Tag: Family Friendly Games

Little Kitty, Big City – PC Review
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Little Kitty, Big City – PC Review

Using one of my nine lives, I recently took a tumble into Double Dagger Studios' debut release, Little Kitty, Big City. A platformer and puzzle game released on the 9th of May on PC. It's also available on Xbox Game Pass to anyone with a valid membership. Will You Land On Your Feet? A cosy and relaxing game, with an abundance of mischief. It will not be long until you snigger at destroying a copious amount of plant pots. Gameplay Your adventure begins with a very cute kitty enjoying a nap in the brisk sunshine. However, it doesn't take long until that is rudely interrupted. Next thing you know, you are catching a ride with a crow! Unfortunately for this kitty, your apartment, where you were just sleeping, is not easy to get to. Therefore making it your main mission to return the kitty ...
Aarik And The Ruined Kingdom – PC Preview
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Aarik And The Ruined Kingdom – PC Preview

Set to release on June 20th, Aarik and the Ruined Kingdom is indie developer Shatterproof's first release. New perspectives on old favourites... As the perfect addition to the library of fans of Evo Explores and Monument Valley, the game combines simple yet beautiful graphics and perspective puzzles to build a mystic world and story filled with intrigue perfect for puzzle fans. Gameplay The demo of Aarik and the Ruined Kingdom is short yet packs a punch. With an introduction to Aarik, as well as his father, old pet and mother, the mystery of the story is present from the get go. The kingdom is already in ruin but there is not explanation for why it's so quiet, why Derek (Aarik's old pet) is dead and why his father refuses to wake up and get out of bed. The controls for the g...
Botany Manor – Switch Review
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Botany Manor – Switch Review

Botany Manor is a delightful single-player casual puzzle game set in 19th-century England. Developed by Devon-based Balloon Studios, it is out now on PC, Xbox (including game pass) and Nintendo Switch. I have had the pleasure of reviewing a copy for the Switch. Horticulture made fun! Playing as Arabella Greene, a retired botanist, the game is in first-person and set in the grounds of a beautiful stately home. Do you have what it takes to solve puzzles, grow plants, and reveal more about your life and career? Gameplay You begin the game in a typical old-fashioned English greenhouse, surrounded by windows, low brick walls, gardening paraphernalia and items to interact with. The controls are a simple twin-stick operation that you would expect to find with a first-person-style game....
SokoFrog – Nintendo Switch Review
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SokoFrog – Nintendo Switch Review

Developed by EastAsiaSoft and Solluco, SokoFrog is a pushing-puzzle game that was originally released on Steam in December 2022. However, it has recently become available on more platforms on April 10, 2024. It currently retails for £4.49 and is available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series. Hopping to Freedom in SokoFrog Have you tried this frog-tastic pushing-puzzle game? and how many frog puns can you find in this review? Gameplay SokoFrog is a colorful top-down puzzle-pushing pixel art adventure. You play as a cute frog, trying to navigate and hop through the levels by unlocking the gates. It's a take on the Sokoban puzzle games released in Japan in 1982. There are five different themes with different gameplay mechanics to increase the difficulty as you go...
House Flipper 2 – PS5 Review
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House Flipper 2 – PS5 Review

Building on solid foundations from the first game that was released in 2018, the development team at Frozen District have brought us a new addition to the House Flipper series. House Flipper 2 is available to buy now on Xbox and PlayStation for an average £34.99.  Of course, it can be brought on PC, however, this version was released in December 2023. Will you become a property brother? Since House Flipper 2 was announced, I have been incredibly excited to play. This has been highly anticipated by the House Flipper community. It's great to see the best parts of the original game taken and improved. Let me know in the comments if you are enjoying the new game! Gameplay Moving back into your parent's house isn't everyone's dream, but the sleepy town of Pinnacove is your new home. The res...
Nyaaaanvy – Switch Review
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Nyaaaanvy – Switch Review

CustomiseSounding a bit like the sound you make when you stub your toe, Nyaaaanvy is a crazy arena-based fighting game that has now come to Nintendo Switch. The game is made by Japanese devs Team DigitalMind and published by Phoenixx and it is also available on PC via Steam. Incidentally, it was launched for Switch on Japanese Cat Day (22nd Feb for your calendars!). Cats, bottoms, sumo, berserk mode! If you fancy a party game where cat-like animals (called a Nyanvy) get to wrestle and spin attack to win then read on! Gameplay The premise of Nyaaaanvy is fairly simple. You are a long slinky cat and you must battle and jump your way through a series of sumo-like arenas and become the last cat standing. Can you become "Cat of cats!"? Customise You can customise your own cat's featur...
Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator – PC Review
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Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator – PC Review

Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator is the newest addition to the simulation genre. Developed by Simteract who pride themselves on premium simulation games, and published by Nacon. The game is an introduction to the highs and lows of being a taxi driver in the bustling city of Barcelona. Launched on the 7th of March 2024, this game is available on PC via Steam, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Realistic? This game revolves around, you guessed it, being a Taxi driver. You climb into the driver's seat of your car and the start of your business. Will you create a Taxi empire? Let me know below how you got on with the game! Gameplay As simple as the game may seem, it does have a lot to offer. You begin your journey with a driving test. In no way similar to those that we are used to, i...
SUMMERHOUSE – PC Review
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SUMMERHOUSE – PC Review

Published by Future Friends Games, SUMMERHOUSE is the latest release from Friedemann Allmenröder. Previously having worked on titles such as ISLANDERS and Superflight, this is their first solo effort, and what a delightful game it is. Building Buildings For this review, the game was played via Steam and worked brilliantly, as it's not a demanding game. The fact that it costs just £3.99 makes it very accessible to gamers and a perfect gift to friends as a tiny gesture of appreciation. If you want to add more cozy games to your library, feel free to check out Mike's review of Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator. Gameplay The best way to describe SUMMERHOUSE is that it's exactly what it says on the tin, "A tiny building game about beautiful lived-in houses. No rules or restrictions, just pu...
Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator – PC Review
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Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator – PC Review

Garden Life is a first-person narrative & life-sim where you manage the community garden of a small, sleepy village. While the garden grows you also contribute to the village and its residents and quickly find your place here. Thankfully for someone like me who doesn't have a green thumb, Garden Life was easy to get into. At its root, Garden Life is a narrative game but gardening is the main gameplay mechanic with tasks and quests. However, if that's not what you're looking for there is creative mode, a sandbox version of the game. Gardening here is a simplified version of the task similar to Stardew Valley or home improvement in House Flipper but still simulates realistic responsibilities and obstacles. The game is the latest release from developers Still Alive Games (Bus Simula...
Furnish Master – PC Review
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Furnish Master – PC Review

A new interior design game has entered. Developed and published by Alex Blintsov and is available on Steam for between £10 - 15. Furnish Master has exceeded my expectations already, and I am excited to see how Alex Blinstov continues to improve an already amazing interior design game. Furnish Master is available on Tuesday 20th of February with it being released in early access. Are you ready to get your furnish design on? I came across Furnish Master completely by chance when scrolling through Steam for a new game. When I watched the trailer, I was instantly drawn. Having played the game, my excitement has not wavered. Please let me know by leaving a comment below if you are excited to play Furnish Master. What are you most excited to try? Gameplay Furnish Master is a single-pl...