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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Why am I here? What do these weird symbols mean? What is this place? Hiversaires poses more questions than it provides answers. It's an adventure game where the player is provided no context for what is happening...

May 2nd 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Is it possible you haven't played Robot Unicorn Attack yet? It's by far Adult Swim's most popular onilne Flash game, and not only is it available to play for free (in a few different forms) in your browser, but it's about a robot unicorn collecting fairies and dashing through star crystals while th...

April 24th 2013 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Fist Face Fight is a simple, fast-paced tap-to-punch game in which you defend a heart from attacking ninjas. You act from an overhead perspective, keeping tabs on the heart at the bottom of the screen and directing...

April 23rd 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Halfbrick's Fish Out of Water launches on iOS today and it's unlike any of the studio's previous games. It's a much more casual experience with a far more simple premise that is, by all appearances, aimed at capturi...

April 18th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Gritty, futuristic adventure game Gemini Rue started as a student project by Joshua Nuernberger. Nuernberger received help from Wadjet Eye Games, the husband and wife tandem of Dave and Janet Gilbert, who helped bring the point-and-click adventure to Steam in October 2011. The game runs on the Adve...

April 16th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. The nice thing about really cheap games is that I can recommend them based on just one neat thing. If a game costs under $5, I can be really tolerant of annoying parts in favor of the cool parts.Kersploosh! isn't a...

March 8th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Interlocked isn't so much a puzzle game as it is a tranquility generator. It seats you on a plush antique couch with an invitingly thick fabric. In the corner, pleasant and unassuming melodies dance from the tinny s...

February 8th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Ikachan is a perfect snack-sized game. Coming in at around two hours, it offers a concentrated dose of pure Studio Pixel exploration.A precursor to Cave Story, It's the same kind of lovingly pixelated subterranean e...

January 30th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Take the character designs and look of Angry Birds, and put them in a game with the physics-based driving of a Trials or Motoheroz game, and the result is Noble Nutlings, the most Finnish game ever made.The Angry Bi...

January 11th 2013 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. The only thing a wizard loves more than wizardry is meddling in others' affairs. So of course a great wizard decides to use his magic to bring a storybook full of creatures and imaginative places to life. And of cou...

January 4th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Like many of you out there, I'm a sucker for anything with zombies in it. I've read The Zombie Survival Guide and I've have mapped out my own plans to deal with a zombie invasion countless times over. I've read a ton...

December 6th 2012 at 7:40pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. I'm not the only one who played Angry Birds, wasn't that impressed, and so avoided the series evermore until the day Angry Birds Star Wars showed up. Admittedly, some of our group only returned to deride this new gam...

November 12th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments