Owly (Bigben Kids) review

For years, we knew Bigben as a publisher of videogame franchises like the WRC games, Tennis World Tour and Sherlock Holmes. The name vanished from the public eye when it changed to Nacon, but now it’s back with its Bigben Kids label – bringing innovative tech to toys for kids. We take a look at one of their new products today by checking out the Owly, a combination of a night light, story projector and music player. Continue reading “Owly (Bigben Kids) review”

Port roundup: Beyond a Steel Sky, Oddworld: Soulstorm & Iron Harvest

Join us for a special port roundup, where we look back at some of our favorite games of the past two years now that they’ve been ported to new system. Here are Beyond a Steel Sky, the Enhanced Edition of Oddworld: Soulstorm and the Complete Edition of Iron Harvest. Continue reading “Port roundup: Beyond a Steel Sky, Oddworld: Soulstorm & Iron Harvest”

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond review (Switch)

Now 25 years old, it’s safe to say that the Pokémon franchise is one of the most enduring pop culture phenomena in the world today, even branching out to other media like live action films and television series. It’s also a franchise that’s happy to return to older classics in its gaming history though, and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are the two latest examples of that. The original Diamond & Pearl launched on the Nintendo DS about a decade and a half ago, so it was high time we got reacquainted – we played through Brilliant Diamond in doing so. Continue reading “Pokémon Brilliant Diamond review (Switch)”

Developer interview: Kainga: Seeds of Civilization

Steam continues to be a wonderful breeding ground for coding talent, and every now and then a project really catches our eye. One example of that is Kainga: Seeds of Civilization, which is being developed by solo dev Erik Rempen and offers a unique take on the village builder genre. We got in touch with Erik to find out more – here’s our interview with Erik, whose game is being published by Green Man Gaming. Continue reading “Developer interview: Kainga: Seeds of Civilization”

Treasures of the Aegean review (PS4)

Treasures of the Aegean probably wasn’t on a lot of people’s watch lists this holiday season, but it should have been as it’s an excellent game that combines elements of Mirror’s Edge, Tomb Raider, Flashback and even Deathloop into something very entertaining. It was developed by Undercovers and is available now on all major systems through publisher Numskull Games – we reviewed the PlayStation 4 version. Continue reading “Treasures of the Aegean review (PS4)”