Rollers of the Realm

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Name: Rollers of the Realm
Platform: PC, PS4, PSVita
Release Date: 18/11/2014
Developer: Phantom Compass
Publisher: Atlus USA
Genre: RPG/Pinball
Price: $9.99 (Steam)
Themes: Medieval, Fantasy


 

Look out behind you...
Look out behind you…

In the games industry, you’ll find many ways to take a risk. One of those might be as a publisher, choosing to put your financial and marketing clout behind a studio’s project. Another risk might be as a developer. You’ve been successful with the FPS genre, but now you want to make a sports title. Continue reading “Rollers of the Realm”

LYNE

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Name: LYNE
Platform: PC
Developer: Thomas Bowker
Publisher: Thomas Bowker
Genre: Casual Puzzle
Themes: Colour, Shape, Logic
Release Date: 17th March 2014


 

The number of levels are pretty much endless.
The number of levels are pretty much endless.

Puzzles? Check. Steady learning curve? Check. Drawing you in to the point where you struggle to put this game down? Well, maybe not, but it will certainly keep you coming back to pick it up. Sydney based developer Thomas Bowker (Phi, Vol, Weave, Hench, and Ten Space), has been inspired with this simple, but fun game that will tie your brain into knots before you even know what happened. Since he likes to spend as much time as possible participating in game jams, simple but fun is a concept he is very familiar with. Continue reading “LYNE”

Mars: War Logs

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Release Date: April 26, 2013
Developer: Spiders
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Genre: Action, RPG
Themes: Sci-Fi, Space


This review first featured on the now offline 1P Start.

Welcome to Mars, where you can find just as much war and oppression as you would on Earth. Mars: War Logs is an action RPG that will have you trekking through the colonies of the red planet in order to free the people from the power-hungry reign of the Technomancers. Continue reading “Mars: War Logs”

Past Memories

Platform: iPhone, AndroidLogo-Past-Memories
Release Date: August 8th, 2013
Developer: Give Me Five Entertainment Group
Publisher: Give Me Five Entertainment Group
Genre: Runner/Platformer
Themes: Dreams, Psychological


This review first featured on the now offline 1P Start.

If you’re after something a bit surreal, sinister, and off-kilter, then Past Memories is the game for you. This game is a 2D runner for mobile devices and is available for just £0.56p on the Google Play site. There are quite a few runner style games out there in mobile land, so it was always going to take quite an effort to develop one that stands out from the crowd. Give Me Five have done exactly that in a very good way. Continue reading “Past Memories”

Glare

Platform: Windows, Mac, LinuxPhobicWeb_Banner
Release Date: October 10th, 2013
Developer: Phobic Studios
Publisher: Phobic Studios
Genre: Platformer
Themes: Light and Dark, Good and Evil


This review first featured on the now offline 1P Start.

Glare is a 2.5D side scrolling platformer from Phobic Studios (Dragon Vale, Bounce On series), in which you control the Shiner. This guardian has been summoned to bring back light to worlds that have been shrouded in darkness by the Ramora (cue dramatic music). To return the light to these worlds, you’ll be required to trek across varied landscapes and bring the pain to the Ramora, in an entertaining, but somewhat frustrating adventure. Continue reading “Glare”