Elizabeth Hargrave’s Surprisingly Successful Board Game

In the board-game world, where characters are often zombies and military figures, Elizabeth Hargrave’s Wingspan takes a different route. With scientifically accurate descriptions and depictions of birds, it’s a card-based game in which each player’s goal is to attract birds to their network of wildlife preserves. Players assign birds, outfitted with special powers and specific capabilities, to habitats and tally points based on whether or …

Mario Video Game Inventor Shigeru Miyamoto on Design

In a superb new Vox video, visionary Shigeru Miyamoto addresses what has made his games—Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros, Zelda and more—so powerful. Filled with insight and wit, the video explains Miyamoto’s emphasis on storytelling before programming and consumer’s want to feel a sense of completion. Miyamoto himself addresses his background in industrial design and how a game must teach a player how to play. …

Indie and Experimental Video Games at 2015 ArtCade Con

CultureHub’s one night only modern-day arcade, including games yet to be released

What a time to be alive—especially if you play video games. The interactive entertainment medium has never been more exciting, and from blockbuster narrative masterpieces to low-budget experimental gems, the limits of technology and creativity are constantly being pushed. And whether their purpose is to bring about pure fun for hours, or bring us to our knees and have us question whether choice has any …