No Man’s Sky Diary_Log Entry_01: The Rasamama S36_Spacetime_10.08.2016

No Man’s Sky Diary The following notes are brief. Nonetheless they describe my venture into the vastness of the universe, in search for … I don’t know yet.   The Rasamama S36; Spacetime 10.08.2016 August 10th, space year 2016… The Rasamama S36 had crashed, and I was forced to reassemble it, collecting materials from the…

The Success behind Super Mario

“It’s a me, Mario!” In a recent article, Super Mario: The Success behind the Jumping Video Game Plumber (original title: Super Mario: Deshalb ist der hüpfende Videospiel-Klempner so beliebt), Sebastian Richly investigates upon the reasons behind Mario’s ongoing success. I had the pleasure of helping in the process, and was asked several questions. We discerned several reason…

Agency and Personal Responsibility in Telltale’s The Walking Dead

The article was previously released in the January issue of Making Games magazine and online at www.makinggames.de. The present atricle shows some minor corrections. In an attempt to evolve the medium of the video game on an aesthetic level, Telltale’s post-apocalyptic vision in The Walking Dead steps away from competitive combat and lays strong emphasis on meaningful narrative…

Happy Birthday Good Old Friend!

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Game Boy, I took the liberty of posting this picture. The original Game Boy was my first gaming console (or system) and I hereby want to thank Nintendo and the Game Boy for introducing video games to my life. Happy Birthday good old friend!

Swedish Game Awards Conference 2014

  Some impressions from Stockholm, the  Södertörns Högskola,  and the 2014 Swedish Game Awards Conference including the talk on “Dystopian Narratives in Video Games.” Welcome to the Swedish Game Awards 2014  Welcome to Rapture 😉 Talk on Dystopia     Expo floor   Stockholm &  Nightlife 😉   The Finn 😉 ?!? Hostel on a boat!  Alan…