CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE

The Leaders of Finji Want You To Remember People Make Their Games

On a temperate Friday afternoon in June, the sun flitted among the clouds creating the perfect day to sit outside and relax — except I was sitting in my childhood bedroom enthralled by Cofounder and Director at Finji Co. Adam Saltsman’s retelling of Star Trek (2009)’s surprise Fantastic Fest premiere.…

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Chicory’s Team is Teasing What I Guess Will Be Another GOTY

Developer Greg Lobanov is teasing something new from the Chicory: A Color Tale team. It’s not a trailer, no game name or flashy details for now; it’s just an adorable animated bat-thing, and what I reckon is a creature from a future Game of the Year. On Twitter, the Chicory…

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The Fancies 2021: The Big Fanbyte Game of the Year 2021 Roundup

We finally did it. We killed another year — 2021 this time — and now laugh and dance on its atemporal corpse. Its reign of tyranny is over and now we feast… on some very good video games. Specifically, we’re taking a look at Fanbyte Game of the Year 2021…

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The Fancies 2021: Michael Higham’s 10 Favorite Games That Aren’t FFXIV Endwalker

Trust me, there are other games I play besides Final Fantasy XIV. Still, I’m predictable as hell, but I know what I like. Life isn’t all catgirls and bunny boys, crystals and aether, or calamity and Primals — though many of my favorite games share similar themes. I think for…

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The Fancies 2021: Some of Imran’s Top Games of the Year

I don’t think we have enough appreciation for how weird 2021 has been for video games — or really anything. That anything came out this year is a small miracle; that enough really good things came out this year to fill a list, much less the list of 50 games…

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The Fancies 2021: Andrea Shearon’s Game of the Year List

I’m gonna kick off my Game of the Year list with a spoiler: every year, when there’s a Final Fantasy XIV expansion, said expansion winds up being my number one. I still want you to pretend to be surprised when you get to the end and see Endwalker. That being…

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The Fancies 2021: Collin’s Guide to Picking Your GOTY

It’s that time of the year again where we at Fanbyte share our favorite games of the year. This discussion typically includes insightful listicles, chaotic podcasts, and the infamous Jordies. Yet, I realized that you, the humble reader, do not get to join in and pick your game of the…

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The Fancies 2021: Natalie Flores’ Game of the Year List

2021 has often been pretty terrible, but at least it’s been a fantastic year for video games. I genuinely mean that. Video games are in some way tied to every source of happiness I’ve had throughout the last 12 months. That they’ve had such a spectacular year, offering plenty of…

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ICYMI: Here’s Everything from Nintendo’s December Indie World Event

Nintendo’s indie focus has ebbed and flowed over the years, but it’s hard to describe the occasional indie world events as anything other than useful for people who want to look off the beaten path for new games and experiences. This December 2021 event — quite possibly the last gaming…

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Games of 2021 As Pokemon

Chicory: A Colorful Tale Resident Evil: Village Before Your Eyes Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury 12 Minutes     Life is Strange: True Colors Boyfriend Dungeon Tales of Arise Operation: Tango Gnosia The Last Friend Previous years as Pokemon: Games of 2020 As Pokemon Games of 2019 as…

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Wholesome Games Are a Growing Trend, but What Does ‘Wholesome’ Really Mean?

When we talk about “wholesome games,” we talk about them in a variety of ways, from colorful and vibrant colors, to charming and lovable characters, and even a distinct absence of violence. It’s easy for us, as the audience, to sit back and assign labels like “wholesome” to different games.…

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For a Game About Imperfections, Chicory: A Colorful Tale Is Practically Perfect

I’m going to spend the next several hundred words trying to illustrate what makes Chicory: A Colorful Tale so wonderful that it’s become one of my all-time favorite games. It’s an inherently doomed task. There’s no big picture or smaller study I can create that will do it justice. This…

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Chicory: A Colorful Tale Will Bring Color Into Your Life Next Month

Earlier this week, the developers behind the incredibly charming Chicory: A Colorful Tale announced its release date. The much-anticipated creative exploration game that will let you play as a dog who wields a magic brush will be released on June 10. Chicory: A Colorful Tale was first officially unveiled on…

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Musical Food, Spy Thrillers, and Console Disco Elysium Headline PlayStation Indies Showcase

Today, Sony spotlighted several independent games coming to PlayStation platforms as part of the PlayStation Indies initiative led by Shuhei Yoshida. These spotlights were rolled out throughout the day, so we gathered them all up in one place in case you missed any of seven games shown off. Operation: Tango…

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