Chances are you've read the recent and quite excellent Escape from Monkey Island retrospective over at Eurogamer and decided to give this most underrated of Monkey Island adventures another chance. Well, good for you I say, for that is exactly what I have also done and, yes, it's a great adventure indeed. Oh, and here are the links that will help you avoid each and every frustration:
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Yes, Minecraft is an indie phenomenon and a brilliant game, but creating all those lovely things in its amazing procedural world isn't as simple as it sounds. Actually it's a pretty elaborate process that begins from surviving the first day. Without further ado then, here are some links to help you properly enjoy the thing and get as creative as it will allow you to (that's a lot, mind):
- The essential beginner's guide / tutorial
- The ultimate Minecraft crafting guide
- Simple beginner's guide
- The brilliantly illustrated guide to Minecraft
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Machinarium by Amanita Design is a truly excellent point-and-click adventure with beautiful graphics, smart puzzles, unique mechanics, a fantastic soundtrack, tons of animation and a lovely plot. Then again, you are probably aware of all this or will at least soon find out. If you need some help, well, this walkthrough, those UHS hints and a video playthrough should be more than enough.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Dwarf Fortress, the incredibly complex and tough-as-nails freeware indie beauty available from Bay 12 Games, is a fantastic, unique, utterly impressive and deeply rewarding game. On the other hand, actually getting into it and managing to navigate its maze-like menus and keyboard driven interface is a nightmare, but don't let that put you off. Try starting the game with the help of this Quickstart guide and this How to get into Dwarf Fortress piece and you'll be building your own underground dwarven communities in (relatively) no time.
Limbo, the dark, creepy, innovative and quite brilliant indie arcade-adventure, has finally made it to the PC, and now both console owners (of the Xbox 360 and PS3 varieties at least) and the more typical, mouse-loving indie gamers can enjoy its rich world. Hopefully the following links will help them all solve its puzzles and face them spooky enemies: