Author: Owly

Private Tutor. Musician. Singer. Songwriter. Author. Illustrator. Voice Actor. Indie fan. Gamer since roughly 1995.

#12 Moncage

Today’s promotion is the award-winning debut release from New York Indie studio Optillusion Games. We are an indie studio. We make awesome games. Moncage has been in development for almost four years. It is an award-winning puzzle adventure set inside a mysterious cube. Each side of the cube showcases a different world that the player…

By Owly November 17, 2021 0

#11 Lone McLonegan

Point. Click. Repeat. I am well versed. Of the one hundred and eighty-nine games that I have beaten so far this year, ninety of those have been point-and-click adventures. Sierra, LucasArts, and Revolution Software? I’ve played them all, with Broken Sword: The Shadow of The Templars still ranking as my all-time favourite game. Point-and-clicks hold…

By Owly November 4, 2021 0

#10 Unpacking

I played the demo for Unpacking what feels like years ago and I fell in love with it straight away. It is a profoundly relaxing experience. I have been waiting a long time for this game to release and finally it has arrived. Before we get to the action, let’s have a quick look at…

By Owly November 3, 2021 0

#9 Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View

The studio behind today’s promotion made one of my all-time favourite games – The Occupation. I have been looking forward to their new release for a long time, but before we get to Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View, let’s take a look at White Paper Games’ journey so far. A White Paper game respects your time, values your input &…

By Owly November 3, 2021 0

#8 Zniw Adventure

I’m close to having played one hundred point-and-clicks this year alone. They are sort of my jam, with each adventure lovingly transporting me back to childhood. Back to being a ten year old boy, hogging the family computer in early 1997, desperately trying to outsmart a goat. Nothing is more nostalgic to me in gaming…

By Owly October 31, 2021 0

#7 Alexey’s Winter

Point-and-clicks are my weakness. The genre is deeply woven into the very fabric of what makes me the gamer I am today. With each new experience, I’m tightly wrapped in nostalgia – that familiar, warm, comforting visit from an old friend. So when asked if I wanted to play Alexey’s Winter, how could I say…

By Owly October 29, 2021 0

November 2021

Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View Release date – November 2ndPlatform(s) – PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox OneDeveloper – @WhitePaperGames – White Paper GamesPublisher – @soldout – Sold Out – World-leading Video Game Publisher When 8-year-old Charlotte May is reported missing from Dahlia View, retired detective Robert Conway launches his own investigation…

By Owly October 27, 2021 0

#6 Escape Simulator

As a weird child fumbling through the 90s, I fell in love with a British show called Jonathan Creek. It was about a magician’s assistant who had a flare for solving puzzles. He would go on to use his ability to crack impossible murders. It terrified me when I was little but I loved it…

By Owly October 20, 2021 0

#5 War Mongrels

I was barely a teenager the first time I watched Saving Private Ryan and I thought it was the coolest film ever. Lots of action and gore – I knew no better. The older I got the harder I found it to sit through the film. Now that I’m firmly an adult, I can’t watch…

By Owly October 20, 2021 0

#4 Schmutznik

I beat a lot of games. Like, a lot. So far this year, I have rolled credits on 178 different titles. If we could mirror the coloured-belt hierarchy approach that the perennially popular martial art of Karate uses, but apply it to time-management – and we really should – then I would be a blackbelt…

By Owly October 15, 2021 0