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Overboard! review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 2nd, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SAILING IN CIRCLES
This murder mystery game can take you in a remarkable number of directions, but you might not have the patience to find all of them.
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There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 17th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: THIS AINT NO GAME
This lovingly-crafted meta adventure tells a silly but charming story about games for people who love them.
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Orwell's Animal Farm review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 11th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FARMING THE FORMULA
Orwell’s Animal Farm may look different, but feels all too familiar.
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The Complex review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 4th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT SO COMPLEX
The Complex is a formulaic FMV adventure that would be more enjoyable if not for some significant design flaws.
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Embracelet review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 2nd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SCHLEP THROUGH SLEPP
Embracelet is a touching and enjoyable narrative adventure despite the fact that it has significant control issues.
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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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