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by G. Christopher Williams

19 Aug 2015


A game whose dominant activity is searching a database may sound terrible. However, Sam Barlow’s Her Story manages to use what would seem like basic database management skills to weave an intriguing mystery that explores the nature of storytelling, fairy tales, and identity.

This week we discuss the tactics and strategies of searching databases, solving mysteries, and how to determine the veracity of the stories that we tell ourselves and the stories that we tell each other.

by G. Christopher Williams

3 Aug 2015


Following up on our recent discussion of The Swapper and the questions that that game raises about the self, the soul, and the body, this week we take a look at another science fiction game with somewhat similar concerns, The Fall.

Instead of using cloning as a means of exploring the meaning of self identity, The Fall raises similar questions as The Swapper does through its consideration of how an artificial intelligence governs itself.

by G. Christopher Williams

20 Jul 2015


This week, the podcast revisits one of last year’s critically acclaimed indie games, The Swapper.

Even through its game mechanics, The Swapper wants to ask big questions about the relationship between our identities and our bodies. So, we discuss how the game works and what it seems to signify about selfhood and possibly the nature of the soul through its philosophical, religious, and political ideas.

by G. Christopher Williams

22 Jun 2015


This week, the Moving Pixels podcast crew discuss the high contrast world of White Night.

White Night tells the story of a haunted house and a decaying American economy.

by G. Christopher Williams

8 Jun 2015


Context matters, or so we are told.

So, this week we consider how thematic, aesthetic, and narrative contexts effect how we understand the mechanics of the games that we play.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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