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Runestone Keeper - A Permadeath Roguelike Game Review and Beginner Guide for iOS and Android



Runestone Keeper - A Permadeath Roguelike Game Review and Beginner Guide for iOS and Android

Why does playing game that has no limit is so addictive to some people? For me personally, it's because the endless challenge offered by the game. It seems that when I'm playing an endless game, I'm challenging something that literally impossible, but always interesting to be played with.

Endless games however, is a category that's a bit sensitive to most hardcore gamers. I don't know about you obviously but all hardcore gamers that I've known, would prefer games that has clear ending, not just aiming high score and just doing something repetitively.

Roguelike game, despite in many way, can also be categorized into this endless game category, but with different weight in terms of its gameplay. The genre that's also a sub-genre of Role-Playing Games, isn't just you simply running aimlessly bragging about score, it's about how you plan your next game session. It's entirely in a different weight.

Speaking of the history of Roguelike game, most hardcore gamers would be familiar with the most famous tabletop role-playing game called Dungeon and Dragons. This fantasy game had more than 3 million players around the world just back in 1981, and by 2004, this game has reached more than 20 million people. In fact, games like D&D have influenced most Roguelike games that based on a high fantasy narrative.

There are some characteristics that separate roguelike games from other genre. Permanent Death of the player character, that is. Permadeath (the cool vocab for permanent death), according to Wikipedia, is a situation in which player characters that die are permanently dead and removed from the game and may no longer be used to play. It means when you're dead, you will have to restart the game all over again from scratch.

Back in 2013, a roguelike game entered iOS games platform, and successfully made this genre the new darling in the midst of various genre. Since then, a lot of high quality roguelike game have entered the platform, from friendly roguelike game like Sproggiwood to a more play-and-go game like 100 Rogues. All of them have different play styles and taste, but all with the same characteristics, the permadeath.

In 2015, another fantastic roguelike game with permadeath game mechanic is entering the mobile platform again. Originally designed for iOS platform, Blackfire Games from China, decided to release it first on PC to test the public interest for this game since roguelike genre wasn't that popular in China. The PC's release however, turns out great as they have successfully snatched 2014 UNITY AWARDS for Best Gameplay in China. Moreover, now there are more Chinese players that signed up for Steam because of this game.

This is Blackfire Games own roguelike version that has shaken China's gaming industry, Runestone Keeper.

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise - Complete Walkthrough for Logical Inventory Based Puzzles



Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise - Complete Walkthrough for Logical Inventory Based Puzzles

Point-and-click adventure games were coming in the early days of modern computer era. The first point-and-click game is the little-known Planet Mephius, published by T&E Soft only in Japan for the FM-7 computer in July 1983. Unsurprisingly though, the gameplay of point-and-click game is still the same, until now. It still uses the same interface, utilizing a cursor to interact with objects displayed on the screen.

From this classic gameplay in 1983, point-and-click has evolved himself a lot that we've faced a lot of legends in this genre. That's including Lucas Arts' Grim Fandango and Escape from Monkey Islands, and perhaps the most popular point-and-click game currently is Fireproof Studios, The Room.

Seeing how this game has evolved doesn't mean that point-and-click games has lost its appeal. With great story and puzzle, there are still a lot of potential in this genre.

Yak & co is one of those guys that sees this potential and their latest point-and-click game has shown a lot of potential for this genre. It is called Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise.

Play Braveland Pirate on iOS and Android: Now It's A Pirate Captain



Play Braveland Pirate on iOS and Android: Now It's A Pirate Captain

It's time of the year again. The time when the next series of Braveland is released by Tortuga. Now after the Warrior's son, Wizard graduate, now Braveland concludes with the last book and the most exciting of all. It's Braveland Pirate and it introduces us with Captain Jim as the main character.

Yeps, you're reading it right. In Braveland Pirate, you will be playing as a captain of pirates called Jim. Like many other pirate stories, Jim and his crews will also set sail on a journey for the Eternal Treasure. This Eternal Treasure was a longlife wish from Jim's former captain that couldn't be fulfilled until his last breath.

Play D&D RPG: Doom and Destiny Advanced in iOS



Play D&D RPG: Doom and Destiny Advanced in iOS

There are lots of love poured for Dungeon and Dragons, the most famous and basic tabletop role-playing game. Moreover the love for this game is so real, many game developers are creating their game inspired or even using D&D as their game foundation. The latter is used in HeartBit Interactive game series, Doom and Destiny.

