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Abby Denton

10 months ago

Feature: Let's burninate

You’re Gonna Have to Jump: The retro games of Homestar Runner

Trogdor is a dragon borne of the Internet, like something out of Shadowrun, and January 13th saw him turn 15 years old. Trogdor, for the uninitiated, is a 12-year-old’s awesome notebook doodle, a dragon shaped like the letter S with an inexplicably beefy human arm coming out of his back. He's a recurring character from the webseries Homestar Runner, cartoons which followed the childish obsessions…

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11 months ago

Feature: The after-life of virtual life

Artificial life finds a way: the legacy of Creatures

There was a time when virtual pets were all the rage, and of all virtual pets, Creatures were the most rewarding and the most demanding. The artificial life sim series was the foamy crest of a wave that started with the Commodore 64's Little Computer People in 1985 and leveled out around Nintendogs 20 years later. Creatures is rarely mentioned anymore, but it hasn’t been…

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1 year ago

Feature: Martyr Man

The lovely disasters of Make a Good Mega Man Level

What do Catholic martyr Sir Thomas More, mythical Norse tree Yggdrasil and comedy ogre Shrek have in common? They all feature in fan creations made for the recent Make A Good Mega Men Level competition. Read on to find out more about these and other strange takes on Mega Man, including the world's most hazardous ice cream factory.

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Feature: Self-improvement simulator

The Joy of becoming a better person in Wuppo

When Wuppo [official site] begins you are gigantic and barely able to run. That is because your lazy character loved watching television so much that he ate one. As you progress, you learn to run and jump and fight, but most importantly you learn to help the people around you rather than being a jerk. Like Undertale and Chulip, this is a game about good…

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