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Dear Esther

So I’ve decided to look again at Dear Esther because I feel that my end product might be in a similar vein to this game. 383 more words

Two Minute Game Crit - Walking Simulators and Phantom Rides


Hi, this is Two Minute Game Crit. I’m Stephen Beirne, you can find me in longform at Normally Rascal.

Today I’m going to be talking about a genre of games like… 609 more words

Video Games

Dear Esther Would Be Perfect for a Classroom

Dear Esther by The Chinese Room may be contested about its status as a “game,” but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t bring a tremendous amount to the table.  628 more words


Dear Esther : A game that isn't a game

I have been playing video games for the best part of my short life until now. I am sure my mother would be of the opinion that games are just an useless waste of time and I am sure that many would agree with her. 1,038 more words


REVIEW: Writing Tool "Elegy for a Dead World"

I had to create an entirely new category for this review, which is extremely exciting!

I’ve been a gamer since the early 90s, when my coordination was just enough that I could yield an orange and gray plastic gun and shoot 8bit ducks flying around on the TV screen. 558 more words


The Many Moods of Movie and Video Game Music: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a series. If you haven’t already, you can read Part 1 here: http://scummandeville.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/the-many-moods-of-movie-and-video-game-music-part-1/

Hobbyists who get wrapped up in films, music or games often set themselves funny, idiosyncratic little projects such as reorganising one’s collection into alphabetical order or writing favourites lists. 958 more words

Thoughts On Soundtracks

Playing Pretend: Thoughts On "Dear Esther" and other Walking Simulators

I was halfway through the haunting storyline of Dear Esther when a curious thought swam its way through my skull:

“Should Bioshock Infinite have had less fighting?” 992 more words