Kickstarter

Raising Spellirium

How the five-year development of the LOOM-inspired adventure word game spelled S-T-R-U-G-G-L-E for Toronto's Ryan Henson Creighton -- and how he fought to keep it alive.

Interview:
Code Monkey
Save World

No, that's not a grammatical error: Code Monkey Save World is the upcoming comic by Greg Pak, inspired by Jonathan Coulton's songs. It's exactly as awesome as it sounds.

News Shelf: 11/23/12

Nintendo and THQ and Schafer and Molyneux and the Czech president gets involved in the case of two jailed Bohemia Interactive devs? It's been one hell of a week. Check out this week's news roundup.

Gamercamp: No Quarter with Charles Pratt and Matt Parker

Here's a crazy question: What if - just what if - the current generation of indie game developers were also the future generation of indie rockers, touring the country hitting local bars and selling custom game equipment out of the back of VW vans for $15 a pop?

500k in Hours: How Homestuck Made a Boatload of Bucks

If you've been paying attention to webcomics in the last couple years, you've inevitably ran across MS Paint Adventures, or at least the cosplayers attached to it. Naturally, being aimed at pre-teens-and-older who spend a growing amount of their free time online, this comic is pretty damned popular. That became evident when the comic's creator, Andrew Hussie, put up a Kickstarter yesterday with the aim of funding an adventure game after the comic finished.

Interview: Stephanie Guthrie of Women in Toronto Politics

When local activist Stephanie Guthrie chose to call amateur game designer Ben “Bendilin” Spurr to account for his vile, violent game Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian, she didn’t expect to attract the attention of local and national media, the writer and director of The IT Crowd, or the ire of anonymous angry male gamers. But through it all, she stuck to her guns and dragged an ugly but important issue into the spotlight.

Thought Bubble:
Kickstarting Feminsim in Games

Guys – and today, unfortunately, I am speaking to the fellas – we really need to talk. The misogyny and the sexism that’s been slowly seeping into video games and the broader gaming lexicon – it has to stop. Now.