Video Game Review: Dungeon of the Endless

RELEASE DATE: October 27, 2014 LEAD DESIGNER: Amplitude Studios Dungeon-crawling has long been one of the central pillars of video gaming. Whether it is Adventure on the Atari 2600, or the Wizardry series and Moraff's World on the PC, the concept of exploration and interaction is perfectly suited to the video game format. Even games not traditionally … Continue reading Video Game Review: Dungeon of the Endless

Board Game Review: Scythe

PUBLISHED: 2016 DESIGNERS: Jamey Stegmaier ARTWORK: Jakub Rozalski PUBLISHER: Stonemaier Games PLAYERS: 1-5 TIME: 115 MINUTES I’ve always had a fascination with propaganda art. Not so much “I really like what those posters are telling me,” but more “I appreciate that design aesthetic.” The artists putting Soviet propaganda together really knew how to capture a person’s … Continue reading Board Game Review: Scythe

Video Game Review: Curious Expedition

Release Date: September 2, 2016 Publisher: Maschinen-Mensch Primary Developers: Riad Djemili (code) and Johannes Kristmann (art) Over the past 10+ years, there has been a resurgence in pixel art in video games. Whether it's Minecraft, Shovel Knight, or Hotline Miami, all aim for a simpler, lower-resolution aesthetic. Some have written-off this trend as empty retro-ism, … Continue reading Video Game Review: Curious Expedition