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A Case of Distrust feels like a detective novel in videogame form

After so many years of text adventures languishing in relative obscurity, it’s great to see them start getting more attention thanks to works like 80 Days, Subsurface Circular, and more. Most of the recent examples excelled because of how they used the form in new and fascinating ways to help...
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InnerSpace is a leisurely flight through inverted worlds

Considering how widespread open ended exploration is in games these days, it’s odd how seldom flight is represented. Walking through tranquil meadows, sliding down sand dunes, scaling towers to admire the view from the top — for as enjoyable as ground-based exploration is, it’s well-worn territory. Whereas gliding through vast...
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Callum’s Top Games of 2017

It feels weird to celebrate how good a year 2017 was for videogames when it was a disaster in just about every other respect imaginable. It all feels so frivolous, you know? But then, given how truly awful and exhausting 2017 was, a distraction of any sort is exactly what...
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