While we love the fact that mobile games these days can be just as immersive as their console or computer counterparts, there are still times when all we want is something to play in a quick blast. Bird Cage, which can be grabbed for free from the iTunes App Store, definitely falls into this category. It is a fast-paced and challenging game which, in addition to being quite entertaining, actually gives you a chance to win real world prizes
The Mists of Ravenwood is another solid hidden object game from Artifex Mundi, one of the most respected developers in the genre. It takes place after the events of The Ghosts of Maple Creek and features another gripping adventure for the detective protagonist to solve. Improvements, such as the polished visuals and fast travel system, make the game more enjoyable to play while the story remains engaging throughout thanks to the “evidence board” feature. If you are a fan of the genre and enjoyed the original then The Mists of Ravenwood should not be missed.
Gameplay: Not too difficult, but remains fun to play all the way through.
Graphics: The hand drawn scenes are stylish, detailed and very interesting.
Sound: A little too similar to the original for our taste, but the sound effects are great
It’s that time of the year again, when people are putting together their best of the year lists for pretty much everything—including video games, of course. One game that has turned into a wonderful surprise is the latest episodic iteration of the Hitman franchise. It’s completely reinvigorated Agent 47 and positively slayed the competition
Some games are fun, others are challenging and a few can even be very relaxing. Water Heroes: A Game For Change by Insignio Labs are all of the above while also giving you the opportunity to help save lives. This is because half of the game’s revenue will be donated directly to project ClearWater, which is aimed at bringing clean water to the people of Ecuador. This is certainly a very worthy cause, but the actual game is definitely worthwhile too
Do you think you have what it takes to run your own successful shopping center? Shopping Center Tycoon from indiegame studio, DreamsSoftGames, is your chance to find out. It is a free tycoon game for Android where you begin on the ground floor of a large building and slowly turn it into a prestigious shopping center. Initially you’ll only have access to some clothing and snacks to lure in the clientèle, but as you progress you’ll gain access to more elusive brands and products
Visual novel fans who have been eagerly awaiting the latest release from Lupiesoft, The Stargazers, will be happy to hear that it is out now on Steam, MangaGamer and itch.io. The game, which is inspired by pulp sci-fi, follows the adventures of three pilots who are part of the Allied Defense Force Signals. These girls are tasked with venturing deep into uncharted space and then explore the hell out of it
The setting and characters are all good, but nothing ever happens to really make you care about either. The game does feature a free patch to add back all the censored content, so anyone looking for a nukige title will probably enjoy Sakura Nova. Unfortunately, those looking for a memorable story or plan on playing without the patch are likely to be disappointed.
Gameplay: There are choices to be made and three different endings, but the story is a bit lacking.
Graphics: Like other titles in the Sakura series the visuals are beautiful, but static.
Sound: Not much to say about the music, but the voice acting is pretty good