Games
Year Walk: Sweden’s interactive answer to the Wicker Man?
Okay, I might be making that headline up – lord knows it wouldn’t be the first time. But the latest project from Simogo, the Malmo-based creators of Bumpy Road and Beat Sneak Bandit, is a dark folkloric adventure, set amid dark Scandinavian forests and filled…

Games
Fez and the death of the pixel
“Gomez is a 2D creature on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension.” Polytron’s official description of Fez, released today for Xbox Live Arcade, succinctly explains the game’s core conceit. But it also points to a larger truth about the game: that this…

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Review: Beat Sneak Bandit
One of the big challenges of writing about the current crop of downloadable games is that it’s increasingly difficult to be really mean about the art direction. Back when most of us were only reviewing console shooters, for example, we could almost always get in…