What actually IS a walking simulator?

Last week, I made a vlog about walking simulators. I quite like walking simulators, and I recently played a couple of them on my stream --┬áDream and┬áCaligo -- which I liked, but with some major caveats. I tried outlining what I found interesting about walking simulators, heaping tons of praise on games I thought did … Continue reading What actually IS a walking simulator?

Disaster as entertainment – and what’s wrong with that?

There's a new game coming out called Titanic: Honor & Glory, and it's basically a real-time simulation of the sinking of the Titanic. You're walking around the ship for two and a half hours as the water steadily rises, and your goal is to -- well, do something. Get off the friggin' boat. Or sink. … Continue reading Disaster as entertainment – and what’s wrong with that?

Games can be art, and we should not discourage that

You probably already know about the recent "controversy" that's arisen alongside That Dragon, Cancer, but if not, here's the tl;dr: It's an artsy game about the parents of a cancer-stricken kid and their struggles to deal with his eventual death. The gameplay consists mainly of exploring environments and reading/listening to bits of dialogue about the … Continue reading Games can be art, and we should not discourage that