Monthly Archives: May 2014

Romancing SaGa Series, 1989-2012

Romancing SaGa is a unique series of Japanese RPGs spanning from 1989 all the way to 2012. It focuses in on the core elements of what makes RPGs fun: exploration and discovery as a world gradually unfolds before you. (I … Continue reading

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Trying out New Types of Posts

I have a few ideas for new approaches I want to try on the blog besides the world-breakdown model I’ve been using. It should free me up to highlight some specific aspects of games and their worlds. One is to … Continue reading

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Chrysanthemum. Mac, 1993.

This is a quick post to highlight a little known Mac game from 1993 by Ryan Koopmans called “Chrysanthemum.” It can still be played online thanks to Online Alchemy, here. Worldview: Meticulous, meditative spatial management Theme: Flower-arranging Most puzzle games … Continue reading

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