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Portabliss: Interlocked (iOS)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Interlocked isn't so much a puzzle game as it is a tranquility generator. It seats you on a plush antique couch with an invitingly thick fabric. In the corner, pleasant and unassuming melodies dance from the tinny s...

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Portabliss: Ikachan (3DS eShop)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Ikachan is a perfect snack-sized game. Coming in at around two hours, it offers a concentrated dose of pure Studio Pixel exploration. A precursor to Cave Story, It's the same kind of lovingly pixelated subterranean ...

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Portabliss: Noble Nutlings (iOS)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Take the character designs and look of Angry Birds, and put them in a game with the physics-based driving of a Trials or Motoheroz game, and the result is Noble Nutlings, the most Finnish game ever made. The Angry ...

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Portabliss: Fluidity: Spin Cycle (3DS eShop)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. The only thing a wizard loves more than wizardry is meddling in others' affairs. So of course a great wizard decides to use his magic to bring a storybook full of creatures and imaginative places to life. And of cou...

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Portabliss: The Walking Dead: Assault (iOS)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Like many of you out there, I'm a sucker for anything with zombies in it. I've read The Zombie Survival Guide and I've have mapped out my own plans to deal with a zombie invasion countless times over. I've read a t...

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Portabliss: Angry Birds Star Wars (Multi)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. I'm not the only one who played Angry Birds, wasn't that impressed, and so avoided the series evermore until the day Angry Birds Star Wars showed up. Admittedly, some of our group only returned to deride this new gam...

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Portabliss: Borderlands Legends (iOS)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Somewhere, at any given moment, I imagine the team at Gearbox is popping champagne and fiercely patting each other on the back after striking gold with Borderlands 2. Not only is the game a commercial success, but it...

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Portabliss: Liberation Maiden (3DS)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. The adage "leave them wanting more" immediately came to mind upon completing Liberation Maiden, a feat which took a little under two hours to accomplish. Level 5 and Grasshopper Manufacture's 3DS eShop shooter is eng...

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Portabliss: NightSky (3DS eShop)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. I can never think, or write, about NightSky without using the word "meditative." So I'm just going with it. NightSky is meditative in the extreme. It throws calm and serene imagery all up in your face. It's not overl...

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Portabliss: God of Blades (iOS)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. White Whale Games took worldbuilding seriously in God of Blades. Well, maybe "seriously" isn't the right word. God of Blades takes place in a world inspired by pulp fantasy novels, Roger Dean, and '70s album covers;...

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