Month: January, 2015

GameCell Gets An Australian Baby Brother

Proud brother moment! My brother in Christ, Ayk Iano (Ian), started his own game cell group!

Social Boss Fights in Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Subversive Mechanics

Boss battles are always violent, Right? Except when they aren’t. Meet Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s social boss battles.

You Should Listen To The Radiance Game Dev Podcast!

If you ever wanted to make a “Christian Videogame,” you need to listen to the Radiance Podcast. Not that I’m biased or anything.

Multi-layered Skills in Transistor – Subversive Mechanics

Skills don’t overlap in single-character games. Except Transistor.

Bonus XP for Mercy in Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution – Subversive Mechanics

Get within five feet of an enemy to find yourself in this moral quandary:

Loving Enemies in Valiant Hearts – Subversive Mechanics

As French grandpa, Emil, you find an enemy German soldier hanging from a rope as a result of a mine cart accident. What do you do?

The Teleporter Pad in The Marvellous Miss Take – Subversive Mechanics

Miss Take has no weapons. None. No offense of any kind. Just tools for evasion and distraction. My personal favorite is the teleporter pad.

No EXP For Kills in Deus Ex – Subversive Mechanics

You get experience points for killing enemies in role playing games. It’s a given. Except in the original Deus Ex.

“I Forgot About You – Because I Stopped Talking To You”

I wanna talk more. It’s hard. But it’s kind of a life-or-death thing.

Papers Please’s Sharpshootin’ – Subversive Mechanics

When you suddenly get a key and are told to only use it in emergency, you don’t expect it to be about…