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This Game Asks the Important Questions, Like What If Trump Met a Ghost

‘The White House at Night’ is a wonderfully off-the-rails adventure about Trump’s encounters with the dead.
Danielle Riendeau
5.23.18
itch.io

Celebrating Five Years of Indie Games on Itch.io

A few of my favorite games from Itch.io, the five-year-old indie platform.
Danielle Riendeau
3.5.18
Doki Doki Literature Club

'Doki Doki Literature Club' Fits in a Tradition of Subversive Visual Novels

How 'Doki Doki Literature Club' fits into—and complicates—the visual novel genre.
Amr Al-Aaser
2.14.18
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Damn, I Really Like Pressing Buttons In Video Games

There’s a certain satisfaction in games that are all about turning knobs and hitting buttons. Not on a controller, on a screen.
Danielle Riendeau
2.13.18
Independent Games

A Game That Uses PS1 Visuals to Tell a Story About Asian American Identity

'All Our Asias' is an expressive game about memory, identity, and the power of intelligent abstraction.
Danielle Riendeau
2.9.18
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The World Needs This Frog Friendship Sim from the Makers of ‘Neko Atsume’

Have fun storming the castle!
Jordan Mallory
1.10.18
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In This Cold, Your Only Hope Is Staying Close to the Fire

'A Very Warm Fire' speaks directly to the real-life survival instincts during the bomb cyclone.
Cameron Kunzelman
1.8.18
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This Planet Wants You To Improve It, but It Won't Like Anything You Do

Will 'This Little Planet' ever be perfect? It's a hard ask.
Jordan Mallory
12.18.17
World in Conflict

'World in Conflict' Is Unfairly Forgotten, Free Right Now, and Still Great

Massive Entertainment's gorgeous and innovative Cold War tactics game is worth revisiting as Ubisoft gives it away for free.
Rob Zacny
12.8.17
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‘The Zium Museum’ is an Art Gallery You Can Download

Take that lunch hour museum visit you keep pretending you’re going to do.
Bruno Dias
12.6.17
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This Psychedelic Game Might Hurt Your Eyes, But it’s Worth it

'Healthy Breakfast is a little bit 'Jazzpunk' but a whole lot weirder.
Danielle Riendeau
12.4.17
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Take Pictures of Adorable Bunnies in this XKCD-Inspired Game

'Bun Snap' requires you to have razor sharp powers of observation... for cute bunnies.
Cameron Kunzelman
12.1.17