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  • Qora – indie game review

    While browsing Reddit one day, I came across a post on r/letsplay in which the indie game publisher Curve Digital was inviting YouTube channels to request a review key for their pixel art side scrolling adventure game, Qora.

    I played through the entire game in about two hours. Qora has an interesting story and really neat art and soundtrack, but the gameplay is a bit tedious. The developer’s intent to focus on the art and music was clear, with some scenes dragging out to a point that the art actually screen burns into your retinas. Sometimes dark and other times whimsically goofy, Qora’s story is definitely unique and, though it has a few dull or nonsensical moments, it maintained my curiosity throughout. Overall, it was like a slightly interactive and fully illustrated short story that I am not better or worse off for reading. For a more in-depth review, check out my video below:

  • Don’t Starve Diaries

    It is finally here – the Don’t Starve project I have hinted at. It is a series in which the character narrates highlights of their day in a format similar to diary entries. This first part to the series is the Don’t Starve universe through the eyes of Wolfgang the Strongman. Wolfgang is portrayed as a circus strongman of Russian descent who has more brawn than brains. The game portrays him as scared of the dark, so I find it a nice juxtaposition of his strength to be scared of many things, but not to the point he can’t try to survive.

    It is fun to do – I get to play some Don’t Starve and then boil it down to the most interesting parts and provide some goofy narration on top. It needs some work, but I am hoping that simple act of creating these videos will provide practice and refinement of my editing, storytelling, and voices and accents.

    Wolfgang’s story is being told in the vanilla universe, but I recently picked up the Reign of Giants DLC and will tell future stories with that turned on.

    I certainly welcome feedback, as I would like to make this series as good as it can be.

  • Let’s Play Don’t Starve

    I have started a Let’s Play of the fantastic indie survival game from Klei Entertainment, Don’t Starve, on my YouTube channel. I am only a few hours into the game, so this Let’s Play is centered around playing the starting character, Wilson, and putting my learning process on display. It is really quite fun. If you don’t know much about the game, you can also check out my Don’t Starve first impressions video. So please, join me every Don’t Starve Saturday for another episode! Here is the first one: