Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sable Maze: Forbidden Garden - Review

Name: Sable Maze: Forbidden Garden Collector's Edition
Release Date: 25 July 2014
Developer: Daily Magic Productions

It seems like during the recent months, many developers have moved on from creating dark and mysterious HOPAs to bringing us bright and colorful fantasy games. It felt refreshing at first, but now it is starting to feel repetitive and a little bit tiring unless the games contain something creative or unique. Sable Maze: Forbidden Garden is the third game in the Sable Maze series; unfortunately, this sequel is no longer based on realistic, ominous events - instead, it went on to follow the fantasy trend.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Light in the Dark - Preview

From a team of indie developers whose resumes cite AAA series including X-Com, Bioshock and Fallout comes Light in the Dark.  This physics and color blending puzzle game hybrid will arrive on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices in September. 

Players will lead a cute colorful-cartoon species called totems on a rescue mission to find their babies, lost in a maze of ancient tombs.  Gamers must also take care to avoid dangerous mummies and other creatures along the way.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Nevertales: Shattered Image - Review

Name: Nevertales: Shattered Image Collector's Edition
Release Date: 20 July 2014
Developer: Mad Head Games

Last year, Nevertales: The Beauty Within was voted as the winner of not one, not two, but three of our Best of 2013 awards; so it is no surprise that we have such high hopes for this sequel. In Shattered Image, your daughter, Alice has grown up and turned out to be a very talented traveler. One day, she found herself trapped inside TaleWorld, and it is up to you and your husband to rescue her!

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PuppetShow: Steam Heart - Preview

The classic Hidden Object Adventure is back with a new installment! In this sixth PuppetShow game, young girls in Paris went missing after mysterious lightning strikes!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ominous Objects: Family Portrait - Review

Name: Ominous Objects: Family Portrait Collector's Edition
Release Date: 18 July 2014
Developer: Daily Magic Productions

If you are an avid HOPA fan, the theme of haunted paintings is definitely not revolutionary. In Ominous Objects: Family Portrait, you came home to discover that your children have been trapped inside paintings and all kinds of beasts have been released from the paintings! Luckily, despite how tired the story is - Ominous Objects is better than many of its kind.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Witches' Legacy: The Ties That Bind - Preview

Get ready for this new installment in the famous Witches' Legacy  franchise by Elefun Games! Witches' Legacy: The Ties That Bind Collector's Edition is set to be released in August.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Toy Defense 3 - Fantasy - Review

Name: Toy Defense 3 - Fantasy
Release Date: 01 July 2014
Developer: Melesta Games

When one thinks of a tower defense franchise, Toy Defense is probably among those first thoughts. In this third Toy Defense game, Melesta takes on a concept that has never been done before with the series - fantasy!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle - Review

Name: Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle Collector's Edition
Release Date: 13 July 2014
Developer: Eipix Entertainment

The famous actress, Veronica West ended her life by jumping off from the top of the lighthouse, or is it? As a detective, travel to the Silvermoon Isle and figure out whether this is her own  successful attempt at suicide or at somebody's else responsible. Eipix has brought us again, an undeniably fantastic HOPA!

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Casual Game Market vs AAA Market

Casual gaming is taking hold of the games market, which for decades was dominated by the AAA game development companies. A research report by the Casual Games Association found that smartphone gaming made up 17 percent of the $75.5 billion dollar global gaming market in 2013 and predicted that market share to grow to 22 percent by 2017. Major game franchises have struggled since the birth of casual, free-to-play games and there is currently a paradigm shift occurring. Here is what the future of casual and hardcore gaming looks like:

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Dreamscapes: Nightmare's Heir - Preview

Mister Sandman is back and he puts your husband, Tim in coma. Travel into Tim's mind and explore his dreams in this anticipated sequel to Dreamscapes: The Sandman.
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