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An intriguing adventure for a robot!

404: Past Not Found is a sci-fi grid-based action RPG whereby you play as a robot who has lost all his internal memories and must battle through turrets and other mechanical beasts to find out why the mysterious ‘Master’ took your memories. The game is built with retro style graphics and is well suited to the game and characters you interact with.

The gameplay itself is grid based so when attacking with a variety of weapons, it is a case of moving either up or down to dodge or attack the enemies in front of you and is very enjoyable to play. The weapons have different attributes which makes for varied gameplay which is also a lot of fun to play with, as the game is still in early access I look forward to future weapons for the game.

Once again what I enjoy about the games from Happy Frog Games, is comical conversations with characters and even notes on the floor (play the game to get that reference). As well as that the soundtrack for the game is great with 8 bit audio throughout which really fits the graphics and the robot world setting. Once again seeing the game almost glitch on purpose is fun and clever and mixes the story up well.

I look forward to seeing what more this game has to offer when its fully finished, so check it out and support the developer:


The most simplest of platformers but one that holds a strong message about being a good person. This game is the story of a little orange block named Mike who has no friends and is picked on for being different. I don’t think its wrong to assume many of us have felt like Mike once in our lives, I know I have and that’s why this is such a lovely game. You relate to Mike in a great way, he is an orange block, not human but that doesn’t matter. Throughout the platforming levels you learn more and more about who Mike is and the big red and blue blocks that pick on him. And whether in school or in your adult life you may have encountered a similar feelings to that of Mike.

The gameplay itself is the most simplistic platforming you will play but that’s kind of the point in this story driven indie game. Its not meant to be competitive or exhilarating, its meant to make you want to see if Mike has a happy ending. Albeit the game itself has a small number of levels and can be completed in around 10-15 minutes, its purity and message and the take away from the game is far more important than any of the other aspects of the game. Although it would be wrong not to mention the lovely piano playing that accompanied the simple shapely artwork which setup the game nicely.

This is Mike is a lovely game with a take away message about bullying and loneliness and I encourage everyone to spend just 5 or 10 minutes playing this and trust me you won’t regret it. There are many games out there indie or AAA that don’t evoke emotions or a strong message, anything like this does so, well done David Morris and I look forward to your future games!

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Cute. Fun. Mysterious

What a great game to play, after more than one failed recording (all of my own fault) I almost gave up playing, but I am so glad I didn’t as this was so much fun when I really got into it. Playing as Alexis in a robot filled world you decide to go on a search for the mystical human, switching a story up from perhaps playing as a human searching for some other mythical creature.

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A game with a rich history and a strong narrative, gets you lost in the Lantern of Worlds. A turn-based RPG game with some fantastic art work and a great soundtrack to go with it, you are to compete in a fighting tournament to become the Royal Adventurer of Idunia.

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More clever game mechanics put you to the test in this indie retro style shooter. Play as one of two alien races each with different gameplay features.

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Rainbow [Indie Review]

Clever. Very Clever.

This was much of my thought process throughout my play through of Rainbow. An indie retro style shooter developed by Dark Bloodbane where the rules are simple: shoot the correct colour to destroy the same coloured shape blocking your way.

It seems simple enough, but it is far from easy, certainly it is a game that requires  hours of practise to master. You will find yourself frustrated (mostly with yourself) after the initial start which eases you in nicely to the game, then as you are introduced to changing colour bosses and moving hexagons, every shot will count.

Where I got the most frustrated was the second boss who dropped blocks for you to shoot through, once you do that though you have possibly half a second to damage the boss before they drop more shapes, upon which you will likely shoot the wrong colour at the block, blocking your path and losing a life. Meaning I had to phase through blocks with the few seconds of grace you get when you respawn. That is one aspect I would look at, (give us a bit longer to hit the boss please!) or maybe it is just a patience game and I needed further practise.

In any case, it is a frustratingly fun game that you could spend hours on, to get past the bosses and would recommend anyone to try it out if they like a challenge. Check it out and more of his games on Gamejolt:

Simple. Upbeat. Challenging.

These are how I would describe the above game, designed and created by indie developer DarkBloodbane, L.I.F.T is a retro style shooter where you must take out the evil robot group (Falcor) protecting skyscrapers as you ascend in the elevator.

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