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Joanna Mueller

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Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer who used to insist on having the Super Mario Bros manual read to her as a bedtime story. Now she's reading Minecraft books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games.

Life is Feudal MMO: Surviving Newbie Island

Now available on Steam Early Access, Life is Feudal MMO is a game that prides itself on hardcore mechanics and a steep learning curve....

Life is Feudal MMO Early Access Preview: Fun is Futile

There is a certain difficulty in attempting to review (or in this case preview) an MMO. In a single-player game your experience with the...

Life is Feudal: From Crowdfunding to Early Access

Developer Bitbox originally brought their plan for a “hardcore and realistic medieval multiplayer MMORPG” to Indiegogo back in 2013. Historically, MMOs have a hard...

Early Access Preview: Hooked on My Time at Portia

Each new in-game day is full of possibilities. Grow crops, make friends, occasionally receive dire warnings about mankind’s hubris, the usual. My Time at Portia...

PAX South: Sizing Up The New Dauntless Behemoth, Skarn

The guys at Phoenix Labs sent me back home with some extra keys for the closed Beta. If you'd like one, leave a comment...

PAX South: Catching up With Cold War Conspiracy Thriller Phantom Doctrine

Information is everything, time is running out, and you can’t trust anyone, especially your own people. Welcome to the alternate history of Creative Forge...

PAX South: The Friendship Fever Dream That is Wattam

“It won’t make sense, but you’ll get it.” This was my introduction to Wattam. From creator Keita Takahashi, who brought the world Katamari Damacy and...

PAX South: Re-Legion Makes its Cyberpunk Cultist RTS Debut

Publisher 1C Company had the strategy genre on lock last weekend at PAX South. Between the squad-based Ancestors Legacy and turn-based strategy RPG Deep...

PAX South: Evolution from Tabletop to Digital

After finding success in the board game market, developer North Star Games is about to launch their first digital title. Based on their successful...

PAX South: NESMaker is Bringing 8-Bit Back

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but usually this means creating solutions for new problems. With retro gaming undergoing a massive revival...

The New 8-Bit Heroes: The Difficulty of Realizing Childhood Dreams

Remember back when you were a kid and you believed that when you grew up you could do anything? Think back on all the...

303 Squadron: Battle of Britain Lets Players Fly Unfriendly Skies

WWII First person shooters are a dime a dozen on Kickstarter, but oddly flight sims (particularly those who ever release) are a rarer bird....

Kickstarter Game of the Week: AcidSoul

Somewhere buried deep in the subconscious at the crossroads of imagination and lunacy lies the concept behind Destroy Command Studios’ new title, AcidSoul. The...
The Ballad Singer by Curtel Games

Kickstarter Game of the Week: The Ballad Singer

Typically the visual novel genre conjures images of dating sims and anime, but some developers are working to change that. Italian Developer, Curtel Games...

Going Behind The Bar In Epic Tavern

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Hyperkinetic Studios has released their high-fantasy management sim, Epic Tavern on Steam Early Access. From it’s early days the...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Trüberbrook

Despite their unique appearance, games that utilize physical 3D models digitized through photogrammetry haven’t fared well on Kickstarter. While they absolutely look amazing, they...