Indie Games Reviews 39 – 12/18/2023

Liam’s Adventure by SeriousDaniel – https://danieloschepkov.itch.io/liams-adventures A distressing experience of retrogaming innocence and analog evil. The game unsettled me nearly as much as the film Spoorloos (1988) – highly recommended if you never saw it – tearing apart between the need to know and the awareness of what’s to be learned is entirely negative. Rising […]

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Indie Games Reviews 38 – 11/11/2023

Mr. Lupin by Capybaraforge – https://capybaraforge.itch.io/mr-lupin It’s a weird mix of non-sensical humor and creepypasta through deformed entities. Every ending offers wonderfully mesmerizing deviations, some plunging into no-holds-barred innocence corruption.  Chango by PuKo – https://pukogames.itch.io/chango It’s Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber, but it’s a grocery cart this time—a Janky and delirious game design for feverish days. Something […]

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Ilinx Vol.1 – Harsh Noise Industrial Games

Ilinx is a handmade zine dedicated to experimental and noisy video game creation. It is a subversive homage to the videogames magazines of yore and their bombastic, unapologetic aesthetic. Download it here. – 12 analogic collages remixing and subverting video game advertising – Long-form essay exploring an industrial noise approach to video game creation – […]

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Indie Games Reviews 37– 09/29/2023

Mimic by PuKo – https://pukogames.itch.io/mimic This short, lo-poly 3D domestic horror first blew me away with its beautifully edited beginning credit. It maintained that impression with a plot that reminded me of Thomas Ligotti’s The Frolic. The cream of the crop of the genre in recent months. Potokk by xorqu – https://xorqu.itch.io/potokk  This gem of […]

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Indie Games Reviews 36– 08/29/2023

Futile Effort by Selfish Dream – https://selfishdream.itch.io/futile-effort Another chapter in Selfish Dream cryptic interactive malaise. While I do miss his singular 3D labyrinths, his recent focus on saturation and encoded messages underline SD exceptional talent for visual composition and effects. Liminal Gallery by KenForest – https://kenforest.itch.io/liminal-gallery While inspired by Viewfinder, Kenforest appropriates the unique game […]

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