An Inclusive Future: A Recap of Game Devs of Color Expo 2020

An Inclusive Future: A Recap of Game Devs of Color Expo 2020

Like many shows this past year, the Game Devs of Color Expo took things entirely online.

GDoCExpo was originally founded to create a much more inclusive space for marginalized creators in the games industry. GDoCExpo’s fifth year was hosted on Swapcard, a platform used to host online conferences and meetups. The convention had the format of a typical convention guidebook with information tabs on the guests, games, and their developers. (more…)

Preview: Root’s Early Access Faces Challenges in a New Format

Preview: Root’s Early Access Faces Challenges in a New Format

At first glance, Root seems like a very wholesome game, with a very welcoming, cute, and fuzzy art style of animals adventuring and frolicking out in the woods. But Root is more than its exterior: it is a game of war, conquest, and sometimes, revenge. (more…)

July Roundtable: Games Imagining Better Futures

July Roundtable: Games Imagining Better Futures

Who doesn’t want a better world? Games have the power to let us see, build, and imagine something different than we currently inhabit; in other words, how can games imagine better futures? In this month’s roundtable, the Sidequest team asks what games are doing that, what games are failing, and the pitfalls to consider. (more…)

It Was Inevitable: An Interview with Tarn Adams on Dwarf Fortress

It Was Inevitable: An Interview with Tarn Adams on Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress has established itself as a focus of cult admiration. Though Dwarf Fortress may not be immediately recognizable to the mainstream gaming community, it is a long-standing pillar in PC gaming and its steady popularity among enthusiasts has earned it a place in gaming history. (more…)

Tasting Home: An Interview With Meowfia Games

Tasting Home: An Interview With Meowfia Games

The visibility of Filipino gamers and developers alike has been growing, and Meowfia Games is one of many collectives emerging in this recent surge.

Meowfia Games has already been in the local limelight in anticipation of their upcoming game, Taste of Home, where you play as an aspiring chef trying to cook regional dishes from around the Philippines. Their most recent release, Turtle Tale, puts you in the role of a volunteer working for a conservation effort aiming to save endangered sea turtles.

They were able to provide some time with us to discuss their current projects and other insights. (more…)