Papers, Please (PSV)
Logic 12 December 2017
An unusual logic game and a satirical take on the communism. It is the first commercial project from Lucas Pope. The story is set in a fictional socialist country named Arstotzka. The country was at war with the neighboring Kolechia for a few years, but now it is over. The city of Grestin has become a crucial point on the new border between the two countries. The player is put in the shoes of a new customs officer whose task will be to carry out border checks in order to neutralize potential smugglers, spies, and terrorists. Before giving someone permission to enter the country, the player not only has to check their papers and verify the data against a primitive database, but also order searches and inspections. Despite the simplicity of mechanics, the game features an extensive story campaign which ends in one of several alternative ways, depending on the player's choices.
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune (PSV)
Logic 04 December 2012
A turn-based card game with action and adventure elements. The tittle was developed with the PlayStation Vita handheld console in mind as a result of cooperation between Bend Studio and Loop Games. In Uncharted: Fight for Fortune, the fun boils down to duels against the artificial intelligence or another player over the Internet. Of course, these battles have a form of a card game, for the purpose of which the players build their own decks. These include three card categories: faction, fate, and artifact cards. The first one includes heroes and villains from the Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series. These characters form the competing teams, and their skills are modified by auxiliary cards. The players play cards in turns, and the battle ends when one side has no health points left. The owners of Uncharted Uncharted: Golden Abyss may transfer the artifacts they’ve gathered and change them into corresponding cards in Uncharted: Fight for Fortune.
Hitman GO: Definitive Edition (PSV)
Logic 24 February 2016
A spin-off entry in the popular Hitman franchise, launched in 2000 by Eidos. Hitman GO has been developed for mobile devices and unlike the full-scale games in the series, it combines elements of stealth, turn-based strategy and puzzles. There doesn't feature a storyline, and the gameplay focuses on missions that come down to eliminating certain people according to Agent 47's contract. We play in turns and have to reach a given point in the level unnoticed, and then discreetly eliminate our target while completing various side objectives on the way. The maps are small, and our actions have to be carefully planned to avoid drawing attention. Game is characterized by its unusual visuals; the in-game locations are presented in the form of paper models, with all characters being represented by pawns that resemble board games figurines.
Logic 15 November 2013
A relaxing arcade/logic game developed by an independent studio thatgamecompany. FlOw is somewhat similar in essence to the classic Snake game, popular on old mobile phones. The player’s task is to control a shapeshifting creature in such a way that it eats organisms smaller than itself, increasing its size in the process. The game doesn’t contain any plot, while the main incentive to continue playing is gradual access to new creatures with different abilities. Despite simple rules, the success in the game requires some thought. Some of the encountered enemies have weak points that can be accessed only using certain power-ups, such as temporary invincibility or speed boost. The game is complemented by relaxing music, as well as original visuals – individual organisms are similar to creatures only seen through a microscope.
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon (PSV)
Logic 06 August 2015
A sequel to the logic puzzle game by Tiger Style, released for mobile devices in 2009. Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon features a brand new story, and it's set in the enormous Blackbird manor, built years ago by a secret society in order to execute a mysterious plan, of which no one knows anything now. Again, you play as a little spider, which has a chance to discover the manor's secrets and its builders' intentions, all while obtaining some food. The basic mechanics have remained the same, and the gameplay focuses mostly on exploring locations, solving puzzles, and hunting delicious insects. An important factor is creating proper webs. Apart from the logical aspect, the game also features an expansive plot, which is revealed step by step as the game progresses, thanks to information and hints you find.
Logic 24 May 2016
An old-school logic game featuring elements of adventure and platformer games. This is the debut of the Triple Eh? studio led by Gareth Noyce. Lumo pays tribute to various games from the 80s and 90s. The gameplay consists of exploring over 400 different chambers, where the player mainly solves puzzles, avoids traps and discovers secrets. The game is played from the classic isometric view, and the player observes only a section of the location they are visiting at a given time - it can be a platform, a room or a corridor suspended in mid-air. It is relatively difficult to make progress in the game. Despite the fact that Lumo makes numerous references to the classics of the genre, it offers modern-day visuals with impressive lighting effects and high-definition textures.
Logic 12 July 2016
A dynamic multiplayer-oriented action game by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, and a combination of the mechanics of casual match-3 games with elements of such classic titles as Tetris or Asteroids. In Tumblestone, you shoot falling colorful blocks with a laser beam located at the bottom of the screen. Your goal is to clear all the blocks by matching three elements of the same color, which makes them disappear. The simple mechanics are varied by many mods, which can diametrically change the situation on the board, and even the whole gameplay. The game features several modes, from the 30-hours-long story campaign and three Arcade modes, to co-op or player-vs-player multiplayer mode for up to 4 players using a local network or Internet connection.
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered (PSV)
Logic 17 May 2016
A remastered edition of the 2014 game Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey for PC and mobile devices, developed by Bacon Bandit Games. Gameplay-wise the new version doesn't differ from the original. You play as two friendly grim reapers, who, instead of escorting souls into the afterlife, fight monsters and ghosts. The production features a specific turn-based combat system, in which you put together words, like in the popular Scrabble game. Apart from the campaign known from the original, Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey also features the Endless mode, in which you try to last as long as you can against hordes of enemies. Most of the differences between the original and remastered versions are technical. The game utilizes the popular Unity engine, allowing for e.g. higher resolution, better textures and, smoother animations.