I first saw Idol Hands at the EGX Rezzed event in London back in March, a Simulation/Strategy/God game; made by Pocket Games and published by Green Man Gaming’s new indie publishing arm, Green Man Loaded. I was immediately curious about it, and overjoyed when Voo asked me to review it for the blog.
The premise is simple, and more than a little familiar. You take the role of a tribal god, overseeing a tribe of native ‘Furlings’, the adorable rodent-like humanoids that occupy villages across your domain. Most importantly, whilst you can affect the world directly and influence the Furlings by magically giving them one of five roles required for any successful village: Woodcutter, Farmer, Stone Mason, and Priest; you cannot directly control them.
From the moment the first tut...Read More