Tag: Lindsay

‘Journey’ Retrospective: A Meditative Experience

For a long time, I have been a part of the “games are art” crowd, and wore my membership like a badge of pride. While games can be silly and fun, there’s a huge spectrum of experiences that only video games can currently provide….

I’m Fine: On ‘Actual Sunlight,’ ‘Depression Quest,’ & Isolation

[Trigger warning: Depression and suicidal thoughts.] Everyone has their own story to tell when it comes to depression. While most understand the broad overall idea of what depression is and what it isn’t, depression is intensely personal for everyone who has it. Clinical depression is a mental…

5 Free App Games That Are Unexpectedly Charming

There are games that I play on my phone to relax, but then there are games that are decidedly not relaxing. I don’t know what the best way would be to classify them. Satisfying? For me, the fun thing about mobile games is just how varied…

5 Free App Games That Will Help You Chill Out

When I need to relax, I don’t tend to turn to my computer games immediately. Maybe I’m too used to sitting at my computer and getting my ass kicked by Dark Souls to immediately connect the computer with relaxation. Either way, I’ve been playing…

Tackling the Tough Topics: 10 Games That Champion Empathy

The idea that games are escapist fantasies has been around for a long time. Before the technology to make games was so accessible to people, it may have been true. Now, however, we find ourselves in a privileged time where people can use games…

Diversity in ‘Brilliant Shadows’ Challenges Conventional Fantasy

There are a lot of people who don’t see visual novels as “real” video games, and to be fair, I guess I fall into that category, too. I mean, for it to be a game, there needs to be some sense of gameplay, right?…