Christopher Livingston has been playing Skye, a casual exploration game that also happens to be a flight sim. You fly a seaplane around a nice-looking island with some windmills and stone arches, doing little jobs for the locals like you’re the protagonist of a kids’ show called Seaplane Sally or something. It’s free and, Chris reports, extremely chill.
Rachel Watts has been playing Almost Gone, a sinister puzzle game that seems like the version of Monument Valley they play in Purgatory. She’s also been looking into the world of games about exploring virtual desktops, games that temporarily turn your PC into somebody else’s like Emily is Away and Her Story. It’s something only PC games can really do, and it’s given us some clever and strange experiences. Some day I’ll get around to Hypnospace Outlaw.
James Davenport has been playing a demo of Mortal Shell, and now the beta is open you can try it too. James found it to be picking up where Dark Souls left off, both in terms of challenge and its storytelling. It assumes you’ve played a souls-like before, enough to already be good at them so it can get right to throwing