Mini Review A Juggler's Tale (PS5) - Unravel Meets Limbo in Pleasant Platformer
No time to Playdead
The PlayStation Store could be considered overflowing with 2D puzzle platformers at this stage in its lifespan, and yet A Juggler's Tale from developer Kaleidoscube has still managed to find a teeny tiny feature to call its own. It's Punch and Judy come to life, with strings that both save protagonist Abby's life and get in the...
Mini Review Minute of Islands (PS4) - A Short But Beautiful Island Trip
Ah, fresh air
Minute of Islands is a beautiful adventure game that's maybe less light-hearted than you think. While the outer appearance is wonderful — we love its cartoonish, hand-drawn style — the game quickly establishes a darker, sadder tone for its six-hour runtime. You play as Mo, a young girl who resides underground after a devastating...
News Hand-Drawn PS4 Indie Game Minute of Islands Delayed, No New Release Date Set
Postponement "in the players’ best interest"
We've been quietly looking forward to Minute of Islands for quite some time, so we were pretty excited by its 18th March release date. Sadly, however, the game won't be hitting its target. Developer Studio Fizbin has today announced an indefinite delay. This has been brought on by some "major technical...
News Gorgeous Adventure Game Minute of Islands Finally Comes Ashore on PS4 Next Month
We've known about Minute of Islands for about 18 months at this point, and we were beginning to wonder when we'd get to play this intriguing adventure title. Fortunately, developer Studio Fizbin has almost wrapped things up, and the game is now right around the corner. Announced today, the hand-drawn experience comes to PlayStation 4...
News Minute of Islands Reappears with Abstract Trailer, Coming 2021
A transformative journey
It's been more than a whole year since we last wrote about Minute of Islands so this update was sorely needed. As part of Gamescom 2020, Studio Fizbin shared a new trailer that refreshed our brains on this quirky indie title as well as confirming a PlayStation 4 launch date for 2021. It had been slated for release this year,...
News A Juggler's Tale Is a Stunning Student Game Which Could Come to PS5
Studio can't guarantee it right now
Wow, this has to be one of the most impressive student projects we've come across in quite some time. A Juggler's Tale, from German student startup studio Kaleidoscube, is said to be a 3D adventure where you take control of a string puppet named Abby as she navigates a "bruised, but beautiful world". It's due for...
News Minute of Islands Is an Atmospheric, Hand Drawn Adventure Game Coming to PS4
It's hard to be totally original these days, but a striking art style will certainly help. It's what initially caught our attention when we discovered Minute of Islands; as you can see in the reveal trailer, its hand-drawn aesthetic is really lovely. This game, coming to PlayStation 4 in the spring of 2020, is about a young mechanic...
Review FAR: Lone Sails - A Melancholy Drive Through a Harsh World
Come sail away
Have you ever watched a trailer for an indie title and thought to yourself, “Yeah, I get it. It’s one of those artsy titles more hell-bent on just looking pretty.” At a quick glance, that impression looks like it could apply to a title like Swiss developer Okomotive’s FAR: Lone Sails. Well, we've got some news for you; it's...
News FAR: Lone Sails Journeys to PS4 on 2nd April
So far so good
We played FAR: Lone Sails all the way back at EGX Rezzed last year, and came away pretty impressed. If you've never heard of it before, the game is a sidescrolling adventure in which you must pilot a steampunk vehicle across a dried up seabed. Your little character is trying to catch up with an old civilisation, and so you set off in...