TFI Friday

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TFI Friday: three new indie games where you’ll plan every move

After you move house there’s a weird period where you keep trying to get pans out of the fridge or cutlery from a drawer that doesn’t exist. In fact, I’m lagging several years behind and still trying to get cutlery out of the drawer in my flat share in London four years ago. Yesterday I walked straight into the sofa for no earthly reason. In this time of doubt and not knowing where your own two feet are stepping, I present to you three new indie games to help you plan your footwork. And all for under a fiver! Howzat…

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TFI Friday: three new indie games to complement the experience of having lived one year twice

Happy New Year! Somehow we went straight from January 2020 to January 2022. That’s weird. Huh. Well, I’m officially giving us a do-over. I think we’ve earned it. The games I’ve collected this week for the first TFI Friday of the year are going to ease us gently out of the time loop that we’ve been stuck in the last umpteen months. Accordingly, the first one is a time loop puzzle game. Read more

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TFI Friday: three indie puzzle games with slightly melancholy vibe

The year has finally turned, reader. I am having discussions at home about putting the heating on. When I leave the office it isn’t dark, but it’s fuzzy around the edges. My knuckles are cold. It’s the time of year, before the Skeleton War memes begin in earnest, to luxuriate in feeling a bit melancholy. It’s healthy to feel sad sometimes, you know. Didn’t you watch Inside Out? I did, and in my screening at the cinema a child called out “Where’s Bing Bong?” when the heroic Bing Bong disappeared… This week, I have collected three different puzzle games with…

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TFI Friday: 3 new indie games for back-to-school season

The past week or so has been Back To School time in the UK, also known as the season of adverts on TV about protractors and pencil cases, and posts on Facebook showing a six-year-old standing by a front door and wearing their new school uniform. A dance as old as time. I remember getting a blue jumper that was two sizes too big for me so I could grow into it. Remember it like it was yesterday. But enough about school itself, a time in my life that I hated to an extraordinary extent and shudder to think of…

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TFI Friday: 3 indie games to get your creative juices flowing

These past few weeks, I’ve felt myself to be in a bit of a creative funk, dear readers, but thankfully this doesn’t seem to be the case for today’s game developers. It seems they’re still in full flow, as it were, and this week I’ve got a trio of nice things to play that’ll hopefully kickstart your heart and get you in the mood to make something. They did for me, anyway. Read more

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TFI Friday: 3 new text-based games with a twist

What a world, what a world! Recently I read a book called The Appeal, which I enjoyed very much. The framing of it is a couple of junior lawyers going through a bunch of case notes they’ve been sent, and so the book itself is mostly emails and messages between the central cast of characters. You have to figure out the shape of what you don’t have by looking at what you do. It’s very good! So, inspired by that, this week I’ve got three text-based games for you, but with a twist. They each do something a bit different,…

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TFI Friday: 3 free Pico-8 games with good titles

Last time I did one of these (which was a few weeks ago because I’ve been away, whaddaya want from me?) I said I was going to go and poke around on Itch.io, because they have as much – indeed, probably more – porn than Steam, but they don’t try and surprise me with it by pretending it’s something else. And I did go poke around on Itch! None of these game are porn, though. They’re a collection of fun Pico-8 games you can play in browser, and my other abitrary way of linking them this time is that I…