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Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer and an aspiring novelist, which means she spends way too much time obsessing about fictional worlds. Coveting well written characters and story above all else, she hopes to shine a light on games and developers who step out of the standard mold and push boundaries. Joanna figures that if you don’t live in the world you want yet, you should get out there and make a new one.

Authentically Combat Gun Violence With Thoughts & Prayers: The Game

As America struggles with its epidemic of gun violence, many citizens feel powerless. Fortunately, there is an app for that in the form of...

Far Cry 5 Makes The White Male Power Fantasy Accessible To...

Ubisoft isn’t exactly shy about courting controversy to sell video games and the new trailer for the next Far Cry promises more of the...

2064: ROM Devs Punished For Their Politics On Metacritic

One of the most effective ways to show displeasure with a company or product is to refuse to buy it. If you don’t like...

Safe Spaces For Dark Tasks

Videogames let us do some pretty fucked up things. Sometimes that’s part of their appeal, after all nobody played Postal for its gripping narrative....

On The Portrayal Of People Of Color And Potatoes In Fantasy...

Fantasy RPG’s can take us to worlds we could only ever imagine. Worlds where dragons freely roam the skies and all the spooky monsters...

Asylum Jam Returns To Show Horror Without Stigma

Now in its fourth year, Asylum Jam is a 48 hour game jam where developers must create a horror game. There is just one...

Satire Barely Scratches The Surface Of Reality In The American Dream

Australian developer, Samurai Punk is inviting gamers to experience a future where guns are the solution to every problem. In their upcoming virtual reality...

Accessible Gaming Is All About Options

Representatives from The AbleGamers Foundation recently took part in a Skype panel as part of Tulsa's XPO Game Festival. They shared a few simple...

Shock Value Alone Won’t Sell Shitty Games

Some games just want to watch the world burn. Or at least blow the minds of ultra conservative parents trying to protect their precious...