Expect to die in Shattered Planet, and know it is you who leads these clones to their demise. Pushing them one step too many past their uppermost limits. In all seriousness, rogue-likes are great for creating your own narrative as you attempt to progress through the game. Not every fallen clone needs a tomb in dedication to their memory, but creating a sense of attachment tends to make one more cautious. If anything it makes the little victories more rewarding, and your failures all the more tragic.
Second in a series of editorials using the academic view to dissect games & the games industry Free to play games are often the source of grumbling about how they attempt to bleed you dry, sliver by sliver. While some games microtransactions are innocuous, others are heinous. In order to get an idea on what […]
In the last 24 hours two important announcements have been released about electronic board game adaptations. The expected news that emerged today was the release of pricing and preorders for Talisman Digital for the PC. For those who are unfamiliar, Talisman was one of the great-grandaddies of the dungeon delving board games. First released in […]
From Harebrained Schemes’ latest blog post: “Now that the game is out, there’s a ton of cool stuff happening in the world of Shadowrun Returns – both here at our office and in the fantastic community that’s developed around the game. Read on for a full report on what’s been happening and what’s next.”
Hopefully Crescent Moon Games will bring us the sci-fi version of Terraria that Edge of Space failed to do. Projected for both an iOS and PC release, Crescent Moon Game’s released a teaser trailer for Mines of Mars. The trailer doesn’t reveal much other than some beautiful 2D landscapes and chilling music From Crescent Moon […]
The Walking Dead 400 Days begins at a missing persons board. A breeze sweeps through photographs of anonymous loved ones who we wouldn’t expect had a story worth telling. These are the stories we assumed ended day one. At the very least, we assumed that these stories are about survival; the same story we’ve experienced in every zombie fiction. Telltale subverts these assumptions by broadening a genre exhausted by the survival narrative.