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Itch.io games aren’t ‘unspeakable’; they’re groundbreaking

Chantelle McColl reflects on the role that itch.io plays in supporting experimental game development, and why that benefits the whole…

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Review: Essays on Empathy reminded me of the importance of creative community

This stunning collection of scrappy narrative microgames showcase Deconstructeam’s forensic interest in human intimacy. More importantly, they show the way…

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Strangeland Review: A dark, cosmic world let down by its structure

Wormwood Studio’s ‘Strangeland’ is a mind-bending ride through a visually unique and well-crafted world that is dulled by repetitive puzzles…

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Review: Biomutant Lacks An Identity To Call Its Own

Biomutant's clashing design philosophies continually reduce the player experience to one of overwhelming apathy.

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With Far Cry 6, Ubisoft admits to politics in its videogames. Why is that notable?

Ubisoft has had a history of saying that its politically-informed game worlds are not political. What's changed?

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Indie game developers rally behind Palestine with a fundraising bundle

Submissions are open for the Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid on itch.io. This fundraising effort is the indie games community’s…

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'Grand Theft Auto Online' and 'NBA 2K' lead Take-Two Interactive to record revenue

Take-Two Interactive, responsible for 2K Games and Rockstar Games, has joined its industry peers in recording record revenue in 2020-21.

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You should play... Hollow Knight

Games & digital content lead Jini Maxwell waxes lyrical about the Studio Ghibli-inspired blockbuster Hollow Knight, made by tiny Adelaide-based…

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Making Magic: Behind the VFX that empowers the players of Hearthstone

VFX artists aren't just vital to the film and TV industry, but the video games too. Learn how artists at…

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Disco Elysium videogame ban overturned following Classification Board review

The game was refused classification in March 2021, but the decision was successfully challenged by Estonian developer ZA/UM.

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