Game Review – Gunpoint

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Gunpoint, the sole release by Suspicious Developments, is a modern film-noir platform puzzler with strong stealth elements. If you’re interested in a game that tests your skills of foresight and timing then read on.

Ownership Change – What Now For GMB?

Those of you that still frequent this blog for its amazing resources will know that Matthew posted this final post way back in March 2015, over 18 months ago now. It was with this post that he declared the end of his contribution to this blog and the time-consuming maintenance that comes with running a site of this nature. Having run several websites concurrently in the past, alongside a full-time job, I know how hard Read more…

GameMaker Blog Ceasing Publication

UPDATE: GameMaker Blog is alive and well but under new ownership, read more here. I’m leaving this post up as it was Matthew’s last post and explains why the blog was inactive for 18 months. ——————————————————————————————————————————– Unfortunately, GameMaker Blog will be ceasing publication for the foreseeable future. I’m no longer able to maintain the website in addition to my real life and work obligations. Since GameMaker is a niche topic, it is extremely difficult to Read more…

Game Review – Spelunky

Spelunky by Derek Yu is a 2D side-scrolling roguelike with an emphasis on exploration. You may already be familiar with the more recent Steam, XBLA, and PSN releases of Spelunky, but it originally started as a small, pixel art freeware endeavor made with GameMaker. For the uninitiated, Spelunky is a game about an eponymous spelunker searching for treasure deep in the earth.

Game Review – Cook, Serve, Delicious!

Cook, Serve, Delicious! by Vertigo Gaming is an entry in the woefully underrepresented hardcore time management genre. Tasked with developing a five star, world-class restaurant from scratch, you’ll start by preparing simple orders like pretzels, hotdogs and soda, and eventually work your way up to steaks, complex soups and even a Bananas Foster flambe! Still, you might scoff, is this just another generic restaurant simulation that takes its marching orders from overly casual mobile games Read more…

Game Review – Gray and Green

Gray and Green by Granite Gear is a very simple and straightforward puzzle platformer. The backstory is as meat and potatoes as you can get: the world is occupied by cute humanoids who enjoy bright colorful things, an evil wizard comes along and takes all of the color away, and of course it is your job to restore color to the world.

Game Review – Cinders

Cinders by MoaCube is a visual novel set in the world of the classic Cinderella story. For those unfamiliar with the genre, your primary goal is to enjoy a game almost exclusively through its narrative. The twist is every playthrough will progress differently based on the choices you make through the story. A huge plethora of choices offer a variety of deviations and weave them into a fully fleshed out panoply of storylines.

Game Review – Hero Siege

Hero Siege by Panic Art Studios is a twist on the classic hack-and-slash gameplay that we’re all familiar with. Hero Siege takes your average dungeon crawler RPG, sets it up to have monsters attack in waves instead of being discovered, then adds randomly generated dungeons and large arenas full of traps and treasures that shift around each wave. The result? Well, read on…