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Matt Aukamp

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Articles by Matt Aukamp:

Almost My Floor review Article

Almost My Floor review

This impressive point-and-click horror/detective adventure is elevated by its stunning comic book art and clever dual-character narrative.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Aug 9, 2021
Dr Livingstone, I Presume review Article

Dr Livingstone, I Presume? review

There are puzzles aplenty in this Africa-themed escape-room-style adventure, though it ails somewhat from drab design and a superficial exploration of its titular subject.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Aug 4, 2021
Maskmaker review Article

Maskmaker review

Prepare to face some excessive narration, but this creative body-swapping fantasy adventure is an otherwise wonderfully immersive VR experience.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jul 30, 2021
Machinika Museum Article

Machinika Museum review

Though coming up a little short on production value, this sci-fi-tinged The Room-style puzzler exhibits all the other positive qualities as its acclaimed inspirations.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » May 24, 2021
NUTS review Article

NUTS review

You'd be crazy to pass up this boldly designed, delightfully unique nature sim with a surprisingly compelling story to crack at the center of it all.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Apr 16, 2021
Unmemory review Article

unmemory review

Interactive fiction is not forgotten, as proven by this clever blend of text, images, puzzles and compelling Memento-style storytelling.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Mar 19, 2021
TOHU review Article

TOHU review

If you're angling for a charming Amanita-style adventure, this one is sure to hook you with its beautiful graphics and variety of puzzles.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Feb 26, 2021
Just Take Your Left review Article

Just Take Your Left review

Though it's haunted by technical issues, this short and charming cartoon adventure gets its gorgeous animation oh-so-right.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Dec 15, 2020
Ann Achronist: Many Happy Returns review Article

Ann Achronist: Many Happy Returns review

This lovely JRPG-styled adventure puts forward several clever multigenerational time-looping ideas, though some of the same underlying issues keep coming back.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Dec 9, 2020
Deeproot Manor Article

Deeproot Manor review

Delve your way through its near-impenetrable darkness and you'll find an entertaining RPG-styled adventure that any fan of retro horror games should love.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Oct 30, 2020
Embracelet review Article

Embracelet review

This lovely, low-poly Norwegian island adventure is a storytelling gem that outshines most of its bigger-budgeted contemporaries.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Oct 23, 2020
The Revenge of Johnny Bonasera review Article

The Revenge of Johnny Bonasera review

While the humour and violence is often tasteless, this scrappy little four-part indie adventure pays back an early investment by getting better as it goes along.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Oct 20, 2020
A Fisherman’s Tale review Article

A Fisherman’s Tale review

This charming VR exclusive shines like a beacon of originality with its clever worlds-within-worlds premise and associated lighthouse puzzles.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Sep 18, 2020
The Dreamcatcher review Article

The Dreamcatcher review

Our first-hand analysis reveals a beautiful if overly abstract exploration of the subconscious that presents more questions than gameplay.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Sep 8, 2020
Florence review Article

Florence review

This short comic book-styled interactive romance is easy to fall in love with, but parting too soon will be such sweet sorrow.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Aug 17, 2020
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