The Language of This War of Mine

I came across Erik Twice’s review of This War of Mine and his review is quite harsh. I¬†believe it evaluates the game from an unfair perspective. (To be clear, I am writing this because his review made me feel uneasy. His writing is great and this is in no way supposed to be a knock […]

The Static Speaks My Name

Another free game on Steam. Another 10 minute experience. Unlike Dr. Langkeskov, The Static Speaks My Name is not so funny. Part horror, part…weirdness. It is incredibly difficult to describe, so here are the author’s words: My intention was to create an experience with an emphasis on story, character and emotion, not gameplay. Kind of […]

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist: A Review, a Critique, and a Horribly Wonderful 20 Minutes: Some Words on a Web Page

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist (Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist for short) is a completely free, 20 minute game featuring comedian Simon Anstell (Nevermind the Buzzcocks) and made by¬†William Pugh, co-creator of The Stanley Parable, and his new studio CrowsCrowsCrows. You […]

A Bird Story: A Review

Most games (and books and movies and so on) deliver their narrative in a linear progression, but there are plenty of works that go about it in a roundabout way. Sometimes, they let the viewer decide what really happened, sometimes they present events out of order, sometimes they use a lot of metaphors to convey […]

Emily Is Away: Revisiting AOL Instant Messenger

Spending my teenage years in the country side meant I spent a lot of time when I was in high school on AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). For me, it was the age of internet friends and online chat drama between school mates. For me and most of my friends, AIM was the way we kept […]