Christie McQualter

Christie McQualter is a Melbourne-based journalist, specialising in games. She has a particular interest in playing indie games in hopes of finding a hidden gem – though she has endured many strange adventures in the pursuit of doing so. You can find her sharing her love for The Witcher 3, 2000s nostalgia and any game with a dog in it. Follow her at @auralynxian on socials.

Christie's Latest Articles

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU

Grief in full colour – An interview with Abubakar Salim for Tales of Kenzera: ZAU

Abubakar Salim talks about how his experience with grief helped to shape the narrative of Surgent Studios' first game, Tales…

Witcher 3 chicken sandwich

How much would it cost to make the Witcher 3 chicken sandwich in 2024?

In-game bandits have plenty, but could they afford to buy the iconic Witcher 3 chicken sandwich from Woolworths, Coles or…

The Dungeon Experience Key Art by Jacob Janerka, Bone Assembly

Crabs and Nipples – The story of Jacob Janerka and The Dungeon Experience

The lead developer of The Dungeon Experience talks crustaceans, nips, and the inherent existential dread that comes with indie game…

Cozy Horror Games for Halloween - The Past Within

5 spooky, cozy horror games to try this Halloween

These spooky (but not scary) video games are perfect for having a cozy night at home this Halloween.

Saltsea Chronicles review key art

Saltsea Chronicles Review

Saltsea Chronicles has an intricately crafted world and an intriguing investigative system, but its method of storytelling can be difficult…


'Copycat' is much more than just a cat game

The debut title from Spoonful of Wonder is a deeply personal exploration of the human experience of belonging, shown through…

Mineko's Night Market

Mineko’s Night Market Review – Cats, Crafting and Covert Ops

Mineko’s Night Market offers an ideal cosy social sim experience with a careful balance of routine and novelty.

Gentle Cozy Games Teacup

5 Cozy Games to Try When You Feel Overwhelmed

These gentle, cozy video games offer a safe and relaxing place to retreat when the real world is feeling a…

Stray Gods Review - Key Art

Stray Gods Review – Bittersweet Symphony

Stray Gods is a riveting musical adventure with pure soul.

Movie Tie-In Games, Ice Age 2, Spirit Stallion, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Gollum
Opinions & Analysis

What Happened To Movie Tie-In Games? – An Investigation

Were movie-tie in games really that abysmal? Are they any better now? Here's our important, objective analysis.

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