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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

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
Gaming

Why ‘Furi’ Is the First Essential PlayStation Plus ‘Free’ Game Since ‘Rocket League’

PS Plus gets criticized for a lack of triple-A games, but those complaining are missing the point. It's best seen as a home for indie gems like this one.
Richard Wakeling
7.15.16
Gaming

‘This Is the Police’ Is a Timely Video Game About Police Corruption

The debut from Belarusian studio Weappy is a strategy affair in which officer Jack Boyd will be getting his hands more than a little dirty.
Mike Diver
7.7.16
Gaming

Meet the Man on a Mission to Make the Worst Video Game Ever

Sos Sosowski's 'Mosh Pit Simulator' is a broken, buggy mess of a game. And that's OK, as we find out in a conversation with the uniquely minded Polish developer.
Mike Diver
6.29.16
Gaming

We Talked to Cardboard Computer About ‘Kentucky Route Zero’ and the Politics of Debt

The small studio's enveloping narrative game is one in which money matters. Or, rather, the lack of it does.
Lewis Gordon
6.27.16
Gaming

Here’s Everything That Happened at the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing, Pretty Much

Exclusives, updates, Phil Spencer almost certainly in a T-shirt/blazer combo: some of this just writes itself, doesn't it? Also: NEW CONSOLE KLAXON.
Mike Diver
6.14.16