A Cute Little Holiday Present From the Makers of Device 6

The Sensational December Machine is like a snow globe that you can go inside of. What's in there? A beautifully drawn, vertiginously presented holiday fable that's a great little meditation on what it means to give and get something. » 12/23/14 1:47pm 12/23/14 1:47pm

In A Season Of Booming Video Game Sequels, A Quieter Game To Try

Some video games put you on sea-faring vessels and make it seem like sailing's a non-stop party. (Yeah, looking right at you, Assassin's Creed IV.) And that's okay, because it might just be that way sometimes. The Sailor's Dream is a different sort of take on virtual nautical journeys. Its lonely, bittersweet… » 11/06/14 1:34pm 11/06/14 1:34pm

Trailer For The New Game From The Maker Of Device 6

The Beautiful Mobile Game That Never Was

The road to video game greatness is paved with unfinished projects and half baked ideas. Simogo, the tiny studio behind many revered mobile games including Beat Sneak Bandit, Year Walk, and Device 6 reminded us of that today with a short tease of a video about one of their earliest prototypes. It's a game called … » 4/17/14 9:00pm 4/17/14 9:00pm

LOST Meets Bond In A One-of-a-Kind iPhone Mystery Game

Play a lot of smartphone games, and it's easy to fall into a rut. This game's like Angry Birds, that game's like Jetpack Joyride, these games are like a combination of the two. Sometimes it can feel like there's nothing new under your thumbs. Then you'll play something like Device 6, and remember just how cool… » 10/21/13 8:00pm 10/21/13 8:00pm

Year Walk's Trippy Vision Quest Might Be the Most Ominous iPad…

Up until this week, I hadn't really played a game on my iPad that gave me the creeps. Games that made me laugh? Yeah. Games that challenged my brain? Absolutely. But nothing yet has made me feel as unsettled as Year Walk. » 2/21/13 12:30pm 2/21/13 12:30pm

A Game So Weird, It Needs to Come With Its Own Encyclopedia

The developers at Simogo have made some of my favorite mobile games, the musical platformer Bumpy Road and rhythm stealth hybrid Beat Sneak Bandit. Those games were cute and easy to grasp. But their latest one Year Walk looks like a weird, first-person exploration head-trip. Thankfully they appear to know this and… » 2/15/13 9:30am 2/15/13 9:30am

Their Last Games Were Cute as Heck. This One Looks Scary as Hell.

The last thing I was expecting from the creators behind cutesy platformer Bumpy Road and funky rhythm/stealth hybrid Beat Sneak Bandit was a gothic scare-fest. But it sure looks like that what their next game is going to be. » 9/04/12 12:30pm 9/04/12 12:30pm

Beat Sneak Bandit Delivers Really Funkin’ Hard Musical Puzzles to iOS

Music steals time. Think about it: whether you're making it or listening to it, you're devoting ticks of the watch (mental energy away from some other pursuit.) But, what you get back, hopefully, is enjoyment. Beat Sneak Bandit » 2/15/12 12:20pm 2/15/12 12:20pm

Funky-Cute Rhythm Stealth Game Beat Sneak Bandit Creeps Onto iOS Next…

We've gotten a few peeks at Beat Sneak Bandit, the charming cartoony larceny game from indie devs Simogo and the thing looks like all kinds of smooth. » 2/08/12 11:30am 2/08/12 11:30am

Beat Sneak Bandit Will be the Jazziest Game You Play All Year

Indie developers Simogo have loosed another glimpse of their stealth/rhythm/platformer mash-up and the clip makes me need this game in my hands as soon as possible. You can see how the sneaky-toon character movement gets perfectly synced to BSB's wonky jazz instrumentals, making you hold both the whole song and… » 1/13/12 2:30pm 1/13/12 2:30pm

Kosmo Spin Is A Heroic Tale Of Breakfast And Balls

If you want to protect your breakfast from aliens, you're going to have to take a few balls to the head. Kosmo Spin is much cuter than I'm making it sound, trust me. » 1/24/11 5:20pm 1/24/11 5:20pm