Month: October 2020

How Celeste Nurtures Player Skill

This article was originally published March 2018. Over the past decade the games industry has seen a resurgence of what one might call the “tough as nails” genre. From indie platformers like Super Meat Boy and Cuphead, to AAA action titles like From Software’s Souls games, games are […]

Podquisition 302: Milkworms

This week’s episode is brought to you by Milkworms, the fabric you can drink. Games we played this week include:Hades (11:27)Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (21:13)Blaster Master Zero (25:58)Super Mario 35 (31:05)Rogue Company (37:01)BPM (38:04)The Solitaire Conspiracy (40:34) News things talked about in this episode:Mobile game Genshin […]

How To Do Labo On The Cheap

This Article Was Originally Published May 2018. The first Nintendo Labo building kits were released [about two and a half years] ago now and, while I found the experience of building Toy-Cons to be deeply relaxing, some folks feel that selling a box of cardboard and a game […]

The Playstation Innovations Others Get Credit For

This Article Was Originally Published October 2017. Since Sony joined the console arms race with the original PlayStation back in 1995, they’ve heavily prioritised pushing themselves to the cutting edge of technology. While this sometimes pays off, positioning their consoles as desirable and multi-functional premium products, there have […]

Small Talk About Games About Small Talk

This article was originally published March 2019. Sometimes, what makes a game interesting is how complex mechanics work together, or a detailed and surprising world, or some sort of well-judged progression system. But sometimes it’s as simple as the idea behind it. A single human experience expressed in […]

Building a Gaming Future for Norwich

This article was originally published March 2019. When you think about game development towns in the UK, a few big names jump to mind before others. Places like Leamington Spa, which has grown a vibrant indie community from large-scale studios attracting talent, and Guildford, where the collapse of […]