Shadow of the Tomb Raider attempts to reckon with its colonialist origins

Imagine the star of an action franchise full of daring stunts, adrenaline-rushing shootouts, and quippy dialogue that ensures viewers want her to succeed in her quest. After all, she’s the hero, right? But what if she was actually the story’s villain? Continue reading Shadow of the Tomb Raider attempts to reckon with its colonialist origins

Sayonara Wild Hearts heals through the power of music

Sayonara Wild Hearts is the epitome of a musical arcade game, borrowing elements from a plethora of genres and wrapping it all up in a fluorescent lesbian bow. Justice is achieved through kindness and music heals all. Continue reading Sayonara Wild Hearts heals through the power of music

A triptych of Scarlet Hollow, Road 96, and Disco Elysium.

Favorite Games Played in 2021

I played a lot of games in 2021, and several were even released that year. I’ve never been so on time! Some favorites include Scarlet Hollow, Road 96, and Disco Elysium. The overarching theme is immersive worlds with captivating narratives. Continue reading Favorite Games Played in 2021

Unpacking creates intimacy as we move into new homes

While unpacking a life is usually a daunting task, here it is meant to be meditative. You take items, fit them into their appropriate slots, and at the end get to see the product of your work: a lovingly done home. It’s a short game that tells a sweet story in its runtime. Continue reading Unpacking creates intimacy as we move into new homes