Joe Matar hasn't stopped gaming ever since he first played Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders for the Commodore 64. He is always on the lookout for solid game narratives and never gets tired of writing about the games that do it right. Or terribly wrong.
Simple controls, a sparse narrative, economical sound design, and graphics based around basic geometric shapes make Monument Valley the new poster child for minimalist indie gaming. Developer ustwo made the … Read more
Originally released in early 2002, Syberia was a point-and-click adventure well-received by gamers and critics alike, probably because the genre had grown so stagnant that “basically competent” was misperceived as … Read more
Twitch games—those titles that call on the player to react instinctually to fast-paced, hectic situations— have been around a long time. Pac-Man, most shooters, rhythm games, and arguably the majority … Read more
Many new independent mobile titles pay homage to the point-and-click adventure genre, so it makes sense that we also get rereleases of the classic titles that inspired today’s indie developers. … Read more