6
Apr
2016

Watch us build a terrible robot named ‘Party Man’ in VR with Fantastic Contraption

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God rest your weary soul, Party Man. You were too beautiful for this world, by which I mean the colorful, virtual world of Fantastic Contraption, a puzzle game for the HTC Vive. Using the VR headset's two controllers, Fantastic Contraption allows you to stretch and connect different pieces of machinery to create a device that will get a small pink ball into a goal. Or, if you find that too taxing, it allows you to create a being of infinite dance, one incapable of supporting its own long, beautiful limbs.

You can watch Justin and I explore Fantastic Contraption and try out a few puzzles in the video posted above. We don't do a particularly good job, but that's okay! That's what the...

6
Apr
2016

Hands-On Preview: ‘Back to Square One’ and ‘Loop Mania’ are Punishing High-Score Games from ‘Down the Mountain’ Developer Umbrella

When it comes to high score chasers on mobile, there's a few studios that crank out reliably good stuff. Happymagenta is a consistently good creator, but Umbrella deserves a ton of credit too. Boom Dots [Free] and Down the Mountain [Free] are both quite solid, entertaining games. And while I'm glad to see them tackling
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