All posts by Jonathan Kaharl

Freelance games and anime writer, lover of indie games and old point and clicks. Bi, male, will go on forever about existentialism if given the chance.

Broken Age

In February 2012, Tim Schafer launched a kickstarter campaign for a Double Fine adventure title, marking his return to the

Saturday Morning RPG

Disclaimer: Developer Mighty Rabbit Studios has been a contributor to the HG101 Patreon but did not request a review nor

Party Hard

Funny story: Both this and Punch Club were not only published by tinyBuild Games, but both were also games focused


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Anodyne

In March of 2012, two friends decided to make a game together. They finished it January 2013, and released it

Randal’s Monday

LucasArts, to this day, is the name that keeps coming up in the point and click world. They completely defined

Punch Club

You remember how Gainax’s Princess Maker series basically invented an entire new subgenre and influenced a bizarre amount of western

DLC Quest

One of the modern plagues on gaming has become DLC and freemium game design. With the rise of cellphone gaming

Supercharged Robot VULKAISER

Here it is, everyone. This is it. This is every single 1970s mecha anime ever made. Yelling, combining giant robots,


Criterion Games will forever be known as “those people that made Burnout.” That’s not necessarily bad, mind you, as Burnout

Always Sometimes Monsters

Indie games have a difficult time standing out. Many go the safe route and pay homage to old genres or


MadWorld is a game that detest you. Well, half of it does, but we’ll get back to that a bit

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

 Remember ragdoll physics? As we entered the sixth console generation, ragdoll physics were becoming all the rage in the gaming


Owlboy was a game that took nine years to make. It started development in 2007 and finally got released in 2016.

Danganronpa 3 (Anime)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Danganronpa

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE FRANCHISE (but not Danganronpa 3 itself) Something weird happened after that first anime adaptation. The


Downwell is a game where you jump into a well and then go down it. Also, there are monsters that you

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Nelly Cootalot

In September 2008, a sequel to Nelly Cootalot was announced to be in development …and nothing. No news came about

Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Nelly Cootalot

Something really interesting about point and click adventure games is that the usual skill ceiling for developing them (coding, level

Thomas Was Alone

In 2012, Mike Bithell released Thomas Was Alone, an unexpected indie hit that has gone on to sell over one million


We have games about games, and we have games about the people who play them, but Divekick is a strange beast that

Stanley Parable, The

Back in 2011, when the Source engine was still making waves as a modder’s video game development playground before the

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