My Week Unwrapped: July 16, 2017 – Calculator The Game, Knights Fall, Causality, Shape Garden, The Lion’s Song, Telling Lies and More

Hi everyone! I'm back with My Week Unwrapped and I want to do something just a little bit different this time. There have been a lot of great sales lately and I often tweet them out but don't always mention them on here. I don't want to make a new post for every sale, so what I'm going to try is putting the noteworthy sales at the bottom of these posts. Make…

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Games for Change Festival 2016: Breaking Down Walls

I recently had the privilege of attending the 13th annual Games for Change Festival here in New York City. At the same time that the United Kingdom gave into fear-mongering and voted to break off from the European Union, I was listening to game developers talk about how they're reaching people in a positive way through their creations. All over the world, communities are making rash decisions based on fear, but some…

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“Her Story” Gets Its First iPhone & iPad Sale

Her Story By: Sam Barlow I was a little obsessed with Sam Barlow's FMV murder mystery Her Story when it first came out. It might be my game of the year, as no other game burrowed into my head that deep. It's such a unique and chilling experience. At five bucks, it was already a great deal, but for those who weren't ready to take the plunge at that price, there's really…

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Everybody Wins: Games Keep Growing Up (A response to “No Girl Wins”)

A few days ago, I read an opinion piece on girls and gaming that I felt the need to respond to. But first, I want to give a little bit of my personal history as a woman who plays video games. I'm going to skip the early boring stuff and go straight to high school, where I found myself playing them the most. I enjoyed some PC games like Might & Magic…

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AppUnwrapper’s July 2015 iOS Games Roundup

I started a monthly roundup this year, in which I recap all the games I've written about in the past month. You can see June's roundup here. July has been a pretty busy month with some of my favorite games releasing. So if you missed anything, here's your opportunity to catch up on any good games that might have slipped by you. July saw the long-awaited release of Glitch Games' Forever Lost…

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“Her Story” Fans Are In For a Treat If the Game Sells 1 Million Copies

Her Story By: Sam Barlow **Note: If you haven't already finished playing "Her Story," turn back now. There are SPOILERS ahead!** I've recently been interviewing creator Sam Barlow and actress Viva Seifert about the full-motion video (FMV) murder mystery game Her Story. If you've played the game (and if you're reading this, I hope you did), you may have come across the video clips in which she sings an altered version of…

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Interrogating “Her Story” Creator Sam Barlow and Actress Viva Seifert (Interview)

Her Story By: Sam Barlow As anyone who's been following me here or on Twitter for the last few weeks might have noticed, I've been a bit obsessed with the game "Her Story." I reached out to the creator, Sam Barlow, to conduct an interview, to which he generously agreed. We've been doing it one question at a time over email and I thought it might be interesting to let my audience…

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Her Story: Full Game Text Transcript

Her Story By: Sam Barlow For those who finished playing the game Her Story by Sam Barlow, you can see the full transcript here, thanks to reader dazydee, who cleaned up the text from a file that Howard Alan Treesong posted on Neogaf. This will spoil the game completely for anyone who hasn't played, so I highly suggest walking away if you haven't played yet. You can also see my walkthrough guide…

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