Milkmaid of the Milky Way Review

The point-and-click adventure genre can prove to be a little dense for newcomers. Long passages of dialogue and obtuse puzzles can bog down even the best games in the genre, but thankfully, Milkmaid of the Milky Way, a whimsical point-and-click adventure title by Machineboy, keeps things simple, earnest, and quick-moving. While it isn't a lengthy experience, or even … Continue reading Milkmaid of the Milky Way Review

Pony Island Review

Pony Island is more than it seems on the surface, packed with unexpected content and surprises. As a result, there will be minor spoilers in this article. If you plan to play the game, proceed with caution! Bright. Cheery. First impressions aren't always accurate, and such is the case with Pony Island by Daniel Mullins. After purchasing the … Continue reading Pony Island Review

Ori and the Blind Forest Review

Ori and the Blind Forest by Moon Studios has been out for well over a year and has already seen the release of a Definitive Edition for multiple platforms, but I've only now just had the pleasure of playing it. Truthfully, the word pleasure is an understatement, as Ori and the Blind Forest is one of the most … Continue reading Ori and the Blind Forest Review

Hug Arena Review

PICO-8, a fantasy console created by Lexaloffle, deviates from the modern definition of a console, dissociating itself from high-end hardware, complex control schemes and expensive peripherals, in favor of simple game-creation and sharing. An all-in-one development system and emulated console, PICO-8's harsh graphical and coding limitations force developers to streamline and minimize assets in their games. … Continue reading Hug Arena Review

My Horse Prince Review

Otome is a bit of an oddball genre, encompassing romance games that feature the concept of a reverse harem. Generally in Otome, a female protagonist is charmed by multiple men, who fulfill the roles of romantic archetypes. While the heavy-handed tropes of the genre might be daunting to first-time-players, parody titles such as Hatoful Boyfriend have proven that Otome's … Continue reading My Horse Prince Review

Developer Spotlight: Spread Shot Studios

Today, Platformalist's Developer Spotlight is on Spread Shot Studios, a 2-person studio from San Francisco, currently developing the multiplayer bullet hell title Space Jammers. The game looks great, Sorob! Can you talk for a minute about who you are, and what you'd like to achieve with Space Jammers? Sorob Raissi: My name is Sorob Raissi, and … Continue reading Developer Spotlight: Spread Shot Studios

High Risers Review

Kumobius games are something special, exuding a spark of inimitable joy that's hard not to enjoy. Time and time again, the team nails tight controls, balanced challenges, and a pleasing art style. Bean's Quest and Bean Dreams are iOS classics in their own right, so naturally, when I noticed that Kumobius had released a little twitch platformer, I … Continue reading High Risers Review