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The Starving Artist Simulator Is Everything You Ever Wanted—Minus the Debt!

Do you have what it takes to balance rent, baguette, and wine costs while making your art career flourish?
Andrew Nunes
7.20.17
Gaming

Corporate Spaces Become Mysterious Video Game Places in 'Islands'

Carl Burton's new game is an atmospheric experience that turns familiar scenes into strange landscapes.
Kevin Holmes
11.28.16
Gaming

What Do Game Developers Actually Get Out of Game Conventions?

We went to EGX in Birmingham to ask a host of video game makers about the stress, strains, and strengths of the modern convention.
Holly Nielsen and Kate Gray
10.11.16
Gaming

How the Abstraction of 'RimWorld' Highlights Real-Life Medical and Moral Dilemmas

How much is that kidney in the window?
Rich Stanton
9.7.16
Gaming

The Making of Indie Puzzle Game ‘Hue,' Part II

When I last met the makers of this great little game, they were 70 percent happy with it. On the eve of its release, are they 100 percent satisfied?
Mike Diver
8.24.16
Gaming

These Games Explore the Struggle to Seek Psychological Help

We speak to developer Eli Piilonen about using games to show people struggling with mental health that they're not alone.
Joe Donnelly
8.16.16
Gaming

How Scuba Diving Inspired a Realistic Underwater Video Game

Talking 'Abzû' with game developer Matt Nava (artistic director on 'Journey' and 'Flower').
DJ Pangburn
8.14.16
Gaming

The Makers of ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ Reflect on Happiness and Horrors

The Chinese Room founders Jessica Curry and Dan Pinchbeck look back, a year later, at what their multi-award-winning game taught them for the future.
Lewis Gordon and Mike Diver
8.12.16
Gaming

I Can’t Keep ‘Headlander’ Out of My Mind

The stylish sci-fi game is scratching a metroidvania itch that I never knew I had.
Mike Diver
8.2.16
Gaming

‘Abzû’ Is the Stress-Free Video Game Our Frantic Lives Need Right Now

Giant Squid's diving simulator does little that's truly original, but its art and music combine for the most wonderful escape from reality.
Mike Diver
8.2.16
Gaming

Robin Hunicke Wants to Change Video Games, but She Can’t Do It Alone

The Funomena co-founder and 'Journey' producer explains how traditional labelling is out-dated, and why we need to highlight genuine innovation.
Mike Diver
7.28.16
Gaming

Don’t Throw Away Your Kinect Before You’ve Played ‘FRU’

Microsoft's peripheral that nobody asked for is as good as dead—just in time for its killer app to emerge.
Ian Stokes
7.21.16