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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
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
Today’s GOTD is a lovely piece about living your life when your choices are limited. As a mermaid! Kayla Overkill can be reached at her Tumblr. Thank you to Kimiko for submitting this one. If you have made or played … Continue reading
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
Merritt Kopas released a new Twine game today called Conversations With My Mother. It’s an affecting piece, strongly executed. Play it. Click here for more games of the day.
Porpentine has a new game! This one is about video games and feminism and sex. If you’re reading this, chances are you are into at least one of those things. So play it! If you have made or played an … Continue reading
Electro Primitive Girl is an excellent Twine short story about being a mecha girl. It uses some custom macros on the text to create effective moods. Thanks to Kimiko for submitting this one. If you have made or played an … Continue reading
Dysphoria City by Spanglypants is a game that seeks to give the player a small taste of what living with dysphoria is like. It asks players to choose the avatar that they feel represents them less and goes through an … Continue reading
Today’s game, written by Fred McCoy, Kat Haché, and TBH contributor Samantha Allen, is a satirical reality show (hosted by who else but Daniel Tosh) where you compete with other contestants for the title of Uber Misogynist. It’s hilarious in … 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