GYGO: How Many Times Do We Have to Say That There’s Still a Pandemic

In this week’s gaming news: TwitchCon plans to go on with no mask or vaccine mandate, Pokémon Violet and Scarlet, and more.

Two Perspectives on Remember August

Alenka Figa and Melissa Brinks the unique and immersive experience of playing keepsake game Remember August.

GYGO: Meta is Still Betting Big

This week: Despite losses, Meta is all in on the metaverse and an ousted Ubisoft creative director has turned up at another Montreal studio.

July Roundtable: Journaling Games

This month, we’re taking a look at journaling games, a genre of… well, we’ll call them physical games, because that’s what itch.io does. In these games, players use notebooks or their preferred writing format to respond to game prompts, sometimes ending up with an art object (a la keepsake games), sometimes with a great story, and sometimes just (just!) with a wonderful experience under your belt.

Review: Freshly Frosted Is a Friendly, Funky Flare Game

Freshly Frosted’s soothing puzzles, chill vibes, and sweet tunes help Zainabb Hull through another chronic illness flare up.

Two Perspectives on Remember August

Alenka Figa and Melissa Brinks the unique and immersive experience of playing keepsake game Remember August.

Review: Freshly Frosted Is a Friendly, Funky Flare Game

Freshly Frosted’s soothing puzzles, chill vibes, and sweet tunes help Zainabb Hull through another chronic illness flare up.

Review: Get Creative to Cheat Death in End of the Line

Melissa Brinks reviews End of the Line, a TTRPG inspired by Final Destination in which players try, and almost always fail, to cheat death.

Review: Enjoy the Pastoral Fantasy of Beecoming a Beekeeper in APICO

Melissa Brinks reviews APICO, a cute “stress-free” beekeeping simulator and crafting game from TNgineers.

Review: “What Happened Here” and When You Finally Step Out That Door

Elvie Mae Parian reflects on “What Happened Here,” an at-home LARP experience about isolation in your living space during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exploring My Queerness in Pelican Town

Marina Z. shares the freedom that Stardew Valley gives them to be themself in both queerness and neurodivergence.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Gave My Star Wars Obsession a New Hope

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’s sense of exploration and varied storytelling gave Marina a galaxy of stories to learn about and was pivotal in helping them remember why they loved Star Wars so much.

Level Up Your Poetry, Part 3: The Name of the Game Is Immersion

In the third instalment of her “Level Up Your Poetry” series, Katherine Quevedo explores how to improve your video game poetry with immersion.

Chip Chat #3: Becoming the Elden Lord (of Snacks)

In her third column, Madison Butler investigates whether Sweet Peachie Elden Rings are the perfect pairing for FromSoftware’s Elden Ring.

Sneak Peek: Postgame.14 – Theseus’s Flat Ass

We welcome our new editors, Zainabb Hull and Maddi Butler, with a chat about what we’ve been playing—and Uncharted’s weird politics.

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