Why we’re including a digital guide booklet with our game

By John Brethauer | June 28, 2017

The image above is the official guide booklet for a game called Chulip.  It is a game I very much like, and it became semi-well known for doing something a little strange: its packaged instruction booklet came with a full walkthrough for the whole game. A lot of people decried that as evidence of the…


The Usefulness of Text for Exposition in Computer Games

By John Brethauer | January 9, 2018

Since the advent of sufficient technology for audio playback, computer games take no greater pleasure than making you wait for audio to play, while you have long ago finished reading the dialogue box or subtitle. It is the same pain of reading the same page of a book with another person.


A podcast wherein we review new and old movies. No longer updated - but here is the archive!


A computer game set aboard the trans-siberian express. Coming in 2018.

computer game

Game Design Theory

A study in game design Game design is a newly studied field of entertainment. It is rooted in game theory, yet is different in interesting ways. Computer and board games are a new sort of art, still in their infancy. One of the things we do here is make games. That means we think about…


quarterly review

An email sent out each quarter highlighting our best stuff.