Critical Distance is for Game Developers Too

“Game criticism has nothing to teach game developers.” This is a sentiment I’ve heard frequently from devs in the eight years I’ve been writing about games. It’s not universally-held, of course — many devs find tremendous value in criticism and higher-end analysis;…

We Are Hiring a New Senior Curator!

Hi everyone! Kris here. As many of you heard just moments ago via our Patreon newsletter, we are putting out an open call for a new Senior Curator. That’s right: my job. I am shifting my role here at Critical Distance to…

October 11th

Hello everyone. Are you having a good Sunday? I was just beginning to celebrate the cooler temperatures when suddenly my city was struck with another heat wave, so at the very least I hope you’re having a slightly more temperate weekend than…

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Our new Resources for Writers page

Here at Critical Distance, we often field questions from young and aspiring writers on where to go to get their work published. Obviously, you’re always able to go to a place like WordPress, Blogspot or Tumblr to start your own blog (send…

October 4th

Ahh, it’s finally October. Days are getting shorter, and the temperature is finally dropping enough that I have to close my windows at night. I’m sure it’ll be blazing hot for IndieCade though! It always is. Enough about the weather, though. Let’s…

September 27th

It’s beginning to feel a lot like October, and you know what that means: IndieCade and Halloween are right around the corner, and then we have a whole boring month before the ceaseless ‘end of the year’ retrospectives which populate December. Are…

September 20th

Welcome to another week of top shelf videogame criticism, analysis, and commentary! We have some strong offerings for you this week, so let’s get right into them. It’s This Week in Videogame Blogging! Making Marios It’s Super Mario Bros‘s 30th anniversary this…

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September 6th

I keep writing and deleting these intros, which is telling me that perhaps I’m overdue for sleep. I just couldn’t tear my eyes away from all the fresh words of this week’s roundup! So let’s get right into it. It’s This Week…

August 30th

Readers, do you know I’m sometimes mistaken for Australian? Don’t ask me why, with all the Zs and missing Us in my speech, but it happens. Anyway, right now I rather wish I were an Aussie. It’s approximately “claw my eyes out”…

August 16th

Where have all the flowers gone? And if your answer to that is anything but “Oklahoma!” we can never be friends. But that’s enough deep cut references out of me for one opener — let’s move ahead and get going with This…