Tag: Rachel W

Planting the Seed: Patience & Nurture in Virtual Gardening

I love gardening in video games. Planting the seeds, watering them, watching out for that first little sprout and then seeing it grow. The themes and ideas behind gardening can add so much more depth to a narrative or, in the case of video…

The Joy of Movement: A Dance Between Player & Machine in ‘ABZÛ’

When Thatgamecompany released Journey back in 2012, it created a massive shift within the gaming industry. It was an unforgettable adventure with fantastic storytelling, a stunning art style, and a powerful soundtrack. It took the player through various ancient caverns, crumbling cities, dangerous underground…

Walking as a Process of Healing in ‘Lieve Oma’

Some of the most memorable and meaningful moments in video games have involved being alone in beautiful landscapes. Getting completely lost in the Canadian wilderness of The Long Dark, wandering through the pixelated meadows of Proteus or the ancient, forgotten deserts of Journey—they all surround the…

A New Kind of Interactivity: Critical & Historical Evaluation in ‘The Beginner’s Guide’

The Beginner’s Guide is a first-person interactive game where the player is taken through a collection of abstract games created by a game developer called Coda. Whilst exploring these small reflexive games, the player is accompanied by commentary from Davey Wreden, who acts as…

The Ghosts of Video Games Past: 14 Forgotten Classics

Happy holidays from your ol’ buddies, ol’ pals at FemHype! It’s me, your friendly neighborhood Max. With “Game of the Year” games being announced, there really are only so many triple A games that one can afford. So, for this holiday season, we are…

Being Human: Identity & Inclusivity in ‘Read Only Memories’

Read Only Memories is a point-and-click adventure game about the future progress of technology and its impact on society. Developed by MidBoss, the group behind the gaming convention GaymerX, Read Only Memories was a project designed to include LGBTQIA+ characters within a compelling story. What…