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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.

The Fantabulous World of Kickstarter Nintendo Rip-offs [VIDEO]

Nintendo is unquestionably the most popular video game company in the world.  The Switch is more popular than racism, YouTube is swarming with twenty...

Vampyr Sucks, But that Might be a Good Thing [VIDEO]

Dontnod’s Vampyr is a wildly successful game, so much so that it’s already getting a TV adaptation. Vampyr is also garbage; a game with...

Fallout: New Vegas Could Only Have Been Made By an Indie

With the recent news of Microsoft’s likely purchase of Obsidian Entertainment, a chapter is closed on one of the greatest independent RPG makers gaming...

Am I a Monster for Disliking Coffee Talk’s Hands-Off Approach? [VIDEO]

Created by Toge Productions, Coffee Talk is essentially a visual novel in which you play a barista and owner of your own coffee shop....

Fallout Modders Do What Bethesdon’t

There’s no debating that Bethesda has drastically altered the Fallout franchise. It was once a series dedicated to player choice, narrative, and a condemnation...

Return of the Obra Dinn Puts Other Detective Games to Shame...

After four years of waiting, Lucas Pope’s next game is finally here. Return of the Obra Dinn is a murder mystery from the mind...

Atom RPG Highlights the Problem with Early Access [VIDEO]

Atom RPG is a flawed masterpiece. It’s a classic Fallout-inspired RPG funded on Kickstarter, and as you’ll see in the video below, it leaves...

White Paper Games Ongoing PR Fumbles Are Hurting The Occupation

In July, Sold Out Games announced their stunning looking walking-simulator/adventure game The Occupation would release October 9, 2018. The news was carried not on...

Are Narrative-Driven Games Doomed Without Telltale? [VIDEO]

In the wake of Telltale Games’ mass-layoffs and upcoming closure, many in the gaming community are yet again asking themselves a common question: “are...

Failed Kickstarter Platformer PitterPot Appears on PSN

In March 2017, PitterPot appeared on Kickstarter with little fanfare. The 3D platformer was rough around the edges, made of very basic looking assets...

Long Lost Kickstarter Last Life May Be Coming Back, But Probably...

Back in February, we reported that the Kickstarter-funded Last Life, by Rocket Science Amusements was no longer in active development. Project lead Sam Farmer...

Why Are Modern 3D Platformers Stuck in the Past? [VIDEO]

Yooka-Laylee. A Hat in Time. Flynn & Freckles. Those are just three of a handful of independent 3D platformers that all have one thing...

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...