Blog posts tagged "review" – 5 posts found:

2016-06-07: Review: Projector Face

Posted at 2016-06-07 01:49:02 by SHD

A cute new point and click adventure game was released through Steam last week. This particular adventure game is a bit different from most modern ones in that there is no speech, only about a dozen screens, and you play not as a person, but as a... film projector... walking around magically? This is Projector Face, by Fluik Entertainment.

2014-01-28: Broken Age: Act 1 released - Does it deliver?

Posted at 2014-01-28 00:59:31 by SHD

When Tim Schafer, of Day of the Tentacle fame, announced his intention to create a new point and click adventure, the true fans who had been starved of good new content quickly made his Kickstarter campaign the most successful one to date. Despite (and in a way, because of) the project's overfunding, development has not been without problems, but Shafer and Double Fine persevered. Initially known by the working title of Double Fine Adventure, Broken Age is being created as 2 acts, with the game's first installment released to backers about two weeks ago and publicly available today, January 28th 2014. So what's it like?

2013-08-14: Life is like a hurricane...

Posted at 2013-08-14 02:11:25 by SHD

If, like me, you grew up in the 80's and 90's, you know that there's only one thing that can follow the words "Duck Tales" and that's "Woo-oo!". You can probably even sing along to the theme song. Apart from the highly popular TV show, there have been several video games about loveable old miser Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews. Very much a product of the time, the NES version of this was a platform game. It is considered by many to be among the best such games ever made. Now, more than 20 years later, WayForward Technologies has updated the iconic game for the modern age. Is that a good thing? Let's find out!

2013-04-29: Book review: Magento Performance Optimization How-to

Posted at 2013-04-29 16:28:06 by SHD

Open source e-commerce platform Magento is widely used and flexible, but at the default settings, it can be dog slow. Packt Publishing recently released "Magento Performance Optimization How-to" by Nayrolles Mathieu in print and ebook format. It aims to be a short, fast and focussed guide to improving the perfomance of Magento stores using practical, hands-on recipes. So is it any good?

2012-09-12: Saving the day, the McPixel way - I laughed

Posted at 2012-09-12 02:52:20 by SHD

When indie developer Sos found his game being pirated on the infamous Pirate Bay he did something very unusual. Rather than complain, he actually posted in the torrent comments and gave out a couple of free registration codes for the game. Some may call it a clever marketing ploy, but from everything Sos wrote in the Reddit AMA shortly afterwards, it seems like he just really enjoys seeing others enjoy his game. I'm not going to write a post in praise of Sos' reponse (awesome though it was), but just a little bit about the game itself. How does one save the day, the McPixel way?