GYGO: Cosy Gaming News for the Soul

GYGO: Cosy Gaming News for the Soul

Howdy, I’m Zainabb and I’m here to bring you this month’s cosiest gaming news in the first of Sidequest’s reimagined GYGO! Honestly, at the moment, I am pretty much only playing cosy games because I’m exhausted all the time and I appreciate the way that cosy games frequently allow me to turn off my brain and feel comforted. (more…)

October Roundtable: Horror Game Settings We Might Survive

October Roundtable: Horror Game Settings We Might Survive

Gaming lets us experience a number of different worlds and settings totally inaccessible to us in real life. Sometimes those worlds are pleasant escapes. Sometimes they’re oppressive, threatening hellscapes. In this, the spookiest of months, it’s the latter that’s our focus—the gnarliest, nastiest (and also our favorite) settings and premises that we nonetheless think we can survive. For this month’s roundtable we’re nominating a few horror settings we might be able to sneak and trick our way through—and how we’re going to accomplish that—and our patrons (which can include you for just $5 per month!) will be voting on who, if any of us, will be surviving our journey. (more…)

Sidequest’s Favorite Cozy Horror Games for Weenies

Sidequest’s Favorite Cozy Horror Games for Weenies

Once again, October is upon us, heralding all things eerie and ominous: the wind whistling through barren trees on a rainy night; gourds, both ornamental and eaten; bony, oversized lawn ornamentation from a beloved multinational home improvement/lawn and garden center; a preponderance of frightful films, books, and games; and more. (more…)

REVIEW: Venba Cooks Up An Emotional, Cosy Feast

REVIEW: Venba Cooks Up An Emotional, Cosy Feast

Loading up Venba for the first time—a game I’ve been excited about for a while now—I immediately knew I was in for a treat. The rattle of cookware resounded over a collection of gorgeously-illustrated spice jars, each representing a menu option. As I selected the “Play” jar, I settled down for a cosy cooking game, but I wasn’t expecting the emotional heart beating at the centre of Venba. (more…)

September Roundtable: Bi Pride Week!

September Roundtable: Bi Pride Week!

Mid-September is Bi Pride Week, a time to celebrate bisexual folks and bisexualities, and recognise the glory and chaos of the bi community! This year marks the 25th anniversary of Bi Week so the Sidequest squad is talking about all things bi in games. (more…)