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Josh Griffiths is a writer and amateur historian. He has a passion for 3D platformers, narrative-driven games, and books. Josh is also Cliqist’s video producer. He’s currently working on his first novel, and will be doing so on and off for the next decade.

Can a Game do Justice to the Kursk Submarine Tragedy?

On August 12, 2000, nine years after the Cold War, the Russian nuclear submarine K-141 Kursk sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea....

Wayhaven Chronicles is the Vampire Romance Murder Mystery We Need

Twilight is infamous for its depiction of an ancient vampire in the form of a teenage boy and a high school girl. Forever ruining...

Fantastic Retro RPG Sikanda is Struggling on Kickstarter

Kickstarter is old enough now that it’s gone through all the major phases of the internet. From bushy-tailed newcomer, to up-and-coming golden boy, to...

Star Citizen’s Kickstarter Odyssey [VIDEO]

Cliqist's award-winning* YouTube series Kicked! is back again. Today we're delving back into the world of Star Citizen. Developed by Wing Commander mastermind Chris...

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Farewell Review – A Fitting...

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is one of those rare spin-offs that’s actually better than the original. With a richer story and deeper...

10 Indie Games that Never Saw the Light of Day [VIDEO]

What do Fez II, The Dead Linger, and Yogventures all have in common? They are all canceled games that will never see a release...

I Have a Confession About Yooka-Laylee [VIDEO]

Anyone familiar with this fairly fantastic website knows Yooka-Laylee is trash. I've written about it's failings quite a lot here in the past. But...

Atari Today – Indie Games and Crowdfunding [VIDEO]

Atari, the once king of video games, has been in the news a lot recently. Unfortunately, as has been the case every time they’ve...

Explaining the Fall of Kickstarter [VIDEO]

Remember when Kickstarter was a big deal? It was supposed to be the future of video game funding. That’s how it looked back in...
System Shock Remastered

System Shock Remastered Another Kickstarter Disaster [VIDEO]

System Shock Remastered is going on hiatus, according to a report from Polygon. The remaster of the classic PC futurist RPG by industry icon...

10 More Terrible Games Suspended by Kickstarter [VIDEO]

As I've discussed extensively in the past, Kickstarter has always been reluctant to perform any sort of quality control standards. It didn't matter so...

Where is Black Holmes? [VIDEO]

It may seem hard to believe now, but it’s been nearly seven years since the first release of Hatoful Boyfriend in Japan, six here...

The Game Developer Jailed for Child Porn and Murdering his Daughter

For some of us, video games are little more than a distraction. For others, they represent something so much more. From game developers, to...

Free Indie Games – Picross Touches Me With Numbers [VIDEO]

Picross is "is a very fun and addicting puzzle game," at least according to Picross Touch creator Jon Gallant. What is Picross Touch? Well,...

A Case of Distrust’s Gameplay isn’t Great, and That’s Fine

2018 is already off to a great start for indie games, and one of the biggest reasons is A Case of Distrust. Developed by...

The Wild Eight Shakeup is Cause for Kickstarter Concern

Just how much control should backers of crowdfunding campaigns have over the projects they’ve backed? Maybe letting them design gameplay features isn’t a great...