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Talos Principle 2 Thoughts

I wrote about ‘The Talos Principle 2’ two weeks ago and last weekend, I spent my time playing the game, solving its puzzles, and immersing myself in the philosophical debates between the characters...

From Farming to Gravekeeping - A 'Graveyard Keeper' Review

I’ve never really been into games like “Stardew Valley.” Don’t get me wrong, it’s a solid game, and I’ve kept up with its news and design bits. It’s just not my taste for crayons. But the game I do...

From Vision to Launch: My Whirlwind Journey with CodeCombat Worlds

Yesterday marked the launch of “CodeCombat Worlds” on the Roblox platform – an educational game that brings programming to life in a vibrant 3D universe. It’s one of those experiences that’s better...

You are Avatar

Ah, the age-old debate of immersion and association in video games! First off, let me tip my virtual hat to Riot Games — their last #esport promotion video “GODS ft. New Jeans” video is truly a fea...

Fast and Slow - Marvel Snap

As the launch of our new game looms closer, my gaming time has faded away (as has my social media activity). Big titles like BG3, AC6, and SF remain untouched on my shelf, silently beckoning for so...

ZX Spectrum - My First Gaming Platform

My first brush with gaming wasn’t on the ZX Spectrum, but rather in video game clubs with Ataris (think arcades but with TVs and Atari bootleg versions). But the ZX Spectrum? That was my true intro...

Sequel - A Second Chance

When “Darkest Dungeon” first graced the gaming scene, it carved out a unique niche, championing the idea that “no punishment is reward.” The flow of character deaths, the barrage of debuffs, and su...

Viewfinder - A Game of Pictures

Recently, our Game Club delved into the world of “Viewfinder”, and as first-person puzzler (with “Portal” and “Talos” are the best) fan, I was eager to dive in. The standout feature of “Viewfinder”...

Computer Party RPGs as Work

So my last weekend game is … surprise, surprise… Baldur Gates 3, and before you stop reading this post as “one more review, omg”, this post is not about BG3. Instead, it’s about a peculiar déjà vu ...

Dizzy Games - A Lesson in Game Design

Growing up, many of us have been captivated by iconic games that have left a strong mark on our memories. For me, titles like HoM&M (2 and 3 are the best), Dune, Mario, Sonic, C&C, and many...