July 11th

Welcome back, readers. And thanks for waiting. A little later this time around, but also a little longer. Lots of interviews this week, and some reviews too! I hope you find a piece or two below you can really dig into. This…

July 4th

Welcome back, readers. At the time of this issue’s publication, you have a few hours (about 8?) left to pick up the Queer Games Bundle over on Itch if you’ve been meaning to but haven’t yet! Around the site, Connor’s back with…

June 27th

Welcome back, readers. This week we’re plugging the Queer Games Bundle over on Itch, which brings together 200+ games from indie creators for the price of a single AAA title, and which runs for roughly a week more after this roundup’s publication….

June 20th

Welcome back, readers. If you happen to be looking for cool indie games to buy this weekend made by Black creators, this thread details some good starting points. This particular thread’s a year old but all the games listed are still great…

Queer Games Criticism in 2021 (so Far)

Welcome back gaymers! Pride Month is a year-round affair here at Critical Distance–the same goes for Wrath Month–but all the same it feels timely in June to highlight some of the best damn queer-themed writing featured in our weekly roundups through the…

June 13th

Welcome back, readers. For this issue, the cool thing I want to plug first is the TTRPG Charity Bundle for Trans Support currently being hosted over on Itch throughout the month of June. There’s some stellar talent included in this package, and…

June 6th

Welcome back, readers. Remember that bundle on Itch we mentioned last week, with the proceeds going towards aid for Palestine via UNRWA? You’ve probably read this elsewhere already, but that bundle is live, bringing together over a thousand different games, works, and…

May 30th

Welcome back, readers. There’s a big bundle of games, art, and other work being put together by some folks on Itch, with the proceeds going towards aid for Palestine via UNRWA. It doesn’t appear to be live yet but when it does…

May 23rd

Welcome back, readers. Last week, I very briefly used the official Critical Distance Twitter account to express my gratitude to the IGN staff who took the initiative among major US games press outlets by speaking up about the humanitarian crisis Palestinians in…

May 16th

I’d appreciate it a bunch, friends and readers, if you can take a bit of time today to look up ways you can support and render aid to the Palestinian people currently suffering through ethnic cleansing, displacement, and colonial brutality at the…