What Makes a Game Fun?
It occurred to me while I was playing through Ico that I have no real definition of what makes a game fun. It’s an easy word to pin onto things, but difficult to describe. What about a game makes it interesting? What makes me buy a game? What makes me replay a game? (more…)
Weekly Discounts 3
Not everyone can afford brand new blockbusters at their usual price of $60, or even $40 handheld games. I myself always find myself longing whenever a new entry in my favorite series comes out. But that doesn’t mean that poor people can’t play games at all—they just have to look into the past a little bit. (more…)
Jen Zee Interview
Jen Zee is a 22-year-old artist currently attending the University of Washington Seattle. She has a BS in Informatics and minored in Mathematics. She is currently the Art Director for Supergiant Games, and is exploring the fields of 3D animation and illustration. She is most well known for her work on the game Bastion.
Retro Spotlight – Yoshi’s Island
In 1995, the world was blessed with one of the best 2D platformers to grace the various consoles: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. Granted, it has a confusing name, since it’s not actually a sequel to Super Mario World. Naming aside, Yoshi’s Island is a beautiful piece of art. (more…)