Open iTunes, type “Michael Brough” into the search box, hit enter, and buy everything this guy has ever made. I’ve yet to spend much time with O. or Glitch Tank (they are multiplayer games), but Zaga 33 and Corrypt are just brilliant.
Zaga 33 is a sort of stripped-down, sci-fi-themed rougelike that is an absolute blast to play. While I am fascinated by rougelikes, few have ever really kept my attention for very long. Zaga 33 and Mercury are the notable exceptions. In fact, Zaga 33 has kept me light on sleep and a whole stack of books on my nightstand unread.
Corrypt starts out as a slightly sinister sokoban-style puzzler with a twist, but then everything just goes bonkers. Seriously, stick with this game until you meet the magician and you’re in for some mindfuckery of the highest order.
Brough recently revealed that his total earnings from the App Store are around $2800 USD. That is an absolute tragedy and no doubt related to the relatively low profile of these games. Buy them; share them.
In the spirit of sharing, I’ll gift a Brough game to the first five people that reblog this post. If you enjoy the game, I hope you’ll consider doing the same.
Update: You need to provide me with an email to get a copy of the game. Send it via ask.
So I never reblog things. Ever. But these games are pretty boss. Read this, check out the games - toss a cool dude some coin!