Game Review – Shotgun FunFun

Shotgun FunFun by Chad Chisholm is a condensed action package, made to help you kill a few minutes and get your humanoid-but-not-quite-human-murdering fix. Your goal is simple, survive for as long as possible and blast as many ‘demons’ back to hell before you, invariably, die. There’s not much to it beyond that. The formula is basic, the depth is non-existent, but Shotgun FunFun is rather fun for a few short spells.


Game Review – Kairuga

Kairuga by Kairos is a top-down action shooter modeled after the cult hit Ikaruga of console fame. As such, it’s billed as an homage, and accomplishes this quite admirably! Now, I definitely want to clarify the difference between homage and rip-off. An homage is built around the concept of something, either as a study, or fan art, or any other love-letter-esque media one can use to show their appreciation. A rip-off is a blatant theft Read more…


Game Review – Adrenaline

Adrenaline is an ambitious top-down team shooter that attempts to take popular mechanics from games like Quake, Unreal, and Counterstrike and apply them to a 2D distillation of a bullet hell shoot ’em up. The basic setup and premise are familiar enough: two teams, red and blue, are thrown into an arena for any number of motives, whether it’s capture the flag, team deathmatch, or just plain free-for-all slaughter. Weapons, ammo, and health are scattered about Read more…


Game Review – Visit

Visit is a platformer game by Rotten Tater, aka Ted Lauterbach. Visit is an older game that has since been followed up by Lauterbach’s sequel, Visit 2, which went on to win second place in the YoYo Games “co-operation” themed competition in 2008. Both games were created using GameMaker. Visit starts out with you taking the roll a cutesy character who is part of an alien race that preserves extra-planetary ruins and artifacts. The goal is Read more…


Game Review – Tower of Heaven

Tower of Heaven is a short, but absolutely outstanding game by Askiisoft. The game takes place inside the titular tower, comprised of several floors of traps, falls and malicious gimmicks that put this game squarely in the “Super Meat Boy” and, in some instances, “I Want to Be the Guy” categories. You will die. A lot. If you’re like me though, you’ll devour this platforming gauntlet like there’s no tomorrow, the littered corpses of your previous Read more…