After released their first series in 2013, the Italian company, HeartBit Interactive, released the game that they claim as a sequel, prequel, and also a reboot from their first game, Doom and Destiny Advanced

Play Space Gun Arcade with Starborn Anarkist for iOS (with Tips and Tricks)



Play Space Gun Arcade with Starborn Anarkist for iOS (with Tips and Tricks)

This is the first time ever I'm doing a game review that was one year old. The decision isn't easy because I thought to myself that reviewing a one year old game is like reviewing an outdated product. However, after I've spent some times playing with this game, I just can't put down the game, and I couldn't find any similar games with this unique gameplay in iOS.

Today game, is coming from Canadian indie developer based on Toronto called ZeMind Game Studio. Released back in March 2014, approximately last year, the game itself is a space gun arcade with multidirectional shooter based named, Starborn Anarkist.

Play Tile Matching Game with Guardian Sword for iOS



Play Tile Matching Game with Guardian Sword for iOS

Tile Matching genre has been available for so long. The origins of these games lie in the 1980s with games like Tetris, Chain Shot!, and Puzznic. Then, slowly but sure, tile matching games stick its claws with the another legendary tile matching game, Bejeweled. Finally, in this modern era and probably some of you are playing with this game, one of the most-played game, Candy Crush.

From the classic Tetris to Candy Crush, tile matching games have evolved so much, there are many variations appeared to keep the genre fresh and still appealing to the gamers.

One of the tile matching game that's trying to appeal with its innovative gameplay is coming from Bangkok, Picsoft Studios. Combining RPG and tile matching game, this is Guardian Sword.

Play Cat and Laser with Shooting Stars! for iOS and Android



Play Cat and Laser with Shooting Stars! for iOS and Android

There was a time where we used to think that Space Invaders is the best game that couldn't be replaced with any game. However, as the technology that keeps evolving, shmup genre also evolves. Now, shmup game has totally adapting the technology within its genre, resulting in a much more beautiful product.

However, despite the quality improvement of the product, shmup genre is still the same as what it used to be when it's still called Space Invaders. Playing shmup is still challenging and adrenaline pumping as ever, not to mention the amount of lasers that pointed to our ship and how we manage to avoid all those lasers.

Bringing that same excitement and adrenaline is the latest game from Bloodirony Gamesas the developer and Noodlecake Games, as the publisher, it is a shmup game with laser and the love of kitty, Shooting Stars!.

Play Pizza Delivery Simulator with Pie in the Sky: A Pizza Odyssey in iOS and Android



Play Pizza Delivery Simulator with Pie in the Sky: A Pizza Odyssey in iOS and Android

Endless Runner games are like mushrooms in a forest. There could never be enough games coming out with this genre, trying to capture the heart of its fan base. Not just bringing out simple endless running game, most developers nowadays package this kind of game with beautiful graphics, so-called refreshed, newly born gameplay that actually still does the same thing, endless running.

These facts, however, didn't seem frightened the guys from Salty Croc Interactive, a Canadian independent game studio. Combining pepperoni and outer space delivery service imagined in a 1980s mind, Salty Croc that prefers to call this "fly forever" game, Pie in the Sky.

The Silver Bullet: Prometheus Review from Byulram Studios for iOS and Android



The Silver Bullet: Prometheus Review from Byulram Studios for iOS and Android

Have you ever imagined pulling out all the puzzle in Lara Croft game, leaving just Lara and her dual handgun with all the bad guys? How about a game where there is only one heroine beating up all the bad guys?

ByulBram Studios, an Incheon-Korea based indie studio, tries to picture it to you who have dreamt about Lara Croft being only with her dual handgun without any puzzle. Their latest release game called, The Silver Bullet: Prometheus.

Things to Love from the New BlitzKeep for iOS and Android



Things to Love from the New BlitzKeep for iOS and Android

Several days ago, Flint Games released their new version of BlitzKeep. When I read the log changes shared by Eli, the master mind behind BlitzKeep, I realized that I should probably rewrite the whole article instead of just update them. The changes that were made by Flint Games team really looked as if the game was re-created from scratch. You can check their new trailer for the latest version.

The core of BlitzKeep is still the same, combining RPG along with pinball. The story idea is also still the same, to reclaim the homeland that have been taken away by devious mage. You will still be choosing gliding direction for the hero, then he will glide along the path. The hero won’t be stopping until they arrive in a spotlight or moving into the next room.

These stuffs however, is the only thing that they kept. There are tons of changes that brought by the team, from the first version until this version, BlitzKeep 1.5.