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11 games putting South Africa on the global gaming map

In the last few years, the South African game development industry has seen some staggering growth with a plethora of great titles making waves in the international gaming scene. From action-packed platformers to...

5 shocking games based on real life events

Video games are a medium we use to escape the harshness of reality, providing gamers with a plethora of fantastical digital worlds and magical creatures beyond our wildest imaginations. But sometimes the truths...

The controversial story behind Hunt Down the Freeman

Over the last few days, indie developers Royal Rudius Entertainment have received constant waves of harsh criticism following the release of their controversial title, Hunt Down the Freeman (HDTF), a first person shooter that heavily draws inspiration...

Life is Strange: Before the Storm review

I can’t recall the last time I felt more conflicted about a video game than Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a three-episode prequel to the original Life is Strange (2015) saga. After pondering it for...

6 video game remakes to look out for in 2018

It seems we’re set for yet another wave of nostalgia to hit us in 2018. From remakes to remasters, the gaming world of old is being reborn in our modern age, feeding our contemporary predilection...

Your SA Game Jam 2017 winners

As some of you may know, local Cape Town game devs, Free Lives (Broforce, Genital Jousting) hosted and sponsored the second annual “SA GAME JAM” from 1-4 September. For those of you who are...

Darkside Detective review: you’ll want to play this

Darkside Detective is a point-and-click adventure game developed by the Ireland-based five-man indie studio, Spooky Doorway. Although it is the first title to come from the new indie studio, the team boasts an...

Tacoma review: time is oxygen…

Tacoma is a sci-fi narrative-exploration game developed by Fullbright, the same Portland-based indie studio that brought us Gone Home, one of the very titles that started the trend of this genre. Tacoma is a...

Alan Wake retro review: Twin Peaks meets Stephen King

As most of us have probably heard by now, the narrative-driven horror shooter known as Alan Wake has been removed from all sales platforms following the expiry of various music licences. Fortunately, in light...

Budget Diaries: Sara Is Missing, Pequod and more

“Budget Diaries” is a new series where Gearburn explores the vast digital landscape of the internet in search of unique and engaging games that won’t break the bank or greedily consume half your...

Outlast 2 review diary: part one

The original Outlast still remains one the best horror games I’ve experienced (and was in fact one of the first titles I reviewed for Gearburn). Now, three and a half years later, Canadian...

Frostrune [PC] review: beautiful in every way

Frostrune is a captivating point-and-click adventure developed by Norwegian developers, Grimnir Media, set in a world heavily inspired by Norse and Viking mythology. I honestly can’t recall the last time I encountered a game...

Event 0 [PC] review: I compute, therefore I am

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I initially booted Event 0 (stylised as Event[0]), a short but poignant first-person narrative exploration game by Ocelot Society. All I knew was that I would...