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Beyond Rated-M: Else.HeartBreak()

Though I can’t wholeheartedly recommend Else.HeartBreak()‘s* gameplay due to factors including objectionable moral content (the plot virtually requires the player to engage in stalker-like behavior, use of/references to drugs and alcohol, etc.), the freedom it offers provides compelling lessons for … Continue reading

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Christian Games Done Right: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)

*Sources of screenshots are listed in their respective file names. __________________________________________ That Dragon, Cancer* (TDC) gameplay footage and discussion from the Video Games and the Bible YouTube channel: That Dragon, Cancer was created by predominantly Christian-staffed independent studio Numinous Games. Among these developers are … Continue reading

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Beyond Rated-M Plays Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition

In this stream/series of Let’s Play episodes, I explore how the base game of Dying Light offers important game design lessons about humanization, first-person combat, the role of sound, and more. In our next stream focusing on this title, I … Continue reading

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Beyond Rated-M: NEO Scavenger

In my editorial about maturity in video games, Beyond Rated-M, I said: “Video games rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB are often held up as the foremost examples of what our industry can achieve. Meanwhile, the number of incredible, thought-provoking titles outside … Continue reading

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Editorial: Republique and Going Beyond ‘Rated M’

*Sources of screenshots are listed in their respective file names. Republique (formerly Republique Remastered on the PC) is not only an episodic stealth game exploring government surveillance and personal freedom, but one in a new wave of titles that show “Mature” can … Continue reading

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