Here, Just Watch Someone Play Proteus For A While

Opinions on Ed Key and David Kanaga's newly released game Proteus are likely as mixed as the crowd at a Justin Bieber/Mastodon double-bill. Personally, I think it's just lovely. It relaxes me, which certainly isn't true of most games I play these days. It's a rare game that just sort of is, and it manages to forge a… » 2/04/13 7:00pm 2/04/13 7:00pm

Proteus' Creator Defends His Game—as a Game

Proteus, which went on sale on Steam on Wednesday, is the latest art piece to kick up a fuss over whether something deserves to call itself a game. Twitter's self-appointed video game cop has weighed in on the discussion, as have thousands of his deputies in message boards and comments. Now one of Proteus' creators… » 2/02/13 1:00pm 2/02/13 1:00pm

An Exploration Game Helped Me Realize Why Nature Kind of Sucks

I've never really been one for the appreciation of the "great outdoors." Take me out of my skyscraper rainforest, ground me in something other than the tangled detritus of concrete streets and roads, and I become unmoored. I blame it on my upbringing: I was largely sheltered, and as a result my outdoorsmanship was… » 5/23/12 1:00pm 5/23/12 1:00pm