Every year the world patiently (or not-so-patiently) counts down those 24 days to Christmas; there’s even calendars filled with little treats to help keep the young ones patient.
Christmas is the best time of year, and so to do our bit in celebrating we’re doing our own advent calendar. Each day we’ll unveil another game that has touched us in some way over the year – whether because it’s a work of interactive art, laugh-out-loud funny or just so weird it blew our mind.
So be sure to check back each day for a new game suggestion to fill your Christmas break!
This game has got to be the indie masterpiece of the year. With a cool visual style, perfectly-honed multiplayer action, as well as the ability to upload your matches to YouTube to show off your master tactics to the world, Frozen Synapse is one of those rare games that get people playing together in a good spirit.
The game itself is quite simple and can be picked up in a hour or two, but learning how to work with the nuances of each unit, as well as the randomly generated terrain with each battle makes this game a squad-based tactical delight.
Oh, and multiplayer is play by email (so no pressure to be online the whole time), and the game is playable on even the cheapest netbooks. That means everyone can get on board.