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What Goes Up: An Interview With Adriel Wallick

What Goes Up: An Interview With Adriel Wallick 

Adriel Wallick–if you’re going by Google alone–is best known as a participant of the ill-fated game jam reality show. A few entries for her organization of the Train Jam appear as well, and people seem to joke that she works on satellites, but by and large, it would be difficult …

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PERISH Casts Death in a More Beautiful Light

PERISH Casts Death in a More Beautiful Light 

“I don’t know that PERISH is THAT ambitious,” Anthony Richard told me in an email. “Given the scope of the game the amount of actual work coding and making content is totally doable by one person.” Watching the trailer though, I’m still amazed.

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RPG Club Plays Secret of Mana: Left Out in the Cold

RPG Club Plays Secret of Mana: Left Out in the Cold 

Having lost both Reid and Tom this week, Mike and I take some time to dwell on Secret of Mana‘s flawed legacy and the future copy-cats it never sparked.

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Pretty But Flat: A Review of Wooden Sen’SeY

Pretty But Flat: A Review of Wooden Sen’SeY 

Wooden Sen’SeY follows the hero, Goro, as he tries to reclaim all the booze (or water, or lighter fluid!?) that has been stolen by a bad guy in a spaceship (Robotnik-esque machine of some sort, hopefully powered by small woodland creatures, no one’s sure). It’s set up like an arcade …

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The Game of Education—A Review of Sokobond

The Game of Education—A Review of Sokobond 

I was always a “good student” in school. One of those kids cracking jokes in the back of the class, I never had to work very hard to earn excellent marks and never really knew what it was like to struggle in school or fall short no matter how much …

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A Review of Papers, Please

A Review of Papers, Please 

I am, by all rights, an immigrant. My parents moved our family to the States for a better life, and a better education for my siblings and I. Having arrived in America at a young age, I didn’t recognize how grateful I should be for getting to be there. And …

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Toltec With A Twist: The Aztez Interview

Toltec With A Twist: The Aztez Interview 

To the best of either of their recollections, Ben Ruiz and Matthew Wegner met in Phoenix, Arizona, where Ruiz was attending art school.
“My favorite part of our history is the way he was trying to hustle me out of the job I was at prior to working for him,” Ruiz …

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Not Nostalgic: A Review of Evoland

Not Nostalgic: A Review of Evoland 

I have always stood by the belief that satirization is one of the most difficult types of humor. Satire requires you to point out something’s flaws through imitation, while still remaining entertaining in your own right. When you’re taking on flaws through satire, the line between funny and flawed is …

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Receiver: How I Learned to Hold the Gun

Receiver: How I Learned to Hold the Gun 

My purchase of a new computer came with the ability to finally play PC games again. As I booted Steam up onto my new laptop, I scrolled through the games that I could potentially play. I brushed quickly over the Humble Bundles I owned but had yet to complete, as …

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Soon It Will Be Here: A Review Of The Yawhg

Soon It Will Be Here: A Review Of The Yawhg 

What can I say about Damian Sommer and Emily Carroll’s The Yawhg without ruining it? Well, it’ll be here soon. The Yawhg came out today, and the Yawhg itself comes in six weeks. Will you be ready?
The Yawhg is a multiplayer choose your own adventure story about the six weeks …

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