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ClueQuest: Mechanics of the Heart

Online, Apr 2022

Rated 4 out of 5
Okay, sure, April is a pretty weird time to be reviewing a Valentine’s themed game. The real reason is of course that I got to it later than planned, but I’ll claim the excuse that a game based around romantic love is suitable for any day I’d the yea… (more)

Edaqa’s Room: Office

Online, Apr 2022

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
The latest game from designer Edaqa is, like the previous ones, a slick and cheerful point ‘n’ click puzzler designed for cooperative play. It shares the same clear cartoony art style, and feels polished, the creation of an experienced designer using… (more)

Clue Adventures: Jet2Space

London, Sep 2021

Rated 4 out of 5
Two player games are a bit scarce on the ground, but Clue Adventures is an exception – Jet2Space is their second game that not only is playable by two, but which requires exactly two. This one takes the players on a ‘WheesyJet’ automated journey on a… (more)

Komnata Quest: Sherlocked

London, Sep 2021

Rated 1.5 out of 5
In real life, being kidnapped by a criminal and left shackled in a box next to a ticking bomb would I suppose be a thoroughly unpleasant experience – so in that sense I guess you could say that Komnata have nailed the realism here.
Sherlocked is a 4… (more)

Komnata Quest: Maze of Hakaina

London, Sep 2021

Rated 3 out of 5
Maze of Hakaina was for a time the well-reviewed flagship game at Komnata‘s New York branch, and was opened in London with a certain amount of fanfare. It’s easy to see how it could have caused some stir back when it was originally launched, with muc… (more)

Mr Tippleys: Murder At The Moulin Rouge

Online, Jul 2021

Rated 3.5 out of 5
Moulin Rouge is a digital game set in Paris, where you’re investigating the murder of a young lady. This is a paid game with a guideline time of two hours, but note that there’s a free 15 min game from the company if you want to get a feel for the st… (more)