Outer Wilds is a space exploration & adventure puzzle game. You, the player, take on the role of the newest member of the Outer Wilds, a team of astronauts tasked with venturing out into the galaxy.
Welcome to the first of hopefully many editions of Heavyshelf Select: a shortlist series of the very best of what video games have to offer; that is, depending on what sort of games you want to play.
For our first article, we chose Space Exploration as the theme to explore. Continue reading “Heavyshelf Select | Games to Play for Space Exploration”
Dungeons & Dragons is all about epic stories and adventures that rival even The Odyssey. Well, us here at HeavyShelf wanted to challenge Homer at his own game of adventure. With I, Erick Schwartz, as your Dungeon Master guide, I wanted to tell a story with the amazing HeavyShelf team; Shane, Parker Sara and, of course, everybody’s favourite cloven-hoved mammal, Moose. We wanted to write up a quick summary as to what has happened up to this point, in my handcrafted land of Alzurkania. Continue reading “Good Morning D&D – What You May Have Missed”
Many of the games I’ve played in the past that really put an emphasis on the art style usually lack when it comes to gameplay. Not that it means the gameplay is automatically going to be bad, but it’s going to feel limited. At least, this has always been my experience. You’ll maybe have just two or three buttons to mash, and the game won’t get much more complex than that. This is what I’ve thought about these different “Interactive art” style games that I’ve played in the past. That is until I played Ovivo, and I was pleasantly surprised at what the game turned out to be.
My personal picks for games of the week are Stranger Things 3: The Game, They Are Billions and Sea of Solitude. See below for the list of all the new video games of the week!
TaleSpire, developed by BouncyRock Entertainment out of Norway, is a new digital tool to build your own Tabletop RPG. TaleSpire’s Kickstarter campaign just launched on June 25th and runs until August 8th. The campaign has already raised over half of its first goal of $126,353. It’s no wonder it’s taken off, it looks beautiful and they’ve proven with their concept art and working Alpha that they know what they’re doing. Continue reading “TaleSpire, craft your own digital Tabletop RPG | Kickstarter”
My personal picks for games of the week are Super Mario Maker 2 and The Sinking City. See below for the list of all the new video games of the week! Continue reading “Games of the Week | Jun 24 – Jun 30”
With permadeath out of the way, I return (admitted rather belatedly) to discuss… well, more or less the rest of death in video games. That is to say, games in which the player is allowed to continue the game using a player character, even after that character has died. To put it another way, games which allow for lives after deaths. Continue reading “Assigning Weight to Death in Games, Pt. 5.0: Lives After Deaths”
My personal picks for games of the week are 198X, Steel Sword Story, and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. See below for the list of all the new video games of the week! Continue reading “Games of the Week | Jun 17 – Jun 23”