Alawar is a big name in the casual game market, and they’ve published a fairly steady stream of their titles on the Minis platform the last two years. Their release schedule has been very strange, though, with getting their games rated by the ESRB months, even years ahead of time. This game, Hotel Mogul, was [...]

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Enchanted Cavern, a puzzle game published by Alawar and developed by Wellore, was something of a surprise. The ESRB had rated it a long time ago, then nothing, so I had gathered it must have been canceled for some reason. But it suddenly popped up in Europe, a nice surprise because for one, it’s not [...]

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Farm Frenzy 3, from Alawar and converted to Minis by SPL, is a bit misleading because it’s actually the fourth Farm Frenzy game released as a Mini. In a way though, it’s almost several Farm Frenzy games in one. Rather than simply having one farm with one theme, the game has five separate ones, all [...]

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There used to be a saying in the days of vaudeville (those old time variety shows): never follow a banjo act with another banjo act. I’ve always questioned the validity of that—if you really like something, why not have more of it right away? Sometimes game developers have agreed with me and quickly made a [...]

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About a year and a half ago, Alawar debuted on Minis with a port of Farm Frenzy, the first title in a long-running series of casual games on the PC. They’ve put out a handful of other games since (though not all that they have had rated for the ESRB, for some reason) and are [...]

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The ESRB just rated Hotel Mogul from Alawar Entertainment.
This is a simulation game in which players can buy, develop, and sell commercial properties to make a profit. An underlying story involves reclaiming a family business by using business savvy to repurchase a company.
Unfortunately, Alawar seems to get the ESRB rating for a game far, far [...]

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