Author: Eve Golden Woods

Review: I Contemplated the Sun of Limbo

Welcome to An Adventure in Small Games, a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series, Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. There will be spoilers. This month Eve takes a look at I Contemplated the Sun of Limbo. I Contemplated the Sun of Limbo Titouan Millet Name Your Price What do you do when you don’t want to play games? Of course, it’s not just games. This month, everything felt stale to me. Books gave me very little...

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Stardew Valley: The Political Hotel California of Games

Welcome to An Adventure in Small Games, a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series, Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. There will be spoilers. This month Eve takes a look at Stardew Valley. Stardew Valley Chucklefish LTD. February 2016 $14.99 ‘I have the perfect opening line for my next article,’ I said. ‘I’m going to start with “Stardew Valley is one of the most political games I’ve played this year.”’ ‘Really?’ My boyfriend replied, ‘I’d start with “Stardew...

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Virtual Boundaries: Consent in Video Games

Consent is not a new topic for games. Every game, to a greater or lesser degree, engages in negotiation with its player. Agency, that most vaunted of concepts, usually implies a situation where the player is given space to play the games in a way that suits them, to exist within the gameworld on their own terms. Some games, especially those that involve relationship building, demand that you adhere to certain standards of behaviour if you want certain characters to like you, but that is not true consent, and certainly not when the player always has the option to...

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Into: Now Our Lives are Stranger

Welcome to An Adventure in Small Games, a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series, Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. There will be spoilers. This month Eve takes a look at Into or I Turned My Autobiography Into a Fictional Second-Person Surreal Coming-Out-Of-Age Dramedy and Now My Life Is Happier. Into Animal Phase Name your own price Into is an odd little game, something that seems standards on the surface, but only gets stranger the more you look at...

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The Longest Night: Stargazing at the End of the World

Welcome to An Adventure in Small Games, a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series, Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. There will be spoilers. This month Eve takes a look at The Longest Night. The Longest Night Finji Name Your Price Four young people are sitting around a campfire, looking at the stars and joking about the stories behind the constellations. Bea makes a joke about living in the suburbs, which sets her friends off immediately. “This...

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