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Gorgeous 'Birdspotting' Trailer Has No Hunting and No Shooting. Just Being

Let's return to a simpler place and time, in games and in life.
Matthew Gault
Games Columns

'Don't Wake the Night' Tackles Morality Better Than Any AAA Game

Inspired by Paraguayan folklore, it's a game about the intersection of community and consequences.
Cameron Kunzelman
Games Reviews

The Cycle of Life and Death in 'Out There' is a Peaceful Distraction

I'm enjoying a surprisingly chill experience, despite dying a lot in Mi-Clos' adventure roguelike.
Danielle Riendeau
Objects in Space

'Objects in Space' Knows the Future Sucks, But Makes the Best of It

The final frontier may not be the most exciting place. But that's ok.
Danielle Riendeau

‘Art Sqool’ Is a Game About Following Your Passion in an Exploitative World

Wait, shit, is this a scam?
Cameron Kunzelman

It's Art for Art's Sake on Waypoint Radio This Week

Toward a culture of creative independence, not indie culture.

Kitty Horrorshow's Latest Is a Horror Game For Our Scary Political Moment

Kitty Horrorshow's 'Castle Wormclot' evokes a massive, unknowable political machine.
Cameron Kunzelman
indie games

Mecha Dating, Angry Geese, Pretty Jumps: Three Games That Looked Rad at PAX

In-between stops at the bar, 'Star Renegades,' 'Gris,' and 'Untitled Goose Game' caught my eye.
Patrick Klepek

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé on Accessibility, What's Next, and, Uh, Waluigi

Even with the strength of the Switch, E3 left a lot of questions about Nintendo's future. Thankfully, Reggie offers us some answers.
Austin Walker
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Games Like 'Sky Rogue' Let Me Indulge in My Arcade Nostalgia

Bold, bright, and smartly designed, the best arcade games offered a simplicity I've missed for years.
Austin Walker
Asemblance: Oversight

Memory Is a Mystery in this Conspiracy-Driven Sci-Fi Puzzler

The sequel to 2016's minor stream phenomenon 'Asemblance' is everything that game was and more, with wild imagery and even wilder puzzles.
Danielle Riendeau

Stability, Support, and Safety: Small Game Studios Need Unions Too

Most of the discussion around games and labor focuses on AAA developers. But indie game developers could also benefit from the added stability and workplace protections offered by organizing.
Dante Douglas