Old School

Let’s make a game: Tabletop part 7

Been a minute, but I've been hard at work on finishing up some tabletop stuff! Getting a lot of groundwork done on the ...

Can nostalgia be used as a game mechanic?

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling, and possibly one of the most potent ways to get an audience invested in a story, piece ...

This adventure will kill you… and why that’s a good thing.

A few weeks ago I had the itch to do some tabletop gaming, so I invited a few of my friends and coworkers to a session. ...

Why are adventure games so frustrating, and why do we keep playing them?

Lately I've been steeping myself in Mostly Walking. It's quickly become my favorite live web show currently out there, ...

Game Spotlight – Shovel Knight

I know I'm definitely late to the party with this one, but it's so good that I would be a fool to ignore it. Shovel ...

Something out of nothing: the use of emptiness in games.

Video games are complex. Very complex. And I don't mean that they're complex just as explorations of interactive ...