Category Archives: PC/Mac

Monster Garden Demo on itch.io

A demo of the first half of my game “Monster Garden” is on itch.io. Download it here. Lots of monsters, lots of silly feedback…and hidden mysteries? And always looking for your feedback. 😀 There are two Let’s Plays! From 45:30 in … Continue reading

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Five Fantastic Unknown RPGs

If you like underrated, flawed-yet-classic, diamond-in-the-rough, hidden treasure RPGS then I’ve got some sweet, sweet news for you. I’m always scouring the playfield for imaginative and inventive gems, and these are a few you should know about. 1. Magic PenGel … Continue reading

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Banner Saga and More On Leveling

Thanks to a suggestion in response to the last post, I bought and played Banner Saga, and it was a blast. It lets you lose battles and still keep playing, so each battle is able to be a real toss-up. … Continue reading

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Chrysanthemum. Mac, 1993.

This is a quick post to highlight a little known Mac game from 1993 by Ryan Koopmans called “Chrysanthemum.” It can still be played online thanks to Online Alchemy, here. Worldview: Meticulous, meditative spatial management Theme: Flower-arranging Most puzzle games … Continue reading

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Indiecade Games on Kickstarter

Some of the cool games I found at Indiecade are/were running on Kickstarter! Wish I’d gotten a chance to post about Katacomb Kids before it reached its deadline, but looks like they didn’t need my help: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fourbitfriday/catacomb-kids-a-very-roguelike-platformer Looking forward to … Continue reading

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Borderlands. PC/OSX/XBOX360/PS3, 2009

For the second post I want to talk about a game at the other end of the spectrum from Paladin’s Quest/Lennus, which I thought also did a great job with its worldview. Borderlands was developed by Gearbox Software using a … Continue reading

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