Valiant Hearts: War Makes Men Mad

Valiant Hearts is not a war game, but a game about war. It is a puzzle/adventure game with a tragicomic aesthetic encased an emotional fictional narrative based in fact and historical events. It teaches us about the lives of the soldiers and people in World War 1 without being heavy handed or pretentious. It also succeeds in being […]

else Heart.break(): A Review

My dad is a programmer and when I was six, I went up to him and said “Daddy, teach me how to program!”. “Sure,” he said, and left the room. He came back momentarily and gave me the Turbo Pascal 3.0 manual. “Here you go, this will teach you.” I guess it’s a miracle at […]

Firewatch: A Review

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;                           – Robert Frost An almost […]

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 […]