Stardew Valley Review

Stardew Valley

Developer: ConcernedApe
Publisher: Same Guy
Released on Feb 26, 2016

Stardew Valley is a timeless farming simulator that leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction–the perfect game for anyone who wants to sit down and relax after a long day at the office. If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming fully self-sufficient, then you’re in luck because Stardew Valley is all about living off of the land by turning an overgrown field into your very own farm!

Genre: An Indie Farming Simulator

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Plant Tycoon Review

Plant Tycoon

Developer: Last Day of Work
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Sep 27, 2007

Plant Tycoon is my go-to waiting game right before finals week. It is a relaxing gardening simulator where you grow and nurture plants, then crossbreed mature ones to produce new offspring. Being a gardener, the goal is to pollinate different species of plants until you finally discover the six magical plants to restore the ecological balance to the island of Isola.

Genre: Casual Sim

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Fermi’s Path Review

Fermi’s Path

Developer: GameArt Studio GmbH
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Apr 20, 2015

Fermi’s Path is a straight-shooter featuring a subatomic particle’s intense journey through hyperspace. As a huge science nerd, I was really looking forward to trying this one since it had a chemistry theme. I got into flash games in high school, which is why I played so many shooters. This arcade game will test your reaction time to catchy techno music. Can you beat your last high score on every difficulty?

Genre: A Classic Indie Racing Game

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Zero Punctuation: Hatfall Review

Hatfall – Hatters Gonna Hat Edition

Developer: Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw
Publisher: Addicting Games, Defy Media
Released on Nov 20, 2015

Hatfall – Hatters Gonna Hat Edition is a short and sweet minigame produced by the famous YouTuber, Zero Punctuation, the guy who rants about every video game in no more than a single sentence. He has decided to bestow upon the fandom the opportunity to catch as many hats as possible, and by any means necessary. 

Genre: An Action Game about Hats

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Cake Mania Main Street Review

Cake Mania Main Street

Developer: Sandlot Games
Publisher: The Same Guys
Released on Feb 16, 2010

Ah, the Cake Mania series, it truly brings back memories. Little did I know, they would create a fourth game, not after Jill got married and everything was tied up in a neat little bow. This one is an old-school time management game for the girls and their moms. The story takes you back to the Evan’s Bakery in Bakersfield. 

Genre: A Casual Game for All Ages

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