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The Darkness in Her Eyes

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 »

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Flash Fiction

 

Bite-sized Thought – The Sea Will Claim Everything

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.

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Quick​ ​Summary

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 »

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2018 in Bite-Sized Thoughts

 

Bite-sized Thought – Along the Edge

As time passes in Along the Edge, it leaves its mark on both you and your character.

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Quick​ ​Summary

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 »

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2018 in Bite-Sized Thoughts

 

Bite-sized Thought – Pizza Express

Sometimes all it takes to get to know a character is a few post-it notes.

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Quick​ ​Summary

Wanna make pizza? Good, because your roommate Lucky’s gotten you a job at her friend’s pizzeria! While she works the oven, you’ll make pizzas to fulfill customer orders (choosing the right dough and toppings, as well as re-ordering ingredients, through a hectic mini-game). Between days, you’ll also come up with the menu and prices, choose the décor, set working hours and choose a marketing strategy… That’s a lotta stuff! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2018 in Bite-Sized Thoughts

 

Bite-sized Thought – Wheels of Aurelia

Wheels of Aurelia lets you experience Italy ’78 from behind the wheel, even if you have no idea what that means.

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Quick​ ​Summary

Drive around Italy as Lella, giving people rides and making idle and not-so-idle conversation as you follow the Via Aurelia in 1978. This driving and chatting game has very easy controls (left/right to steer, space to speed up, up/down to choose dialogue options), different endings and a colourful aesthetic.

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Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Bite-Sized Thoughts

 

Bite-sized Thought – Quantum Conscience

You can read people’s minds at any point in Quantum Conscience, and what you learn will determine your character’s actions.

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In this visual novel you’re on a mission to reform your home planet, but things aren’t going well – your plan is thwarted, so you take a detour to hide from pursuers and stay with someone you know… but something happened during your attempted infiltration, and you find yourself able to read people’s thoughts. Do you relish in knowing your friends’ secrets, or are you haunted by the limits of your newfound abilities? And what is this pesky shadow doing in your mind? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Bite-Sized Thoughts

 

Bite-sized Thought – Hylics

Nothing mixes pleasant, pensive and peculiar like Hylics’ music.

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Hylics is ‘a recreational program with light JRPG elements’. You assemble a party that levels up and has skills, you walk around town, explore the world using your boat or airship … But it’s weird. Why is it all claymation? Why does your face melt off when you lose? Why do spells involve weird pointillated hands making gestures? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Bite-Sized Thoughts