Category Archives: American

Monster Garden On Steam Greenlight and itch.io

Monster Garden, my exploration game about monster love, is on Steam Greenlight! You can play the demo on itch.io, here, or watch the trailer below: Befriend strange monsters as you explore the surreal magic of the monster garden and discover its … Continue reading

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Games Need More Monster Love

“At its core, monster love is about treating the unknown with curiosity and respect instead of the desire to destroy it in the name of protecting what’s familiar.” Continue reading

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The Monster Garden is Coming

My good old-fashioned posts were delayed once again by another article I was working on for an online magazine about energy and play, which will come out later this month. But I’ve also fallen head-over-heels for RPG Maker MV lately, … Continue reading

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Book Chapter on Game Festivals!

Alright, time for the big reveal after months and months of silence. For the past year I’ve been interviewing people involved in game and play festivals (Indiecade, Come Out & Play, Playpublik, w00t, Playful Arts Festival, etc.) and writing about … Continue reading

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Weird and Wildest RPG Maker Games

Hi! I am still here, existing in Berlin, and still working on the big secret article that is now finished and I’m waiting to find out what will happen to it next before I say anything. 🙂 In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Five Fantastic Unknown RPGs

If you like underrated, flawed-yet-classic, diamond-in-the-rough, hidden treasure RPGS then I’ve got some sweet, sweet news for you. I’m always scouring the playfield for imaginative and inventive gems, and these are a few you should know about. 1. Magic PenGel … Continue reading

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Banner Saga and More On Leveling

Thanks to a suggestion in response to the last post, I bought and played Banner Saga, and it was a blast. It lets you lose battles and still keep playing, so each battle is able to be a real toss-up. … Continue reading

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