games   October 28, 2023

Stray Gods

The operatic Stray Gods, which won Game of the Year at the recent Australian Game Developer Awards, is an instant classic.

games   June 3, 2023


The fishing game Dredge flirts with Lovecraftian horror, but its engaging mechanics mean we never truly experience the helplessness of dread.

games   April 1, 2023


The gentle minimalism of Idyll’s microsociety leads this gamer to question the hungers that drive social media platforms.

games   January 28, 2023


In the charming game Pentiment, Renaissance history becomes a means of questioning the role of the artist.

games   July 16, 2022

The Quarry

The interactive game The Quarry pulls on horror tropes to create an enjoyable social experience.

games   June 4, 2022


Norco is a dark science fiction game that holds closely to the history of the Lousiana town it’s named after.

games   April 30, 2022

Elden Ring

The fantasy world of FromSoftware’s Elden Ring is challenging but it richly rewards curiosity and patience.

games   January 22, 2022


Wordle has taken the internet by storm – and is a reminder that play can matter for its own sake.

games   December 4, 2021


The new Australian game Unpacking  is an intimate experience of domestic realism.

games   November 13, 2021

Far Cry 6

Games such as Far Cry draw on colonial histories but seldom move beyond the imperial gaze.

games   September 18, 2021

The Artful Escape

The Artful Escape’s exuberant style and psychedelic soundtrack can’t mask its essential superficiality.