What if you found a notebook that turned out to be some kind of journal, written by the missing members of a top-secret excavation party? Would you look what's inside? Maybe even start looking for clues on what happened to them? I've always pictured myself as somewhat of a great clue hunter for the FBI or something. I wouldn't be out there in the field, but trying to solve a mystery in the comfort of a nice, cozy office, or in this case, my own living room. Yup, I'm totally up for that!

Journal 29 is an interactive book game. I first read about it on Facebook and I was immediately fascinated by its premise. I totally love the idea of playing a game that is centered around a set of mysterious puzzles, which you can solve by collecting clues and with a little help from your mobile phone. So let's have a look at this baby, shall we?



  • Agents of Mayhem

    The world has fallen under the rule of LEGION, The League of Evil Gentleman Intent On Obliterating nations. This supervillainous cabal of criminal masterminds and costumed megalomaniacs needs to be stopped at any cost. Following LEGION's global attack, Persephone Brimstone founded the organization MAYHEM. Funded by Ultor, these uniquely skilled Agents from all over the world are the only ones who can take down LEGION's new world disorder.

    Deep Silver & Volition
    PC / PS4 / XBox One
    August 18, 2017

  • >Observer_

    >observer_ is a first person perspective horror game that focuses on a dark, atmospheric environment and deep story telling. The game is set in a near future in a grim Cyberpunk version of Cracow, Poland. You take on the role of an Observer - a part of a special corporate-funded police unit - whose purpose is to hack and invade other people minds and memories. Face the horrors of twisted minds, blurred by failing memories, entangled and mixed with your own fears.

    Cyberpunk Horror
    Bloober Team & Aspyr
    PC / PS4 / XBox One
    August 15, 2017

  • Night Trap - 25th anniversary edition

    Night Trap tells the story of five teenage girls spending the weekend at the Martin home. As a member of the Special Control Attack Team, your job is to monitor the home and protect the girls using an intricate system of cameras and traps as it is being invaded by vampires. So, are you ready to relive this night of horror that originated 25 years ago? Well, if you are, you'd better come with us as we step into the creepy world of Night Trap!

    Interactive movie
    Screaming Villains
    PC / PS4/ Xbox One
    August 15, 2017


  • Supaplex Welcome, dear readers, to a slightly delayed Big Red Timemachine. As the more perceptive of you may have noticed, we should have blasted off last week, but due to a number of strange goings-on, I was regrettably not able to do so. I don't know what is going on, but it seems that the whole Big Red HQ is working against me somehow. If my HQ was a woman, I would say she is on her period and hates my guts right now...

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Masquerada: Songs and Shadows puts you in the role of Cicero Gavar, a man of humble birth who made a decent career for himself. His rank of inspettore put him in an awkward position when he comes face to face with his brother who fights for the lower class in the citte della Ombre. Unwilling to kill his outlaw brother Cicero is exiled as a traitor...

  • Ghost Chase Let's get spooky, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Come with me and let me take you on a trip to Canterville Castle! Never heard of it? Well, that might just be caused by the fact that not a lot of people visit the castle anymore. You see, besides the naturally creepy vibe most old castles give off, Canterville Castle is actually haunted... by a ghost named Max!

  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun The year is 1615 during the Tokugawa period in Japan, an era of Shinobi and Samurai. Conflict is settled with both swords and early firearms. I imagine all sorts of brave warriors in elaborate armor charging to an early grave, for honor and the future of their clan. Anyone who is fascinated by this period in Japanese history pays attention whenever this theme pops up in movies or videogames. I am no exception.

  • Immortal Planet Some challenges are not for the faint of heart. But, no matter how though the challenge sometimes seems to be, today I learned (yet again) why we at never shy away from them. No matter how small or great they may seem. Now come see what I am going on about... if you dare!

  • Krush, Kill & Destroy Incoming inter-dimensional transmission:
    Right, this should be reaching the HQ... First let me address the important people... our readers. Sorry to keep you waiting so long for a message confirming my good health. It seems that it's really hard to send and receive messages when you are not only whisked away from your own solar system and, ultimately, our galaxy, but also somehow end up in another dimension or two...

  • Iron Crypticle Are you ready for some old school twin stick shooter action? If you are, then suit up and come with me as we explore the dungeons of Cryptonia! As the royal guard, it will be our task to retrieve the royal treasure, as well as Cryptonia's princess, both of which have been taken by "a mysterious and malevolent force"...

  • Snake Pass Don't you just love a good sale? If so, then this news might interest you! The retro inspired puzzle / platform game, Snake Pass, is going on sale! PC and Nintendo Switch are the first to offer a good deal on this game, developed by British independent developer, Sumo Digital.

  • Bioshock Hello dear readers, and welcome to another Big Red Timemachine! This is your very own Big Red Sadhonker speaking. I know some of you were expecting that Dennis would do the honors this week but, alas, he is still missing. After our super-computer, PAL 9001, managed to make him disappear completely from this dimension, I've been frantically trying to discover Dennis' whereabouts...

  • No70: Eye of Basir And we're back for another round of playing creepy and eerie games. This time, I just couldn't resist getting "hands-on" with No70: Eye of Basir. I put hands-on between double quotation marks because, by the time the game was fully downloaded and installed, I already had handed over the controller to Ferry 'Sadhonker' Adams and retreated to my pillow-and-blanket fortress, because I was too afraid to play! So I will review this game from the safety of said fortress, while Ferry is doing the scary work.