Monthly Archives: December 2013

When Refusing to Grow Up Is Holding You Back

Being childish is a bad thing. The term brings to mind the kind of pure selfishness that comes with a lack of life experience, the inability to register the considerations of others and the solipsist belief that your concerns are

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A Game of This Year Award: Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing

There are very few games that pull off comedic timing as well as Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing. As written about in an interview with developer Holy Wow earlier this year, IPTT is simultaneously a subversive parody of the classic hokey

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The Rise of the Artcade

Arcades are making a comeback – but this time, you can keep your quarters. Those familiar pieces of vertical, freestanding furniture that once offered sweet release from boredom at the nearby pizzeria or amusement park have returned – but something has

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The Glorious Lie of the Indie Bubble

Grab your laptops and head for the hills! The bursting of the great indie game bubble is upon us! Surely by now you’ve heard about the surfeit of worthwhile games available on Steam and elsewhere, the Kickstarter fatigue that’s stricken

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