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Haven Proves Games Can Be Queer Inclusive If There’s the Will

Last week, indie developer The Game Bakers updated Haven to allow players to play a same-sex version of its central romance. The original RPG centers around a woman named Yu and a man named Kay, a couple on the run from a system that would keep them apart. It’s a…

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The Couple Update Makes Haven Super Gay and Interesting to Me, Specifically

Haven was one of Natalie Flores’ favorite games of 2020, and I never actually got around to it. But with the game’s new free Couple Update, I’m more enticed to head back and see what all the fuss was about. This is because now, players can choose different versions of…

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The Couple Update Makes Haven Super Gay and Interesting to Me, Specifically

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Natalie Flores’s Game of the Year 2020 List

As Samara once said in Mass Effect 2, “I am a ruined vessel of sorrow and regret, but I am free.” With this Game of the Year list, I will be free. Y’all, I am so very tired after 2020. This was a hellish year that was made so much…

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Many Games Have Romance, but Few Do It as Exquisitely as Haven

My favorite moment in Haven is incredibly short and unremarkable. It’s an interaction between Yu and Kay, the game’s dual protagonists. It’s not a main narrative beat; it can randomly happen multiple times as you traverse the game’s gorgeous vistas. As Kay collects cooking ingredients, he comments on how the…

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Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase Revealed (and Released) Some Cool Indie Games

Nintendo held another Indie World Showcase today, showing about 20 minutes of new footage and announcements for independent games coming to the Switch. As it turns out, a non-insignificant amount of them were made available for the console/handheld hybrid today. Hades After just under two years of being on early…

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All The Games Spotlighted By Sony’s PlayStation Indies Initiative Today

Back in November, former Head of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida stepped down from his role in order to spearhead a new initiative within the company to work with independent developers on games for PlayStation platforms. This was meant to ensure they were financially supported and had the resources they…

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