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Platform Win, Mac, Linux Publisher N/A Developer The Chinese Room Release Date Feb 14, 2012

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The problem with 'walking sims'

In the past few years, a game genre has emerged that's found millions of fans. So-called "walking sims" like Dear Esther, Gone Home, Firewatch and Virginia have extended the definition of games,...

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Blackwood Crossing will pull on your heartstrings

Gameplay footage of train adventure shows a highly promising story

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Dear Esther coming to PS4, Xbox One in September

With new directors’ commentary

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Pretty post-apocalyptic puzzle Homesick is now available on Steam

Lucky Pause's first-person post-apocalyptic puzzle-exploration game Homesick is now available on Steam. A new trailer was released this week showing the game's gorgeous three-dimensional spaces....

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture set for summer release

This new trailer for PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is yet another reason to get really excited about this game. Released today, the trailer announced that the game will...

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A video game where you play as you, and you move about and do stuff

This game is about real life. The main protagonist is you. Called Reflections, the game is still in Greenlight mode on Steam. Even if the set-up sounds a little unusual, the game does look pretty...

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French-Canadian adventure Kôna hits Kickstarter target

Greenlit by the Steam community and due for release next year, Kôna is a game that throws lots of mechanics at the player, while it tells a murder mystery tale. Developed by French-Canadian outfit...

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Virginia seeks to bring human faces to the narrative game

Narrative games that are heavy on plot and discovery, but light on mechanics, are bringing a new definition to the notion of video games. They tell evocative stories in atmospheric worlds. But...

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture trailer, E3 2014

This teaser trailer shows a little less of the game than the few playable sequences The Chinese Room elected to show at E3, but it gives you a sense of the world. Set in an alternative England in...

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is the most un-E3 game of E3

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture may yet be an impactful, landmark piece of storytelling in video games. But amidst the nonstop sensory assault of E3 2014, it was very, very tough to see that. Or...