Spore Review

Spore – Part 1

Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released on: Dec 19, 2008

Spore is a simulator game, portraying the evolutionary stages of an alien creature, starting as a single cell, then gradually becoming sentient beings ready to establish themselves on this unknown planet. Design your own creature and help them survive all five stages of life. One day they could potentially colonize entire galaxies!

Genre: A Simulation/Exploration game

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Fermi’s Path Review

Fermi’s Path

Developer: GameArt Studio GmbH
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Apr 20, 2015

Fermi’s Path is a straight-shooter featuring a subatomic particle’s intense journey through hyperspace. As a huge science nerd, I was really looking forward to trying this one since it had a chemistry theme. I got into flash games in high school, which is why I played so many shooters. This arcade game will test your reaction time to catchy techno music. Can you beat your last high score on every difficulty?

Genre: A Classic Indie Racing Game

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The Stanley Parable Review

The Stanley Parable

Developer: Galactic Cafe
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Oct 17, 2013

When the live demo of The Stanley Parable was released, it began as a game design test where the player was guided by an omnipresent narrator as he or she tours the inside of a corporate building, being lead into multiple rooms through a 1st person perspective. The narrator soon gains self-awareness of the fact that we are inside his game which is all about making “choices”.

Genre: An Adventure-Indie Game

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Terraria Revisited

Terraria

Developer: Re-Logic
Publisher: See Above
Released on May 16, 2011

Terraria is a 2-D sandbox game that lets the player choose their own adventure, being given the freedom to craft whatever their heart desires. It combines elements of classic sprite games with open-world exploration to motivate players to survive by building houses, crafting stronger tools, digging through caverns, recruiting NPCs, and of course, defending them from monsters of the night.

Genre: Action-Adventure Sandbox RPG

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My review on FEZ

F E Z

Developer: Polytron Corporation
Publisher: Trapdoor
Released on May 01, 2013

FEZ at a first glance appears to be a typical 2D platformer game but you’ll soon realize that there is more than meets the eye in this world which tests the limits of space and time. You are Gomez, a humanoid who is sent on a journey, to explore the 3D world which is hidden by one’s perception of what’s in front of them. 

Genre: An Indie Platform Adventure Game

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