Fighting games are more deeply centered on physical movement than any other game genre and that focus highlights the myriad of ways that motion can be presented.
This week our podcasters continue to traverse the surreal highways and byways of Kentucky Route Zero, as we focus in on its third act.
Is nostalgia an excuse for bad design? Is it even bad design if it's done on purpose to evoke nostalgia?
“People like us get forgotten all the time… When we suffer, we do it in silence. And the world likes it that way.” -- Nerissa
The questions asked by the behavior in a game are limited in comparison to those asked by choices. They are always about violence.
The kinds of choices that force us to define what we value and how a game is about what we value are best implemented at the end of that game.
Public radio, abandoned houses, and the search for mystery in video games.
In A Dark Room, the player begins with a sense only of the immediacy of the self and its own needs, before becoming aware of a small corner of the world around that self, before then becoming aware of how that corner fits into a larger and larger universe.
By regularly releasing new characters, MOBAs like League of Legends reshape expectations about how a character class must look and play.
This week our podcasters sail the Caribbean with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.