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Author Archives: Michelle Ealey
A girl, Janet, and a boy, Bradley, are on a first date. The car breaks down in an isolated area. There is a mysterious home they walk to, in the rain, so they can get help. Sound familiar? Well, … Continue reading
At PAX East 2012, the only game I played with a female character was Borderlands 2. I did play a couple of games with a first-person POV with no emphasis on gender, but I encountered a serious lack of female … Continue reading
Note: This article contains details of Cherry Creek; the game is short, and you can play it here. Over the past year, some game designers have created games with the focus on personal stories (dys4ia and Lim) and on ordinary … Continue reading
At PAX Prime 2012, I played a short demo of Delver’s Drop. At that time, the demo was a few rooms of a dungeon, but I was impressed with the fluid movement and physics-based interactions between the character and the … Continue reading
When I was younger, many of the stories I was told were about princesses. According to those stories, princesses needed rescuing, attended lavish balls wearing elegant dresses, and had to get the guy in order to live happily ever after. … Continue reading
After the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut, politicians, the NRA, and others started pointing fingers at the violence in entertainment, especially video games. We have to accept that we do live in a violent culture, and we can’t deny that … Continue reading