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Dan Schindel lives and works in Los Angeles. He writes about art, movies, TV, books, games, and pretty much anything else he can watch or read or play.
Dubious Games: Passage turns the side-scroller into a twisted game of life
In 2012, 14 video games were selected as the inaugural additions to the Museum of Modern Art’s new video game collection. Most of the titles – Tetris...
Mosaic is a game, even if the creator says it’s not
It’s not often that you see a work of art defined by its genre before its medium, but the Wikipedia page for Mosaic distinguishes it from other pages...
Bandersnatch is a video game throwback in more ways than one
With 2018 drawing to a close, Netflix ignited wide-reaching social media buzz with its surprise announcement that it would be releasing a standalone...
Dubious Games: Ennuigi confronts the sadness of being Luigi
Dark post-apocalyptic reimaginings of kid-friendly entertainment are nothing new, but no fan or official work in that vein works quite like Ennuigi...
More than Zork: Four of the best modern text adventures
It’s funny that text-based games are commonly called “interactive fiction,” since that’s a label suitable for most video games. That name is a relic...
The magical realism of Kentucky Route Zero
A gas station shaped like a horse head. A haunted mine. A museum dedicated to different types of dwelling places. A mountain hall housing a...