Games old & new for non-expert gamers
I'm Quinny and I like games.
I've been hooked on video games for 25 years, with gamer and non-gamer friends in equal measure. I noticed that my non-gamer friends often sought me out for recommendations — flattering! Many of them only knew of gaming as far as standard FPS games, and wanted to know if there were different games that they would enjoy. When I went to give them more info, I found that many of the write-ups I gave to those friends were inaccessible in some way; too much jargon, not enough explanation, too many nudges for in-jokes my friends weren't in on.
I love games, and I want people who didn't grow up on games to love them too. This blog is for them, people like them, and you.
Read my writing at quinnylikes.games
A lot of the time, video games make assumptions about what the player knows, or expects the player to intuitively understand a number of tropes specific to gameplay.
It is terribly refreshing to find a game that does not do that. At all.
My new post on Alexander Bruce's Antichamber: https://quinnylikes.games/antichamber/
I had hoped to have my next post up by now, but I confess it's turned into a bigger project.
I've realized that even with my best efforts, I'll use terms or slang that won't be intuitive to the average person reading my writing, so I decided to write a glossary for everyone's benefit.
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), the glossary currently contains 257 terms and did not take the week I hoped it might. Stay tuned for it in the next few weeks, and a new post this Wednesday regardless!
Mr. Fogg has made some absurd £20,000 bet with his buddies at the Reform Club that he can make it around the world in 80 Days. You are his intrepid valet, Passepartout, and your job is to make that happen ... somehow.
My newest post about inkle's interactive fiction game 80 Days: https://quinnylikes.games/80-days/
Hello, friends who've discovered my project!
I've had this blog since 2019, and it's historically been a little repository for sporadic posts for friends whenever something strikes me. Given that it's now going to be a Comradery project, I'm reviving it to post regularly for a wider audience, and devoting more structured time to putting out writing (that is to say, setting aside time to finish the 10+ articles in my drafts and start developing more).
Stay tuned for several new posts shortly!