THERE IT IS AGAIN! THERE IT FUCKING IS! i’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS PHOTO FOR YEARS AND NEVER COULD FIND IT!! THE LAN PARTY WITH THE GUY DUCT-TAPED TO THE CEILING!! BACK IN ANCIENT TIMES WHEN PEOPLE STILL USED CATHODE MONITORS AND WHEN COUNTERSTRIKE WAS THE NEW THING. THIS SHIT IS REAL. THIS IS REAL SHIT. SHIT THAT HAPPENED.
P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”
The Last Phoenix is a beautiful aerial combat adventure game where you control the last remaining Fire-bird who awakens to find the world rotting away. With the once vibrant world covered in ash and frost, you must master your abilities and fight against the decay, restoring the balance between life and death.
Exploring the world of The Last Phoenix is a joy, it really is a ridiculously beautiful place, a wonderfully crafted, vast decaying cityscape full of mystery. As the phoenix flies through the environment, frost and ash are cleared away and vegetation regrows in real time, purifying the land permanently. It features a Metroidvania style of exploration and discovery, and aerial combat against carrion and crows, with a variety of fire and light based attacks at your disposal.
Due for release on Steam this Fall, The Last Phoenix is well worth keeping an eye on (or both of them even). It’s a visually stunning experience that will make your eyes extremely happy.
hall of fame
In case anyone wanted some new games writers to follow, someone was kind enough to make this handy-dandy guide!
Do any of them have Tumblrs?
Cara Ellison is definitely worth following. Her Embed With series focuses on travelling across the world and sleeping on couches of developers that would have her, including Harvey Smith (Dishonored), Karla Zimonja (Gone Home), Nina Freeman (How do the do it) and many other fantastic game makers.
It’s a deeply personal series and Cara Ellison talks honestly about her life, sex, immigration detention facilities and journalistic integrity when sleeping with Alice O’Connor in the same bed and how it feels to be the smaller spoon and being forced to eat vegan food.
So great to see Jim Sterling on here. It really highlights how divorced from the real world these MRA dropkicks are. Is Mr. “I Like Boobies and Beer” on here as well? (I can’t remember if that was Ben Kuchera or someone else who manages to be a dudebro without being absolutely feral.)