If you want a Game Awards done right, you gotta do a Game Awards yourself. Welcome to my year in review, everyone! And Happy New Year! 2019 was another year full of changes. I started out the year insanely overworked, and it only got worse as I went into summer. Both gaming and this blog … Continue reading My 2019 in Gaming
A Short Hike is an exploration / platforming game developed by Adam Robinson-Yu. It released on July 30th, 2019. It's available for the PC on both Steam and Itch.io for $8. Something about autumn just gets me in the mood for walking simulators... Happy Halloween, everyone! I was hoping Luigi's Mansion 3 would be out … Continue reading Finishing October with A Short, Pleasant Hike
Indulge me for just a little bit. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I've explored several fascinating and diverse landmarks in the region -- from the remains of ancient volcanoes to rocky coastlines, and from stark deserts to thick temperate rainforests. Never has a place I've lived in contain so many different biomes and land features … Continue reading Let’s Make a Game Inspired by the Pacific Northwest
Untitled Goose Game was developed by House House and published by Panic. It released on September 19, 2019 for $20. It's available on both PC and Nintendo Switch. Here it is, boys and girls, 2019's most anticipated game. Ever looked at a serene, pastoral English village and thought: "this place could use a little more … Continue reading Untitled Goose: What the Honk is This Game?
Indie Games is a nonfiction book giving an overview of the independent video game industry. It written by Mike Diver and published by Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. in 2016. My quest to learn more about the video game industry marches on. I stumbled upon this book written by another gaming journalist, Mike Diver, who gives … Continue reading Indie Games: The Creative Davids Slaying the Goliaths of the Industry
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a nonfiction book documenting the development of ten prominent video games spanning from the late 2000s through the mid 2010s. It was written by journalist Jason Schreier and published by HarperCollins in 2017. I know that most of my video game reviews are on actual, you know, video games, but … Continue reading Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: A Video Game Book Review
Wandersong is a rhythm-based action platformer developed by Greg Lobanov and published by Humble Bundle. It released on September 27, 2018, costs $20, and is available on PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. I played the Switch version. Basically, if you took all the D&D bard jokes and made it into a video game, you'd have … Continue reading Wandersong: We Found the Bard!