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 […]

The Beginner’s Guide: A Not Review

The Beginner’s Guide is a very personal game and playing it made me feel like I was reading someone’s secret diary. Later, when you find out more about what happened between Davey and Coda, the guilt grows and it unease starts to set in. I shouldn’t be playing this. But of course, you have to […]

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Review

The Brothers Lionheart is my favorite Astrid Lindgren book. It also seems to be the inspiration behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, a game by the famous Swedish film maker Josef Fares. Needless to say, I love this game. It tells the story of two brothers from a broken home – their mother had […]

The Shopkeeper: A Buck Short of a Complete Game

The Shopkeeper is described as a point-and-click narrative game set in a space between the Twilight Zone, classic LucasArts adventures, and Antiques Roadshow. In reality, it is none of those. It is a an extremely short and disjointed narrative experience that comes in a very pretty package but contains no substance. Might as well throw […]