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.

Coffee Talk

With a few years passed, VA-11 Hall-A‘s influence is finally starting to be felt on the indie scene. The novel

Disco Elysium

In 1984, an Estonian born Karelian (from the former land of Karelia that’s now divided between Finland and Russia) named

Star Wars: The Old Republic

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Old Republic, The (Star Wars)

Bioware’s return to Star Wars before the Disney buy out and after they handed off LucasArts’ ridiculous time tables to

Style Savvy

There’s a lot of games out there, and something worth considering is that there’s types of games you may not

Urban Chaos: Riot Response

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Urban Chaos

The sixth generation was bizarre. We were finally figuring out 3D and how old genres could excel in this new

Urban Chaos

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Urban Chaos

In 1997, a few ex-Bullfrog developers formed their own studio called Mucky Foot Productions, and they managed to make three

Serious Sam Spin-Offs After Serious Sam 3

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Serious Sam

Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter – PC (2012) Developer: Eric Ruth Games Publisher: Devolver Digital Director: Eric Ruth Genre: Action:

Serious Sam 3: BFE

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Serious Sam

The times were not kind to Croteam after Serious Sam 2. With the game’s disappointing sales, Croteam had to buy

Serious Sam Spin-Offs (Part 1)

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Serious Sam

Serious Sam: Next Encounter – PS2, Gamecube (2004) Developer: Climax Solent Publisher: Global Star Software Director: Mark Davies Genre: Action:

Serious Sam Advance

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Serious Sam

Writing about every Serious Sam game would eventually get old. It’s a series with a simple foundation that doesn’t deviate

Serious Sam 2

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Serious Sam

For the three years after The Second Encounter, this serious series of games would be kept alive through ports and

Serious Sam: The Second Encounter

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Serious Sam

Images used for First and Second Encounter come from the HD remasters. A year after The First Encounter came the

Serious Sam: The First Encounter

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Serious Sam

Images used for First and Second Encounter come from the HD remasters. Warning: This article is going to get serious!

Simulacra

In 2016, a small group of indie developers released Sara is Missing, a free game where you are presented with

Pillars of Eternity

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Pillars of Eternity

After years of licensed games, spin-offs for larger franchises, and a failed attempt at their own original series, Obsidian found

Sleeping Dogs

A problem we’re having with massive, big budget games is that they try to cram in too much and create

Contact

Back at the dawn of the new millennium, Grasshopper Manufacture was paying the bills by helping out on the development

Bear Stearns Bravo

“Everything happens so much.” That definitely includes this game, which was already happening before it even released. On April 14th,

Lair of the Clockwork God

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Ben and Dan

It has been eleven years since the last Ben & Dan game. Ben Ward and Dan Marshall’s send up series

Killer Is Dead

The seventh console generation was not kind to Grasshopper Manufacture or SUDA 51. While they did fine on the Wii,

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