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The Fancies 2021: Elise’s Top Games of the Year

This is going to sound corny, but this past year has been a huge lesson in happiness and balance for me. I changed jobs, moved across the country, and started anew in more ways than one. Part of that transition has been interacting with games differently than before, allowing myself…

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How Four Developers Made Their Bestselling Puzzle Game Overboard! in Just 100 Days

As the world went into lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, a small British video game studio called Inkle felt lost. They were “miserable,” co-founder and narrative designer Jon Ingold tells Fanbyte. As they put the finishing touches on a Nintendo Switch port of their 2019 adventure game Heaven’s Vault, the…

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Overboard! is an Ingenious Murder Mystery Where You’re the Killer

My first playthrough of Overboard! went terribly wrong. Having just killed my husband, there was mounting evidence against me, including a slew of witnesses. Playing through the game several more times, I finally managed to turn the tables. You could still say things went wrong, but this time, disaster fell…

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