Curtis the Inverted

The mainstream Korean mobile game scene contains a whole bunch of garbage. Like a planet of garbage. Mostly it’s just basically re-skins of Progress Quest, where you slowly grind levels so that you can see bigger numbers. I guess that’s mobile gaming in a nutshell world wide, but the current Korean scene seems pretty trash […]

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The thing about LEFT! the thing RIGHT! about Hyperun RIGHT! LEFT! is that it’s extremely hard to RIGHT! OH GOD! RIGHT! to keep a train of LEFT! of thought while focusing RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT! on the track. BOOOOM! Aw, dang it… Let’s try again… Hyperun in an infinite racer from the good folks at Concrete […]

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BICFest 2017 went down in Busan a couple weekends ago and your friendly neighborhood wizard* caught a dimensional portal down there to see what the fuss was about. BICFest is Korea’s premier indie game festival going into it’s third year. One-hundred twenty odd games were showcased, along with talks by industry professionals, indie eSport competitions […]

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Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is the fourth in a series of Metroidvania games by Bombservice. I haven’t played the first three, but I don’t think it’s necessary to do so in order to understand this one. Maybe playing the earlier ones would explain some of the story holes. Like, why are witches so giant? […]

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A bit late to this particular party, but I finally got a tabletop group together to play Fiasco. Folks, it was pretty great. For those not in the know Fiasco is basically the Coen Brothers RPG. A bit different than my normal fantastic fare at the table, I mean, what’s the point of a game […]

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First, some mood music. Just let it play while you read this review.* It’s late night while I’m writing this. I go outside to get some fresh air. I smell cigarette smoke from one of the old men who are always out smoking. The cars drive by one the nearby freeway. A truck honks it’s horn. […]

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Did up  BitSummit 2016 with my boy Doug last weekend. Had a good time talking to Indie Game folks and playing their games. He’ll post more picture as he is good at that. My picture are all blurry and make BitSummit look like more of a drugged up rave than it was. Here are some brief […]

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Green Hill Paradise: Act 2 A lot of harsh words have been said about the three dimensional adventures of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog. Allow me to add by own lovin’ spoonful to that mountain of smack talk. Actually, no, I going to… hedge a little bit. I’m actually a qualified fan of the 3D Sonric […]

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Morphblade is a slick little casual puzzle game from the good folks (folk?) over at Suspicious Developments. You navigate around a hexagonal grid of symbols smashing bugs (or maybe spaceships? Space bugs?). Each symbol has a different ability: Hammer = smashed bugs in front of you Blade = kills bugs on the sides of you […]

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Nifflas is an OG indie game designer. Indie games really began to take off in the early to mid 2000s as development tools became easier to access and a generation raised on the 8 & 16 styles of the 80s and 90s emerged both as creators and consumers. Some of the games I remember fondly […]

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