Arcade Spirits – The Review

Navigate life, love, friendship and work in Arcade SpiritsThis sassy game will win you over with intriguing plot twists and unique characters BY AMANDA LEEK Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Product Name: Arcade SpiritsPublisher: PQubePrice: £15.49 – SteamSummary: This sassy game of life and choices lifted my (arcade) spirits.  Rating:  Arcade Spirits Arcade Spirits is a romantic visual novel that follows an alternative timeline …

NewsHit 1 April 2019 – Paximum Overdrive

Your weekly nutritious meal filled with gaming updates, announcements and steaming hot “news” on the side. Best served cold with a nice glass of mead. PAXimum Overdrive Lots of juicy fun at PAX East this week, where Coaching for Geeks’ very own Robin Bates was there to get all the coverage. We’ve got a hands on with Dangerous Driving, which …

Super Versus: The Review

Always in combat with Super Versus (Steam)Superman or moistflan? BY NATHAN LUCKING, MARCH 11, 2019 11:00 AM Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Game: Super VersusPublisher: SUPER VERSUS INCPrice: Free to play – SteamSummary: A free to play, fun, mechanical combat system, currently let down by a lack of players. Rating:  Get Super Versus for Free! How do you go about review a multiplayer …

NewsHit 18 March 2019 – Walkabout With Your Wand Out

This week’s gaming summary with all the biggest stories and the new stuff coming out in the next few days, plus some silliness added for good measure.   You’re a Wizard, Keith (or Sam, or Jamie) The fabled successor to Pokemon GO – the upcoming Harry Potter Wizards Unite – moves one step closer with a few seconds of actual …

Characterising NPCs: D&D Tips with James Gifford

James Gifford, author and illustrator of Dungeon Diaries, returns to improve your Dungeons and Dragons encounters… Perhaps more than any other part of the game, Non-Playable Clones (NPC)s are especially challenging to bring to life: Testing your skills in improvisation, voices, characterization and acting. Often, it’s difficult to create memorable ones and they seem to all bleed into one generic …

Textorcist: Renegade Priest Is The Right Type

Textorcist: The Basics You might think that you’re not into typing games – but you might feel differently when you’re typing Latin prayers to exorcise a common criminal of demons. Ray Bibbia is a renegade priest – the bad cop of Vatican City. He and the church have separated thanks to “artistic differences”, but this Private Exorcist still works around …

Sunless Skies – The Review

Story-rich, rogue-like role-playing in Sunless Skies Across a dark abyss I spotted a lone ship, engines firing towards me. I braced for another standard battle when I noticed the tentacles protruding from its rear. This was a terror I had not faced before. BY MATT TIERNAN, FEB 13 Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Game: Sunless SkiesPublisher: Failbetter GamesPrice: £18.99 – SteamSummary: Sunless Skies is a …

Convention Survival Guide: Glasgow Games Festival

Glasgow Games Festival: What is it? A day of open board gaming in city centre Glasgow with demos, traders and a games library, with just under 400 attendees. It has been operating for a couple of years, and has a website: http://www.glasgowgamesfestival.com/   Glasgow Games Festival: When is it? The 2019 dates haven’t been announced yet. The last one was Saturday 17th …

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Suicide Guy Review (Steam)

Puzzle your way to death with Suicide GuyContent warning: suicide, described in tasteless, humorous terms. BY MATT TIERNAN Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 Review Summary Game: Suicide Guy Publisher: Chubby PixelPrice: Steam – £3.99  Playstation – 4.49 euros Nintendo Switch – 7.99 euros ​Summary: Suicide Guy is that wonderful experience transformed into a puzzle platformer, split into just over 24 levels of varying difficulty. Each one has the same …

Game developer oliver william walker talking about getting into game development and having bipolar disorder

Episode 68: A beginning in game dev and life with bipolar: Interview with Oliver William Walker

  Oliver William Walker designs games at Just Add Water. He mets Robin to talk about his career, from college, through university, experiments with games, networking, and moving into the real world of work. Robin met Oliver at EGX, where he was participating in a ‘disabilities in the gaming industry panel’ as Oliver has bipolar disorder. The two touch on …

Lauran Carter, community manager for Two Point hospital, stands in front of a brightly coloured mural

How to be a Community Manager with Lauran Carter from SEGA/Two Point Studios

Lauran Carter Manages Communities   From the heady days of Fable with Lionhead Studios and Microsoft, to the now of Two Point Hospital with SEGA. Lauran Carter knows how to manage a community to get the best from them, and for the brands she’s working with. Listen in to find out exactly how it’s done, and maybe start your journey …

Jamie Noble Frier, teh Noble Artist, on a cover biage for episode 64 of teh coaching for geeks podcast, discussing Hero Master an epic game of epic fails

The Podcast Returns – Episode (Nintendo) 64 – Jamie Noble Frier; Hero Master

The Coaching for Geeks Show returns! And what better way to celebrate Season 2 than with terrible heroes who got picked last for adventuring.   You can listen in here or head over to our new home on  Radio Public, or the old favourites of iTunes, Spotify, or most places that have podcasts. Not Stitcher though because they still suck at …

Fantasy parody card game, Hero Master, launches on Kickstarter

Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails comes to Kickstarter Sick of always being the best? It’s time to be the worst. Fantasy parody game Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails launches on Kickstarter this Tuesday (18 September 2018). We first encountered Hero Master at UK Games Expo and it REALLY piqued our interest. Designed and illustrated by Jamie Noble …

Designing Your Dungeons & Dragons Encounters with James Gifford

James Gifford, author and illustrator of Dungeon Diaries, returns to improve your Dungeons and Dragons encounters (also applicable to any tabletop roleplaying game PATHFINDER FOR LIFE! – Ed: Robin) ENHANCING YOUR DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ENCOUNTERS Back when I was a baby goblin, I used to play Dungeon Crawler game like Torchlight and Dungeon Siege. I remember thinking they were the …

The WHO Classifies A Gaming Disorder. Here’s What That Means.

  Gaming Addiction: What’s The Problem?   Robert House, the Coaching for Geeks health correspondent, talks about the evidence behind the WHO’s recent classification of a Gaming Disorder. Today I want to talk to you about the World Health Organisation (WHO) classifying gaming as a disorder. I wanted to let the heat die off a little and start a conversation …

MagicCats Builder (Crazy Dreamz) Review

Cats! Magic! Building! And Dreamz (crazy of course)! It’s a MagiCats Builder Review   MagiCats Builder; A game of randomness, player creativity and best of all, cats! It is a free to play game that’s available on PC via Steam and it is also available on mobile via the Apple Store and Google Play.   Little Big Catnip? <   ...