Today I teamed up with UAVideography to talk about PC platformer games we play with friends.
Recently, pine717 from The Maximum Utmost has nominated my blog, Beauty and Gloom, for the Liebster Award, which is basically a blogger-driven initiative aimed at spreading the word about interesting blogs and learning more about fellow bloggers. Thank you, pine717!
The first silent comics I’ve read was Un océan d’amour (An Ocean of Love) borrowed from a co-worker. I’ve never been a fan of silent movies, but the idea of telling wordless stories fascinated me. So I’ve researched what else is out there and compiled a list of wordless comics I personally find interesting and want to “read”.
When a friend told me about Papers, Please, I was skeptical. A game that involves looking through documents at the border checkpoint and searching for discrepancies? Sounds very much like real life paperwork — that is, incredibly boring. But she was really excited by this title from Lucas Pope, so I decided to give it a try.
On the one hand, Medium looks like yet another blogging platform with quite a few limitations. But on the other hand, it has done a great job of bringing blogging back into the spotlight.
Yodo Game Award 2016 brought together Ukrainian games created in 2015. Although some of them are still in development or in closed beta like steampunk Deadline Runner, some are available exclusively for iOS (caRRage, how could you? :) and a few are in genres I don’t like much, there’re still several titles among contestants that caught my attention.
I’m not much of an Android gamer, so even if I play something, it’s usually simple time-killers. But recently I’ve tried out a few sci-fi games which are more focused on the story rather than action. So, here we go.
... but those times are long gone. That’s how one can sum up the unique nature of the main character of Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy. Being rich in political plotting and focusing on the theme of colonizers and indigenous people, the series bears slight resemblance to Dune by Frank Herbert. Yet it has its own charm.
Superhumans are a casual thing in modern culture. I guess their popularity has something to do with ever-existing human desire to be able to do something that is utterly impossible (like flying or seeing through walls) on a daily basis.
Since I'm not a big fan of horror, I stayed away from Mr. King’s works for a while. But he turned out to be a very interesting author.