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Josh Griffiths knows how to write a professional bio. He knows he should talk about how he writes about videogames and sports for a living. He also understands that he should mention that he's in charge of Cliqist's video team, and that he's got a nose for trouble. With a capital 'Q'!

Renowned Explorers Sets the Bar High for Roguelikes

Renowned Explorers: International Society is such a great game that we decided to write about it twice. It's a roguelike that turns the genre...

The Story of the American Game Developer Charged with Spying on...

1979 Revolution: Black Friday might be one of the ambitious games ever made, certainly the riskiest. It’s a game about the 1979 Iranian Revolution,...

Critiquing Plague Road, a Game Made by a Friend

Before leaving to join Arcade Distillery, Conrad Zimmerman worked at Cliqist behind the scenes as an editor. It was my idea, as Executive Editor...

The Forgotten Spanish Civil War Game that Lets You Play as...

The world is a well-connected place these days. The internet has played a big role in shrinking borders, as much as some people hate...

Unbox’s Original Concept is a Double-Edged Sword

You may want to take a seat before reading this next sentence, maybe get a glass of water or take a deep breath. Unbox...

From Indie With Love: Re-Visiting Yooka-Laylee Post-Update

Yooka-Laylee is still the worst game of 2017 by quite a stretch, even after its recent (depending on your platform of choice) “Green &...

From Indie With Love: 80 Days Advances the Stagnant Visual Novel...

The visual novel has long languished in the world of Otacon’s Japanese animes. The best the genre has to offer, the worst, and the...

From Indie With Love: Renowned Explorers Does Permadeath Right

The term “permadeath” is a bit of a red flag for me. Nothing makes me run faster from an otherwise intriguing game, other than...

2017: The Year of the 3D Platformer

Change is in the air, readers. Leaves are beginning to fall from trees, leaving piles of amber plant matter everywhere. Soon the bare branches...

Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: Failbetter Games

Fallen London is quite possibly the greatest browser game ever made. It’s hard to say for sure since our scientific panel is tired after...

From Indie With Love: else.HeartBreak()

Developers often talk about their games “not holding the player’s hand,” wearing it as if it were a badge of honor. Most of the...

New World Interactive on Insurgency: Sandstorm’s Groundbreaking Single Player Campaign

Insurgency: Sandstorm was one of the biggest surprises from E3 2017, if not the biggest. In case you missed this one, here’s a quick...

5 Failed Crowdfunding Campaigns That Need a Second Chance

Crowdfunding campaigns fail all the time, certainly more often than they succeed, but I don’t know the exact rate, and frankly I can’t be...

A Chat with Ben Wander – Creator of A Case of...

History and video games are like peanut butter and chocolate. They fit together perfectly, and until the day comes when David Hayter clones himself,...

Kickstarter MIA: Last Life Proves an Apt Name

“As soon as we saw it we loved it and we knew we wanted to get involved in any way that we could,” said...

The Ataribox Could Be Devastating for Indie Developers

Everything can change anything at any time. That’s what you typically hear from the social media sphere whenever something new is introduced, especially in...