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Abstract Alien Architecture is Really Pretty, Ok?

I’m playing an out-there exploration game called 'ESSENCE,' and (don’t laugh at me), I think it’s pretty cool.
Danielle Riendeau
4.20.17
Indie Gaming

Meet The Devs Who Made Indie Games on the Original Playstation

We speak to three developers who started on Sony’s PlayStation dev kit—Net Yaroze—and what it meant to share their expertise and experiences online.
Jake Tucker
4.13.17
Indie Gaming

What It's Like to Curate an Indie Gaming Event

It’s a testing world, individualism necessarily tempered by accessibility. We speak to three organizers about their efforts to have us playing differently.
Jake Tucker
3.28.17
Indie Gaming

‘One Night Stand’ Highlights the Awkwardness of Sex, Rather Than the Act Itself

Lucy Blundell’s depiction of a post-hookup hangover expertly captures the anxiety of real-world "what just happened" morning afters.
Kate Gray
12.2.16
Indie Gaming

Exploring Creativity at the Inaugural IndieCade Europe

The two-day event in Paris showcases some wonderful games, and also stresses the need to strive for truly original ideas.
Mike Diver
11.24.16
Even The Ocean

Even The Ocean is a Thoughtful, Politically Aware Platformer

Analgesic Studio’s second game shows a tiny team committed to making colorful worlds that reflect on our own.
Danielle Riendeau
11.12.16
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
Mental Health Bar

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

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
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

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
8.12.16
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
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