Space. The final frontier. In Mi-Clos Studio's Out There space is really the final frontier because it's a place you're probably going to die in. A lot. And while death by oxygen deprivation, being burned to death in a supernova, or being crushed in a black hole aren't exactly ideal ends, it's the journey that makes these perilous outcomes worthwhile.
Solitude. Most believe a state of solitude to be a state of peace. In actuality it is a state of being alone, and it is up to the individual to find peace in that. In Nyamyam's Tengami, players must try to find their own sort of peace with this puzzler that's occasionally clever and often solitary.
Lately, many hardcore gamers have accused Nintendo of being too coddling to its fanbase. "Where have all the challenging games gone?" they demanded. While Nintendo seems content to continue mostly producing games that place accessibility over challenge, they did fire back with a resounding answer: "You want a challenge? Fine. Here's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze." And what a frosty challenge it is.
Much as with a real zombie apocalypse, the undead are everywhere these days, and no medium is more infected with their proliferation than gaming. Square Enix isn't immune to the alluring pustulence of the walking dead, which is why it’s gotten in on the action with Deadman's Cross, an odd hybrid of first-person shooting, card battling and the other trend which has infected gaming: free-to-play
In the past decade or so, Traveller's Tales has developed quite a resume of impressively fun, yet accessible, Lego video games. We've got Lego Batman, Lego Star Wars, Lego Harry Potter... pretty much any franchise big enough to get licensed by Lego becomes a video game from this creative team. With the Lego Movie dropping a brickload on theaters, Traveller's Tales has seen fit to snap together a tie-in to go along with it.
For many gamers, Final Fantasy VI was the best entry in the greatest generation of gaming- the Super Nintendo era. With this in mind, Square Enix stepped back in time and retrieved this classic role-playing game and threw some future clothes on it to get it ready for the iOS generation— with surprising results.
Marvel Entertainment’s Marvel Run Jump Smash brings some of your favorite comic book characters to iOS form, blending traditional endless runner-style gameplay with the glitz and glamour of superheroes.
Barking Mouse Studio, Inc., took a risk when creating the 3D puzzler Lost Toys. "We believe that you can make a fun game at a decent price, one that respects gamers enough to employ subtlety and inventiveness over glitz and glamour," they seem to have said. Bold move, Barking Mouse, especially in a day and age when even the high and mightiest of gaming companies are moving towards the ADD-inspired, free-to-play model.
The original NES was a miraculous piece of hardware, but it had some strange titles, which is why we wanted to highlight the 10 Weirdest NES Games.
The Year of Luigi kept our green-clad friend pretty busy. He saved some princesses, went to the Olympics, hunted some ghosts, and even went out and got his M.D.! Although, if Weegie wants to get by on his own merits instead of constantly being compared to his older brother he should probably stop doing everything he does (ghost-hunting aside). Anyway, the Year of Luigi meant some great Luigi-themed games for us, including the last new Nintendo title of 2013: Dr. Luigi! Let's see if this medically-themed puzzler benefits from a modern update.