games

games June 4, 2022

Norco

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

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

games December 4, 2021

Unpacking

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.

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.