Indie Gem J.S. Joust Is Flagrantly Cloned [Update]

Die Gute Fabrik's hugely enjoyable screenless indie game Johann Sebastian Joust is the latest victim of app-store cloning. An iOS game called Papa Quash released yesterday apes not only Joust's core mechanical idea, but shamelessly lifts its marketing, imagery, and overall vibe. » 5/22/12 4:30pm 5/22/12 4:30pm

The Best Film of the Year Didn't Need Talking. Do Video Games Need…

Last night at the Academy Awards, a silent film won best picture. Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist, a movie about silent film star George Valentin, is itself a classic silent film—for the most part, it has no sound effects or dialogue, just music and on-screen action. » 2/27/12 8:00pm 2/27/12 8:00pm