One of the most infamous of actually-true urban legends about video games, is the great burying of E.T. cartridges for the Atari 2600/VCS en masse. Of late, they are being dug up. The question has been asked (on an indie game developer Facebook group in which I am a part): [does] anyone think that the slew… Read More Is the indie game scene heading the industry for another landfill?
I recently made a game that is very personal to me. If you haven’t I would like you to go play it. In earnest, this game didn’t start out as the un-game it eventually ended up as. As part of an internalised knee-jerk response to seeing a video about presentational ‘juice’, I wanted to take… Read More TW: Trigger Warning – an overview.
Few things are as seemingly pointless in games as waiting. Be it a loading screen, cut scene or other ghastly obstacle denying a player their chance to directly affect a gameworld, start buttons will be hammered, keys mashed and mouse buttons clicked within inches of their lifespan as the fragility of a captive audience’s attention… Read More REVIEW: A Game of Cat and Mouse
Anna Anthropy’s Dys4ia isn’t, strictly speaking, a game. There are numerous ways it could be described, however: a game-but-not-a-game, interactive storytelling, a short film, a playable journal, even ‘something important’. And neither of these descriptions is more or less valid than the others, reflecting the fact this this ‘un-game’ is neither more nor less valid… Read More REVIEW: Dys4ia
I saw this on my Twitter feed recently. An infographic that perfectly encapsulates the empty platitude “if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again”. It brought to mind the years I spent trying to break into comics in a small way. Which was almost a minor success were it not for a few… Read More Editorial: Thoughts on success
Devi Ever is a person who polarises. A trans* woman who has had her share of experience in drama on the Internet, above all she advocates freedom of speech and the varied palette of viewpoints and opinions an open platform would enable. As such, she is pretty opinionated in herself, which tends to fall directly into… Read More Gender Jam: MAN UP overview
Yesterday was a great day. The kind of day where the sun threatens to overdose one’s skin on that important vitamin D, and a small jaunt outdoors results in a longer trip where all friends are met and a good time is had. But to be honest, after a recent game I made I needed… Read More Videogames are a psychological battle.