Posts Tagged ‘Freeware’

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…)

(ags) Ben Jordan Case 3 – Something witchy this way comes!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

May20 Today is another Ben Jordan adventure game!  Wow, Ben Jordan seems to be getting a lot of cases under his belt now.  The Skunk Ape, the lost galleon of the Salton Sea and now his third adventure, The Sorceress of Smailholm.  I keep wanting to say Snail home but Smailholm it is.  This time it takes place in Scotland… oooh spooky Scotland, land of Highland Flings, Caber-tossing,  and the most horrifying thing of all HAGGIS! (No offense to the Scottish but I think minced sheep heart, lungs and liver with oatmeal, suet, and onions boiled in an animals stomach is pretty darn scary!)  Since I am going to be revising the format a bit, I should start by saying what I think of it.  So here it is. 

What I think of it:  It doesn’t seem much different than case 2 in graphics and design, however an interesting story coupled with a “competitor” for Ben Jordan makes up for that.  Ben Jordan’s 3rd case is fairly solid.  Details after the break.