GYGO: Some Good, Some Bad, Some Ugly

This week: New game announcements, new layoff announcements, and a Nintendo console fit for a Queen.

GYGO: So Much Assassin’s Creed, and Yes, Square Enix is Upholding Its (Bad) New Year’s Resolution

This week: Ubisoft revealed new Assassin’s Creed games and Square Enix continues to disappoint with its commitment to the blockchain.

GYGO: Wizards of the Coast Apologises for Racist Hadozee Material

In this week’s gaming news, Wizards of the Coast (finally) apologises for including some super racist Hadozee content in its latest campaign.

August Roundtable: Back to School

For our August Roundtable, Sidequest tries to understand the appeal of being a forever student… er, at least in video games.

GYGO: Mergers, Not-Mergers, and Gamescom 2022

In this week’s gaming news: Embracer acquires even more properties, Amazon is not buying EA, and no coverage for Sonic the Hedgehog.

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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Interview: Discovering “The Secret of the Mermaid,” a New Keepsake Game

Interview: Discovering “The Secret of the Mermaid,” a New Keepsake Game

The Secret of the Mermaid is a brand new keepsake game currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter that aims to involve the player in a research project about mermaids via a series of beautiful and immersive postcards and ephemera. The game creators, American Kevin Dann and German Margit Schäfer, take immersion very seriously, fully taking on the roles of researcher Dr. Dann and ritualist Clarissa, who will guide the player through the game. We had a chance to chat with both of them about their vision for The Secret of the Mermaid.

OPINION

INTERVIEWS

Interview: Discovering “The Secret of the Mermaid,” a New Keepsake Game

Interview: Discovering “The Secret of the Mermaid,” a New Keepsake Game

The Secret of the Mermaid is a brand new keepsake game currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter that aims to involve the player in a research project about mermaids via a series of beautiful and immersive postcards and ephemera. The game creators, American Kevin Dann and German Margit Schäfer, take immersion very seriously, fully taking on the roles of researcher Dr. Dann and ritualist Clarissa, who will guide the player through the game. We had a chance to chat with both of them about their vision for The Secret of the Mermaid.

NEWS

RECENT

Interview: Discovering “The Secret of the Mermaid,” a New Keepsake Game

Interview: Discovering “The Secret of the Mermaid,” a New Keepsake Game

The Secret of the Mermaid is a brand new keepsake game currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter that aims to involve the player in a research project about mermaids via a series of beautiful and immersive postcards and ephemera. The game creators, American Kevin Dann and German Margit Schäfer, take immersion very seriously, fully taking on the roles of researcher Dr. Dann and ritualist Clarissa, who will guide the player through the game. We had a chance to chat with both of them about their vision for The Secret of the Mermaid.

OPINION

INTERVIEWS

Interview: Discovering “The Secret of the Mermaid,” a New Keepsake Game

Interview: Discovering “The Secret of the Mermaid,” a New Keepsake Game

The Secret of the Mermaid is a brand new keepsake game currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter that aims to involve the player in a research project about mermaids via a series of beautiful and immersive postcards and ephemera. The game creators, American Kevin Dann and German Margit Schäfer, take immersion very seriously, fully taking on the roles of researcher Dr. Dann and ritualist Clarissa, who will guide the player through the game. We had a chance to chat with both of them about their vision for The Secret of the Mermaid.

NEWS