Moving Pixels

April 2015

‘Risk of Rain’ and the Terrors of Immensity

In Risk of Rain the presentation of space and size is a constant reminder of the vulnerability and limitations of the player in a vast, unforgiving universe.

Slaughtering a Sacred Cow, Revisiting ‘Grim Fandango’

Grim Fandango has been called "the greatest adventure game of all time". At one point, that may have been the case.

Action Is Easier to Sell With a Wink and a Smile

Coming in the wake of Ferguson and in the midst of a political discussion about militarized police, how could a game like Battlefield: Hardline, in which you play as a cop, represent anything but tacit support for a powerful police force? The answer: by not supporting the police

Hunted by the Clock in ‘Risk of Rain’

Risk of Rain's most dangerous enemy is that ticking noise you hear in the back of your head.


If games are based on systems of rules, they seem the least likely of mediums for the anarchic sensibilities of punk. In PUNKSNOTDEAD, you punch until you die. That's the game.

March 2015

The Party Games of IndieCade East 2015

With the party game, the real experience is having fun in the company of others, not winning.

Moving Pixels Podcast: Revisiting the Great War

While presented visually in the form of a cartoon, the game Valiant Hearts takes a serious look at the events and consequences of World War I

There’s a Reason ‘Braid’ Wasn’t a Bullet-Hell Game

Disorder might have something profound to say, but it certainly doesn’t know how to say it -- or through what genre.

How Gaming Is Making the Mundane Fun

The continued metamorphosis of gaming has a much more mundane side as well.

‘Earthbound’ As Children’s Literature

Earthbound is a masterpiece meant for children, complete with all the daring, joyful, and deeply unsettling shards of truth this implies. Earthbound might be the best children’s game ever made.

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//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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