Anna Anthropy, designer behind Dys4ia and Triad, and author of Rise of the Videogame Zinesters, just released a Halloweeny digital choose your own adventure book. It's really charming—you can go between telling jokes to skeletons to finding a Crystal City. Purchasable here. (Update: full disclosure...Anthropy was… » 10/18/13 6:15pm 10/18/13 6:15pm

You can now watch the "Hotheaded Developers Rant Back" panel from the Game Developers Conference. Panelists like Eric Zimmerman, Anna Anthropy, Kellee Santiago, Anna Marsh, Naomi Clark and Mitu Khandaker all talked frankly and often rousingly about issues ranging from poor planning to crunch time to racial and gender… » 5/06/13 4:30pm 5/06/13 4:30pm

Triad is a great puzzle game about fitting people (and a cat) comfortably in a bed, such that they have a good night's sleep. That's harder than it sounds. Download it here. (Update: full disclosure... the game's creator, Anna Anthropy, was housemates with me and a mutual friend in the summer of 2012.) » 4/04/13 10:01pm 4/04/13 10:01pm

In This Game, You Search For The 'Gay Planet.' No, Not That One. A…

The game isn't affiliated with Star Wars: The Old Republic, though it is a response of sorts to the recent debacle concerning a 'gay planet.' » 1/15/13 7:30pm 1/15/13 7:30pm

I Played A Drinking Game Against A Computer

Earlier this year I read about Loren 'Sparky' Schmidt and Anna Anthropy's game, Drink, and I immediately became fascinated. Get this: in Drink, you play a drinking game against a computer opponent. Yes, a computer opponent. It sounds kind of absurd, to try to out-drink a computer, I know. But, if nothing else, it's a… » 12/25/12 11:00am 12/25/12 11:00am

Wandering Through The 'Burning Man' Of Video Games

"Indiecade is like the burning man of video game events." » 10/10/12 1:30pm 10/10/12 1:30pm

The opening keynote was a conversation between John Romero and Steve Russell, the man who created and who could be considered the creator of the industry that we know and love. Somehow ‘games as art' infiltrated a lot of the undertones at Indiecade, but…

What If The Next Generation Thinks Video Games are Stupid?

Maybe video games are stupid. Maybe they're junk or trash or action movies, at best. Perhaps they are not at all making the world a better place. » 3/26/12 2:00pm 3/26/12 2:00pm

Sexual Video Games Are Good For Us

Recently, I curated an exhibit at Brooklyn's Babycastles arcade, currently housed in a Williamsburg show space where indie games are on display in hand-made cabinets, alongside a lineup of bands. » 7/29/11 2:00pm 7/29/11 2:00pm