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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 Fortnite books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games as Cliqist's EIC.

Alaska Promises an Uncanny Murder Mystery

Every person you encounter has the same dead-eyed stare and plastic features. It’s a bit unsettling, but once you get past that there is...

Getting Started in My Time at Portia

As part of our Game of the Month coverage we’re going to help you survive and thrive through your first quests in My Time at...

Wulverblade Review: Bloody Stylish Historical Brawler

The decapitated head of my enemy lays upon the ground before me. I deftly scope it up and hurl it at his comrades laughing...

Game of the Month: February 2018 – My Time at Portia

Back by popular (aka: EiC's) demand, it's time for Cliqist's Game of the Month. We’ve done this in the past with both crowdfunded and...

Life is Feudal MMO: Beyond the Starter Island

Previously we covered the abysmal Life is Feudal MMO Newbie Island tutorials. Here we'll touch on all the ways the game sets new players up...

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...