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Visual Essay Jam roundup

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The first Visual Essay Jam was held on itch.io over the weekend of February 10th-12th. In this short time, and only two weeks after I had come up with the idea in the first place, 25 visual essays were submitted, covering a…

The Art of Level Design Analysis

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As part of our ongoing efforts to enrich and diversify the curation of critical games writing, Critical Distance is proud to present this new Spotlight feature bringing together a selection of top-tier level design analyses by guest contributor Hamish Todd. Level designers…

This Year In Video Game Blogging 2011

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Welcome to 2012! Here at Critical Distance, your regularly scheduled This Week In Video Game Blogging is taking a break to make way for our year-end retrospective. The editorial crew has been hard at work culling through the year’s 937 links plus…

Ten Years of Penny Arcade

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Compiling a tribute compilation of the past ten years of Penny Arcade is not an exact science. My first impulse was to organize everything by chronological order, but because so many of the comics are topical that format rapidly falls apart. How…