It is not every day that we receive emails from engineers working for the European Space Agency, especially not about a multidimensional alien race attacking our universe! Fortunately the email was about the upcoming action title that the developers are developing in their free time and not about any imminent threat to our universe. Since they were kind enough to provide us with a playable build of the game we were able to get some hands on time with this unique shooter
Please, Don’t Touch Anything is a devious game that preys on your natural curiosity. You are given one order, but to discover all the hidden secrets the game has to offer you will have to disobey it. What happens after that depends entirely on how good your problem solving skills and lateral thinking are. It is a great game for anyone that enjoys cracking puzzles, but the easily frustrated might want to pass.
Gameplay: Deceptively simple, but the multitude of endings will keep you coming back for more.
Graphics: All the action takes place on a single pixel art screen.
Sound: Some very foreboding and atmospheric chiptune tracks
Bloq features a very simple idea and gameplay mechanics, but implements it in a polished and addictive manner. The puzzles range from very easy to mind boggling, but definitely has the potential to keep players hooked. If you are looking for a puzzle title that is easy to pick up and play then you won’t want to miss out on this one.
Gameplay: Very polished and quite addictive.
Graphics: The minimalistic art style suits the game perfectly.
Sound: Not much variety, but once again matches the style of the game
Ubinota is a game that appears to be deceptively easy at first, but it definitely delivers a challenging experience as you progress. Levels not only come in all shapes and sizes, but thanks to the different paint colors, all with their own unique properties, the game never becomes repetitive. Anyone looking for a unique puzzle experience should definitely add Ubinota to their collection.
Gameplay: Very addictive and very challenging.
Graphics: Simple, but very colorful.
Sound: Very relaxing.
Panmorphia is highly recommended for players interested in a slower paced, cerebral challenge. It features some beautiful visuals and plenty of very interesting puzzles. The ability of the main character to transform into different animals, changing the perspective, is also a rather cool touch. It offers plenty of value for money and a single purchase is all you need to gain access to the whole game.
Gameplay: The game offers plenty of unique puzzles to solve.
Graphics: The photos used for the scenes in the game are packed with detail.
Sound: Relaxing tunes that never become obtrusive and is perfect for exploring the gameworld
A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build is a thoroughly entertaining and very charming puzzle title that is suitable for players of all ages. The beautiful 2D visuals and excellent audio complements the addictive puzzle solving gameplay, which makes for a memorable experience. I would have liked to see a few more puzzles to solve, because the ones on offer are so enjoyable. This is the perfect game for when you feel like something relaxing and non-violent.
Gameplay: The game is challenging and addictive without being frustrating or unfair.
Graphics: Charming visuals with plenty of great touches.
Sound: The soundtrack is great as are the ambient sound effects
While Violet: Space Mission features functional visuals and audio, it is the gameplay that impresses the most. The game packs quite a challenge and navigating through the debris strewn areas using only a propulsion pack is no easy feat. The high difficulty might turn off more casual players, but anyone who enjoys a good challenge will appreciate what this game has to offer.
Gameplay: The challenge ramps up very quickly, but the game remains addictive throughout its ten levels.
Graphics: The visuals are good, but nothing spectacular.
Sound: Fitting, but thankfully unobtrusive
Forget about leisurely strolling around a course, carefully selecting an appropriate club, checking the wind speed and then making a shot. Pukka Golf provides you with a golf ball and a hole to sink it in as quickly as possible while throwing all kinds of obstacles in your way. It is a straightforward concept and done very well, making it both fun to play as well as very addictive. With tons of levels, each with multiple goals, expect Pukka Golf to keep you busy for quite a while.
Gameplay: Very easy to pick up and play, but challenging enough to keep you coming back for more.
Graphics: Simple and straightforward without any clutter, but could benefit from some more variety.
Sound: The audio is unobtrusive, but not very memorable
Gravity Ghost might appear to be a very simple and straightforward game at first, but the more you play it the deeper it draws you in. Soaring around the levels using the gravitational pull of the planets to your advantage is a great feeling and I often found myself lingering longer on levels than necessary just to soak in the atmosphere. It is a very tranquil and relaxing game, but with a great story tucked away beneath the surface. If you want to experience a unique title that is not about killing enemies or dying and failing until you succeed check out Gravity Ghost.
Gameplay: Relaxing and entertaining without ever becoming frustrating.
Graphics: The beautiful hand painted visuals and unique art style sets the game apart.
Sound: The soundtrack and voice acting is a perfect match for the tranquil atmosphere of the game
If you are looking for something to be offended by you will find plenty to be outraged about in HuniePop. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a polished and entertaining title that combines a couple of different genres very successfully then you will find that this game is money well spent. Hopefully the developers will flesh out the concept further if they get around to a sequel as there is a lot of potential here.
Gameplay: The puzzle elements are fun and surprisingly strategic, while interacting with the girls is entertaining albeit a little repetitive.
Graphics: Beautifully drawn characters with plenty of clothing and hair variations, but no animations beyond lip synching.
Sound: The professional English voice actresses really bring the characters to life and the soundtrack is rather good too