Simulation games aren’t something I’m super familiar with. I trend towards puzzle games or match-three style games when I’m mobile gaming. During one of our meetings Greenheart Games’ Game Dev Tycoon came up, and I was intrigued. I decided to give it a try just for giggles and ended up really, really enjoying it.
I’m a big fan of simplicity in my games. Dots: A Game About Connecting really scratches an itch for me and is a game that I return to over and over again. If you’re a puzzle fan looking to just relax and connect, Dots is the game for you.
Even when I hit the score of 10000000, I found myself needing to max out everything I could. The door was open, there for me to leave. But I didn’t. And I don’t really want to.
All I know is that it goes on … and on … and on. You’re golfing in a desert, a sparse desert with no scenery. Except once every couple hundred screens you might see a cloud in the sky or a cactus in the background. What made those appear? Did I do anything? Can I interact with it?
It’s an arcade-style twitch-based game where you, an imminently replaceable stock trader in a large firm, have to swipe left and right on various stocks with limited identifiable information at a rate that increases heavily over time.
Elegant is the first word that comes to mind when I look at Strata, a puzzle game for Android that came out several years ago. It was one of the first puzzle games I truly thought was beautiful, and the beauty isn’t skin-deep.
You. Must. Build. A. Boat.
That’s your objective in EightyEight Games’ You Must Build A Boat, a puzzle-matching game with progression, character and a little man running through an endless dungeon atop the screen.
no thing is a very weird game, and I don’t know if I’ll ever completely understand it. Nor am I sure that one is even supposed to understand it, or if I would ever want to if it’s even possible.