Author Archives: meganholmberg

Going, Going, Gone Home

Playing Gone Home this week I was struck by the notion that it seemed like large chunks of the story were either missing or obscured by a false sense of horror. As you explored the house it was easy to follow the story of Sam and Lonnie because it was read out loud in the … Continue reading “Going, Going, Gone Home” Continue reading

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Escaping to the OASIS

When you think of an oasis the first thing that comes to mind is probably something similar to the definition of the word given by merriam-webster. an area in a desert where there is water and plants a pleasant place that is surrounded by something unpleasant It conjures an image of a place that is safe … Continue reading “Escaping to the OASIS” Continue reading

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Virtual Hopes

VR is an exciting way to experience media in a more immersive way although it still has a long way to go before it is truly available for everyone to experience in their daily lives. This is largely because of the cost for a single setup even before you buy any games or interactive experiences … Continue reading “Virtual Hopes” Continue reading

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Interacting with Fiction

What makes a game a game? A game can be almost anything that has rules that define how to play and how to reach the end of the game. However, there are many games that feel more like an interactive story or experience than the traditional idea of a game. This is the case with … Continue reading “Interacting with Fiction” Continue reading

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Rushing Through The Journey

We embark on journeys of different lengths and purposes all the time, but we rarely stop to appreciate them. The journey is always seen as an obstacle to our goal, something we must go through to get what we want. Even when we get to the end we are not satisfied because there is always … Continue reading “Rushing Through The Journey” Continue reading

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Time and Perfection in Braid

I am a perfectionist in many aspects of my life. Perfection can mean many different things in a game though. Is it never making a mistake, or being able to fix your mistakes when you do make them? Is it finding every easter egg, puzzle piece, or extra point? Is it completing the game in … Continue reading “Time and Perfection in Braid” Continue reading

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