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 get the ebook immediately upon purchase. Read the rest
Zoya Street, curator of Critical Distance, offers slow reflections on the fast-paced world of digital play…
What can game developers do to better represent black women in games?
There's something comforting about games that mirror the everyday rituals of departure and return, the rhythms of our real lives.
What if you could learn how to play chess simply by looking at the pieces? Read the rest
Nina Freeman's heartbreaking, intimate new game about young love in an online game points to fast-disappearing strangeness in virtual spaces.
Could this gentle painting teacher have posthumously inspired a generation of gamers to try art?
The delicate, literary works of Kitty Horrorshow are some of my favorite discoveries of 2015.
Strategy games can be forbidding, but these striking character designs send a considered message of welcome.
Investors may have balked, the internet at large has proved more open-minded about opening the wallet.
America’s “vision” of the Black male body is one of threat, menace, and labor. Unfortunately, that's exactly how they end up represented in games.
You don't have to care about a sport to care about the people who play it.
80 Days' latest update, which coincides with its release for PC and Mac on Steam, richly and lovingly highlights the game's best qualities—the sense of adventure it offers alongside truly unique and diverse characters. What makes it so special?
The co-creator of The Stanley Parable has a new game that uses game design space in expressive, subversive ways.
The driving hardly matters at all. I love Lella. If I'd known her I would have gone to France with her in a heartbeat.
The forthcoming game Read Only Memories stars a queer guest from the future who finds hope amidst a cyberpunk dystopia.
What if your enemy doesn't want to fight you?