Retro Visuals – Indie Games Savior?

Lately there have been no shortage of games that use the 8-bit, 16-bit or retro inspired visuals, but the real question is, why? To me there are a couple of explanations, one would of course be that you don'...

Easter Eggs in Indie Games

For some people this time of the year is the time to search for colorful and shiny Easter Eggs. But for some of us the real Easter Eggs are found in Video Games. Nothing is more satisfying to find some hidde...

Onwards Christian Gamers

"The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence…”, is a line from that most popular of books, the Bible. Psalm 11:5 to be exact, if you ever feel like looking it up. ...

Flying the Rainbow Flag for games…

Should you be casting LGBT characters in your games? If you cast your mind back a bit, to the great Capcom game Final Fight, you might remember a couple of rather feisty and scantly clad women who would kick...

Code for beginners, made even more simple

So its a rainy Monday morning in London, I am half-way through a caffeinated cup of java, and it made me think: "Whats all this JavaScript and coding all about? As I get more and more engrossed into the gami...

Goat Simulator – not just for kids…

Ok, so the pun for the headline for this game was pretty bad, but then this isn't a game that takes itself seriously. On their site, they actually have this disclaimer: "Goat Simulator is a small, broken and...

The Wii U is a clumsy, awkward device…

Ok, so that is a slightly contentious headline but it is taken from an interview, by Develop,with the great Peter Molyneux, developer of Godus and the daddy of pioneering titles like Populous and Theme Park, to...

Global Game Jam 2014 Retrospective

As always it is a truly inspiring and highly creative experience to join the Global Game Jam every year. What's that you may ask? Well, the Global Game Jam is a 48 hour Game Jam were people from all over the...

‘Playing games is a waste of time’ – Really?!

A dear gamer friend of mine (lets call him John the comedian) recently showed me a great TED video of  Jane McGonigal. It is called 'The game that can give you 10 extra years of life' . Well I don't w...