Beyond Cinema (Part 4): Gone Home

This is a multi-part series of articles about narrative-driven games. Why not start at the beginning, here? So far, I’ve looked at the way two different games use narrative skilfully to achieve the kind of depth that games have sometimes struggled to reach, and done so in a way that traditional media cannot replicate by using […]

My Five Cents: 12 Years a Slave

Five brief thoughts on a recent film. Ending will be duly spoiled sir, so take note. 1) Let’s start by saying this is a pretty difficult film to watch. Much like the terrific Hotel Rwanda we have a film which is as gruesome and horrific as any horror film but made a million times more powerful by […]