Plague Inc. and Ebola: The Unsettling Realism of Epidemic Simulators – Paste Magazine

In another episode of “Carli is uncomfortable about a thing, here’s why,” I talk about Ebola. It’s not in the news so much anymore, but at the time I pitched … Continue reading Plague Inc. and Ebola: The Unsettling Realism of Epidemic Simulators – Paste Magazine

The Best of the West, Armchair Anthropologists – Five Out of Ten Magazine

I’ll make this brief. Two articles I wrote — one on the rhythm games community and another about the power of objects and storytelling in games — are available to … Continue reading The Best of the West, Armchair Anthropologists – Five Out of Ten Magazine

Twine games show the best choice is often the one that doesn’t exist – Polygon

So yeah here’s another piece I wrote on choice in games. Inadvertently, I’m interested in this topic so go figure. In this piece in Polygon, I wrote about how Twine … Continue reading Twine games show the best choice is often the one that doesn’t exist – Polygon

The Walking Dead’s season finale crystallizes the game’s uneasy morality – Kill Screen

Well it’s finally here, the final chapter. I still don’t quite know what I think but this was a good start to that discussion and those feelings, especially since the Walking … Continue reading The Walking Dead’s season finale crystallizes the game’s uneasy morality – Kill Screen

Silent Killer: Mental Illness and Videogames as Therapy – Paste Magazine

Hello y’all, In the wake of Depression Quest’s Steam release and my own recent struggles with mental illness I decided to interview a few people about the games they’ve made … Continue reading Silent Killer: Mental Illness and Videogames as Therapy – Paste Magazine

Simon Karlsson on the Papercraft of A Song for Viggo – Paste Magazine

In this article I interviewed Swedish developer SImon Karlsson, who is making a game entirely out of paper. I was very intrigued by the concept of making a game based … Continue reading Simon Karlsson on the Papercraft of A Song for Viggo – Paste Magazine

Games of Love: The Relationships of Mass Effect and Fire Emblem – Paste Magazine

This piece, without much introduction, is sort of a direct response to me not being able to romance Jack and Samara in Mass Effect 2. I’m still a little upset … Continue reading Games of Love: The Relationships of Mass Effect and Fire Emblem – Paste Magazine

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review – Paste Magazine

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review – Paste Magazine I’m not going to say much here, but this is a must play just based on aesthetics, let alone the emotional … Continue reading Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review – Paste Magazine