Monument Valley creator Ustwo on App Store success and what comes next

Monument Valley review

Many an artist has died poor. Vincent van Gogh famously attracted next to no recognition for his talents during his lifetime. Likewise, William Blake achieved little acclaim while a practising painter, printmaker and poet. And it’s true enough that visionary games developers have sometimes struggled to have their art acknowledged – Thatgamecompany traversed tremendous financial… Continue reading

State of Play 2013: Ouya falls flat, so where next for alt consoles? Valve could have the answer

Ouya

Only a cynic could look at something like Ouya and not be impressed by its pluck. There it was, lacing up its tiny gloves and boots and throwing itself into the ring just as Sony and Microsoft’s heavyweight prizefighters were about to start knocking bells out of each other. The Ouya was the little console… Continue reading

Puzzle & Dragons review

Puzzle and Dragons

GungHo Online Entertainment’s F2P monster is a Gojira-sized phenomenon in Japan, and that’s no surprise when you consider its ingredients. This is a match-three dungeon crawler with the immediacy of Bejeweled, the collectable, upgradeable monsters of Pokémon, the propulsive force of RPG-style progression and an irresistible social component designed for maximum viral impact. Not to… Continue reading