Girls: reality, sexuality and feminism
Coming of Age / Female protagonist / Girls / Mental illness / Social commentary / Women

Girls: reality, sexuality and feminism

I recently discovered and fell in love with HBO’s award-winning series Girls. It took me some time at first, but I am now convinced that Girls is a revolutionary move in television and a huge step forward for the portrayal of women in media. Girls details the ups and downs of four very different women in their early twenties living … Continue reading

Review: A Bird Story and the difference between games and movies
Coming of Age / Indie / Storytelling

Review: A Bird Story and the difference between games and movies

Freebird Games’ A Bird Story is beautiful short game. Overflowing with pathos, this simple gem brought me to tears with its poignant use of music, charming retro design and extremely skilled wordless storytelling. A Bird Story follows the journey of a young boy through the loneliness of childhood, frictions with neglectful adults and the joys and whims of the imagination. … Continue reading

[Gamechurch article] Never Alone: A story that must be told
Coming of Age / Female protagonist / Indie / Storytelling

[Gamechurch article] Never Alone: A story that must be told

Never Alone plays like the heartbeat of the Inupiaq people. Developed in collaboration with nearly forty Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members, Never Alone provides a priceless window into the Inupiaq soul. A poignant labour of love, I feel privileged to have shared in it. Read the rest of my article on Never Alone on Gamechurch. Continue reading

Child of Light: light versus dark and coming of age
Child of Light / Coming of Age / Female protagonist / Indie / RPGs

Child of Light: light versus dark and coming of age

Child of Light is probably the most beautiful game I have ever played. A tender, tragic and poetic coming of age masterpiece, this gem of a game struck chords on a deep, soul level, in a way that I have rarely experienced. It is hard to describe in words the emotional and spiritual journey Child of Light has brought me on. … Continue reading