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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'!

Free Indie Games: Escaping Syria in Path Out

Another day, another think piece on why video games are important. I’ll spare you the usual long-winded explanation as to why gaming is an...

10 Kickstarter Games You Won’t Believe Weren’t Funded

Kickstarter just isn’t what it used to be. Not only are fewer people donating less money, but fewer game developers are launching quality campaigns....

Macho Cat is the Pet Simulator from My Personal Hell

Cats are shit. Whereas dogs offer love and companionship, cats only produce scratches, fur balls, and misery. These are well-known, scientifically proven facts. Yet...

Tales From Early Access: Darkest Dungeon Was Once Hated

Since its first appearance, Darkest Dungeon has been an indie darling. It met high praise on Kickstarter – as well as earning over $313,000...

White Paper Games’ The Occupation Delayed to 2018

When it was first announced earlier this year in March 2017, The Occupation immediately had me intrigued. With its 1980’s spy thriller plot, player-driven...

The Gardens Between Looks Jaw-Dropping

I’m here to say that The Voxel Agents’ The Gardens Between has flown under Cliqist’s radar for far too long. First announced years ago...

Strolling Through The History of Gaming Meat in Historical Beef

Have you ever been so intrigued by the premise of a game alone that you had to play it? That’s the situation I found...

The Games of Double Fine’s Day of the Devs 2017

Double Fine’s annual Day of the Dev event, designed to showcase the hottest and most underrated indie games, is set for 2017. Totally free...

Kholat & Adapting Real-Life Events into Horror Games

Kholat is a hell of a game, for better or worse. It tries to do a lot of things, but it doesn’t juggle it...

The 10 Best Indie Horror Games of 2017

What is horror? A miserable pile of secrets? Baby don’t hurt me? How'd girl get pregnant? For 25 years I’ve walked or crawled on Earth,...

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 &...