The Forest

Early access games can go be a hit-or-miss affair; you can sometimes get a great game early in it’s life and sometimes you can get a game that looks like it’s going to be great, but for some reason it just doesn’t . I enjoy it when these early access games have a vibrant community…

Age of Strategy Android

On booting up Age of Strategy the first thing that you will notice is the sheer amount of content. From the menu you have access to lots of content, the core of which is a series of campaigns, these are a collections of maps that are linked together with a short text story. There are…

The death of Free2Play beyond video games

Way back in February the EU commission raised concerns over business models in the mobile phone ‘app industry’. There were 4 major points of concern, these are taken directly from the EC press release : • Games advertised as “free” should not mislead consumers about the true costs involved; • Games should not contain direct…

Sim University 5 Game Review

  You know those people who establish dynasties so powerful that their names echo through the centuries? I am one of them. – El Vice Chancellor Sim University (U.S name: Theme University) is a series of hit real-time strategy simulation games created and developed by a one man indie outfit. The game play sits at…

Ways to get the brain going

When I feel there is a something to think about I like to play a game and today, oddly enough ,I wanted to think about how playing games helped me to think. Now that I am fresh out of match of Natural Selection 2 the job my to write up my thoughts. I never feel…

The technology is brilliant, but..

I am sure that I am not the only person working in educational technology to see what I think is a brilliant technology fail, something that does something you’ve never seen before or fundamentally changes how you see the world. Then 6 Months later it closes because it didn’t do the job it was supposed…

Indie Developers: Back to the 80s

There is often talk from those who grew up in 80s UK kids about the good old days of gaming before the large development houses and multimillion pound projects. I was born in 1984 so perhaps I was a little late to the party, but I still join them with fond memories of gaming in…

Samphi Game Alpha

I stumbled across a cute little indie game over at Desura called Samphi. The game is in it’s Alphi so it is a little early to be passing judgement but seems very promising and I enjoyed having a 20 minute play with it. The game starts off a little like Terraria in that you play…

Subnautica: New game by Natural Selection Developers

I’m a big fan of the indie game Natural Selection 2 and the developer Unknown Worlds. Originally I think they were a group of modders who created the absolutely fantastic Natural Selection mod for the original Half Life. Following the success of Natural Selection they decided to make a commercial version out of the sequal…

Installing Pokemon on Android based phones

Installing the old Pokemon games on your Android phone is pretty easy. I’ll leave moral judgement on emulation down to you. Some gamers claim that if you bought the original cartridge you are allowed to download the games; I won’t get in to this argument other than to say that if a game from 15…