Games Speak

Games Speak

Jun 4, 2019

Welcome to Games Speak, where we analyze the intentional and unintentional themes of games, and learn to be more critical players and more thoughtful creators. Everything you create will be...

Mixed Messaging - Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Video Essay

Mixed Messaging - Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Video Essay

May 2, 2019

The full video essay on the mixed messaging in the themes of Shadow of the Tomb Raider!    

Thematic Analysis - Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Thematic Analysis - Shadow of the Tomb Raider

May 1, 2019

Mixed Messaging I want this series and channel to be first and foremost a celebration of games and the powerful ways they can affect our lives. For that reason I don’t like to focus on games...

Who Do You Blame When The Butler Is Murdered

Who Do You Blame When The Butler Is Murdered

Feb 10, 2019

An uncommon detour for me into short fiction from 2013. Edward Grimes stood over the body of the well-dressed man, the candlestick still firmly in his grip. As his senses returned to him he...

Dungeon Masters & Game Designers

Dungeon Masters & Game Designers

Feb 3, 2019

Originally posted on Gamasutra and Sulli.ca in 2011, almost a whole career ago! Becoming a game designer is a common dream for many young gamers, so much so that dozens of schools have sprung...