Tag Archives: indie games

An Impolite Conversation: The relationship between sex and politics in three games

I recently played a game called Agarest: Generations of War for review (Filipowich, Mark. “Review: Agarest: Generations of War.” PopMatters. Oct 28 2013.). It sucked. Many games are built from the ground up on a problematic premise; baggage is built … Continue reading

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Sturgeon’s Law, Taste and RPGMaker

Sturgeon’s Law states that “90% of everything is crud.” If TvTropes is to be believed, there are a number of addendums to the law, such as: “if ever less than 90% of everything is crud than one needs to adjust … Continue reading

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Game of the Day: Transitory by Kat Haché

Today’s game is Transitory, a beautiful little autobiographical piece by Kat Haché (co-author of previously-featured Misogyny Island). It’s a sweet reflection on the effect a single choice can have on your life–I recommend playing it twice. Thank you to Samantha … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Shawn Trautman, Creator of Cherry Creek

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

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Game of the Day: The Little Girl Nobody Liked by Deirdra Kiai

We have featured Deirdra’s games in the past, but I wanted to bring up one of her older games, a little flash story called The Little Girl Nobody Liked. An interactive children’s book, it uses very simple gameplay to explore … Continue reading

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Shameless Promotion: Chamber from Global Game Jam 2013

This year I made a pact to myself to quit talking about doing things and actually go out and do things.  More specifically, in the realm of creating and learning.  So far, I’ve been doing moderately well at that.  I’ve … Continue reading

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IGF 2013 Finalists Announced

Each year, the Independent Games Festival takes place at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.  This year’s finalists have been announced, including an impressive list of innovative, beautiful, experimental, and fun indie games. Particularly notable is Anna Anthropy’s game … Continue reading

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Why you should support Dominique Pamplemousse

A version of this entry was originally posted at Deirdra Kiai Productions. Earlier this month, TBH signal boosted the Indiegogo campaign for my upcoming stop motion musical detective adventure game, Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady … Continue reading

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Signal Boosting: Pamplemousse

Deirdra Kiai, one of the authors here at The Border House, has started a fundraising campaign for Dominique Pamplemousse in It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings! Now, how to define Pamplemousse? I guess it would be best to … Continue reading

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Why “if you don’t like it, make your own” is not a valid argument

This entry was originally posted at Deirdra Kiai Productions. Today, in response to critical outcry on a certain disgusting videogame trailer making rounds on the internet (relevant links here, here, and here), Tycho of Penny Arcade fame responded saying that … Continue reading

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