Tag: Games

The rise of the one-man development team

When thinking of indie games, some famous examples include Hello Game’s No Man’s Sky in it’s beautiful polygonal rendering, Toby Fox’s Undertale, made in 32-bit sprites, or Yacht Club Game’s hit Shovel knight, taking away from NES-era platforms and being comprised of 8-bit graphics. But, how deeper can we get? I present to you: World of Horror, a rogue-like story driven game…

Creative Workouts

Now that the weather is cooler, I take my runs outdoor (despite being from a warm-climate country, I absolutely DESPISE running outdoors in warm weather). Some days are good, while some days I have to keep switching my playlists to pump myself through the final distances. Then I came across this article in BBC, which talks about being an app which incorporates…

Should we consider ESport a real sport?

Sports have evolved a lot throughout history, but some things have always stayed the same. At the core of every sport is one of the same three fundamental reasons: we play games as a competition, to better our health or just for fun. Some sports are even older than you might think. Bowling dates back to ancient Egypt, jeu-de-boules was played by…

How World of Warcraft managed to accidentally simulate a pandemic.

Socially speaking, (video) games are often dismissed as “childish”. Indeed, those playing games, physical or digital, are often seen as having nothing better to do, and engaging in something that is quaintly inconsequential, read: a waste of time. Yet despite that, games can already offer insight into economies via virtual markets and, as researchers discovered in late 2005, a new potential for…

Animal Crossing As a Form of Escapism

I started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons in April. Almost every Youtuber was talking about the game and I wanted to know what this hype was all about. So, I watched a few Animal Crossing videos, persuaded my boyfriend (who owns a Nintendo Switch), and purchased the game. I started playing the game during the lockdown in the Netherlands, so there was…

My favorite game: GTA San Andreas

Last week’s class was about videogames. When asked what the last game I played was, I replied with Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. This is also the answer to the question: what is your favorite game of all time? I have been playing this game ever since it came out in 2004. Back then, it was an unbelievable realistic game and the…

The team behind FIFA

FIFA is a widely popular series of video games, released yearly to millions of eager fans all around the world. Boasting exclusive licenses from football leagues and teams globally, it has been claimed to be one of the most successful, polished, and realistic football games ever, but not many know about the effort and the back story behind this game. In the…