My Beautiful Dark Twisted (Indie Game) Fantas(ies)

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The Lunar New Year Steam sale has helped bolster my indie game collection a great deal. I’ve recently purchased indie games I’ve been meaning to get my hands on for quite some time (but had been waiting for a good sale to nab them up). Here’s the thing, something amazing happened with my newly purchased indie games: they all turned out to be both surprisingly beautiful and unexpectedly dark. We’re talking screenshot-once-every-three-minutes beautiful and your-best-friend-dies-in-front-of-your-very-eyes dark.

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(Beware: spoilers ahead!)

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Games To Play This Halloween: Sir, You Are Being Hunted

sir-you-are-being-huntedSir or Madam, please take a moment out of your undoubtedly busy Halloween schedule to try one of the most surprisingly entertaining indie games of the year. While Sir, You Are Being Hunted is not as frightening as video games such as Fatal Frame or Outlast it is certainly worth your valuable (Halloween) time.

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Storytelling in Video Games: Examining Gone Home

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Gone Home is receiving attention from all over the web: from warm critical reception to disgruntled user reviews. What is it about Gone Home that’s so captivating (and to some, infuriating)? There’s no awe-inspiring adventures, no abhorrent nemesis to fight, no world to save. Yet somehow Gone Home has stolen the hearts of countless gamers through its precise and endearing examination of the most complex thing in existence: family.

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