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  • Stardew Valley

    Your first task in Stardew Valley is not to hoe a field or plant a crop, but to open a letter. Although you will spend practically all of your time tending to life on a farm, the game begins inside the halls of the oppressive Joja Corporation. The camera pans to your character, beleaguered by […]

  • Somewhere Between Here and Heaven

    “For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrible.” –Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies James Sunderland, like most players guiding him throughout the events of Silent Hill 2, wavers between awe and […]

  • Developers in Locomotion

    We’re boarding the train at Chicago’s Union Station. It’s February. Snowing. A dozen of us wait for sleeper car assignments here on the platform. We chat about our homes. I’ve already met game developers from the UK, Australia, California, and Chicago. Conversation is light; under the surface, we’re all champing at the bit. We’ve come […]