The Curse of Monkey Island, box art, video game, Guybrush, LeChuck, Elaine

Creative Christmas: Santa’s workshop

Welcome back to day three of the Creative Christmas collaboration, where a group of bloggers are joining forces to tackle 12 video-game-related questions based around a loose festive storyline. Following on from yesterday’s entry about our Christmas gaming memories, the next one we’re facing is: You receive a call from Santa, as the elves desperately need a hand in the workshop getting all the toys … Continue reading Creative Christmas: Santa’s workshop

The Last Guardian, video game, box art, Trico, griffin, creature, boy, feather

Creative Christmas: a gift for someone special

Today is the start of the Creative Christmas collaboration, where a group of bloggers are joining forces to tackle 12 video-game-related questions all based around a loose festive storyline. The first we’re going up against is: You need to choose a gift for someone special and go online to check out the video game item catalogue. Who is this person and what present would you … Continue reading Creative Christmas: a gift for someone special

Broken Sword 4, The Angel of Death, box art, video game, faces, Nico, George

Conversation and critique: Broken Sword 4

Last month, the lovely nufafitc from Emotional Multimedia Ride very kindly participated in the first ever conversation and critique post. We both played The Brotherhood’s isometric horror-adventure CAYNE before getting together online to chat about our thoughts; and both came away feeling that it was a good game considering it’s free, but ultimately a little forgettable. You’re better off sticking with STASIS. Nathan from Hurricane … Continue reading Conversation and critique: Broken Sword 4

Raji, An Ancient Epic, Kickstarter, video game, title, logo, box art, Indian

Raji: An Ancient Epic on Kickstarter

According to Wikipedia, the video game sector in India is still underdeveloped compared to other Asian countries such as China and South Korea. Mobile apps seem to be the trend and it can be hard for developers to find the necessary funding to create PC and console games. That partly explains why Raji: An Ancient Epic caught my eye while browsing through entries on Kickstarter … Continue reading Raji: An Ancient Epic on Kickstarter

Stories Untold, video game, box art, alien, robot, keyboard, computers, PCs, monitors

Stories Untold and the joy of text

When I was very young, I loved text adventures. It started off with the Ghost Hunter choose-your-own-adventure by Edward Packard then progressed to games such as Zork. I used to scour our local library for the Usborne type-in books and, even though I never managed to get a single program to run from start to finish on our old Commodore 64, I pored through the … Continue reading Stories Untold and the joy of text