Category: Under the Bed

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  1. My Boyfriend: The Game ❤ Part 1

    Stanley and Vanessa have been besties since fourth grade, and now they’re going on their first vacation without parents EVER! Though Vanessa’s hidden feelings for Stanley continue to grow, Stanley has other plans, and tries to score a date with the local surf shop loiterer, Dude. Also, something about pets! I’m not really sure.

  2. Let’s Make Bad Decisions in The Path (Plus: Contradiction!)

    Putting aside the enigma of why game form is challenged while books can be books and films can be films, not everyone takes equally well to the game genre with no apparent goal but to encounter novel stimuli, a phenomenon which is usually a logical and implicit side effect of most games. Picture Yume Nikki, only 3D, with six main characters and one central location, a large forest with randomly generated layout.

  3. It’s OK If You Killed Everyone in Undertale

    Death in gaming is usually commonplace, and not just in explicitly violent titles like Call of Duty. Even most Nintendo protagonists send their enemies to the void. When Undertale gives us the chance to circumvent this behavior, are those in the minority who choose to kill regardless really morally reprehensible, compared to the many players who took this unique opportunity?

  4. Fran Bow Rocks!

    The inhabitants of “Fran Bow’s” fantastic world are as companionable as a night-time romp with your stuffed animals — one of the game’s selling points is even the “50+ interactive unique characters with unique personalities.” Unique personalities!

  5. “Hets” Makes Me Angry (Plus: Residence Gudul)

    “Hets” by Ditto is a rainbow-rific platform shooter in a magical land of bugs and unhealthy anger coping strategies. Using a heavy-quotations “rifle” end-heavy-quotations, you must trek through 16 randomly generated levels disposing of evil statues and more hostile alien creatures than you can fit in your grandma’s sock drawer, collecting upgrades along the way. Also featuring a review of the much-more-appealing Murder at the Residence Gudul by Sparklin Labs.