Review: Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim

A Father tells his son a bedtime story, about a boy, who sets out on a perilous journey to save his father and the rest of his Viking village’s warriors. This is story is Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim. Continue reading Review: Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim

Preview: Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim

Disclaimer: The opinions found of this article are first impressions on a preview demo, which may not represent the final quality of the game.

Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim is an upcoming action adventure game where you play the eponymous Viking Boy, setting out on a quest to find out what happened to the men of the island. The left a long time ago on their usual rounds of pillaging and scavenging and haven’t made it home, leaving their village and island unprotected and their families fending for themselves with dwindling resources. On hearing from an Oracle that the men are in danger and unwittingly pulled into the role of saviour, Tyrim does the only thing he can, set off on a grand adventure!

I received a preview copy from Katie Hallahan from Phoenix Online Publishing on behalf of the developers, Overflow Studios and spent over an hour playing the demo, which covers the starting island and village and introduces you to the main mechanics, particularly the crafting that will be instantly familiar to Minecraft (and Terraria) players, and the beginnings of Cornerstone’s plot. By the end of the demo, I found a new organisation: mysterious robed sorcerers capable of controlling stone (aka Earthbenders). I found them in a crypt but I no explanation about what they were doing there in the first place, or the purpose of their ritual work. Is it related to what happened to the Island’s warriors? Or are they part of something else? I hate not knowing! Continue reading Preview: Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim

Extra Life 2015 Update – More Goodies!

Like every other member of the Extra Life Team Tomb Raider Community, I’ve been hard at work preparing everything I’ll need for the event, all four days of my participation. Some still find it strange that I would do it for so long, but I’m a realist and I know I’ll need at least 4 days to get even close to the $500. I hope what you’ll read below will incentivise you to donate some more. Continue reading Extra Life 2015 Update – More Goodies!

Review: Quest for Infamy

Quest of Infamy is a Point & Click adventure game by Infamous Quests and published by Phoenix Online Studios. It’s a mix of the adventure game genre with RPG, featuring classes and combat and different skills in the same way as the classic Hero’s Quest games. Continue reading Review: Quest for Infamy

The Last Door Collector’s Edition – Review

The Last Door: Collector’s Edition is a point & click adventure thriller set in Victorian Times, developed by the Spanish studio The Game Kitchen and published by Phoenix Online Publishing. Under the tagline “Low-res Graphics, High Suspense,” the Last Door tells the story of Jeremiah Devitt and his investigation into the sudden death of one of his oldest friends. Continue reading The Last Door Collector’s Edition – Review