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Joel Couture

Fiction writer, indie lover, and horror game fanatic. If it's strange, personal, terrifying, or a combination thereof, he wants to play it.

Solve Dastardly Murders as the One and Only Bertram Fiddle

Murders. They could be funnier, if only the right detective was on the case. This is where Rumpus Animation’s Bertram Fiddle comes in, using sharp wit, various...

After The Credits is a Story of What Happens After the Last Boss

Once the last boss is defeated and the credits roll, what’s a video game hero left to do? They can sit around and wait for the sequel, but that’s not going...

Revolution 60 Heading to PC Soon

Giant Spacekat brought its Game-of-the-Year winning game, Revolution 60, to Steam Greenlight a few days ago, smashing their way through enough votes to get Greenlit in...

Soda Drinker Pro Set to take the FPS World By Storm

First Person Soda, that is. Will Brierly’s irresponsibly, dangerously realistic soda drinking simulator, Soda Drinker Pro, will soon be unleashing its lethal...

In Dark Echo, Sound is Both Your Friend and Your Enemy

Horror games are often at their most frightening when it’s just the player listening to the ambient sounds in a dark room. The sound of distant footsteps, a...

Ride, Train, and Evolve Pet Dragons in Dragon Masters

I love raising and evolving my monsters in Pokemon, but there’s always this feeling of distance in its RPG action. It feels weird to issue commands instead of...

Retake Your Kingdom from Pixelated Monstrosities in Castle in the Darkness

Developers: If you have enemies move in a sine wave in your action platformers, then you are a terrible human being. Monsters: If you leave one knight alive during your...

Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic Review – I Love it When a Plan Comes Together

Some games are difficult because they challenge your reflexes. Others present challenges akin to a game of chess, asking players to plan their moves carefully and...

A Murder Can Lead to the Fall of Humanity in The Right Side of Town

Twine is creating some really interesting opportunities for fiction writers wanting to work in games. Whereas normal fiction would only present a single story, Twine is...

Awaken to a World Overrun by Alien Bosses in [Daydreamer]

Considering how I would react if I saw a room-filling, fleshy beast covered in tentacles busting into my classroom, I think Olivia handles herself pretty well in the...