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Lineweight review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 18th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SCROLLING WITH STYLE
Lineweight is a brief but ultra-stylish piece of interactive fiction.
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Far: Lone Sails review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 22nd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHROUDED SAILING
Far: Lone Sails is a meditative expedition of maintenance across a frozen wasteland.
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Shadow of Naught review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 19th, 2020
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: LOST IN TRANSLATION
Shadow of Naught tells a dark story that is disappointingly difficult to follow.
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Circulous review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 14th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SO FAR SO GOOD
Circulous is an episodic narrative puzzle adventure that’s off to a promising start.
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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 22nd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRIAL COMPLETE
Now that it is fully playable, the mobile version of Danganronpa is a strangely satisfying narrative mystery.
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Steam Link Spotlight - Disco Elysium

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 8th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Steam Link Spotlight is a feature where we look at PC games that play exceptionally well using the Steam Link app. Our last entry was Signs of the Sojourner Read about how it plays using Steam Link over here.

For this entry, I dove into Disco Elysium, an open world role playing game where you play as a detective who has just woken up from an epic hangover, and is now tasked with attempting to solve a murder while trying to piece together his own whereabouts and life. What sets this game apart from other role playing games though is that it shies away from combat and instead relies on dialog-based interactions between characters, which works mostly because the game is very well written and full of detailed and lively characters.

Steam Link Spotlight - Signs of the Sojourner

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 29th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Steam Link Spotlight is a feature where we look at PC games that play exceptionally well using the Steam Link app. Our last entry was XCOM: Chimera Squad. Read about how it plays using Steam Link's new mouse and keyboard support over here.

For this entry, I took a look at a fascinating game about communication. Signs of the Sojourner by Echodog Games examines how traveling and connecting with other people can change you in the process. While this has been explored in plenty of other games and media before, what's remarkable about Signs of the Sojourner is how it translates this message so elegantly through simple card game mechanics.

If Found... review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 22nd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BURN WHILE READING
If Found... is a gorgeous narrative experience about human connection.
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Wide Ocean Big Jacket review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 24th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FIRESIDE CHAT
Wide Ocean Big Jacket is a refreshing escape from what most games offer.
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Dear Esther review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 7th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MEANDER ON MOBILE
The mobile version of Dear Esther is enjoyable enough for what that game is.
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My scariest game - Simulacra

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 11th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TOUCHSCREEN TERROR :: Read Review »

If you really want to be spooked for Halloween, there are few mobile games that can do the job better than Kaigan Games’s Simulacra. This is a game I included on my list of games to get you in the Halloween spirit specifically because it’s the most horrifying game I’ve played on a phone, bar none.

My scariest mobile game - Corpse Party

Posted by Emily Sowden on October 10th, 2018
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

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With the season of creepy stuff and spooks upon us, it feels right to chat about our favourite spooky games, doesn't it? Everyone's got one that stuck with them regardless of the platform. Whether it's the rhythmic drums of Slenderman, the gross mutilated family of Resident Evil 7, or the static radio sounds from Silent Hill 2 (AKA the greatest horror game of all time), everyone's got that one game that rubs them up the right and wrong ways.

In mobile it's a little trickier, only because it's tougher to balance the content and controls in such a way that the experience doesn't feel cheap or underwhelming. That's not saying there aren't tons to choose from, of course. We're very much spoiled for choice.

5 best iOS games to play on a plane

Posted by Emily Sowden on August 24th, 2018

Some of you may absolutely leap at the chance to climb onboard an aeroplane. Some of you may not be too thrilled at the idea of flying, but will get on with it without much fuss. Some of you may be paralysed with fear, like me, from the moment you step in the airport.

However you handle flying, this is a handful of games you really shouldn't be without. I mean, it's not the end of the world if you don't have them, but they're good fun and a good distraction for those less tolerable of air travel – trust me.

What mobile games are we looking forward to in the second half of 2018? - Emily's picks

Posted by Emily Sowden on July 11th, 2018

2018 has been a bit of a mix in mobile gaming. We've had some real gems like Oddmar, Candleman, and Dandara, and we've had some disappointments, but what about the future?

These upcoming games have me excited for a number of different reasons, and some of them are a little – er – weird. Though it's easy to just focus on what we know is coming and what we know we're going to get, it's much more fun to look forward and speculate on what we don't know, eh?

No? Just me? Well, we'd best get to it then.

The Wolf's Bite review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on April 16th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: COLOURFUL BUT UNDERWHELMING
The Wolf's Bite has a good whack at an original idea, but its success is a little bit varied in the end
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