Jonathan Mann

Mann crafts an earworm you either love or hate. I love his recent harpooning of #GamerGate.

Go North

Navigation in an adventure game is the most basic mechanic.

Roguelike Adentures

How can we have more adventures in roguelikes and less combat?

Simples Pimples

I'm not an artist. So for many of my projects I rely on the generosity of others. Here's a fantastic tileset to grab onto.

Three Moves Ahead

I love podcasts. Let's talk about which ones are worth listening to. "Three Moves Ahead" is a great place to start.

Thoughts on StoryNexus

I'm fascinated by how gamedevs choose to model their games. Let's take a look at StoryNexus, from Failbetter Games.


My favorite game name, and my first app in an app store.


Locomalito's passion for video games as art is contagious. Each of his games is lovingly handcrafted, with subjects slightly askew from the conventional.

What is an Adventure Game?

One of the earliest and most enduring digital game genres, the adventure game's basic template is simple.

The Anatomy of Games

I'm not quite sure how I could ever top The Anatomy of Games' deconstruction of The Legend of Zelda.

The Imagination Machine

I don't think I've read anything that's filled me with the same sense of limitlessness as Lampton's book.