Fight the system
In a city governed by a totalitarian state, you play as Carl, one of the government's trusted members who, together with his wife and two children, relocate to a new tenancy. By order of the state, you’ve been tasked with spying on tenants to ensure that they're following the letter of the law, and you must punish those who...
Handle with care
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had to do everything manually? Blinking, breathing, walking: what if your body just decided it wouldn't do them automatically anymore. Well, in Manual Samuel you are tasked with keeping Samuel alive for a whole 24 hours by completing automatic bodily functions manually. You...
Oh dear oh dear
The PlayStation 4 release of Dear Esther sits in a bit of an odd place. The game originally released in early 2012 on the PC and many players will have already experienced its spiritual successor, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. This new version, dubbed the Landmark Edition, does include a few extras such as developer commentary but...
Stunning indie explore-'em-up Dear Esther will sidle to the PlayStation 4 this summer, publishing house Curve Digital has announced. The game – originally developed by Everybody's Gone to the Rapture maker The Chinese Room – first put one foot in front of the other all the way back in 2012 on the PC. It went on to win a raft of...
Sam Brooke is enamoured with March's PS4 indie arrivals
I admit it – I have a big soft spot for indie games. Call me weird, but I can't get enough of these low-budget beauties because they're forced to innovate using the limited resources that they have and can create genius new mechanics, or simply refine existing systems to perfection...
Henk on a second
If we had a dollar for every platformer that's passed through the venerable doors of the Push Square Towers in the last few years, we probably wouldn't be writing about games on the Internet anymore. Instead, we'd be sitting on a private island somewhere, sipping on a liquid gold martini served to us in a solid gold martini goblet...
On yer bike
Ah, the iconic BMX bike – made a cinematic icon in the '80s thanks to E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, BMX Bandits, and erm, well, let's just leave it there. Anyway, here's a game that loves the "art" of BMX riding and has been developed by actual "BMXers" – and having been a hit on mobile devices, it hops onto the PlayStation 4,...
Having impressed at both PAX Prime and IndieCade back in 2014, Nova-111 has finally been released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. The quirky turn-based adventure is a fantastic title to bury your head in; it excels in providing lots of easily digestible levels as well as an intuitive control system. Nova-111 puts you in...
It's a well-known fact that, back when Britain had an empire, you couldn't step into the foggy London night without occasionally tripping over the odd robot here and there. Every house and factory had a small army for protection, complete with complicated computers and pressure-sensitive mines. Like a pair of Queen Victoria's...
Hopefully it won't hit a bum note
When you're a washed up 80s action movie star, there's only one way to reclaim fame: use your flabby ass. Ew, not like that – though we daresay it would do the job. No, we're thinking of Action Henk – the butt-sliding smash from RageSquid Games. In this irreverent indie – being ported to the PS4, PS3, and Vita...
Patience test chamber
Office politics can be a killer. As anybody who has ever had to share a tuna salad baguette with Gina from accounting will attest, we're all just one wrong word away from snapping. Usually that takes the guise of making off-hand comments about a 55-year-old's fascination with leopard skin underwear and tight skirts, but what if...
Sony's systems bag fresh swag
Dan Marshall's steampunk cybercrime caper The Swindle will be holding the PlayStation Store hostage later this year, Curve Digital has announced. The prolific publisher will be porting the indie adventure to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, though there's no word on whether it'll be cross-buy just yet...
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