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Feature: Persistence, persistence, persistence

Priceless Play – 23 May 2020

My dad isn't like most dads. There are many things about him which make him unique, but perhaps none so idiosyncratic as this: the man really, really, really loves Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States. I'm not sure how many children have been taken on car trips to Coolidge's homestead in rural Vermont (where, fun fact, Coolidge was sworn in as president following…

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Feature: Game jams for indoor-types

Priceless Play – 2 May 2020

When you're cooped up inside all day long (for forty-five days and counting), making a game can make for a good distraction. There have been more than a few quarantine-related game jams, each with their own themes and concepts. Isolation, social-solidarity, and "stay home" are common, and when the historians look back at the prolific game dev output of 2020 it won't be too hard…

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Feature: You only have five more days to play one of these

Priceless Play — 25 April 2020

Hey there, Priceless Gang. How are you doing? Are you getting enough sunlight? Going for your government-sanctioned walks? The weather has been getting warmer here in California, but the beaches are still closed. Sometimes I will walk all the way to the beachfront balustrades, give the ocean a little nod, and then turn around and walk back home. It's nice to see that it's still…

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Feature: Games about the outdoors for staying indoors

Priceless Play – 18 April 2020

Hey, how are you holding up out there? It's difficult to convey the right amount of weirdness we're facing at the moment. "Bizarre," doesn't even begin to cover it, and anything more begins to feel overwritten, grandiose, or nihilistic. Anything less, and it's unrealistic, naïve, or heartless. I find myself walking a similar tightrope-rollercoaster in my day-to-day: I woke up early this morning to bake…

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Feature: Now Play THESE

Priceless Play – 4 April 2020

Now Play This, a festival for experimental game design, is one of the many games events either postponed or cancelled to stop the spread of COVID-19. The festival has been running for six years or so, celebrating the strange and unexpected in game design, and each year it brings together some truly spectacular art pieces and games. This year, the festival team has had to…

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Feature: Games for troubled times

Priceless Play – 28 March 2020

Right. Well. It's a bizarre situation we find ourselves in (and I do hope you are in), and I am here to provide you with your weekly dose of free games. I can't deny that it's rather surreal to turn on my video game machine (that's my computer) and behave as though everything is some semblance of normal. While this routine remains the same, so…

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Feature: Games to keep the wolf from the door.

Priceless Play — 14 March 2020

If we have survived this month's Friday the 13th, we get this brief day of reprieve before the Ides of March. The general tenor of the hour is unease, and I'm afraid that the games I offer here don't have much by way of respite. I can't help but shake the sensation that everything is going slowly wrong, somehow. This is not to say that…

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Feature: More like Grim Developers Conference

Priceless Play — 7 March 2020

It's been just over a week since GDC announced that it would postpone its annual conference until "summer" of this year as a response to the Coronavirus. I live in Los Angeles, where city officials have just declared a "health emergency," and work at a university full of grubby-handed students. I understand the global reach of the pandemic panic. Many developers were caught off guard…

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Feature: Fashion fades, but style is eternal.

Priceless Play — 29 February 2020

I love a stylish game. Style, as so many fashion icons like to remind us, is an enduring sense of individuality and seemingly effortless flair. Of course, it is not so easy to discover one's own style. It requires a clear conviction in one direction or another, and the consistent dedication to maintain it. Honing a specific style across a video game's entire development cycle…

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Feature: COLA for all!

Priceless Play – 22 February 2020

If you've been reading Priceless Play for a while, you know that I'm a PhD student. Here in the United States, a significant part of being a PhD student is being employed as a Teaching Assistant, or TA. TAs do a lot of important work to keep a university running smoothly: we grade assignments and papers, facilitate classes, give lectures, and act as a liaison…

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Feature: Cats for Valentine's Day and a Valentine's Day for Cats!

Priceless Play – 15 February 2020

Well, gang, it's the day after Valentine's Day. The cynic's Half-Price Chocolate Day, the romantic's Intimacy Hangover day, and a day I will spend with my cat. Rather self-indulgently, I'd like to stake a claim in both the cynic's camp and the romantic's, though I don't think my cat cares for either chocolate or long talks about the future of our relationship. She'll never speak.…

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Feature: Breaking down and building up

Priceless Play – 8 February 2020

To say that there's a lot going on in the world right now would be an understatement. I recently played Studio Oleomingus's The Indifferent Wonder Of An Edible Place, which destroyed me (in the best possible way). I wrote about it here, but it didn't come easy. For a couple of hours, I walked around my apartment in a daze, wondering how I could possibly…

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Feature: Games to stave away existential dread

Priceless Play – 1 February 2020

Well, we've made it to February of 2020. Has the sheen of the new decade worn off yet? It sure does seem like, even with the new numbers and everything, we're pretty much right where we left off. My laundry doesn't suddenly do itself now that I live in the future, and politics still suck. It seems that coming to live in the brave new…

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Feature: Roguelites, clickers, and city sims for troubled times

Priceless Play – 25 January 2020

I know a game is good when I write down a to-do list with pen and paper. Games are great for goal-setting, but they're also great for goofing around and goalless, meaningful mindlessness. This is why I'm a big fan of roguelite games, which feel like endless loops of manageable tasks. Weirdly, the endlessness of them never really feels onerous. Instead of feeling frustrated with…

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Feature: Games to grow with

Priceless Play – 18 January 2020

My ten-year high school reunion was last year. I didn't go, obviously, because I am too cool and also I live something like 3,000 miles away from my old high school. I don't know about you, but I don't super love remembering who I was in high school. It's a truly terrifying time: the searing tension between becoming an independent being and desperately needing reassurance…

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Feature: Begin 2020 with confidence and verve

Priceless Play – 04 January 2020

We have entered 2020. We survived that entire monolith of a decade. I don't know what 2019 was like for you, but I think I can say with a degree of certitude that I have had better years. Despite the apocalyptic politics, the extreme weather (incl. fires, floods, and earthquakes oh my), and the continued existence of Twitter.com, time is still marching defiantly onward. Admirable,…

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Feature: Go west

Priceless Play – 14 December 2019

As I am writing this right now, I still exist in that dreamlike anticipation prior to the UK general election. I don't know yet what the results will bring, but I sure am tense about it. And so, it has been helpful to delve into an eensy bit of escapism. Video games do an alright job with taking one's mind off things, and today I…

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Feature: It's the most wonderful time of the year

Priceless Play – 7 December 2019

Year after year, there are many hallmarks which signal the nearing holidays (aside from the shortening daylight hours and the date on the calendar). Snowy romantic comedies on TV. Office cookie swaps. Mulled wine, Christmas markets, my friends' annual Hannukah donut party, and an increasing sense of obligation to return to my parents' house to see family. There aren't many games I'd be quick to…

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Feature: Games to play when feeling low

Priceless Play – 30th November 2019

I have been feeling a bit low lately. It's likely a combination of the season (where did the sun go?), drop in temperature (yes it's 11°C in Los Angeles, and my home is built to get hot air out of it!), and another year coming to an end. 2019 really didn't have too much to offer me and I am psyched to see it go.In…

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Feature: 20 free games you can play right now

Priceless Play – 23 November 2019

I am floored by the sheer number of indie games available at the moment. If you look, there's a game about nearly everything under the sun -- multipalyer kissing, packing up an old apartment, baseball lesbians, haunted empty MMO servers, Bitsy poems about the sea, and alien art exhibitions. If you have only ten seconds to spare, five minutes, or two hours, there's a free…

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