Gunborg: Dark Matters – a review

Hello friends. This is the review of Gunborg: Dark Matters, a brutal arcade-style action platformer that reminds us of old-school 8-bit shoot’em up video games! Rickard Paulsson’s first indie game started in 2013 as a side project and had a demo published last year that ticked our interest. Earlier iterations of the game and proof-of-concept … Read more

Gunfire Reborn – a review

Hello friends. Today we’ll be reviewing “Gunfire Reborn” a procedural first-person rogue-lite shooter with fast-paced combat set in a uniquely styled eastern world. Developed and published by Duoyi Games in Hong Kong this new addition to the genre offers great gameplay, even greater gunplay, and a 4-player co-op mode! So let’s see what this game … Read more

Beacon – a review

Hello friends. Today we review “Beacon”, a top-down sci-fi action rogue-like where death is not the ending but another chance to find your Beacon. Released on Dec 2021 by Monothetic LLC after 7 years of development, this is already well-received and highly regarded. Let’s see why! Developer: Monothetic LLC Publisher: Monothetic LLC Genre: Roguelike, Action, … Read more

Ziggurat 2 – a review

Hello friends. Today we’ll be reviewing “Ziggurat 2” a procedural first-person rogue-lite shooter with fast-paced combat set in a fantasy world. Developed and published by Milkstone Studios and sequel to the addictive and highly regarded original Ziggurat this new addition to the series offers more action, more spells, more enemies, and (if you’re not careful) … Read more

Greak: Memories of Azur – a review

Hello friends. This is the review of Greak: Memories of Azur, a beautiful hand-drawn single-player side-scrolling 2D-platform adventure with puzzle elements from Navegante Entertainment an independent video game studio based in Mexico and published by Team17. Developer: Navegante Entertainment Publisher: Team17 Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, 2D-Platform Release Date: 17 Aug 2021 Reviewed on: PC/Windows Available … Read more

Archvale – a review

Hello friends. Today we get to review “Archvale”, a newly released bullet-hell with RPG elements game from developer idoz & phops, published by Humble Games. Developer: idoz & phops Publisher: Humble Games Genre: Action, Adventure, Twin-Stick Shooter, Bullet-hell Release Date: 2 Dec 2021 Reviewed on: PC/Windows Available on: PC/Windows, Nintendo Switch Link: Steam Gameplay Video: … Read more

Orbital Bullet – a review

Hello friends. This is the review of “Orbital Bullet”, a fast-paced 360-degree rogue-lite action platformer developed by smokestab and published by assemble entertainment based in Germany. Let’s have a look at what innovations does this game brings to a crowded genre. Developer: Smokestab Publisher: Assemble Entertainment Genre: Roguelike, Action, Indie, Early Access Release Date: 22 … Read more

Nuclear Blaze – a review

Hello friends. Today we get to review “Nuclear Blaze” a fiery action 2D-platform firefighting game from the creator of Dead Cells Sébastien Benard where you get to survive through devastating backdrafts, exploding walls, and a mysterious facility all while you try to keep the blaze under control. The game was originally created in 48 hours … Read more

Flynn: Son of Crimson – a review

Hi, friends. Flynn: Son of Crimson is a fast-paced pixel art 2D action platformer with Metroidvania elements. The game was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter on October 24, 2017, raising over $63,000. Developer: Studio Thunderhorse Publisher: HumbleGames Genre: Side-scrolling Action, 2D Platformer, Metroidvania-lite, Puzzle Platformer Release Date: 15 Sep 2021 Reviewed on: PC/Windows Available on: PC … Read more

Himno – The Silent Melody – a review of the demo

Himno – The Silent Melody is the standalone rogue-lite combat expansion of the peaceful game Himno. On the contrary to the peaceful Himno released in 2019, this one includes some brutal combat for a change, making it much more challenging and stressful – quite the opposite of the relaxing nature of the previous game! Developer: … Read more