Hello there! Zolani Stewart here. While Zoya is away, I’ll be taking over this week in videogame blogging, and listing some of the great writing that’s published this first full week of July.

Looking Back

There was a lot of writing this week that acted as retrospectives of older games:

Teachings of the Past

Along with retrospectives came historical writings that give perspective into games and game design:


Space and Design

Several articles were written about the design of virtual space and the balance between space, fiction and reality:

Reactions and Experiences

That’s all for this week! Please do keep sending in recommendations, they help a great deal. Critical Distance is a community-supported organisation, and as such we rely on your donations. If you’re able to spend a couple of dollars a month to keep us going, we would all appreciate it. Thank you!