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…)

Four Indie Game Studios to Watch Out For in 2020

Four Indie Game Studios to Watch Out For in 2020

PAX West 2018 was filled with developers from all walks of life, and unfortunately, I only had time to interview a few of them. Those that I did interview, however, absolutely blew me away with the diversity of their experience and the quality of their art. (more…)

Get In the Robot!: An Interview With Lancer’s Massif Press

Get In the Robot!: An Interview With Lancer’s Massif Press

Featuring a mixture of military science fiction and fantasy, Lancer is a mech tabletop roleplaying game that takes place in a vast galaxy and is as much about the robots as it is about the people who pilot them. Whether seeking to advance private interests or go rogue, players can work with or against each other as they fly their way through the unfathomable reaches of the stars.

Massif Press, Lancer’s publisher, is made up of Tom Parkinson-Morgan and Miguel Lopez. I had the chance to discuss with them the game’s influences, challenges, and its growing community. (more…)

Socialism Isn’t a Dirty Word: An Interview with The Glory Society

Socialism Isn’t a Dirty Word: An Interview with The Glory Society

On March 4, 2019, three creatorstwo of the creators of independent video game Night in the Woods, Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry, along with prolific artist/musician Wren Farrenannounced rather suddenly that they’d established The Glory Society, a new worker cooperative video game studio. They announced, among other things, that they’re working on “A cool game. Or two.” As a midwest/rust belt socialist and queer gamer, I was ecstatic about the news. So I asked them a bunch of questions, and they graciously answered. (more…)

Thirsty for D&D Podcasts

Thirsty for D&D Podcasts

What do you do when you can’t find representation in your favorite hobby? You make your own. And that’s just what the women and queer people behind the veritable flood of Dungeons & Dragons Actual Play Podcasts did. You don’t have to look very far to find hilarious and talented people saying, “We’re here, we’re queer, and we’d like to roll to fall in love,” carving out space in the stereotypically white and straight male-dominated space of Dungeons & Dragons. From the family-friendly content of D20 Dames to the raunchy hilarity of Dungeons, Dice, & Everything Nice (DD&EN) to the emotional story arcs of The Broadswords, there are D&D podcasts for everyone, and the underlying message of them is the same: Dungeons & Dragons—and tabletop gaming—is for everybody.

To introduce you to the beautiful world of woman- and nonbinary-helmed, queer D&D podcasts, Alenka and Kate—two D&D podcast-obsessed fangirls—interviewed each other about why we love ‘em. (more…)

Exploring the Streets of Cyberpunk: Night City with Matthew Webb of Jackalope LARP

Exploring the Streets of Cyberpunk: Night City with Matthew Webb of Jackalope LARP

When it comes to immersive experience LARPs, Jackalope LARP of Austin, TX is at the top of its class. After the success of The Night in Question, a Vampire: the Masquerade LARP held by Jackalope last November, they announced their newest event for May 2019—Cyberpunk: Night City, a Cyberpunk 2020 LARP. We were able to catch up with Jackalope organizer Matthew Webb about what this newest event has in store! (more…)