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Amanda French first cut her gaming teeth by playing such classics as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Super Mario World at the ripe age of four. From there spawned a lifelong love of video games, particularly narrative heavy adventures and open world games. A creative writing graduate of Full Sail University, Amanda writes fiction novels in her spare time. You can find her work at the Independent Author Network under the pseudonym, Illise Montoya. Amanda’s all-time favorite games include Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 2, and Tekken 5. She lives on the California coast with her husband and young baby son.

5 Disturbing Adventure Games Like Tormentum: Dark Sorrow

Tormentum: Dark Sorrow (review / strategy guide) is unique as a casual-level adventure game because of its beautiful, dark, and surreal imagery. It explores...

Tormentum: Dark Sorrow Game Guide

INTRODUCTION Tormentum: Dark Sorrow is a powerful, haunting, and surreal world that manages to create a sense of unease in the player without a whole...
Reassembly

Reassembly: Quick to Enjoy, Difficult to Master

The harsh and desolate realm of space can feel cold, lethal, and mysterious. Do you think you have what it takes to survive the...
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform where people can donate money in order to help make video games get made. This is the story of 5 of the most terrifying video game Kickstarters.

4 Reasons Videogame Crowdfunding Fails in the Holidays

The holiday season is over: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Valentine’s Day. You can even argue that Halloween is a part of the...

Exit Light, Enter Night: Tormentum’s Entertaining Nightmare

It's time to put on the metal records kids, because today we're talking about Tormentum: Dark Sorrow, a dark horror adventure game that looks...
Contradiction

Chatting with Tim Follin, Creator of Contradiction

Contradiction was a live-action, fully interactive adventure mystery game that was funded for £4,010 on Kickstarter back on January 17th. The game uses 100%...
Kriophobia is a Resident Evil style survival horror game on Kickstarter.

Survival Horror Kriophobia Still Alive After Kickstarter Failure

I got in touch with Felipe Modesto, Fira Soft’s creative director, who was kind enough to give me an update on the status of...

This Is The Police Gets Additions in Final Hours

This Is The Police is a strategy adventure game featuring Jon St. John, the iconic voice of Duke Nukem. On February 22, the campaign...

Edge of Eternity Smashing Kickstarter Goals with Time to Spare

Edge of Eternity, the JRPG indie title being developed by Midgar Studio, has reached yet another funding goal. This latest milestone unlocks nekaroo breeding...

Hands-On With JRPG Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity is an indie tribute to J-RPG classics such as Final Fantasy, Suikoden, and Dragon Quest. It boasts a unique universe blending...

Chadrick Evans: Unsung Indie Crowdfunding Hero

WarRab: Veteran is a complete indie game made by one young man by the name of Chadrick Evans. His Kickstarter funding goal is low,...

Edge of Eternity’s Comeback – A Campaign Comparison

Edge of Eternity has had no trouble at all in reaching its 44k goal, and with a month to spare no less. But back in...
Insanity's Blade is an oldschool side scrolling action game from Casual Bit games that was crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

16bit Death And Dismemberment in Insanity’s Blade

After a long developmental journey, Insanity's Blade was released on Steam December 5th, 2014. At the time of this article, it is on version 1.05, which...
Fortis Rex is a Kickstarter funded open world RPG with some Christian leanings, but is that all bad?

Fortis Rex: Rise of the King and its Christian Roots

Fortis Rex: Rise of the King is a non-linear open-world RPG developed by Ancient Realms Studios that has been funded over several Kickstarter campaigns...
Elegy for a dead world

Why We Need Experimental Crowdfunded Games

Many wonder what constitutes a video game. The discussion is complicated, wrestling with such issues as planned and emergent narrative, reward and punishment, complexity...

Elegy for a Dead World Reviewed

Elegy for a Dead World Reviewed by Amanda French Elegy for a Dead World is... strange, to say the least. Developed in collaboration by Dejobaan Games (AaAaAA!!!...