This War of Mine is a game about war, but it takes a different angle than most games—how would you survive behind the scenes as a civilian in a warzone? What lines would you be willing to cross to keep a family member alive? Polish developer 11 bit studios has moved on to create This War of Mine: The Little Ones, this time telling the story of the children caught in the crossfire. Read More
There were, of course, more than six innovative and exciting games showcased at the 12th Annual Games for Change Festival, but these were some of my favorites. The games featured below are a good sample of the new territories games are exploring this year. Read More
Valiant Hearts Free on iOS
The first episode of Valiant Hearts, a wonderful game that deals with WWI history and the repercussions of war on its combatants and civilians, is now free on iOS. The game comes in four episodes, each under $5. The free episode does not extend to Android versions, however. Read More
One hundred years after the start of World War I, I finished Valiant Hearts: The Great War. I cried a little. This wasn’t unusual, since I’d also cried about two minutes…
The past decade has seen the rise of a previously nonexistent genre of video games often referred to as “realistic shooters” or “realistic action.” Before the 2007 release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, shooters would generally be about overblown antics divorced from reality. “Realistic” military shooters attempted to give shooters a more real look.
There’s a problem with this nomenclature, though: these depictions aren’t realistic at all. Modern shooters often present combat as devoid of any moral grey areas.