Interesting games on Itch.io: June 27

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I’m a big fan of itch.io for the freedom and open platform that it allows for developers to be creative, experimental, and directly canvas the audience for feedback for games that are not yet ready for primetime on Steam and its ilk. In addition, itch.io allows you to be transgressive,…

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Interesting games on Itch.io: June 20

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I’m a big fan of itch.io for the freedom and open platform that it allows for developers to be creative, experimental, and directly canvas the audience for feedback for games that are not yet ready for primetime on Steam and its ilk. In addition, itch.io allows you to be transgressive,…

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Review: Mr. Prepper (Nintendo Switch)

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Mr. Prepper is so disappointing. It could have been something spectacular, given that it weaves a story that is so steadfastly critical of America, but instead it collapses in a whimper that never realises its mechanical ambitions nor delivers on its thematic premise. Combined, those two failings make it frustrating…

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Interesting games on Itch.io: June 13

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I’m a big fan of itch.io for the freedom and open platform that it allows for developers to be creative, experimental, and directly canvas the audience for feedback for games that are not yet ready for primetime on Steam and its ilk. In addition, itch.io allows you to be transgressive,…

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Recap: Future Games Show (June 11, 2022)

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Are you still with me? This is the fourth of the four showcases spanning five hours, and if you’ve been watching or even reading along I’m willing to bet your brain is also swimming with new information that will swim right back out again soon. Not-E3 can be really overwhelming,…

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Recap: Future of Play Direct (June 11, 2022)

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I’m not entirely sure what to expect of the Future of Play Direct, and I like that. It’s being held by Glitch, a creator-led movement bringing bold new forms of play. It seems likely that we’ll see some really innovative things, and hopefully some games that are also just plain…

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Recap: Wholesome Direct (June 11, 2022)

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Anytime there’s a Wholesome Direct, I’ll basically drop everything to watch. I’ve never encountered a showcase so likely to illicit an “awwwww” response so many times! I’m a little bit in the dark about what to expect this year… except Ooblets. I 100% expect Ooblets to be featured, as the…

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