Preview: Graveyard Keeper’s Alpha Doesn’t Get Buried in Bugs

Preview: Graveyard Keeper’s Alpha Doesn’t Get Buried in Bugs

Graveyard Keeper: Alpha

Lazy Bear Games
tinyBuild
PC, Xbox One
August 15, 2018 (more…)
Green Man Gaming and the GDPR Problem

Green Man Gaming and the GDPR Problem

You may have noticed that your inbox has been filling up recently. Companies you can’t even remember buying from are suddenly very keen to reconnect with you (when and why did I set up an account with GAME?). This is because the GDPR, or General Data Protection Act, came into force on 25 May 2018. It’s a new regulation that affects the protection and storage of personal data in the EU, including the United Kingdom. This also means that any international companies (e.g. video game publishers, retailers, and developers) that handle an EU country’s data must comply with the GDPR. (more…)

Forgotton Anne: A Memorable and Enchanting Journey

Forgotton Anne: A Memorable and Enchanting Journey

Forgotton Anne

Throughline Games
Square Enix Collective
PC, PS4, Xbox One
May 15 2018
Sidequest was provided with a copy of Forgotton Anne for PlayStation 4 in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Forgotton Anne (no, not a typo) has been much anticipated, included on both the EGX and Ars Technica top 10 lists of upcoming games. The game’s cel-shaded art style certainly helps it to stand out and, when combined with the fantastical narrative, suggests a strong influence from Studio Ghibli. This is not surprising, considering that animators Debbie Ekberg and Sebastian Ljungdahl both studied in Tokyo under Hiroyuki Morita, director of The Cat Returns. However, whilst other elements feel very Ghibli-esque, Forgotton Anne manages to carve out its own place through its unique characters and setting.

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Star Crossed: An Interview with Alex Roberts

Star Crossed: An Interview with Alex Roberts

Having spent unrepentantly large portions of my life shipping fictional characters (from Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler to Dr. Bashir and Garak), I was intrigued to learn about Star Crossed. This tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) is written and designed by Alex Roberts, who has contributed to other tabletop RPGs such as Misspent Youth, Dialect, and Damn the Man, Save the Music!. She is also the podcast host of Backstory, as well as the Project Coordinator for Bully Pulpit Games, who have teamed up with her to publish Star Crossed.

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