Possum Springs, USA

Let’s take a trip to Possum Springs.

In Ghosts of Miami, Latino Characters Take Center Stage

Even though it was not my own generation, the pop-culture and colors of the 1980s have always fascinated me. It was those bright blues, hot pinks, and the backdrop of a 1986 Miami that first grabbed my attention when I…

Hob Review

In the early scenes, a terrible misfortune falls on a nameless, silent humanoid adventurer. In an attempt to open a pathway, he is poisoned after touching a semi-organic and very hostile blight. His silent and stoic golem companion rushes to…

Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story – Review

Early in January 2017, developer Accidental Queens released A Normal Lost Phone. It was a game that placed players in the position of finding someone’s lost smart phone and immersed them by emulating the interface of that same phone, complete with…

Tacoma Review

You’re flying. Floating above the ground, turning, spinning, and moving across the room. You lose control, find yourself upside down and begin to laugh. It’s silly. Absurd, honestly. Yet, it’s blissful and wonderful all the same. You are flying. Well,…

Perception Review

  Two hours into my playthrough of Perception, a first-person horror game where you embody a young blind woman who uses echolocation to see the world around her, I discovered the story of a character by the name of Betty. Betty…

Emily is Away Too Review

“Emily, who is Emily? My mother would say she’s everyone. Every girl, every boy, every person that anyone has ever loved” This beautiful and insightful quote opens Emily is Away Too. This is the first thing you see and this is…

PAX East Follow Ups: Flint Hook, Sundered, & Chasm

Alex makes the rounds on three of his most anticipated indie games coming this year.

The Gardens Between Preview: Unexpected beauty.
The Gardens Between is not the game I walked into the booth expecting it to be. It is not Brothers or Journey or any of the countless classic indie titles featuring a wordless narrative. This game isn't a beautiful take…
Emily is Away Too Preview: A return to heartbreak, young love, and ridin dirty
The original Emily is Away is a game that beautifully places you back in the world of your youth. Of the days of when you first fell in love, of the bittersweet nature of high school romances. I adore Emily…
ODOS: Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

Visual novels have never looked this good.

Column: The Ambiguous Ending

Video game developers are capable of telling innovative, revolutionary, and groundbreaking stories. Stories that capture the heart, light one’s imagination, and dazzle the mind. When done well, games and the stories they tell rank right alongside the very best and…