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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'!

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 &...

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...