THE LAST FRIEND

The Fancies 2021: Kenneth Shepard’s Favorite Games That Weren’t Mass Effect

Gosh, 2021 is much harder to define for me than last year. 2020 was full of turmoil, and grief, but it was also a year of putting myself back together and coming out stronger on the other side. Now that 2021 is ending, there are a lot of things that…

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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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How Stonebot Brought Real Dogs into The Last Friend’s Post-Apocalyptic World

When The Last Friend fan Thom Truitt met his black labrador retriever, Mac, it was as a rescue. Mac had been chained up all summer by his previous owner and wasn’t really suited for his new home at a friend’s house. There was no fenced-in yard for him to run…

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The Last Friend’s Sincerity Cuts Through the Noise of Dog Meme-ification

The Last Friend draws from a lot of how we talk about dogs online. It talks about the relationship between dogs and humans in dog-related meme culture distilled to video game form. Humans are “hoomans,” dogs are of course “doggos,” and friends are simply “frens.” You can certainly pet the…

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REVIEWS

The Last Friend is Letting 400 Players Immortalize Their Dog in its World

The Last Friend was one of my favorite things I saw at PAX South in the before times when events were a thing, and the tower defense/beat-em-up mash-up finally has a release date. You, too, can start saving dogs from a post-apocalyptic wasteland on September 30. Now that a date…

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NEWS

What it’s Like Showing an Indie Game at PAX

Taking the financial leap to bring your game to an event like PAX South means something different to everyone. From the outside looking in, a booth on a showfloor is a playable advertisement for a game in hopes of convincing everyone who stops by to purchase the game when it…

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11 Indie Games From PAX South to Keep Your Eye On

PAX South was this weekend, and it’s a refreshing event to go to because it focuses so heavily on the smaller games from smaller teams. While I was there I saw several games, but a handful of them stuck with me the most. Here’s eleven games that left the biggest…

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