Category Archives: Gaming Culture

No, Seriously. Don’t Skip “Monument Valley”

I have a new post over (The) Absolute, talking about the wonderful puzzles of Monument Valley: Monument Valley. Are you playing this? You probably should be. This mobile game from ustwo has been out for a while, but the description … Continue reading

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BuriedTown Review on Hardcore Droid

I have a new post up over on Hardcore Droid: In BuriedTown, you are a lone survivor after the rise of the zombies, looting what you can to build up your home. You’ll need to get a weapon, maybe some … Continue reading

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In ‘A Dark Room’

Someone on social media recommended A Dark Room, which sounded great, but I promptly forgot about it. So, thank you, whichever friend suggested this! I love text-based adventures, probably because I can never decide if I like reading books or playing games more. Doublespeak … Continue reading

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Come for the Zombie Slayage, Stay for the Survivor Stories

Recently I put Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadville on my phone to play during quiet times at work. (Eventually I’m going to write you a post about my current job, and the hilarious moments as a Mandarin-speaking, er, a Mandarin-understanding white … Continue reading

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Comforting Mini-Puzzler in iOs ‘GrowRecovery’

I’ve been a bit busy and haven’t written too much here (and another eyeroll at another class is probably on the way), but I recently wrote about playing Grow Recovery for (The) Absolute. Grow Recovery, though, adds a little narrative to the … Continue reading

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Attack with PBR and Vinyl Records in Indie Game “Hipster Zombies”

Hipster Zombies, available on iOS and Android from indie devs Sharkbomb Studios, is yet another game inviting players to battle oncoming hordes of zombies. But these are hipsterzombies, and in addition to brains, they want old records, black plastic glasses, … Continue reading

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Retro Point-and-Click “Theropods” on (The) Absolute

I have a new post over on The Absolute, talking about Therapods. Theropods is a simple point-and-click adventure game about a cavewoman battling dinosaurs, but the game is surprisingly adorable. Our story opens when a peaceful evening at the neolithic campfire … Continue reading

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Legit Concerns, Best Laid Plans, Whatever

When Harold and I started dating, we were working together at Next Island. I really loved working with him, whether it was there, or last summer when we worked on Star Trek: Rivals together, or when we met at Merscom five … Continue reading

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Pineapples Don’t Wear Makeup

I wrote a quick post about the latest dev diary for No Pineapple Left Behind. It’s great to see this game taking shape! The latest dev diary video introduces a teaching dilemma: a young boy named David likes wearing makeup to class. Should … Continue reading

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See Ya, Space Cowgirls: Til Cows Tear Us Apart

I’ve been playing tons of browser games to review for my students, which means spending a lot of time on sites like Kongregate. I keep getting Til Cows Tear Us Apart in my recommended games, which is probably because a … Continue reading

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