Chella looks at the new breed of positive games, which focus on social messages and ideas. Hair Nah is the latest game to hit a positive nerve online, but there are more.
Adventure X is a two-day festival dedicated to adventure games, interactive fiction, visual novels and narrative-led games. Chella went along and picks her highlights from the weekend.
October marked 30 years of black history month in the United Kingdom, so Chella looks back over 30 years of black video game characters. She picks some of the best and some of the worst in an industry that continues to struggle to provide good black role models.
EA announces the closure of Visceral Games, the studio behind Amy Hennig’s Star Wars project. Chella tries to determine what it means for storytelling when EA says it has to ‘pivot’ the game away from single-player.
You may have noticed that Rockstar dropped a new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer because the internet went rabid for a while. We went over the trailer with a fine toothed comb, and found some interesting things about what will inevitably be one of the most anticipated sequels of all time.
It’s the autumn equinox today and apart from colourful leaves and longer nights, it’s time to consider the best games of autumn 2017. Chella’s picked the main contenders.
Dean Takahashi posted a video of himself playing Cuphead badly and the internet lost it. Chella looks at the obsession with games being hard and gamers having to ‘get good’ as another form of gatekeeping.
Too many 30-hour games just use filler to distract the player. Chella examines the benefits of shorter video games and the need for developers to respect the player’s time.
Chella’s surprised by the amount of great games coming out this August. If you’ve been caught napping, have no fear because here are the must play August games of 2017.
New research from Nesta shows that the average gamer is educated, cultured and a woman of 43. Chella says it’s time to stop asking ‘do women play games?’ and focus on becoming an industry that encourages more women to make games.