A charming spelling game to help your little ones improve their vocabulary, Escape With Words is our first new game for the new year of 2017. Click the icon below to learn more about this wordy adventure:
Our final game of 2016 is Mini Metro. A lovely, minimalist puzzle game to get your brain cells fizzing, Mini Metro tasks the player with creating their own Underground system in various cities from around the world. Town planning has rarely been this fun! If you think this game could be a good fit for one of your children, or even someone else in the family, check out our guide by clicking the link below:
Our next December game going live on GameHubHQ.com is Rise of The Tomb Raider. The game follows the popular adventuring heroine on a journey into snowy Siberian mountains, searching for a religious relic her father, Lord Croft, once hunted for his own research. With equal focus on exploring, fighting and crafting, the game is likely to appeal to many different player archetypes, and is notably less visceral in its depictions of gore compared to the previous title in the series, Tomb Raider. The themes of religious and political fundamentalism shown through the narrative would make interesting topics for discussion and further learning. Click the icon below to read more about this game:
We see a lot of iterations on the classic game of Snake pass through the GameHub offices and we are pretty OK with that, because Snake is a good title for families. It’s familiar to gamers of all ages, and this gives it a “pick up and play” appeal to a wide range of people, from both die-hard gamers to cautious casual players to complete first-timers. And Slither.io is a Snake game with a really quite innovative twist. Its what’s properly known as a MMO, a Massively Multiplayer Online [Game,] meaning that you don’t just play against the computer, or against yourself, but against thousands of other people, online, from around the world, all at the same time! The screen quickly gets hectic as players duck, dive and weave around one another, but, as with almost all multiplayer games, there are some social aspects of the game which parents may wish to make themselves aware of.
Click the icon below to read our parental content report for Slither.io:
Open Bar is exactly the kind of game that shows a need for services like GameHub. Open Bar is a cerebral and strategic puzzle game, created by developers who had previously worked on titles in the Assassins Creed franchise. But it’s themed around bars and alcohol, which may well have put many players and parents off choosing it. Yet a close analysis of the content and gameplay reveals the boozy content is only skin-deep. This could well be a game that is suitable and entertaining for the young gamers in your family.
Click the icon below to read our parent-friendly game guide and report:
It can sometimes be hard to find suitable titles for your youngest family members. Marco Polo Ocean, our third game for the month of November, is specifically designed for curious tots, and offers a fun, safe digital place to explore the seas either alone or with the help of a parent/elder sibling.
Check out our report for this game by clicking the icon below:
Our second game for the month of November is another entry from the Square Enix “Go” franchise. This smart range of mobile games reimagines violent, story-driven action games for console/PC into challenging puzzle games with a more family-friendly presentation. We love this range, as it allows players to interact with popular gaming franchises in a new way. The Deus Ex “Go” offering is the most challenging one yet, and will certainly get everyone’s grey matter working!
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Our final game for the month of October is a simple but effective revision game for Mandarin Chinese learners. Players match emoji picture images of words to their written Chinese partner, to aid with recognition and recall. Players can opt for Traditional or Simplified character words, depending on which version of the language they are familiar with.
Spirits is our next game now live on GameHubHQ.com. Drawing comparisons to the retro game “Lemmings” by many critics and players, it has been nominated for a number of visual and game design awards.