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Game Title Developer Year Released Article Title
Awesomenauts Ronimo Games 2012 Casual Competition and Awesome Addiction: The Enduring Joy of Ronimo Games’ Awesomenauts
Costume Quest Double Fine Productions 2010 Masked by Charm: On Double Fine’s Costume Quest, the Shallowest RPG I’ve Ever Played
Crypt of the NecroDancer Brace Yourself Games 2015 In the Beginning was the Beat: How Crypt of the NecroDancer Turns a Potential Gimmick into an Integral Game Mechanic
Dead Space Visceral Games 2008 AAA Horror that Works: How the Original Dead Space Maintains a Tense Atmosphere
Defense Grid: The Awakening Hidden Path Entertainment 2008 Towering Tower Defense: In Praise of the Gameplay, Execution, and Aesthetics of Hidden Path’s Original Defense Grid
FTL: Faster Than Light Subset Games 2012 Style by Necessity: FTL: Faster Than Light, and Pixel Art as an Art Movement
LUFTRAUSERS Vlambeer 2014 99 Arcade Luftballons: 3 Major Pros and 2 Minor Cons of Vlambeer’s Bullet Hell Arcade Dogfighter LUFTRAUSERS
Offspring Fling! Kyle Pulver 2012 A Hidden Gauntlet: The Brutal Platformer Hiding Behind the Lovely Facade of Offspring Fling!
Papers, Please Lucas Pope 2013 Coherent Contradictions: Exploring the Literary Qualities of Papers, Please from the Perspectives of the New Critics and the Russian Formalists
Pixel Piracy Quadro Delta 2015 Swashbuckling Bored: The Bad Design Choices, Game-breaking Bugs, and Superficial Execution of Quadro Delta’s Pixel Piracy
Portal Valve 2007 Thinking, with Portals: Why Portal‘s Campaign is Superior to Portal 2‘s Campaign (in Tone and Design)
prog.1 Vector Arcade 2016 Pithy Platforming: On the Strong Visual Design, Strong Thematic Gameplay, and Light Content of prog.1
Puzzle Link 2 Yumekobo 2000 Integrated Game Goals: On Yumekobo’s Puzzle Link 2, and the Potential Simplicity of Good Game Design
Rogue Legacy Cellar Door Games 2013 Turned Up to 11: Rogue Legacy‘s Remix Bosses and the Virtues of Nonlinear Difficulty Scaling
Shovel Knight Yacht Club Games 2014 As From a Time Machine: How Shovel Knight Rises Above its Capacity for Nostalgia
Soccer Spirits Big Ball Co. 2014 {Guest Post} Recalling Soccer Spirits: A Diamond-League Player’s Opinions on its Successes and Shortcomings
SOUND VOLTEX KONAMI 2012 {Guest Post} Blasting into Arcade Rhythm Games: My Adventures with Sound Voltex and the Church of Rasis
Spacechem Zachtronics 2011 Lost in Spacechem: The Addiction, Atmosphere, and Exquisite Challenge of Zachtronics’ Spacechem
Spelunky Mossmouth 2012 Platforming Perfection: The Incredible Design and Even Better Execution of Mossmouth’s Spelunky
Super Crate Box Vlambeer 2010 Simple Arcade Innovation: The Elegant, Ingenious Gameplay of Vlambeer’s Super Crate Box
Terraria Re-Logic 2011 Yes Half Measures: 5 Reasons You Should Play Terraria on Mediumcore Difficulty
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Edmund McMillen/Nicalis 2014 Bound and Determined: The Binding of Isaac as a Worthy Successor to the Original Legend of Zelda
The Sentient Uncaged Studios 2016 Galactic Potential: An Introduction to (and Cursory Assessment of) Uncaged Studios’ The Sentient
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt CD Projekt RED 2015 {Guest Post} The Witcher 3’s Worst-written Characters or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy the Game
Transistor Supergiant Games 2014 Red Pen: On the Interestingly Deep yet Frustratingly Vague Plot of Supergiant Games’ Transistor
Tricone Lab Partickhill Games 2015 Salubrious Cells: The Relaxing, Fluid Feel and Fresh, Stylized Design of Partickhill Games’ Tricone Lab
Volvox Neotenia 2015 A Natural Selection: On the Strong Core Gameplay and Puzzle Design in Neotenia’s Volvox
VVVVVV Terry Cavanagh 2010 A Game with 1980s Cohesion: The Compelling and Eery Retro Unity of Terry Cavanagh’s Relentless Platformer VVVVVV
Wizorb Tribute Games 2011 Through the Looking Orb: Wizorb and the Tradition of Short, High-quality, Arcade-style Games

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