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Mecha Dating, Angry Geese, Pretty Jumps: Three Games That Looked Rad at PAX

In-between stops at the bar, 'Star Renegades,' 'Gris,' and 'Untitled Goose Game' caught my eye.
Patrick Klepek
9.5.18
nintendo

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé on Accessibility, What's Next, and, Uh, Waluigi

Even with the strength of the Switch, E3 left a lot of questions about Nintendo's future. Thankfully, Reggie offers us some answers.
Austin Walker
6.27.18
open thread

Games Like 'Sky Rogue' Let Me Indulge in My Arcade Nostalgia

Bold, bright, and smartly designed, the best arcade games offered a simplicity I've missed for years.
Austin Walker
5.23.18
Asemblance: Oversight

Memory Is a Mystery in this Conspiracy-Driven Sci-Fi Puzzler

The sequel to 2016's minor stream phenomenon 'Asemblance' is everything that game was and more, with wild imagery and even wilder puzzles.
Danielle Riendeau
5.17.18
unionization

Stability, Support, and Safety: Small Game Studios Need Unions Too

Most of the discussion around games and labor focuses on AAA developers. But indie game developers could also benefit from the added stability and workplace protections offered by organizing.
Dante Douglas
5.3.18
HORROR

'Paratopic' Turned My Nightmares into a PS1-Era Horror Game

'Paratopic' is an indie horror game that looks like it came out on a corrupted (or maybe possessed) Playstation 1.
Danielle Riendeau
4.5.18
Review

'Minit' Is a Speedy Triumph, Where The Goal Is Simple: Live, Die, Repeat

'Minit' is a quirky Zelda-like you play in 60-second chunks.
Danielle Riendeau
4.3.18
Into the Breach

'Into the Breach' Didn't Click Until I Played it Like an EMT

Mech strategy is hard for me to parse, but patient care in a cascading emergency? That makes sense.
Danielle Riendeau
3.8.18
Where the water tastes like wine

Loneliness, The Open Road, And 'Where the Water Tastes Like Wine'

'Where the Water Tastes Like Wine' is a very pretty, often lonesome trek across a land of myths and tall tales.
Danielle Riendeau
3.6.18
Crossing Souls

This ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired Game Has Me Stuck in a Moral Upside Down

‘Crossing Souls’ has a lot of heart, warmth, and unfortunately, stereotypes.
Danielle Riendeau
2.15.18
indie games

'Gorogoa' Doesn't Explain Itself, but That Doesn't Stop It from Being Great

We need more games that expand our horizons, and this little indie puzzle game accomplishes that.
Cameron Kunzelman
12.16.17
The Tomorrow Children

My Last Night With 'The Tomorrow Children'

A final farewell tour with a game about authoritarian communism, mining, and matryoshka dolls.
Janine Hawkins
11.24.17