IndieSider #10: Shadowgate by Zojoi

October 29, 2014 Gamebits

Shadowgate, the classic point-and-click adventure, returns in this modern reimagining from Zojoi. Explore Castle Shadowgate from a point-and-click adventure, mastering weapons and spells with which to solve puzzles and defeat wyverns. Originally released in 1987 for the Macintosh and most famously for the 8-bit Nintendo in 1989, a successful Kickstarter


Let’s Play NES Remix & NES Remix 2

May 28, 2014 Gamebits

NES Remix arrived without fanfare in the Wii U’s eShop on December 18, 2013, with a sequel quickly arriving on April 25. Each compilation features more than a dozen first-party 8-bit Nintendo games, sliced up into smaller challenges that last anywhere from two seconds to two minutes. Finish these excerpts


NES Turns 25

October 18, 2010 Gamebits

After Atari popularized the home video game console, there was a flood of American imitators — far more than the market could support. This glut, along with other factors, led to the video game crash of 1983, which could’ve signaled the end of the industry in the Western world.



Neo-Retro Games Find Fun in Challenge

February 24, 2010 Gamebits

For years, the console wars raged on the front of technical superiority, each platform one-upping the other in technical specs such as bits and polygons. But graphics can evolve only so far; faced with diminishing returns, software developers have hit an elastic barrier that has them shifting their focus from


The Legend of Zelda: Second Quest

February 4, 2008 Gamebits

Today marks one year since my last day of unemployment — and what a day it was! Knowing I was soon to be initiated into corporate America, I spent my last day of freedom engaged in a task I’d long overlooked: completing the second quest of the original Legend of