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Tuesday, October 11 2011

Space and System in Culver City: A Visit to IndieCade

Beset by sculptures of alien invaders and rampaging teenage zombies, IndieCade manages to be a place of community all but forgotten in mainstream electronic gaming.


Tuesday, June 7 2011

‘don’t take it personally’: Identity Performance and Surveillance Culture

Christine Love captures the impulsive, shortsighted character of adolescence phenomenally well here, including the reproduction of all the expectations and sex-obsessed attitudes our mass media have thrust upon these kids.


Tuesday, February 10 2009

The Maw

The only major problem with The Maw is the pacing and speed of gameplay. Unfortunately, it's a crippling sort of problem.


Sunday, January 25 2009

Crayon Physics Deluxe

What Crayon Physics Deluxe represents is a game where the author's intent is barely a whisper.


Sunday, January 11 2009

This is a Cry for Help

Edmund McMillen's collection shows the slow shift from just making games with an artistic edge, through the indie scene, and to the subsequent art games that are starting to become popular now.


Thursday, October 9 2008

Iji

The thematic choice of the game is whether you wish to play Iji as she first starts out and refrain from violence, or use her newfound abilities to change her into a killer.


Wednesday, October 1 2008

Flash Game: Storyteller

I found this flash game thanks to Play This Thing!.


Wednesday, April 16 2008

Navigating the Sell Out: Jason Rohrer’s “Idealism”

Jason Rohrer's at it again, with a fascinating little game that has a lot more to say than its primitive layout would imply.


Sunday, March 16 2008

Audiosurf

The real joy of Audiosurf is picking a song, any song, and seeing it literally appear before you as you travel and listen along.


Tuesday, February 19 2008

Blackwell Unbound

Lauren Blackwell is a woman with a pack-a-day habit and a growing emotional apathy that comes from constantly staring at the end of existence and sending people there.


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