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: 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…

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…

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: 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: Alwa’s Awakening

Alwa’s Awakening is produced by Elden Pixels who are based on Goteborg, Sweden. The game has you assume the role of Zoe, a likeable girl who has been ripped from her home and hurled into Alwa, a lavish, very much alive land, divided into various sections. There isn’t too much to delve into when it comes to the…

Leaked RE7 footage something quite interesting about herbs

And I apologise for the super click-baity title there, but I didn’t want to reveal anything before hitting the Spoiler Zone because this seems super massive. So… *SPOILERS FOR GAMEPLAY MECHANICS* Oh, and it’s in German: I’m honestly a little shocked, but intrigued as well. It does seem a bit absurd that he can lose…

Review: Butcher

So I think I feel safe to say that as a gamer I’m not one with any particular passion for twitch shooters, or bullet hell games, or really anything of that ilk. I like a degree of challenge in my games – for example, I love it in horror games where you die easily if…

Resident Evil 7 Final Demo Incoming!

Welp, we’re almost there: A glimpse of what to expect in #RE7. Final Demo available now on PS4, Xbox One on 9/12 and PC on 19/12! pic.twitter.com/B4yX1Fkiu2 — Capcom UK (@Capcom_UK) December 3, 2016 Not long now till RE7’s January release now. Then we’ll finally know if the wait (and the change in direction) has…