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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.

Grab Your Jet and Fight the Elders of Madness

With strange eons even death may die, sure, but death seems just fine and dandy in Elders of Madness. It probably seemed like a good idea at the time though, grabbing a...

A Postcard From Afthonia Review – A Hearth Tended by the Imagination

The mind forgets, but the heart remembers. It’s been some time since I entered one of Jonas Kyratzes’ magic portals and entered the Lands of Dream – a long...

Overture’s Frantic Dungeon Crawling Mixes Roguelike & Bullet Hell Elements

If there’s one game that proved to me that adventurers are dumb, it’s Black Shell Games’ Overture. If you’re a self-respecting knight looking to...

Why Fight When You Can Make Friends in Undertale?

Do you ever feel guilty about all of the creatures you’re killing when you level grind in an RPG? I am reasonably sure that I have almost single-handedly wiped out...

Get Your Degree in Blasting Jerks from Dr Green

Being an environmentalist can be hard, especially when the people wrecking your forest home seem to be a little unhinged. It gets even harder if you can’t call on...

Ninja Outbreak is a Whole New Kind of Infection

Scientists, no longer satisfied in accidentally bringing about the end of the world though zombie infection, have instead decided to do it with a ninja infection. But...

Every Life Tells a Story in the Dying City of Vidar

We were intrigued by the premise of Vidar when we took a look at it back in the November issue of the Indie Game Magazine. Telling the story of a city dying at the hands...

Survive the Deadly Deeps of Neptune in Awaken: Underwater Odyssey

There is a kind of beauty at work in many bullet hell shooters. There’s just something really pretty about the hundreds of colorful shots floating your way,...

Bombservice Heads to Patreon to Fund New Momodora Entry

Bombservice’s skills have only increased with each new entry in the Momodora series. An action platformer in the vein of games like Cave Story, the series is now...

Remember Your Way Back to Life in Retention

It’s been said that, at the end of your life, your memories flash before your eyes. I have asked any number of corpses if this is true, but as of yet,...