Recommended games in Board Game
Human Resources Corporation, a fun programming introduction game is available now
Human Resources Corporation, from some of the same fine folks that brought us World of Goo is a puzzle games that makes some of the basics of programming into a fun little exercise.
The premise is that the player is a new recruit in a corporation that need to tell other in game characters how to move and act by giving a set of program commands to complete tasks. It’s a great introduction to the logic used in programming and a fun little game with great personality. Which is expected considering the team that created this.
Posted June 3, 2016 by Jeff Scott
Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is "a quiet gem" - 4/5 from Pocket Tactics
Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy, published by Slitherine, has ships. A gritty, granular turn-based smorgasbord of ships. Having jumped from PC to iPad, one of 2015’s better strategies has arrived intact.
Star Hammer touts a hefty sixty-odd mission campaign beyond its skirmish component. Single player offers a few temporary twists in branching sorties. While these are minor divergences to encourage repeat playthroughs, the campaign is straightforward and offers a decent upward difficulty swing. Introductory operations have players shunting small fleets about, completing entry-level objectives like protecting salvage operations and fending off scant Nautilid marauders to blood their ships and gain fleet experience. Command points are awarded for completed missions, thereafter used to bring more hardware into the vacuum. By the later stages of the game, it’s a case of musing over fleet composition; what vessels to bring out and who to leave on the bench.
Posted December 15, 2015 via Pocket Tactics
Subterfuge might be the massive real time multiplayer strategy game of your dreams
When the App Store launched there was this huge promise of massive realtime multiplayer games that never materialized. Since every device was always connected, it was thought that real time multiplayer games would be a natural fit. But so far that hasn’t worked out. Subterfuge hopes to set the bar for such games, and does set it very high.
In the creators own words, Subterfuge:
Plays out in real-time over the course of a week or more. Players check in a few times each day to assess their situation, issue or modify orders, and engage their fellow players in diplomacy and subterfuge. You will need to master both strategy and diplomacy to earn your victory, so plan ahead, coordinate with others, and carefully consider the consequences of your actions!
Posted October 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville from Sarah Northway
Rebuild 3 is a strategy sim game with a good helping of narrative and dark humor. It’s a thoughtful game that’ll make you fond of your survivors before you send them to their deaths for the greater good. As you expand your fort to new buildings, you’ll decide between farms or fortifications, housing or hospitals, and make tough decisions to fend off raiders, illness, starvation, and madness. And the dead are still out there wandering the streets, hungrier than ever.
Posted September 3, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Zoombinis Review - "edutainment at it's most adorable"- Touch Arcade
Zoombinis is a port from days of old and it’s ticking all kinds of memories for some. Touch Arcade notes:
In terms of its visual style, Zoombinis holds up rather well on paper, as the characters are all full of life and of course, timelessly cute. However, much like the gameplay, the animations are severely dated, and not even this mobile re-release can make them shine. Even all of the screenshots I’ve taken, despite their high resolution, look washed out and like a relic of the past.
If you have a child or an open mind for a edutainment, Zoombinis is worth checking out — just know that time doesn’t heal all wounds.
Posted September 1, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Out Now: Cosmonautica, Quirky Space Sim from Chasing Carrots
It’s been described as The Sims meets Elite — this odd little gem is out now on iOS and Android.
Start by boarding a washed-up space cruiser and fulfill your destiny as an aspiring captain on the hunt for fame and fortune. Cosmonautica combines elements of space trading and crew simulation to create a unique experience. Only if you take good care of your crew you will be able to succeed.
Do you have what it takes to become the best trader, smuggler, pirate or even space taxi? It’s your choice!
Posted July 31, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Sorcery 3 from inkle
The latest and greatest adventure game from inkle is out now.
An epic adventure through a cursed wilderness of monsters, traps and magic. Begin your journey here! (Parts 1 and 2 not required.)
+ Explore everywhere – move freely through the world, any way you want, creating your own unique story
+ New time beacons allow you to alter the world dynamically – travel through the present, or into the past, or mix the two
+ Thousands of choices – all are remembered, and shape your adventure
+ Thirty new enemies, including seven deadly serpents, each with their own strategies – and weaknesses
+ Swindlestones is back! The game of bluff and deceit is back, with new, smarter, opponents
+ New spells to discover and new magic to master
+ Five Gods, all with different quirks and powers
+ Start your adventure here, or load your characters and choices from Part 2
+ New music from “80 Days” composer Laurence Chapman
+ Two new 3D hand-drawn maps to explore by Mike Schley
Posted April 22, 2015 by Jeff Scott