December 18 – December 24


IMAGE(   Greg “DoubtingThomas396” Decker

I’m going to go ahead and predict that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which releases officially this week, is going to be The Community’s Game of the Year, because if Rocket League and Overwatch have taught me anything, it’s that Amanda is a tastemaker extraordinaire.

Puzzle Box Maker would have my attention this week, but it turns out you’re not making puzzle boxes. Just platformer levels. Boo!

Instead I’ll go with the Switch and 3DS release of Mom Hid My Game! It’s an IOS game about a child trying to find the portable gaming system that was locked away – something we’ve all had to deal with. It starts with ordinary hiding spots, but escalates quickly.

I’m looking forward to see what changes were made to bring this up to a full release on the Switch, so Mom Hid My Game gets my curious nod for game of the week.

IMAGE(   Chris "C" Cesarano

Twas the week before Christmas,
and all through the shops
not a game did release
but titles dubbed "indie".

Okay, I'm no poet so I'm not gonna take it any further than that. However, boxed titles are pretty much not shipping this week as we enter the final shopping week before Christmas holiday. Life is Strange: Before the Storm gets its final chapter in the story of Chloe and Rachel. I'm assuming it covers how they found themselves where they were in Life is Strange proper. I haven't been playing this one myself.

Tiny Metal gets its actual release this week, fulfilling the dream of a follow-up to AdvanceWars on new and modern systems. Unfortunately it has its own share of controversy, with the developer accused of redirecting funds from a separate Kickstarter onto this project. They've since denied those allegations, providing the press with documentation that supposedly clears them of wrongdoing. All we as players can do is decide whether to take someone's word for it.

For me, it's all about the Nintendo Switch's plethora of indie ports from yesteryear, including the very Legend of Zelda-styled Blossom Tales and hack-and-slash action title Heart & Slash. If I were to pick, though, it would be Brawlout, a suitable holdover until Nintendo releases a new Smash Bros. for the platform.

IMAGE(   Felix “AaaaaaaAaaaAaaa!” Threepaper

It’s the week before Christmas! It’s time for panicky holiday preparations, not immersive entertainment experiences! In this spirit, I choose something bite-sized, yet shiny: Bridge Constructor Portal. It’s literally Portal meets Bridge Constructor – procrastinatory puzzling in small doses.

This week:


  • A Raven Monologue
  • AcChen: Tile matching the Arcade way
  • Achievement Hunter: Zombie 3
  • Alien Mayhem
  • Ancient Warfare 3
  • Banyu Lintar Angin: Little Storm
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Can you eat by yourself
  • Chinbu's Adventure
  • Chocolate makes you happy 2
  • Christmas party
  • Chronicles of Vinland
  • Creatio Ex Nihilo: Aition
  • Dracula's Library 2
  • Dragon Sin
  • Dungeon's Barrage
  • Eggo
  • Endless Inside
  • EquiMagic: Galashow of Horses
  • Fruity Smoothie
  • Gear Path
  • Go Kart Survival
  • God of Failure
  • Home Alone Girlfriend
  • Hoshizora no Memoria: Wish Upon a Shooting Star
  • House of Evil
  • I fell from Grace
  • Krampus Quest
  • Last Day of FEAR
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 3: Hell is Empty
  • LOGistICAL: South Africa
  • Long Live Santa!
  • Magibot
  • Magic Girls
  • Man of Law: Judge simulator
  • McRogue
  • Mino Saga
  • My Coloring Book: Food and Beverage
  • Nebula Nuker
  • Nogibator: Way Of Legs
  • Old Watch
  • Orbitality
  • PLAYERUNKN1WN: Friendly Fire
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Polaris
  • Population: One
  • Pro Strategy Football 2018
  • Project Earth
  • Puzzle Poker
  • Ragtag Adventurers
  • Real Pool 3D: Poolians
  • Revulsion
  • Rise High
  • SAWkoban
  • SeaBed
  • Sexy Serial Killer
  • Shoot 'm Up
  • Sigi: A Fart for Melusina
  • Sokoban Classic
  • Song of Memories
  • Souland
  • Space Simulator
  • Space Wars: Darth Star
  • Spreadstorm
  • Station Commander
  • Symploke: La Leyenda de Gustavo Bueno - Capitulo 2
  • The Last Vampire
  • The Legendary of Bean
  • The lost joystick
  • Time Tenshi Paradox: Episode 1
  • Tiny Metal
  • Tooki
  • Trivia Vault: Technology Trivia Deluxe
  • Twinstack
  • VS Round 1
  • WaywaY
  • Wheel Riders Online
  • White Pearl
  • Wooden Battles
  • Wordabeasts
  • Wrestling Revolution 2D
  • ZoneDriver


  • 36 Fragments of Midnight
  • 3D Billiards
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Cat Interstellar
  • Defunct
  • Dustoff Heli Rescue 2
  • Hammerwatch
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 3: Hell is Empty
  • Rollercoaster Legends
  • Tiny Metal
  • VirtuGO

Xbox One

  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Defunct
  • Future War:Reborn
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 3: Hell is Empty
  • Raining Blobs


  • Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King
  • Brawlout
  • Crawl
  • Dragon Fang Z: The Rose & Dungeon of Time
  • Frederic: Resurrection of Music
  • Heart&Slash
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • Mom Hid My Game!
  • Of Mice and Sand: Revised
  • Puzzle Box Maker
  • The Coma: Recut
  • The Deer God
  • The Next Penelope
  • Tiny Metal
  • Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops XL


  • Mom Hid My Game!


  • Gunhouse
  • Xenon Valkyrie +


  • Ancient Amuletor VR
  • Ancient Code VR
  • Anime Girls VR
  • Boxed In
  • Comets Wake
  • Internal Light VR
  • Knights of the Drowned Table
  • Mike was Cursed
  • Shooty Fruity
  • Virtual Reality Girls 2
  • Westard


  • Ancient Amuletor VR
  • Ancient Code VR
  • Anime Girls VR
  • Battle for the last chicken
  • Boxed In
  • City Balls VR
  • Cold Cuts
  • Comets Wake
  • Data Thief
  • Follow My Footsteps
  • Knights of the Drowned Table
  • Major League Gladiators
  • MuX
  • Shooty Fruity
  • Virtual Reality Girls 2
  • Westard


  • Accounting+
  • Ultrawings
  • Shooty Fruity



Maybe I'll find some time to actually play games this week!