About Meg Stivison

Meg Stivison has been a videogamer since discovering text-based adventure games as a little girl. She blogs on games and life at Simpsonsparadox.com.



Author Archives: Meg Stivison

QuestLord Review

October 31st, 2019 | by Meg Stivison

 8-bit Elegance QuestLord, from Eric Kinkead, is an accessible – but not necessarily lite – retro role-playing adventure.  The game


9th Dawn Review

October 31st, 2019 | by Meg Stivison

Indie Gem ValorWare’s new game 9th Dawn offers so much to love for fans of old RPGs.  The world is


Pavilion: Touch Edition Review

September 9th, 2019 | by Meg Stivison

Lost in Abandoned Ruins In Pavilion: Touch Edition, from Visiontrick, players can’t control their hero directly — he won’t go


Sproggiwood Review

July 4th, 2015 | by Meg Stivison

Sproggiwood is a casual roguelike, where your character, the Cloghead, has to complete missions for his adorably moody boss, Sproggi.


Enchanted Cave 2 Review

May 24th, 2015 | by Meg Stivison

Enchanted Cave 2 opens in a typical RPG town, full of townspeople sharing the requisite warnings about the boundless dangers


Bik—A Space Adventure Review

September 12th, 2014 | by Meg Stivison

Four Boy Scouts are on a lovely camping trip, enjoying an adult-free evening reading comic books and eating perfectly toasted


South By Southwest Gaming Expo

March 15th, 2014 | by Meg Stivison

South by Southwest is almost a month of interactive, film and music shows, held annually in Austin, Texas. The festival


SXSW Gaming Award Winners

March 14th, 2014 | by Meg Stivison

Game of the Year Award The Last of Us from Naughty Dog Excellence in Gameplay Award Brothers: A Tale of


Everlove Review

October 16th, 2013 | by Meg Stivison

Silicon Sisters’ new character driven adventure Everlove blends escapism, romance and very accessible gameplay. Everlove opens with the protagonist, Rose,


Lord Vogel

May 25th, 2013 | by Meg Stivison

After playing and thoroughly enjoying Avernum: Escape From The Pit, I was excited to talk with designer and writer Jeff


Avernum: Escape from the Pit Review

May 15th, 2013 | by Meg Stivison

Spiderweb Software’s Avernum: Escape from the Pit is an old-fashioned open world RPG adventure for iOs and Android.  Avernum is


Spirited Soul Review

April 28th, 2013 | by Meg Stivison

Everything one can say about Snailteeth’s new tower defence/RPG Spirited Soul  is colored by the game’s poor localization. The translated


Dungelot Review

February 15th, 2013 | by Meg Stivison

Dungeonsweeper! Players of Dungelot, Red Winter Software’s casual, roguelike dungeon crawler, follow basic dungeoneering adventure goals as they explore: Kill


Dark Arcana The Carnival Review

January 30th, 2013 | by Meg Stivison

Of carnies and creepy clowns. In Artifex Mundi’s Dark Arcana, a supernatural adventure game for Droid, players begin by investigating


Zenonia 5 Review

January 24th, 2013 | by Meg Stivison

Love and Loathing in Las Zenonia. Zenonia 5, Gamevil’s latest installment in the Zenonia series, is a fantasy action RPG


Rebuild Strategy Guide

December 25th, 2012 | by Meg Stivison

Sarah Northway’s Rebuild asks players to rebuild society after the zombie apocalypse by reclaiming land and building, gaining survivors, gathering



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