Series: Adventure in Small Games

Dominique Pamplemousse: An Alluring, Thoughtful Noir Adventure

Welcome to An Adventure in Small Games, a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. My original draft of this review, which thankfully exists only in my head, used the word charming approximately 77 times. And try as I might, I can come up with no better word to describe Dominique Pamplemousse than charming. It gets under your skin, making you smile from the moment it starts. Everything about it, from the black...

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Oracle: Voices and Silence

Welcome to the second installation of An Adventure in Small Games (you can read the first one here), a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. “I count the grains of sand on the beaches and measure the sea; I understand the speech of the dumb and hear the voiceless.” Those bold words, according to Herodotus, were the opening lines of the statement that would make the Oracle at Delphi the most famous...

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Hot Date: Pugs Don’t Like Poetry

Welcome to the second installation of An Adventure in Small Games (you can read the first one here), a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series, Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. Hot Date George Batchelor Windows/Mac/Linux Name Your Price Pugs don’t like poetry. At best, I get a bitter brush off of disinterest when I ask them about it. At worst, they tell me that poetry makes them viscerally uncomfortable. Perhaps this is my fault. With only minutes...

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The Dusty Dead: A Narrative Personality Quiz

Welcome to the second installation of An Adventure in Small Games (you can read the first one here), a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series, Eve Golden Woods will focus on indie games and what they have to offer the world of gaming. This month Eve focuses on The Dusty Dead, available for free or for $5 for extended content. The Dusty Dead Silverstring Media Mac/Windows/Linux Name your own price Buzzfeed quizzes and tarot readings have a lot more in common than you might imagine. They are, after all, both quests to know the...

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A Triptych of Kitty Horrorshow

Welcome to An Adventure in Small Games, a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. There will be spoilers. This month Eve takes a look at Kitty Horrorshow’s games. Horror is a strange thing. Too often we collapse it into fear and terror and discomfort. And all of those things can build into horror, or give it a more potent effect, but none of them are at the core of horror. Horror...

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