Archive for June, 2009

Planitia: Phenomenal Cosmic Power, Itty Bitty Living Space!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

June24 Let me just say up front.  I’m a Christian, and I take my faith very seriously.  This review will have nothing to do with my beliefs though, but the reason I said this was because of the next statement I’m going to make.  I don’t really like the name “god” game.  It sounds like it makes light of people’s faith.  I really don’t think it does, but the name sounds like it does.  When #GameDevelopers (on – Starchat irc network) own Anthony Salter, aka Viridian, mentioned he was going to make a god game, it was with a bit of reservation that I decided to test it.  I did this because I felt I wanted to support fellow indie game developers.  Really a “god game” is a genre of games where you get to play like a god, in other words, form worlds as you see fit and create people and civilizations and have them do your bidding.  The game isn’t entirely finished but it’s got most of the elements in it.

What I think of it:  It’s actually a bit of fun if, for nothing else, than to just manipulate the land the way you want.  If this sounds interesting to you click the Read More at the bottom there.  I promise no more silly “after the break” type jokes. 


(ags) Ben Jordan Case 4: Oh the Horror!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009


Note: Fixed the Case 4 page link at the bottom of the reviews.

Our intrepid Paranormal Investigator is back for his 4th case.  Ben Jordan Case #4: Horror at Number 50!  I have to say a little bit about Case 3 though as my review wasn’t really based on me finishing that case.  The music is still like the best thing (next to the story).  And the author upped the ante with regards to story and character by introducing Percival Quentin Jones (sorry if I misspelled it it’s not often one has to spell Quentin or Quinton, or Quinten, or Quintan or something).  Case 3’s story has a few twists that showed the developer’s growing as a writer.  Now fresh after his visit to London to do some boring paperwork for “Percy”, Ben Jordan is contacted by someone who owns number 50 in Berkley Square in London.  I guess it’s a house or an apartment (flat for all you UK folks) or some such thing.  In any case there were rumors of hauntings that lead to eventual death.  So it’s not your typical ghost story.  This time around, Ben has 4 other investigators to help him solve the case.  So if you’re as into the Ben Jordan series as I am, then read on! (more…)

Headspin Storybook – To flip or not to flip, that is the question.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

June04 I’m doing this a little different here, I’m going to tell you what I think of the game Headspin Storybook by State of Play Games first:  It’s simple to play, fun, and challenging.  Next we’ll read a brief history of the pop-up book.  Why a brief history of the pop-up book?  You’ll see why if you Read More below the fold.

The Fold