Yes, it’s been quite a while since I wrote anything and for that I apologize. But instead of dwelling on the negative, let’s talk Christmas. In fact, let’s talk about a game as well. And let’s talk about a story. Let’s talk about the game Christmas Stories: The Gift of the Magi. It is Christmas after all.
You’d think something like Dangerous Games would be a name for a game studio and not a franchise (does two games make a franchise?) but Blam! Games does things their own way! Blam! You’ve been played… ’cause we’re talking about games so… you know, you play games… it’s a joke.
Once upon a time, Surface was at the forefront of what HOPA could do. Hell, together with Mystery Trackers and Grim Tales, Elephant Games was one of the leading forces in deciding the trends of HOPA. But it’s hard to deny that they’ve gradually falling to the side in growing opposition from studios like Mariaglorium, Mad Head and, of course, Eipix. And Game of Gods is a perfect example of how they’re consistently missing the mark.
Alawar is, in many senses, the second of the big HOPA movers, Big Fish obviously being the biggest but with both retail and development on their own end, Alawar probably clocks in as a distant second. But they’ve never really been a big part of my hobby as I get what I need from Big Fish Games and faster to boot, most of the time, so what little interaction I’ve had with them is through their own developed games such as today’s game Weird Park: The Final Show.
It’s hard to come up with blurbs for these things so… let’s just get right to it!