If you've got a few bucks and some time to burn this weekend, there's a bundle of worthwhile indie games that can help you pass the time for the affordable price of pay-what-you-want.
Humble Bundle is currently offering six titles in its "Fantastic Arcade" collection, including Wheels of Aurelia, an interactive fiction racing game set in 1970s Italy, Risky Bison, where you must "secur[e] the financial future of a herd of buffaloes," the psychedelic forest simulator Alea and a minimalist hockey game called Hoky
You have to pay at least a dollar in order to get Steam keys, though of course it might be nice if you paid more. If you contribute more than $8, you'll get six more games as well, including the 2D-meets-3D puzzler Fez, the space exploration game Mirrormoon and Hotline Miami.
Your donation can also help support the Ablegamers Foundation and Worldreader. Time is limited, though, so if you want to get on board you've got to push the appropriate buttons before October 1st.
The Offworld Collection, presenting the very best features and essays from Offworld, is finally available to buy directly from Campo Santo for $40. I had the pleasure of designing and illustrating this splendid 250-page hardcover volume, but it’s the excellent writing, edited by Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson, that makes it an essential buy. You […]
Zoya Street, curator of Critical Distance, offers slow reflections on the fast-paced world of digital play…
This week, our partnership with Critical Distance brings us reading on parenting via Tomb Raider, the utility of the word ‘gameplay’, and experiences from Nintendo ‘play counselors’ from the 1980s and 90s.
Every once in a while, we see a new product come along that’s so versatile and elegantly simple that it’s strange no one’s ever gone there before. Portable lights themselves aren’t new, but there’s something about the MOGICS Coconut Light that’s so seamlessly well-designed and adaptable that it feels startlingly original. The Coconut is basically […]
With the U.S. cautiously reopening, it’s probably time to take stock of where you’re at. After spending all these weeks in the house, you’ve likely already assembled a little list of items you either realized you were missing or need to replace. And those kinds of revelations probably apply to nearly every room. We got […]
When the COVID-19 threat hit in March, most Americans didn’t have much of a choice about their new work-from-home existence. But now that a majority of the workforce have settled into their new routines, it may be hard for many to snap back to the daily commute and the office grind again. And the numbers […]