October 26 – November 1

Happy Samhain! If you're into that! I'll admit that, for a second, Sound of Drop had my attention. You see, it's an anime-styled adventure game, which we see a fair amount of in release lists, but at first I read "human-faced fish" as "fish-faced humans," which would have meant a possible relation to my favorite Facebook sticker collections: Business Fish!

GWJ Plays - Kingdom

Join Shawn Andrich as he plays Kingdom, a 2D sidescrolling strategy/resource management hybrid with a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic. [PC, Mac] and available on Steam for $10

Too Long; Didn't Play: Splatoon

It's about time the bloopers got their own game!

GWJ Conference Call Episode 471

Steam Controller and Link, Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, Mad Max, Downwell, Special Guest Ian "Podunk" Dorsch Talking Game Music, The Debut of The Meeples Song 'Portland', Your Emails and More
Rebel Galaxy "nebula" screenshot

October 19 – October 25

I first heard about Rebel Galaxy when our own Veloxi interviewed the creator of the game on the Space Game Junkie Podcast.
Video games feature prominently in my house. My daughter has been playing since she was old enough to hold a controller. I credit them for helping my daughter with a lazy eye. I credit them for helping teach both of my kids to read (reading means they don't have to give up the controller to someone who can read menus).

Donation Drive Update #3!

We are now in the home stretch of what we're dubbing the 2015 Donation Drive. Thanks everyone for you support! We're very, very close to hitting our stretch goal to commission Jeff Beeman (doogiemac) to develop community game scheduling tools. Anything above and beyond that will be saved and stockpiled for the next cool thing we want to implement.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 470

Donation Drive 2015!, Star Wars: Battlefront, Rebel Galaxy, Grow Home, Twilight Struggle, Shadowrun Hong Kong, Big Pharma, Civilization Beyond Earth - Rising Tide, The Games We Played Most, Your Emails and More!

The Morning After

It all started with nervous handshaking. Not the pressed flesh-on-flesh kind, with its scary physical contact and potential for perspiration mismatches – no, the kind of handshaking that modems used to do to figure out just how fast each side of the connection was. “So … your wife mentioned she plays a little Dragon Age once in a while.
Bad goosebumps cover

October 12 – October 18