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7 Cool Facts About Hell

*Sources of screenshots are listed in their respective file names. __________________________________ The way media works is…weird. Let’s just take the concept of Hell, for example. Pit of the burn-y variety. Place of eternal suffering. Not too much to misunderstand, there … Continue reading

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Beyond Rated-M: Going Beyond Emotional Empathy in Slow Down, Bull

Developers Insomniac Games and Lisa Brown use game design and a gorgeous homemade aesthetic to promote emotional empathy in fantastic family-friendly title, Slow Down, Bull.* Support Slow Down, Bull (Steam) *Slow Down, Bull was received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and … Continue reading

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Christian Games Done Right: NEON STRUCT (David Pittman)

*Sources of screenshots are listed in their respective file names. Full Disclosure: David Pittman is both a friend, and someone I may work with professionally in the future. The various modes of coverage below contain my honest opinions regardless of … Continue reading

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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: Doom & Lovely Planet

In this episode of Beyond Rated-M, I discuss how honesty in game design and aesthetics make Doom and Lovely Planet great examples of Maturity in video games. *Lovely Planet was received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review … Continue reading

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Video Interview: White Paper Games (Ether One)

In the video above, I speak with Pete Bottomley of White Paper Games about their nonviolent first-person adventure game set inside the mind of a person suffering from dementia, Ether One. Our talk focused on looking outside of video games for design inspiration, attention … Continue reading

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