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An Interview with the Creator of “Lost Sock”

If you’ve ever had the heartbreak of losing your favourite piece of clothing to an evil washing machine, Tim the creator of Lost Sock understands. Di got to chat with him about this, laundry and even more interesting ventures. DI: How did you first come up with the idea for Lost Sock? Do you just do a lot of laundry? TIM: A couple of months ago, my washing machine stopped working, so I ended...

Lost Sock

I’m no stranger to laundry. However, the way I play newly-released Lost Sock (iOS) by developer Moonstripes would suggest otherwise. In the game, you control the spins of a washing machine trying to get as many revolutions as possible without losing any socks. You st/rt off with a basic pair of socks. As you complete more and more revolutions, coins appear in the drum, which you collect when...

Bacon – The Game

Put bacon on E V E R Y T H I N G !2 Have you ever tried bacon on… … ice cream? … Piña Colada? … the United States of America? from the creator of Pancake – The Game and Burger – The Game. Bacon – The Game is the third part of the food series, a collection of mobile one-tap games with whacky physics. In every game, controls are super simple: Touch = rise pan, release = lower...

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...

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