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Laguna Levine is the illegitimate son of famous explorer Toma Levine, disowned for forsaking the family tradition of moustaches to join Team Beards. That's fine though, since both are translated into the same word in Japan, Laguna's current home country.

Rhythm Is A Dancer in Rhythm Doctor

I don't often play rhythm games. I used to play the drums before my carpal tunnel got in the way, so you'd think these...

Hands-On With GNOG, A Sugary Snack

Out for PC/Steam and Playstation 4, GNOG feels like a pop-up book with an AR component. Players select a module (heads of the theme you're...

There Might Be Ponds at IndieCade 2017

From the makers of Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor comes There Might Be Ponds, a cute but uniquely odd game at IndieCade 2017. Initially seeming like a harmless...

Cosmic Top Secret at IndieCade 2017

Cosmic Top Secret sounds kind of wild but felt, well, familiar. You play as an adult who finds out your dad has kind of...

Fawning Over Where the Water Tastes Like Wine at IndieCade 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect with Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (previous coverage). I knew it was going to be story based with multiple endings...

The Dystopian Future Games of IndieCade 2017

IndieCade2017 was held the same week as Blade Runner 2049, and oddly enough, it was also crammed with not-so-utopian sci-fi worlds. Most are funny and...

Hands-on with YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

The first time I saw YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, I felt excited and a little worried. I've previously mentioned both my love of the Earthbound/Mother series...

Hands-on With Ooblets at E3 2017

I'm not going to lie: until the Microsoft E3 2017 press conference, I'd nearly forgotten that Ooblets was a thing. I vaguely recalled the game...

Diving Deep into GLITCHED

The list of Earthbound inspired games is growing, with En House Studios continuing the trend with fourth wall breaking, existentially themed GLITCHED. In GLITCHED, the...

Nikko Koruna Discusses Fourth Wall Breaking RPG GLITCHED

I've been on a GLITCHED binge, even though it's just a demo. I'm already a fan, absolutely rabid about the game. I haven't figured out everything...

Star Citizen Revives Revival, Adds Space Sex

Reliable sources have recently mentioned that Chris Roberts' Cloud Imperium Games has some big additions headed for the third-person aspect of Star Citizen that may surprise...

Tommy Tallarico Is Back With Video Games Live Level 5 Kickstarter

The Video Games Live Level 5 game music album's Kickstarter is less than a day old as of this writing and well over 60%...

Undertale’s Toriel Becomes Officially Plushy, Optional “Enhanced” Version

Undertale's official merchandise distributor, Fangamer.com, has just updated their available swag. We knew there'd be new shirts, but the tarot cards pre-orders for Undertale figurines were...

Games as Sublime Art

Roger Ebert was certainly a respected movie critic, but even if you disagreed with his opinions, you have to admit that the man at...
Undertale

Undertale: Player Presence, Morality, and Self

I strongly hinted at this in my article about Undertale and including outsiders, Undertale performs so well because it engages its audiences. It's not only trying to include outsiders...

Earthbound Spirit: A Comparison of Two Earthbound Inspired Indies’ Path to...

I don't think Earthbound/Mother 2 needs much of an intro, but if you need it, it's a Super Nintendo RPG set in modern times with...