The Need For Inclusion with Tanya DePass

The Need For Inclusion with Tanya DePass

Getting diverse games into the gaming market at large is about making a movement. When Tanya DePass sent out a tweet in October 2014 with the hashtag #INeedDiverseGames asking the industry for a higher caliber of gaming experience, she didn’t know she was starting that movement. The nonprofit began with that tweet, and by August 2016, I Need Diverse Games was a registered 501(c)3 organization. (more…)

Review: Shuyan Saga Teaches Mindfulness

Shuyan Saga

Lofty Sky Entertainment
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
December 6, 2017

An iOS copy of Shuyan Saga was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Shuyan Saga is a fun kung fu game that looks to reflect and share the traditional values of Taiji through an understanding of the balance of combat and timing. After a PC release in 2017, the game has recently come to mobile platforms such as iOS and Android, with gameplay that works well for touch screen devices. (more…)

A Bunch of Tiny Birds: An Interview with Daisy Ein

Daisy Ein and Zap Layden make up Super Retro Duck, the indie game studio they’ve been working as for almost two years. Since February of 2016, the pair has tackled two different games, one of which is still under wraps. Their first release, Tiny Bird Garden, has been quite a hit since release; in its first month, it garnered more than 300 reviews, earning the game a rating of 4.8 on the Google Play Store and 4.9 on iTunes. Tiny Bird Garden was ranked the second most popular casual game the same week it came out, getting 5,000 downloads in the first two weeks.


Get Fit With Games: Aloy’s Full Body Workout

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of 2017’s best new games. The PS4 exclusive was nominated for Game of the Year during The Game Awards, and won Best Core Entertainment Game and Audience Choice during the Dutch Game Awards. Venture Beat awarded the game Freshest Gaming Universe. The “best robot safari adventure game ever made” has an 89% score on Metacritic and has given birth to a number of great journalistic pieces on what makes it so special. One of those things is the central playable character, Aloy.


Why Are Professional Female Vainglory Players So Hard To Find?

The professional gaming industry is on the rise, and esports are getting bigger than ever with the introduction of new games like Overwatch in the last couple of years. It is a growing business that offers video game companies the opportunity to make more money, and engage more players. Companies like Comcast are buying up esports teams in the hope of making advertising revenue from franchise sponsors, and gaining visibility in the gaming market. Starcraft II, Counter-Strike, Street Fighter V, Halo: Reach, Overwatch, and League of Legends are all games that have professional female esports players involved in their competitions. So why does Vainglory struggle to keep up with inclusivity in their professional tournaments?