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#loveindies Week 2018

July 16, 2018 · Things We Like

We’re taking part in #loveindies Week: a celebration of the varied and glorious indie games we’ve played, and of you, the community who supports them (and us!). All week we’ll be sharing our reviews of indie games the Failbetter team have played and loved recently (mostly on our Twitter), and we’d love to hear about […]

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Guest Post: Aesthetic in Food and Games

February 5, 2016 · Things We Like

A guest blog from game designer Nic Tringali, of Sun Dogs. Cooking and game design share a lot of practices, but I think about one a lot over others: aesthetic. The aesthetic of food is perhaps everything you experience that is not the ‘taste’ of the food. A game’s aesthetic is everything not ‘gameplay’ (or […]

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Things We Like: That Which Sleeps

October 21, 2014 · Things We Like

Would you like to play a turn-based strategy game where you take the role of an ancient evil, using insidious powers and a network of sinister agents to prepare the way for your return? I know I would. Fortunately, King Dinosaur Games are making one. Their Kickstarter has already passed nine out of ten stretch […]

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THINGS WE LIKE: Pathologic (Ice-Pick Lodge)

September 29, 2014 · Things We Like

By George Khandaker-Kokoris, Unity Developer at Failbetter Games I still remember the first time I played Pathologic. Ice-Pick Lodge’s grueling survival game had passed me by on its first English release in 2006, and I only found it two years later thanks to Quintin Smith’s three-part essay on Rock, Paper, Shotgun. After reading the first […]

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