2022 was a stellar year for adventure games
🖱 Pointing and clicking our way to nirvana.
macabre masterpiece An oral history of DreamForge’s 1998 adventure hit Sanitarium.
🍎 Softalk magazine helped the idea of everyday computer entertainment—and games—to flourish.
Killer Clicks These under-celebrated adventure games hold up remarkably well more than 20 years later.
Wild shapes Curators of forgotten, flawed adventures and FMV are ensuring they will never die.
House & Home The unsung influence of 3D home design programs.
'80s star In the early '80s, Rawson Stovall started reviewing Atari games for the local paper. Before long he was the first syndicated game critic.
Retrospective If cyberpunk lives on, Shadowrun: Hong Kong should be its guiding light.
Swamp Things Breaking down the "bummer vibes" of Norco, a striking new adventure game.
Radio Ga Ga Lets Go! Baby! Friends World is a baffling browser-based MMO that harks back to social chatroom games.
Snake art, not war Snake walked so this art gallery of puzzle games could fly.
Clicked Don't miss one of 2021's best games—it's free on Steam and Itch.io.
👽 The story behind Drowned God: Conspiracy of the Ages is even weirder than its premise.
👻 With monsters pulled from Southeast Asian folklore, Ghostlore is the first action-RPG I’ve played that feels personal.
♀️ Twin sisters Amy Brady (Athena/Valkyrie) and Amber Dalton (Athena Twin) founded PMS Clan in 2002—now one of the oldest competitive gaming organizations in the world.
♠♥♣♦ For almost 20 years, Entropia players have been grinding, gambling, and selling virtual real estate to earn real dollars.
Pistol Priest The Lovecraft-inspired FPS with comic-book art makes a strong first impression.
Getaway When I couldn't travel for real, I decided to pick gaming worlds that offered unique escapism.
Shark Freak The indie duo behind pixel-pulps are making visual novel throwbacks to the wild fantasy of Conan the Barbarian.
Food for thought How The Forgotten City used food as a springboard for the rest of its society.
🏆 For Quake's 25th anniversary, we look back at a first-of-its-kind moment in FPS history.
Time capsule Great and terrible E3 moments—and fashion choices—from the last 25 years.
Play These A staggering selection of more than 1,000 games for a good cause. Here's where to start.