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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OneShot Review

OneShot

Developer: Little Cat Feet
Publisher: Degica
Released on Dec 08, 2016

OneShot is an adorable top-down exploration game taking place in a slowly-decaying world, in need of a new sun to restore its light. You will help guide Niko, a lost cat-child on their pilgrimage to the tower, to put the lightbulb back where it belongs before it’s too late. The game knows you are god and Niko is the messiah of this world. But is it truly worth saving? Remember, you only have one shot at this.

Genre: Indie Adventure Game

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Long Live the Queen Review

Long Live the Queen

Developer: Hanako Games
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Nov 08, 2013

Long Live the Queen is an anime strategy simulator disguised as a cutesy visual novel. You are the young princess Elodie, who is still grieving the death of her mother, the Queen of Nova. You are next in line to inherit the throne, of a kingdom riddled with political conflicts between nobles and commoners. Can you give her the proper upbringing she needs to become a respectable princess?

Genre: A Strategy Simulation Game

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Spore Review

Spore – Part 1

Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released on: Dec 19, 2008

Spore is a simulator game, portraying the evolutionary stages of an alien creature, starting as a single cell, then gradually becoming sentient beings ready to establish themselves on this unknown planet. Design your own creature and help them survive all five stages of life. One day they could potentially colonize entire galaxies!

Genre: A Simulation/Exploration game

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The Stanley Parable Review

The Stanley Parable

Developer: Galactic Cafe
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Oct 17, 2013

When the live demo of The Stanley Parable was released, it began as a game design test where the player was guided by an omnipresent narrator as he or she tours the inside of a corporate building, being lead into multiple rooms through a 1st person perspective. The narrator soon gains self-awareness of the fact that we are inside his game which is all about making “choices”.

Genre: An Adventure-Indie Game

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