Mike
Matlock

  • The Quarry Accessibility Review — Can I Play That?

    The Quarry brings dark horror for various playable characters, but how does the game feel when it comes to accessibility?

    Mike Matlock7 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Ikenfell

    Ikenfell borrows from classic RPG combat mechanics but handles accessibility in new and interesting ways across the game.

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Little Nightmares 2

    Little Nightmares 2 brings even more scares than its predecessor, but it unfortunately also brings more challenges for disabled gamers.

    Mike Matlock3 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – HyperDot

    I highly recommend HyperDot for accessibility, and I can’t wait see what the development team comes up with next!

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Tell Me Why

    Tell Me Why is a great example of a game that tells a good story while also being very accessible to disabled gamers.

    Mike Matlock3 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – October Night Games

    Protect the earth from a cosmic horror, or summon the elder gods in this spooky digital tabletop game! October Night Games was developed by German studio WhisperGames and released on PC just in time for Halloween. It’s a point-and-click experience, allowing you to play with just a mouse and explore dangerous environments as a witch […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Behind the Screen

    Don’t trust the talking heads behind the screen! Behind the Screen is a Taiwanese horror puzzle game set in the 1970s that centers around a boy’s life and his attempts to figure out whether his past is real or just in his head. It was developed by 18Light Games for the Nintendo Switch and PC. […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Burly Men At Sea

    Three bearded fishermen decide to leave their life behind, and search for adventure on the open sea. Loosely based on Scandinavian folklore, Burly Men At Sea is an adventure game by indie studio Brain&Brain. Despite the name Burly Men is not an action game about pirates, but actually a short lighthearted romp through a sailor’s […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Fragments of Him

    Do you ever truly know someone? Fragments of Him is a narrative based game, centering on the life-and-death of a bisexual man named Will. Fragments of Him lets you experience the different perspectives of Will’s family and friends, and how his life has affected them. The game came out last year and was developed by […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Lili: Child of Geos

    Explore the mysterious island of Geos and meet the colorful characters that are the Tree Constructs! Lili: Child of Geos is an adventure RPG made by the small indie developer BitMonster. Inspired by retro games like Zelda, Lili tries to capture the nostalgia of the past with its beautiful environments and classic adventure mechanics. The […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Undertale

    A human child falls into the underground where magical monsters live peacefully. Are these monsters your friends or your enemies? Undertale is a retro-designed RPG with turn-based combat and was released on the PlayStation 4 and PC. The game is known for its quirky characters and unconventional gameplay mechanics that allow you the option to […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – The Witness

    Explore an abandoned island and solve the strange mysteries within it. Put your brain to the test and learn more about the inhabitants with each puzzle you solve. The Witness is a first-person open world puzzle game made by indie designer Jonathan Blow and published by Thekla Inc. The game has no tutorials and there […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Apotheon

    The Gods have abandoned the people of ancient Greece. Travel to Olympus and take revenge on Zeus himself. Apotheon is a 2-D action role-playing platformer on the PS4 and was developed by indie studio Alientrap. Apotheon has a unique style based on ancient Greek pottery and a story that stays true to Greek mythology. Although […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – What Remains of Edith Finch

    They say in order to move forward you have to let go of the past, but for Edith Finch the past won’t let her go. She must travel back to her home in Washington exploring her ancestors’ history and finding out once and for all whether her family is truly cursed. What Remains of Edith […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Little Nightmares

    Escape the horrific vessel known as The Maw. You’ll play as a little girl named Six as she runs and hides from giant kitchen monsters trying to devour her. Little Nightmares is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer with a strong horror theme. Although the game developers from “Tarsier Studios” are known for making more family-friendly games, […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read
  • Indie Spotlight – Typoman: Revised

    Enter a dark post-apocalyptic world where everything in it is made up of letters, including you. Typoman: Revised is a 2-D puzzle platformer with a focus on spelling exercises that accompany a classic side scrolling style of gameplay. Typoman takes place in a bleak barren wasteland and has a surprisingly consistent tone throughout. Originally, Typoman […]

    Mike Matlock2 minute read

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