by Justin Smith.
Castaway on a Weird Island is a game about deduction – you’re given scraps of information about what might be where on a little 6×6 grid, and have to use that information to figure out a safe path through each level. Do you play it safe and try to avoid most dangers? Or take risks and make moves with uncertain outcomes to try and maximise your score?
This is such an elegant little game! I particularly love the variety of enemies – all of which have their own little quirks that you learn about through repeated plays. I’ve been playing a lot of this during the week, and expect to be playing it a lot more in the weeks to come.