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games September 18, 2021

The Artful Escape

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

games September 4, 2021

We Know the Devil on Nintendo Switch

The release of dark visual novel We Know the Devil on Nintendo Switch may herald a more inclusive industry, but it’s far from marketable ‘diverse content’.

games August 7, 2021

Phantom Abyss

Phantom Abyss, the new asynchronous multiplayer game from Brisbane-based studio Team WIBY, promises to take the social stress out of online gaming.

games June 26, 2021

Mutazione

A moving parable that looks at the effects of colonial trauma, Mutazione invites the player to co-create its soundtrack.

games May 1, 2021

Umurangi Generation

Naphtali Faulkner’s first-person photography game Umurangi Generation is a fun dystopian romp that develops into an insightful exploration of the insidiousness of fascism.

games March 20, 2021

Under a Star Called Sun

Some of the most profound evolutions in video games are occurring in smaller DIY story games such as Under a Star Called Sun.

games January 30, 2021

Not For Broadcast

Newsroom simulation Not For Broadcast gives an insight into the farce of producing media under a repressive regime.

games January 23, 2021

Among Us

After a year of being nice in Animal Crossing, the casual, uncurated indifference of Among Us comes as a relief.

games October 10, 2020

Tell Me Why

Initially the sensitive portrayal of trans characters in Tell Me Why comes as a relief, but it’s undermined by the game’s determined inoffensiveness.

games September 5, 2020

Necrobarista

Set in an other-worldly Carlton cafe and filled with thoughtful musings on life, death and loss, Necrobarista is a welcome antidote to the relentless dominance of American games.