As a game designer it’s easy to get a little too big headed for your own good. Like many creatives, game designers assume that because they know how to make games, they know the best games that SHOULD be made.
A few months ago I wrote into Kinda Funny, a well-known group of video game influencers. I’ve followed Greg Miller (Kinda Funny Host/ Founder) since his time on Beyond and have always held the opinions of the whole Kinda Funny crew in high regard. I reached out to them to ask a question many gamers ask, how do I make a living for myself in the video game industry? They’ve covered this topic before, but I had a new perspective to add. I’ve been working in the video game industry for several years now, and it’s not all it is cracked up to be.
E3 has come and gone for another year. Once again we’ve been bombarded with intense trailers and thrilling announcements, but the question stands, what game wowed us the most. We teamed up with Goombastomp to lay out the biggest and greatest announcements from E3 2018, but this is Quiet Stories game of the show.
Last week we announced Quiet Stories well overdue 2017 Game of the Year list. This week in collaboration with Goombastomp we’re sharing the best games of 2018 so far, the contenders for this years Game of the Year title. Click here to check out the full list.
Why the hell would anyone release a 2017 ‘Game of the Year’ list… in June 2018? Not only is everyone done with last year, but people are already discussing game of the year contenders for 2018. Well we here at Quiet Stories never got round to it, and we actually have a unique set of choices.
It seems unlikely that the Middle Earth series will continue. So what game will feature the nemesis system next? A Mad Max game, a Harry Potter game or what about a Suicide Squad game?
“It was only after getting 12 hours into the campaign, that I realised what Alien: Isolation was doing to me. I soon found I was struggling to cope with work, my anxiety was higher than it had been in months and my depression had come back hard.”
As a young adult in 2018, I’m appalled by the attitudes and views of older generations.
The mainstream public is so concerned with video games. Why? Because they’re fun. My 8 year old spends hours creating worlds in Minecraft but won’t do his homework, how can I make homework more fun? My teenage son is addicted to Fortnite and won’t get a job, how can I make getting a job more fun? My husband ignores me for hours to play Overwatch, how can I make our relationship more fun.
“As someone who has never owned a Nintendo home console, I’ve wondered for years… Do Nintendo’s beloved franchises still hold up?”