Author: Quirky Custodian

May
07

REVIEW: Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game

“Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.” – Iris Murdoch

Apr
30

ARTICLE: Digging through Steam (April 2021)

April. The month that starts with lying. Like many Early Access launches and more than a few game pitches. Luckily, the privileged and payed α/β Early Access testing we do for the developers can steer and alter the course of […]

Mar
28

ARTICLE: Digging through Steam (March 2021)

March is slowly marching it’s way out, leaving us with wonderful month long observances such as National Celery and National Frozen Food month in the U.S. and some lovely date specific holidays, like the National Festival of Trees held every […]

Mar
23

REVIEW: Chronicle of Innsmouth: Mountains of Madness

Travel back to 1920’s Arkham and join Lone Carter in a mysterious investigation somewhat competently integrated into H.P. Lovecraft’s novella At the Mountains of Madness.

Mar
06

PREVIEW: Ultimate ADOM – Caverns of Chaos

Anything but ultimate, barely an Early Access successor to the splendidly majestic old school roguelike, ADOM – Ancient Domains of Mystery.

Feb
22

ARTICLE: Digging through Steam (February 2021)

Welcome to the tail’s end of February and another run-by of Steam’s doors and windows to alternate realities. I got worried for a second, looking through SteamDB, that there might not be enough worthy or even half-worthy contenders for a […]

Feb
06

REVIEW: Nebula Within

A life philosophy ruminating, fast-paced, geometric twin stick shooter made by the human, Nick Oueijan. Allow me to maybe put it a bit differently, one man’s escape from the black hole life tends to create for a lot of us […]

Jan
26

PREVIEW: Ender Lilies

An Early Access 2D soulslike/metroidvania with a mouthful of a name commonly seen in JRPG’s, but don’t let that put you off.

Jan
17

ARTICLE: Digging through Steam (January 2021)

First month of 2021, it hasn’t exactly started brighter or better, but at least it’s not 2020 anymore. As SteamDB would attest, when asked over a bottle of whiskey after seeing all the detritus on a daily basis, Steam continues […]

Dec
27

REVIEW: The Surge 2

A great sequel to a good first game, welded with sturdier gameplay materials, but slightly brittle in the story ones with a few rusty industrial pins on the technical side.