this entry »
Wunderdoktor’s patients are fun to treat, their ever-changing issues growing into in an ever-changing game.
As a travelling doctor, you treat a stream of patients, each with a combination of various diseases. Use your mouse to pull out gem splinters, swat mosquitoes and suture wounds to cure your patients before they run out of health! (But don’t worry, you can just try again if you’re having trouble).
Figuring out what is core to someone’s sense of self may seem futile, but the exercise itself is what’s important.
You take on the role of Zoe, a neuroscientist whose work focuses on reconstructing the dead by saving their memories. When your girlfriend Sara has a fatal accident, you have to choose which memories will be saved, and which will be lost.
A game can teach you, comfort you and give you space to explore your feelings in just one pensive, slow-paced hour.
Charlie, a mortician from Rose and Daughters Funeral Home, prepares the bodies of the deceased and aims to give their loved ones the funeral they most need. Help embalm or cremate the deceased, attend their funerals and see how Charlie’s life changes as her funeral home gets bought out. Read the rest of this entry »
They walk side-by-side with the slow pace of people who have nowhere else to be, despite the bitter cold. The wind leads them on as they follow the footpath, which eventually winds its way to a playground.
‘I didn’t know this was here. Eight years and I still feel like a tourist,’ he says, crossing his arms against the cold.
‘It’s easy to follow the same routine,’ she smiles as she makes her way to the swings. ‘But if it makes you feel any better, most of this was added after you started teaching here.’ Read the rest of this entry »
It’s easy to lose yourself in a game where every flower and mushroom has its own description, as long as you have a strong sense of place.
The Sea Will Claim Everything (I’ll use TSWCE) is a point-and-click adventure game. You interact with the people from the Fortunate Isles through a mechanical device which serves as the game’s interface. You’re helping them overthrow the tyranny of a selfish Lord, mostly by making helpful potions and collecting tokens. Read the rest of this entry »
As time passes in Along the Edge, it leaves its mark on both you and your character.
Along the Edge is a visual novel that follows Daphné over the course of a year, as she moves to an inherited family house looking for some much-needed change in her life. Through the game, your choices add up to her personality (Sun or Moon? Star or Globe?) and affect her future actions. Read the rest of this entry »