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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...

This Toyota concept car can read your emotions

While we can’t predict the future, we can inspire it.” With these words, Toyota introduces its latest automobile specimen, the “Concept-i”, a beautifully bizarre car concept that illustrates the Japanese automaker’s wishes for “an...

ALYSIA: an AI that writes melodies for your lyrics

Have you ever written your own lyrics but struggled to find the perfect melody to accompany it? Well, the great gods of technology and music might have heard your plea. Margareta Ackerman, an assistant...

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...

Virginia [PC] review: interactive cinema at its finest

I’ve started writing this review mere moments after I’ve finished Virginia. It’s eerie yet beautiful experience still lingers within my mind, my thoughts a distorted amalgam of “why’s” and “what if’s”. What have...

Fallout Shelter (PC) review: Vault-Tec now on PC

Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play management game that puts you in control of your very own “Vault”, an underground bunker that has been built as a refuge to protect its residents from the...

No Man’s Sky: here’s what you should know

It’s been over two years since Hello Games announced No Man’s Sky at E3 2014 and has since become one of the most highly-anticipated and hyped titles ever. That comes as no surprise though,...