Games Are Not Art

An examination of the link between Video Games and Art

Month: July, 2016

The Apocalyptic Fandom of No Man’s Sky

I wrote about the way in which the fandom surrounding the upcoming game No Man’s Sky resembles those of apocalyptic believers at Kill Screen.

Civilization Sets in the West (Or: “Civilization is coming to Classrooms, and that’s a Bad Idea”

I talk a bit about the new CivilizationEDU as a way of getting at Civilization‘s problems with representing history and various concepts (like science and warfare) for Kill Screen.

Stellaris Review

I reviewed Stellaris for Kill Screen. Basic takeaway: the game doesn’t want to build up its own sense of alienness, and instead relies upon references to other sci-fi universes to do it instead.