K R Parkinson Staff Bio

K R Parkinson has been a gamer his entire life, and became a dedicated adventure game fan after discovering Riddle of the Sphinx at CompUSA in the summer of 2002.

When not gaming, he can be found writing, reading, and reading about writing, and occasionally, programming.

He has two sites for you to check out:
His general site/blog at GalvanicSpiral.com
and his writing blog at WriteFullCircle.com

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Articles by K R Parkinson:

Burly Men at Sea review

This charming Scandinavian folktale may be lite on gameplay but offers a surprisingly hefty choose-your-own-adventure experience.

PC Mac Android Dec 14, 2016

The Black Watchmen: Mother Russia (DLC) review

Though more limited in scope and puzzle types, this mini-campaign delivers a tighter story focus than its full-season predecessors.

PC Mac Oct 26, 2016

Pan-Pan review

This story-lite isometric indie adventure cooks up a tasty dish of exploration and puzzle-solving in a charming alien world.

PC Mac Oct 10, 2016

The Bunker review

The entirely live-action FMV thriller has plenty of twists and turns, but never rises above a barely-interactive film experience.

PC Mac Oct 7, 2016

The Grandfather review

Laden with symbolism, this surreal half-hour exploration of misery is certainly unique but its best ideas are never given the chance to age.

PC Mac Aug 2, 2016

Wanda: A Beautiful Apocalypse review

The end of the world is just the beginning for robot survivors in this lovely indie adventure with a surprising amount of heart.

PC Jul 4, 2016

The Black Watchmen: Season 2 - Enduring Conflict review

An improved second iteration of the paranormal thriller captures the essence of alternate reality gaming and never lets go.

PC Mac Jun 24, 2016

Red Comrades Save the Galaxy: Reloaded review

The 1998 screwball comedy adventure from Russia gets all dolled up for its Western debut, but is flagged for a few too many design breakdowns.

PC May 9, 2016

A Short Tale review

Although story and characters are given short-shrift, this escape-the-room adventure toys with charming puzzles and nostalgia-inducing fun.

PC Mac Android Apr 27, 2016

The Black Watchmen review

The truth is right here: there are puzzles and paranormal phenomena aplenty in this substantial alternate reality game.

PC Mac Nov 4, 2015

Shades of Black review

Carol Reed's eleventh mystery tries something a little novel, but its lacklustre story overshadows its brighter moments.

PC Aug 21, 2015

Subject 13 review

Puzzle lovers are in luck with Paul Cuisset's new sci-fi adventure, but will rarely be put to a serious test.

PC Mac Linux Android Jun 12, 2015

Tormentum: Dark Sorrow review

The art style provides a visual feast, but a casual approach hurts this macabre adventure somewhat.

PC Mac Linux Android Mar 9, 2015

Grim Fandango Remastered review

Back from the land of the dead, what was already a masterpiece is now a remasterpiece for all adventure fans to enjoy.

PC Mac Linux Feb 13, 2015

Puzzling (Mis)adventures: Volume 13: Where is My Heart?, Back to Bed

Your perspective on puzzling platformers may just be turned in unexpected ways in these two stylish offerings.

PC Mac Linux Dec 5, 2014

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