Ten Short Free Horror Games on Itch.io

Ten Short Free Horror Games on Itch.io

The genre of horror lends itself to stories that draw on primal fears dredged from childhood. What better way to dig at the roots of these horrors than retro-styled games filled with ghosts haunting the gaps between pixels? Itch.io is a Pandora’s box of short and experimental games that will spook you in one sitting. (more…)

Two Perspectives on Remember August

Two Perspectives on Remember August

In Shing Yin Khor’s Remember August, players exchange letters with a former friend who’s become unmoored in time. The live game was played by mail (or email, or digital files) in February 2022, with Khor sending out letters through the USPS that players could respond to and send back to themselves with the assurance that August, the recipient, would find and read them in their journeys through time. Rather than leaving randomness up to dice rolls or other typical game mechanics, Remember August used the postal service. Letters could arrive out of order or not at all, changing the narrative and the player’s response to it. (more…)

GYGO: All Games Are Illegal and Everybody’s Still Getting Sued

GYGO: All Games Are Illegal and Everybody’s Still Getting Sued

Hello and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and trying to de-tangle the Epic vs Apple trial has been a struggle. Listen, life may be hard right now but at least we got a whole bunch of new memes. Here’s what games have been like this week. (more…)