All posts tagged: steam

Hidden Gems: The Cave

Life has been stressfull the last couple of months and I have not been as productive as I had hoped. But breaks also enable me to think about the content that I’d like to make: I have many ideas buzzing through my head but I’ll have to start small. So I decided to introduce a new – possible – series: Hidden Gems. I’d love to shine a spotlight on underestimated, forgotten or underappreciated game. Games I just recently discovered, games I think are poorly know, games I fell in love with. So I’m starting today – introducing: The Cave Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore The Cave! The Cave – Steam Page And that is exactely what you get to do after a short – yet hilarious exposition. You see… … the titular cave is alive. Somewhat – they are a cave afterall – and functions as the narrator for the game. If you want them to they’ll give you a short introduction about …

Some Thoughts on Actual Sunlight

I recently finished playing Actual Sunlight. It’s not the longest game or the prettiest game and you probably never heard of it to begin with ( I mean, if you have, good on you!). But all that fits in perfectly well with the game itself and its protagonist: Actual Sunlight is not a happy game. It’s a game about depression and loneliness. The short description on steam reads: Take a walk on the thin line between hope and despair in Actual Sunlight: A short interactive story about love, depression and the corporation. Disclaimer Steam also gives a disclaimer: The game is not supposed to be played by people under 18 and I think that’s a very important thing to note: It contains strong language, sexual allusions and – obviously – references to depression and suicide. I am not sure if I’d say it’s not made for players under 18 … I feel like we usually underestimate children’s and especially teenager’s capacities to deal with these sorts of topics. But please be a little self aware: …

Some Actual Video Games For Women (And men, and anybody who’d want to play them, really)

This morning I was oh so innocently scrolling through twitter, as I found somebody tweeting about an article about “Video Games for Women”. The article in question was coming from a German Lifestyle-Blog mainly gearde towards, well, women and it could not have been more disappointing .My first instinct was to write about this article, drag it, talk about how toxic it actually was and how it was playing into so many stereotypes. But I won’t.Yes, the listicle mainly lists mobile games (Cake Shop 2, for example … Because women cook and bake you guys! So feminist!) and Sudoku (yes … not even a game here). Yes, it’s poorly written. And yes, the research is incredibly poorly done … But again I won’t. Here’s why: The article is from November. No reason to flog a dead horse. Since then they’ve added a disclaimer to the article. It’s as poorly written as the piece itself but to me it shows that the creators didn’t actually have any ill will in publishing it. I’d like to believe …