Month: August, 2012

Why Is Kickstarter Awesome?

Now is one of the most exciting times to be involved in shaping culture through games. I want to bring you up to speed on what’s happening. One of the biggest players recently has been crowd-funding website, Kickstarter.

Tearaway is a Papercraft Videogame

It’s always great to see imaginative games that cater to the heart of creativity. Plus, there’s something extremely exciting about literally poking your fingers into the game world for the benefit of the characters.

Sound Shapes and the New Music Game

Rock Band and Guitar Hero are dead. They don’t they make them any more. Why? The creators and their audience hit a wall. Those games never effectively fostered a culture of creativity. But the music game genre isn’t dead. Far from it. Enter Sound Shapes.

Blue Like Jazz (film)

Blue like Jazz isn’t a Christian movie. It’s not even really an artsy indie flick. It’s something else. It’s about our story in God, perhaps. Our story in God doesn’t end with a wound. It starts with that wound getting healed. That’s one thing this film maybe gets right.

Lone Survivor and Isolation

That’s what Lone Survivor is: a 16-bit indie adventure game that tackles existential philosophy. Amidst a zombie apocalypse. With a lot of brilliant sound design. And a cat.

Papo & Yo and Alcoholism

As videogames continue to mature, the engagement of deeper subject matter is imminent. Alcoholic parents look like they’re the next topic to get into players’ hands. Papo and Yo, coming out next Tuesday on PSN

Journey and Wonder

So there I was, in the depths of a mysterious place.

I spoke a word of light. Suddenly, the room started to come alive. Soon it was filled with a thick golden cloud: the manifest presence of light and life. Every living creature in the cloud beamed with excitement and anticipation.