The Beginner's Guide


'Welcome to Bummertown' Tells a Pointed Joke About Game Development

Metafictional narratives in games could help bridge the gap between the conditions facing creators and their audience's expectations.


How Valve’s Source Engine Took Gaming Out of Corridors

From ‘Half-Life 2’ to ‘Titanfall 2’, the engine’s produced worlds that have tricked us into believing they’re bigger than they really are.


The Best Games of 2015 I Had Time to Play

These are Motherboard's best games of the year because who's going to stop me?


One of the Best Comedies of the Year Is a Free, 15-Minute Video Game

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist


Step Inside the Labyrinthine Mind of a Game Developer in 'The Beginner's Guide'

The creator of "The Stanley Parable" creates another brilliant, very meta game.