GYGO: Layoffs and Leaks Abound

In this week’s gaming news: the games industry and gaming press get hit hard by layoffs, military secrets in war game forums, and more.

Coffee Talk Brews Up Coziness with a Splash of Discomfort

Madison Butler examines how the coziness of Toge Productions’ Coffee Talk never quite finds balance with its heavy-handed social commentary.

GYGO: Black Flags Raised Against Hasbro

In this week’s gaming news: the TTRPG community responds to Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast’s leaked license, Ubisoft delays, and more.

Autistic Representation in Video Games

Angharad Redden explores autistic representation in video games and how her own diagnosis changed her relationship with games.

GYGO: Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast in the Hot Seat

In this week’s gaming news: the new D&D OGL draft frankly sucks, more unions in the games industry, and braiding Sephiroth’s hair.

Review: Teacup Is a Charming but Buggy Brew

Zainabb Hull reviews Teacup, an “easy” narrative game, but finds the experience on Android more frustrating than cosy.

Review: Bratz: Flaunt Your Fashion is in Rock Angelz’s Shadow

Nyasha Oliver reviews Bratz: Flaunt Your Fashion, and finds it to be an uninspired, mediocre use of the stylish franchise’s branding.

Preview: Lords and Villeins Has You Oversee in Ways that Overwhelm

Honestly Games’ Lords and Villeins is an earnest city builder that doesn’t quite add up to more than the sum of its parts.

Review: The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow Hauntingly Blends Folk Horror with Point-and-Click Tradition

The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow mixes the mystery of point-and-click adventures with the uncanny chills of folk horror in a winning, eerie combo.

Review: The Land of Screens Isn’t So Subtle

Elvie Mae Parian journeys to the Land of Screens where she finds an eye-catching narrative game but an ultimately hollow commentary.

Autistic Representation in Video Games

Angharad Redden explores autistic representation in video games and how her own diagnosis changed her relationship with games.

The Dreamcast and Hypersensitivity: A Neurodivergent Christmas

Michelle Caldeira reminisces about cacophonous and cramped childhood Christmases, and the Dreamcast that changed everything.

Dark Souls and Trans Closets: Self Discovery Through Failure

Evelyn Grey explores the meta-narrative of Dark Souls, and why the game seems to resonate so much with transfeminine gamers.

How My Favorite Mobile Game is Choosing Inclusion

Ennis Bashe examines how mobile game Choices: Stories You Play works to include queer and trans players… and what it could improve on.

PAX West Con Diary: Game Recommendations from Another Weird Year

This year’s PAX West was weird (McDonald’s made an appearance?) but still packed with intriguing games in a variety of genres.

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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.

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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.

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