Best of 2012 – The Importance of Standing Still

Best of 2012 – The Importance of Standing Still

Voted for by Keegan, Tania and Markuz

The games industry moves at a ridiculous pace. No sooner has generic sequel three hundred and twenty two been announced, and suddenly the latest console rumours are flying, another developer has closed, and before you know it there’s…

Best of 2012 – 10 Games and Their Classic 8-Point Story Arcs

Best of 2012 – 10 Games and Their Classic 8-Point Story Arcs

Voted for by Richie, Stu and Tim

It is generally agreed that most stories are structured around the classic, reliable 8-Point Story Arc – a formula that dictates every story should be built around these steps;

  1. Stasis
  2. Trigger
  3. The Quest
  4. Surprise
  5. Critical Choice
  6. Climax

Best of 2012 – I Heart… Theme Hospital

Best of 2012 – I Heart… Theme Hospital

Voted for by Ed, Ric and Lorna

Bert,

Please find enclosed my full report at Toffington Hospital.
I trust you’ll make the appropriate persons aware.

Regards,
Sigmund

Sigmund Bullfrog Esq.
Ministry Of Medicine

Annual Hospital Audit.
Date: 25th July 1997
Time:…

Theme Park (Android) – Review

Theme Park (Android) – Review

Theme Park was fucking acecakes; it was the only way to throw a kid around to the point where they threw up without running the risk of Esther Rantzen and her lovies getting involved. Sadly, with original developers Bullfrog having been out of the game…