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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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Quick​ ​Summary

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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Quick​ ​Summary

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

 

Bite-sized Thought – Academagia

If you look behind the numbers, Academagia has lots of story snippets waiting to be told.

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Quick Summary

Academagia is a time management role-playing game where you choose what to do with your days (study, practise, explore the city, spend time with friends…) then see how it turns out. In Academagia, you play through your first magical school year, aiming to pass your mid-terms, then your final exams.

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Posted by on January 3, 2018 in Bite-Sized Thoughts

 

Bite-sized Thought – Remnants of Isolation

Remnants of Isolation shows that even just a small tweak in the formula, like assigning spells to equip slots, can make a world of difference.

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Quick Summary

Celesta and Melchior, two characters born with the curse of magic, help each other escape from prison in this turn-based RPG. Along the way they defend themselves using spell combinations, a mechanic which forces you to get the most out of each action in battle. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2017 in Bite-Sized Thoughts, Video Games

 

Bite-sized Thought – WitchWay

WitchWay takes one mechanic and pushes it as far as it will go, leading to a short and satisfying game experience.

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You’re a little witch who fell into a well, found a wand and is trying to make her way back out. Your wand moves blocks. And rotates blocks. So many blocks! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2017 in Bite-Sized Thoughts, Video Games