Tag: indie games

Dyscourse: The Paths You Forge Are Your Own

Recently, a growing trend of including interactivity and player agency in video games has been seen. Companies such as Bioware and Telltale are well-known for having game series based heavily on player choice and interaction, and many have discussed the games’ intimate connection with the player. Still, though, there are players that argue these games merely contain the “illusion of choice”;…

I’m Null: The Character You Aren’t

  “Define yourself [Integers Only]” the game says, white text displayed on a black screen. This is how I’m Null begins, and already the significance of the title is emphasized. Uploaded to Game Jolt in November of 2014, designed by Zak Ayles and coded by Devin Horsman, this browser-based Unity game is an open world, which contains many bizarre objects and…

Fez and perspective in gaming

Fez is creating quite a stir. Prior to it’s official release, it received several prestigious awards in the gaming community, generating a lot of hype. The most attractive feature of Fez is it’s usage of 16bit art to create a completely new style.  The developers combined stylistic techniques from classic games and translated them to fit newer technology.  With this…