Sandbox games have become a popular genre. Pioneered by Minecraft, the ability to go into a randomly generated world unlike any other and build to your heart’s content has charmed the masses. But in Terraria, we go 2D! That’s not all that’s unique. Unlike most sandbox games, Terraria has a direction to point you in. A […]
Social Media is a complex word. It has a simple definition but down to the nitty gritty, it means a whole lot more. I’m sure sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (also known as the holy trinity to some) come to mind when you think of Social Media, but it can be so much more than that. We share, curate, collect and expand a knowledge base with infinite potential… and cat videos. Always cat videos.
Take a trip through a short story of adventure video games evolution with Evoland by Shiro Games. Evoland is not so much a riff on the nostalgia kick as much as it is an homage to the origin of the adventure game genre. It playfully pokes fun at tropes from mainstream series’ such as Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy. As the game progresses, newer and newer elements are added that mirror the same elements added to classic adventure games as they were given sequels and remakes. While a short game, Evoland has a lot of charm and seeing a chest on the path doesn’t lead to wondering what spoils are inside, but rather what new mechanics will be unlocked. While this concept seems fantastic, its execution may be the fatal flaw of Evoland.
So I have quite a few groups of acquaintances which sometimes overlap and sometimes don’t. One particular group, let’s call them The Goofy Goobers, consists of myself, my wife and two of her bridesmaids who she has known since middle school. We recently started in on our favorite pastime: berating one another for not seeing something and […]