ANDREW JOHNSTON is a teacher, writer and documentarian based out of China's Zhejiang province. He is currently producing a free serialized epistolary novel, available at empathynovel.substack.com.
Bring back the past with this retro-styled platformer
Tin Hearts is a beautiful exploration of storytelling through gameplay elements.
Midautumn is a game with a lot of spirit(s)
The legacy of a dude and his blocks
Issue #44: April 22 to April 28
Digging into Victor Vran, Earthlock, and Spellforce: The Order of Dawn
Hotline Miami for a new generation
Will you catch the criminals... or become one?
Strategies to strategize your strategy
Examining the arcade scene in a popular South Korean entertainment district
Does Trazos and Red Mountain's Monkey King capture the magic and charm of the literary legend?
Cozy caverns, devious monsters, and shiny treasures
Taking down The Jester, one Opinion at a time
The next-generation "Snake" game
What will you make of your NationState?
Follow a subterranean monster tasked with protecting a human child who has mysterious doomsday powers
How old do you like your old-school platformers?
Dante's Inferno meets The Office
Back to the beginning
See what's coming down the digital pike with the best of the Next
Conquer the kingdom and live your story
Another excellent JRPG throwback
Blasting into the past with computer games that marked the beginning of the indie video game scene
UnderDungeon is a retro-styled dungeon crawler that features quirky characters and puzzles
Those new to the twin-stick shooters could find Lone Ruin to be a good starting point