Game Design, Game Industry, Game Review, Personal, Reviews

My Slime Rancher Ranch

Slime Rancher is a game where you play as Beatrix, a rancher out on the Far Far Range out in space somewhere. You explore a world filled with creatures called Slimes which create valuable Plorts that you can harvest and sell for money. Explore the world to find rarer more valuable, and more dangerous slimes,… Continue reading My Slime Rancher Ranch

Game Design, Game Industry, Game Review

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Game Design Analysis

I have been playing Animal Crossing Pocket Camp for a while now, and I am loving it to death. There are a lot of genuinely great game design aspects that make this game a true gem among mobile free-to-play games. What is the Appeal of Animal Crossing? For those who don't already know about Animal… Continue reading Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Game Design Analysis

Game Industry, Media Comments, Movies, Personal, Philosophy, Rants

Ready Player One, a Call to Arms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6vEqhOh8E0 I am absolutely floored by the new trailer for Ready Player One. I was already excited for this movie before seeing this trailer. Now I am not only excited for the entertainment value, but the cultural significance of this movie. This movie is going to be extremely fucking relevant to the people of my… Continue reading Ready Player One, a Call to Arms

Game Design

Small World Sorcerers

I have had the board game Small World for a few years now. I've played against and as sorcerers several times. Sometimes they are great, sometimes not. Regardless they are one of the most fun and interesting races to play. First I want to analyze the properties of the sorcerer's power. In summation, the sorcerer's… Continue reading Small World Sorcerers

Game Industry, Game Review, Reviews

Thousand Threads Trailers Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=64&v=nJ4QrPnD0JU I know I am a bit late on this but if you haven't heard of it already, Thousand Threads is a game to keep an eye on. Thousand Threads is a game being developed by Seamount Games. The most recent gameplay trailer was released May 2017, so hopefully development is still going strong, and… Continue reading Thousand Threads Trailers Review

Game Design

The Hearthstone Short that Made me a Fan Again

I played Hearthstone for a few months a year or two ago. I found it very entertaining and fun, but after a while I just stopped playing. Mainly because I am not a huge fan of competitive games. But also because I didn't see it as anything more than a card game. Just recently, I… Continue reading The Hearthstone Short that Made me a Fan Again

Game Design, Rants

The Difference Between Action and Adventure

I recently encountered a situation where I would have expected that an 'Action' game and an 'Adventure' game would be distinct categories, with their differences recognized and well known. Sadly these terms have become so often misused, or worse used interchangeably, that the two terms seem to mean the same thing. The distinction of these… Continue reading The Difference Between Action and Adventure