My Nintendo Direct predictions, offered as a sacrifice to the Content gods.
I picked up Kingdom Hearts III expecting to play it on my own. But when my child saw some familiar Disney faces, this game became a father/child project that's been a blast to experience as a team.
I've often read a sentiment from game developers that it is essentially a miracle anytime a video game is shipped. My experience helped me to have a deeper understanding of how true that is, but it also showed me how satisfying it can be to work on a game.
Voice of Cards attempts to capture the magic of tabletops, but feels like a flash game in its simplicity, both mechanically and narratively.
I am happy to announce that I, Ian, the executive producer, creative director, head writer, lead artist, and social media manager of the gaming blog Adventure Rules - the Essential Companion of Heroic Adventurers - will be participating once again in the Content™ that is the Nintendo Direct phenomenon.
I experienced my first crush in middle school. The subject of my affections was a girl who sat next to me in band class. She was a real catch, let me tell you. She met my incredibly high standards immediately. One, she was cute. Two, she talked to me. I was smitten and I had... Continue Reading →
While there will be no way to really see the full impact of your decisions in Deltarune until the full game is released, chapter two has revealed some of the more meaningful ways that elements in the game will, in fact, change based on the choices you make.
I am writing this article at 7:20 AM EDT on Saturday, June 12th. In other words, it is roughly 7.5 hours until the Ubisoft Forward conference for E3 2021. It's a conference I normally wouldn't be that excited for, but over the last couple of days the rumor weed has been working overtime in regards... Continue Reading →
This year, I find myself fascinated with a different sort of question: what could Nintendo announce at E3 that would make me shut off my computer and think about my life choices?
Fire Emblem is one of my favorite all-time video game series. I have played almost every title with a western release and for many of them, my playtime exceeds hundreds of hours. I'll happily dive into Fire Emblem time and again to discover the varied support relationships of the characters, play through each story path,... Continue Reading →