Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a restful and relaxing last few days of the absolute trash fire that was 2020 and are now enjoying a kind beginning to 2021. I spent the past few weeks playing about as many mystery games as I could get my grubby little hands on—which was many, thanks to the Steam winter sale. Some of my favorites were The Painscreek Killings, a gentle investigation game that initially reminded me of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture but with a major twist at the end, and The Flower Collectors, a short but incredibly engaging murder mystery set amidst political turmoil in 1977 Spain. Have you been playing anything good lately? Let us know on Twitter! Now, as for the news this week… (more…)
Madison Butler is Sidequest’s self-proclaimed jock editor. She co-founded the blog Critsumption and once got really into powerlifting via Fitness Boxing for the Nintendo Switch. She tweets at @_maddilo.