Fighting Sundered’s eldritch horrors is gonna make you feel good

We have got to talk about the gun in Sundered. I know—a gun? Videogames have a lot of guns so what can possibly make this one special? Well, it’s large. (Uh huh.) It fires a huge laser ball. (Uh huh.) And it knocks you flying backwards. (Right.) Look, you didn’t have the shock I did when I first pressed the Shoot button while playing Sundered‘s demo, okay? I don’t know if there’s any other game that, from the very start, gives you such an absurd weapon. I love how over the top it is. Eshe, the woman you play as…

Slayer Shock

Calling all Buffy fans: A videogame made in the style of a vampire TV show

For most of the last decade it was zombies that seemed to take over videogames. Almost every game from forklift simulators to open-world cowboy experiences have had zombies show up in them. These non-living monsters are everywhere and their popularity doesn’t seem to be dying. But there is another undead enemy who deserves better representation in modern games—the vampire. There have been a handful of vampire-focused games in the last decade, but most of them haven’t been very good. And none of them have tried to recreate the feel of the fantastic Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) television show. Slayer Shock is doing…


Death, dismemberment, and abstract horror comes to Twitter

If your relationship with Twitter is anything like mine, you might welcome the addition of a bloodthirsty mystical beast to your timeline. That’s exactly what developer Terence Eden has done with @wnd_go, a brief and deeply abstract Choose Your Own Adventure that uses the social media service as its platform.  The game begins in media res:  — A dreadful start (@wnd_go) January 11, 2015 There’s a hint of the comic to that start, but as the story continues it adopts a more magisterial tone. Almost every path ends with something like this: — Soon (@wnd_soon) January 11, 2015 Eden’s commitment to…