Review: Off the Record Made Me Sad and Happy I Don’t Own a Record Store

Review: Off the Record Made Me Sad and Happy I Don’t Own a Record Store

Sometimes games are escapism. Sometimes games are a harsh reminder that good things, helpful things, get gobbled up or forgotten in the name of profit or convenience. Off the Record is the latter. (more…)

If We’re Going to Talk About Untitled Goose Game Then By God Let’s Talk About Untitled Goose Game

If We’re Going to Talk About Untitled Goose Game Then By God Let’s Talk About Untitled Goose Game

There is value in asking questions that are, in internet parlance, “spicy.” By this I mean questions that are intentionally inflammatory, questions that make us defensive, get our hackles up, encourage us to get indignant and sputter a bit as we go into defensive mode. (more…)

November Roundtable: Let’s Talk About Travel in Games

November Roundtable: Let’s Talk About Travel in Games

Let’s talk about travel! Some of us will likely be traveling to visit family or friends, and others will be traveling through virtual spaces and the spaces of our imaginations. Travel is a bit contentious in games; in theory, they’re the perfect means to explore new worlds and do things you could or would never do in real life. In practice, travel can be a chore in bloated open worlds and same-y forests as you move between dungeons. But virtual and tabletop travel can also be a wonderful thing, as our Sidequest team can tell you! (more…)

I’m Addicted to a Ridiculous Mobile Game Because I Want all the Characters to Smooch

I’m Addicted to a Ridiculous Mobile Game Because I Want all the Characters to Smooch

I, like most of the internet, heard of Lily’s Garden because of its bizarre advertisements. You’ve got your usual “dude dumps his girl after finding out she’s pregnant,” but then you’ve got the follow-up in which it’s revealed that the girl was lying about being pregnant, and whatever is going on here: (more…)

5 Games to Play if You Love Hadestown

5 Games to Play if You Love Hadestown

You wanna get to Hadestown? Well, you’re going to need tickets. We don’t have any of those here, but, as your resident fans of Anaïs Mitchell and Broadway musicals, Elvie Mae Parian and Melissa Brinks have combined their powers to bring you a handful of games that channel the aesthetics and narrative of the hit musical. Join us as we drown our sorrows in Norse-inspired psychology, subterranean highways, and a search for Eurydice herself. (more…)