Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs: The Kotaku Review

Some games are defined by a single place; others by a single character. Still other games are defined by action, by something you can do in the game itself. In its early goings, the horror game Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is defined by a single word: Nope. » 9/09/13 9:00am 9/09/13 9:00am

Warren Spector's Half-Life Work...Plus Other Gaming Mysteries, Secrets

In an interview published in the 2012 book Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play, gaming luminary Warren Spector mentioned something of a bombshell that seems to have gone unnoticed, saying that he "did some work for Valve on Half-Life stuff" in the early, pre-Disney days of Junction Point Studios. » 6/20/13 12:00pm 6/20/13 12:00pm

Is Dear Esther Still Poignant During a Speed Run? Let's Watch and Find…

Indie sensation Dear Esther won lots of praise for its distinctive feel and moody narrative when it came out earlier this year. Even though it's short, The Chinese Room's experimental title is the kind of experience you take your time with so that the mournful vibe and lushly drawn virtual world can seep into your… » 10/18/12 4:00pm 10/18/12 4:00pm

A Terrifying First Look at the Sequel to the Scariest PC Game Ever

In case you don't want to watch the first teaser trailer for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, let me summarize it for you: Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, oh god what is that? What the hell is that?! » 6/15/12 8:30am 6/15/12 8:30am

Quiet Indie Mystery Dear Esther Profitable in Six Hours

This February is proving to be a fascinating month for non-traditional development and funding paths in game design. While Double Fine's Kickstarter proposal has been in the news, indie title Dear Esther has been making small waves of its own. » 2/15/12 1:30pm 2/15/12 1:30pm