The retro brawler with a twist is a fresh, fun, and fascinating take on one of gaming's oldest genres.
Alone With You is now available on Steam. We're giving away a few copies to celebrate the new release!
Despite a few brilliant moments, Alone With You too often sags beneath the weight of repetitive gameplay.
Eric sits down with Toronto game developer Benjamin Rivers to discuss the new sci-fi romance adventure Alone With You.
Gabby sits down with Benjamin Rivers to discuss common death tropes and the way Ben uses death in his games Home and Alone With You.
A ghastly, delicious serving of horror.
Benjamin Rivers may have released his hit horror adventure game Home last year, but the work has been far from over for this Toronto-based indie developer.
Dyad creator Shawn McGrath candidly reveals why he thinks storylines in video games are "idiotic."
By asking his students to create analogue versions of video games, OCAD instructor and indie game developer Benjamin Rivers forced them to look at games from a designer’s perspective rather than a player’s. See the results after the jump.
The Toronto After Dark Film Festival kicks off today, and it’s getting its first dose of games with the inaugural TAD Darckade, an indie video games showcase to run concurrently with the cult film fest.
Dork Shelf doesn’t usually go knee-deep into the news world of video games, because let’s not kid ourselves – you’ve got a multitude of other sites to refresh on a 45-minute cycle. But we're building Dork Shelf into your must-read nexus for everything nerd, so here’s the first installment of our weekly gaming roundup. This week we've got the release of more PSOne games on the Vita, the release of They Bleed Pixels and Home on Steam, Metal Gear Solid movie and game news, and a super rad trailer for Super TIME Force.
Home, the latest offering from independent game developer Benjamin Rivers, is amazing, although not for the reasons you’d expect. It's a narrative horror adventure that succeeds because it experiments with story structure in a way that forces you to reconsider the possibilities for interactive storytelling.
We spoke to Benjamin Rivers, the Toronto-based independent comic book artist and game developer, about his upcoming game Home - a new 2D (and two-dollar) horror adventure for the PC that combines atmospheric visuals with intricate decision trees to convince players to scare themselves.
Eric Weiss reflects on a seriously dorky weekend in Toronto, one that amazingly didn't include watching The Avengers.
Heavily embedded in the culture and locations of Queen Street West, Snow, by Benjamin Rivers, is a very Toronto-centric indie graphic novel. It's the 30-something equivalent of Brian Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim saga, but with a more culturally relevant storyline and less manga-influenced art.