Why Would You Buy? – Banished

Developed by Shining Rock Software and released February 18th, Banished is a city-builder with the sole purpose of absolute survival. In Banished, the townsfolk that inhabit your town are both your greatest ally and your worst enemy. They will keep the wheels of the town turning, but on the other hand, they are the ones…

Why Would You Buy? – Game Dev Tycoon

There’s a bunch of tycoon games out there. Everything from zoos to theme parks have seen the tycoon treatment and with great success. Patrick and Daniel Klug of Greenheart Games must have played a bunch of these games and thought to themselves: “It’s time for the video game industry to be tycooned. Game Dev Tycoon is an…

Why Would You Buy? – Resogun

Resogun is one of two free Playstation Plus launch titles, the other one being the shadowy Contrast. Made by developer Housemarque, it’s a warm welcome into the 2-free-games-a-month treat that comes with PS+. So why would you subscribe for Playstation Plus and get Resogun? Because it’s extremely simple, but yet so engaging and interesting in the way…

Why Would You Buy? – Spelunky

Derek Yu, the founder of Mossmouth once had an idea of a cave exploring extravaganza. He called that game Spelunky and released it for free. After some time, it was then polished and remade for both PC and consoles. With polished graphics, the new and shiny roguelike platformer Spelunky delves deep into thousands and thousands of…

Why Would You Buy – Eldritch

Eldritch is the inaugural game from Minor Key Games, the relatively new studio formed by wonder twins David and J. Kyle Pittman.  Both brothers are a part of the new class of veterans in the video game industry who are striking out on their own to find their more individual voices after honing their skills…

Why Would You Buy – Rogue Legacy

Cellar Door Games (who you may recall as the developers of the seminal classic “Don’t Shit Your Pants”) have released their unique spin on the ever growing “Rogue-Like” genre of video games. Why would you break all of the chandeliers in the house to gather up random gold to buy Rogue Legace? Because random level generation means…

Why Would You Buy? – Papers, Please

Papers, Please by Lucas Pope puts you in the shoes of an immigration officer of the fine fictional eastern European country of Arstotzka. While the soviets and the US are both fighting their cold war, countless immigrants are trying to escape to your fine country – Immigrants that need to have their paperwork in order,…

Why Would You Buy? – Gone Home

With Gone Home, The Fullbright Company pulls you into a dense jungle of VHS recorders and Super Nintendo in a 1990’s nostalgic extravaganza. However, in the middle of fond memories of Kurt Cobain and Street Fighter, you return to your house at night. It’s empty. Where is your family? Why is the TV still on?…