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I’ve started a new project combining two of my favorite things, gaming and travel, and now I’m looking for contributing writers. This will be a collection of essays, vignettes and general reflections on games and location. I have, um, two … Continue reading
Zyrobotics’ Turtle Invaders is a simple, undersea action game for young children, available for both iOs and Android mobile devices. The developers’ goal is to help young children and children with special needs to improve their motor skills with an … Continue reading
Seth Alter, from Subaltern Games, has a released a trailer for upcoming indie No Pineapple Left Behind, a single-player PC game around education reform. (Seth’s the developer of serious strategy game Neocolonialism and was also kind enough to do an … Continue reading
Always exciting to see games I’ve worked on. Never gets old!
I tweeted my link to my Depression Quest review the other day, and accidentally walked into the Zoe Quinn Twitter battle. I try to tweet my games journalism multiple times, because I’m a narcissistic attention whore, or working freelance writer, tick where … Continue reading
Soccer Physics, from Otto Ojala and on CrazyGames, invites players to a chaotic mini soccer game. You can play against a friend, or against the computer, in a funny two-versus-two soccer game. Players try to adjust to random elements in … Continue reading
Super Chop Games’ new iOs release Ephemerid is a musical game, but fortunately, very little of it involves tapping in time with the background music (Ugh. How is that a genre?). Instead, players explore a paper collage world of flowers, … Continue reading
I’ve decided to share a post I wrote for IGM last year about text-based Depression Quest. There’s an ongoing conversation about depression and suicide, and talking about games is also how I like to talk about feelings. Depression Quest is … Continue reading
Indie studio Elevate Fun’s new free-to-play iOS Game, FFFFF2P, is Free Free Free Free Free To Play. Like most free-to-play games, you can, of course, pay to win. Free Free Free Free Free To Play smartly satirizes the usual free-to-play … Continue reading
The Hunger Games novels suggest so many good games — a minigame hunting prey with Katniss’ arrows (a popular choice for the middle-school girls in my game design classes), a crafting and survival game like Lost In Blue set in … Continue reading
Quoted from Leigh Alexander’s blog. Posted without comment, because how could I improve this? What’s your favorite video game? Metal Gear Solid 3. It’s a game set in the Cold War that you can play however you want, but those of … Continue reading
Mighty Knight is a cute buttonmasher adventure from FireBeast Studio on CrazyGames. In this browser game, players take on the role of an adorable and tiny, I mean, extremely tough and mighty, knight, and battle hordes of enemies. After successful … Continue reading
One of my current App Design students took Game Design with me last year, and today he asked if I would please tell him the story of Cow Clicker again.