Often cited negatively for being too violent, Grand Theft Auto V and its underlying simulation technology is now assisting government and private industry in rapidly developing cars and trucks which can safely drive themselves, with no humans required.
Assassin’s Creed has never shied away from the multicultural aspects of history. The next game in the series is rumoured to be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins, with an Egyptian setting, so it could take the next logical step and deliver the first black lead in a main game.
What Remains of Edith Finch is a game about storytelling and one that proves how seamlessly the literary genre of magical realism fits with video games.
In Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare continues to rely on humans being at the centre of the universe, which only serves as a means of making aliens the exotic other who are simply there for a quick snog in the engine room.
What Remains of Edith Finch is the second game from Unfinished Swan developer, Giant Sparrow. Ahead of its release, Chella talks to creative director Ian Dallas about the themes, the literary influences and for the game, as well as an insight into what to expect from this surreal tale of the mysterious Finch family.
The best video game openings tell us something about character, the world and set the tone for the game in the most economical way possible. Night in the Woods is the perfect example of the perfect opening line of dialogue.
Chella celebrates International Women’s Day 2017, which took place this week, with a list of 10 great games made by women.
Chella looks the way games use architecture to create stories and emotional responses, as well as some of the titles and worlds that have influenced the architecture in the game she is currently developing.
The video games industry responded to Trump’s immigration executive order, known as the ‘Muslim ban’, in a variety of ways. Chella highlights the show of solidarity displayed by the games industry, as we wait to see how it will all end and what impact it will have.
There are a lot of great games on the horizon for 2017, but Chella thinks that compared to 2016, Uncharted the Lost Legacy is one of the only games tackling diversity this year.