Dystopia in video games

It’s the end of the world as we know it

Not too long ago, I discovered the absolute joy of Papers, Please when a friend sent it to me from a Humble Bundle (‘Humble Bundle: Allowing poor graduates to play games for pocket change since 2010’). Also, not too long ago, I discovered the absolute nightmare of trying to explain

DS@10: Electroplankton

Electroplankton isn’t strictly a game. Toshio Iwai—an interactive artist who specialises in sound and who also created the Yamaha Tenori-on— designed Electroplankton with some of his favourite pastimes in mind. As a child, Iwai owned a keyboard, microscope, tape-recorder and a Famicom (NES), which he melded together to form Electroplankton.

DS@10: A Visual Novel Mixtape

Nintendo’s DS was a powerhouse—a juggernaut even—selling more than the Gameboy and becoming a major catalyst in expanding the gaming population. For me (and many others in the west, I’d imagine), the DS will always be remembered as the door that unlocked the world of visual novels for the first