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

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

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

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