Review: Replica Says a Lot But It Says Nothing Unique

Review: Replica Says a Lot But It Says Nothing Unique

Homeland Security is requesting that you investigate the phone of a suspect who has allegedly conspired to work against the government. By perusing through the owner’s personal records, messaging history, and social media accounts, you must collect enough information so that authorities can properly implicate them in a recent terrorist attack—but should you? The choices you make and your willingness to comply will either make you out to be a loyal patriot who the authorities can trust or another dangerous traitor that must be put behind bars.
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GYGO: Playing Games Is Good For You But Games Companies Are Not

GYGO: Playing Games Is Good For You But Games Companies Are Not

Hello everyone and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and I have spent most of the last few weeks unwell with both disability-related sickness and general winter-related sickness. I’ve been watching playthroughs of scary games, checking in on Animal Crossing, started playing A Short Hike, and been swamped by multiple blankets at all times. Would recommend if this time of year is getting to you too. Sending love and solidarity to my disabled fam, and now here’s this week’s news. (more…)

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…)