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Donut County: It’s Full of Holes (Good Ones)

If Donut County was an art piece, it would probably be something like Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. It’s kitschy, offbeat, feels familiar and yet has enough surprise moments that either lead to a “wtf” or a “lol”. Looking up trailers of what Donut County is about will probably give you no sense of how to play the game, and yet much later, you’l...

Subwords

Subwords: Pass Me the Beer and Pretzels, Please

My husband asks me if “Taft” is actually a legit American president. I shrug and head for Wikipedia. Several seconds later, we learn that William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States. And that his name is linked with “fattest presidents” and “bathtub”. I feel strangely enriched. Thanks Subwords. A blend between trivia, word games and frantic b...

Golf Club: Wasteland

After the Great Ecological Catastrophe the ultra rich move to Tesla City on Mars. The rest of us died. Now, citizens of Mars take flights to Earth and play golf in the ruins of civilization. However, one of the Mars mission pilots cannot fit in the new Martian society. The homesick pilot uses his connections at Golf Club: Wasteland for one last solo trip to Earth. Golf Club: Wasteland is an atmosp...

Golf Club: Wasteland

“Why,” is my initial reaction to games involving golf. It’s not a game I enjoy playing in real life, much less virtually. Fortunately, Golf Club: Wasteland is less about men in polo shirts (sorry if you’re into that sort of thing) than an atmospheric version of Angry Birds. And having said this, I really want you to dispel all images of green pigs and rotund birds because t...

Supertype! Not Just a Game for Nanas

  The name Supertype might make you think that this is for people who like Scrabble and crosswords. I have nothing against these people (being one myself) but I would be very sad if someone overlooked Supertype as a game only your Nana would play. Sure, the game’s aesthetics has a bunch of backdrops that look like vintage wallpaper. But floral patterns aside, Supertype is, at its very h...

Oxenfree

Supernatural teen drama with some guilty pleasures.

Reigns: Her Majesty

What’s it like to be royal? We find out in Reigns: Her Majesty.

Love Trains? How about some Mini Metro…

Somewhat sad confession: subway maps make me excited. That little piece of paper with candy-coloured lines blooming like veins represents travel and adventure for me. So it’s probably no surprise that Mini Metro has become one of my go-to tablet games. Mini Metro was developed by the even more endearingly-named Dinosaur Polo Club. These Kiwi devs have made a puzzle strategy game that involve...

Hitman GO

Agent 47 returns in this reimagining of Square Enix’s Hitman. In this turn-based puzzler, you control Agent 47 as he do-si-dos around security, dogs, armed men and civilians to reach his mark. If you’ve played any of the other Hitman games, the new take on this may startle you at first. The world has been put into the context of a board game. All the characters have been turned into pl...

Lara Croft GO

Mobile gaming used to involve lots of primary colours and fruit slicing. That’s what I thought anyway.  Until Lara Croft GO.  I wish that I could say that my motivation in trying this was because of Lara Croft herself – just one of the most famous female protagonists ever. But sadly no. I just wanted to game lying down. As I reclined snugly in bed, I soon came to realize how good this ...

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