Preview: Unforgiving – A Northern Hymn

This game is in early access. Unforgiving – A Northern Hymn is a first person survival horror game currently for PC only.  The available demo is a brief one, that stops abruptly just as you’re getting to grips with the game, but still offers enough of a taste of what the developers, Angry Demon Studio, want you…

The Importance of Gamejams and Guildford Jam Event

Suffice to say that while we at ScaryGranules love video games and find so many behind the scenes aspects to be fascinating, none of us are actual developers. We’re writers and artists, we’re in marketing and brand for large gaming companies but in terms of being able to create a game from scratch, at least…

Review: Rogue Islands

This is an early access game. When a video games ingredients are comprised of key Bioware members, like Jane Whittaker who previously worked as programmer of Alien VS Predator and Kiaran Ritchie, principal animator at Bioware, it’s very likely that something special is being created.  This is Keystone Games and what they’ve loving crafted, is a fantasy…

Review: Gloom

  Developed and published by Hunchback Studio, Gloom is a linear, gloomy (sorry) side-scrolling game. The trope of being a character waking up with amnesia, is how this game begins. You’re stuck in a world known as the Common Dream and must face up to your own demons as well as monster dreams and Cthulu like…

Religion in Video Games and a thank you to Mass Effect Andromeda

In May 2017,  a member of ScaryGranules partook in an interview with well known gaming magazine for their special issue focusing on the Women in Games Awards, which they were nominated in a category. The subject of the specific article was about women in the gaming industry and misogynistic issues we’ve all had to deal…

Review: Sonic Mania

How do you solve a problem like Sonic? The spunky blue hedgehog has been a staple of video game heroes and treasured gaming memories for years. There have been numerous titles, related to the Sonic universe, so many that people may not remember them all. But quantity does not breed quality for this franchise sadly,…

Review: Rime

When you envision a video game character, even if they’re a cutesy cartoon, they are usually an adult. Video games are seen as something for children, yet they don’t often have a represented protagonist, unless that protagonist is going through something horrific, such as the lost of a loved one, like Brothers: A Tale of…

Review: Interkosmos

Ovid Works thought to themselves – what if we made a game where you play in a first person view, an astronaut who is having more than a difficult time, the kind of hurdling to earth at death speed time” and incorporate VR to make you really suck up that exhilaration.

Review: Little Nightmares

Little Nightmares reminds us of a more colorful Limbo, but the visuals alone aren’t kindred, it’s also how the game reawakens all your childhood fears. “Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal” is the basic summary of the story created by Swedish Developers Tarsier Studios…

Review: Inside

Inside is a 2.5D side-scrolling, puzzle-solving, platforming game where you take on the role of a nameless (and faceless) young boy being hunted down for unknown reasons. If you’ve played Playdead’s previous title, Limbo, then you’ll know what to expect in terms of gameplay from Inside, and though in no way a sequel to Limbo…

Review: Between Me and The Night

This is a game about sadness, loneliness, trying to make people around you happy and yet being left alone and feeling like you’re second best. It’s one that is very relatable and overall the execution is quite striking, haunting and successful. A surreal point and click adventure with smidgens of action game-play and a lot of walking…