Tag Archives: indie games

Sunset

I didn’t expect to fall for Gabriel. I resented him at first. He had everything. A beautiful home, wealth, connections to the powerful, a job studying and curating his passion, a seemingly never-ending supply of books, music and artwork to fill … Continue reading

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Earthtongue

Educational games, especially of the “edutainment” variety, have a mixed reputation and legacy. Aroon Karuna wrote an excellent piece on the failures of a certain brand of edutainment games. Too many games of both the DOS/early Windows era tried to … Continue reading

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Minkomora

It feels like a bit of a cop-out to open a discussion about a modern game with “when I was a child, I played videogames and it made me feel x.” Its been done to death, and usually comes up … Continue reading

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She Who Fights Monsters

She Who Fights Monsters is a game by Gaming Pixie that uses the conventions of Japanese RPGs and survival horror games to tell a story of abuse. The story follows Jennifer, whose father suffers from alcoholism. This alcoholism can send … Continue reading

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Games of the List of the List of the Games of the Year

I didn’t play a lot of games released this year. I only have a PC and a 3DS, and as a grad student I don’t have a ton of time to spare, even when my work involves games. So I … Continue reading

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