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Nic Reuben likes to pause games every five minutes to ponder the thematic implications of explosive barrel placement. When he's not having an existential crisis over CAPTCHA verifications that ask him to prove he's not a robot, he's reading sci-fi and fantasy short stories, watching cartoons, and mourning the writing standards in Game of Thrones.

Digging into Pit People: Early Access Impressions

It's not often I get excited about a menu screen, but gosh darn it; The Behemoth know how to sell you on a game before you've...

More Games Like They Are Billions

If the numbers are anything to go by, it's unlikely players have had their fill of the delicious, fleshy taste of Numantian Games's lurch-away...

IGF 2018 Spotlight: Best Student Game

As a student, some of my favourite games included using ketchup instead of pasta sauce, writing essays based on Wikipedia entries, and losing my...

A Mortician’s Tale: Death a Note Unsaid

Halfway through university, I took a temp job as a catering assistant, and ended up working a wedding. I'd temped as both a waiter...

Murder on the Dance Floor with Felix the Reaper

It's a sobering fact of mortality that death often lurks in the shadows. What's often overlooked, however, is that death is actually a lovesick,...

IGF 2018 Spotlight: Excellence in Audio

Soundtracks, eh? Sound. Tracks. Them old ear ticklers. Those good time, toe tapping, hip jiving noisy noisy sound casseroles. Those hullabaloo rockets that launch...

Cheapskate Monday: 3 Free Indies for the Hell Week Ahead

The satirist Jonathan Swift once remarked that "A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart". Swift died before...

An Interview with Don’t Make Love artist Nina Kiel

Maggese Games's Don't Make Love has been nominated for Best Student Game at this year's IGF awards. Artist Nina Kiel was kind enough to chat...

Unleashing my Inner Lannister in Kingdoms and Castles

The verdant land of Kingdoms and Castles is vacant of civilization when I arrive. I have the peasants build a towering keep to my...

IGF 2018 Spotlight: Excellence in Design

Here is a nice poem about design: Design, Design. All up in your mind. You use your mind, to make designs. Beautiful. I literally cannot stop crying. Here's...

IGF 2018 Spotlight: Excellence in Narrative

Here is an example of a bad story: Once, there was a frog that wanted a bowl of cereal. The cereal he wanted was expensive,...

Contradicting Cats in A Case of Distrust

We all know the scene by now; Moonlight bleeds through a crack in the blinds, catching steadily rising smoke. A half-abandoned cigarette rests on...

Eden’s Last Sunrise: Finally, Fantasy Tactics

I started listening to the soundtrack for Eden's Last Sunrise the other day, straight after I finished the demo. I haven't stopped since. There's game...

They Are Billions Strategy Guide: What Not To Do

Steampunk Survival RTS They Are Billions is spreading with all the ferocity of a staggering, lurching, festering horde of dancing squirrels (You thought I...

Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing Dating Sim – Wingman...

Breaking News: In a Kojima-esque act of postmodern subterfuge, and following in the clandestine footsteps of Frog Fractions 2, it turns out that Pigeon...

3 Free Indies to Start Your Week Right

Being a website, Cliqist doesn't need sleep - but if it did, it would have nightmares of you running out of stuff to play....