I suck at PC games

I am terrible at PC games. I don’t know why this is–I cut my teeth playing games on computers and didn’t really pick up a controller until I bought myself a Playstation 1 in 1996. It’s not that I lack proficiency with the games themselves, it’s that I can never finish anything. If you’re wondering […]

Wind-up Knight on iOS

Please bear with me for a moment as I take a moment to mention Wind-up Knight again. We’ve just released a version for iOS, which you can find at the App Store. There’s also a new update for Android out today as well. This game is the reason that I haven’t blogged about horror games […]

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, folks! I mentioned in my previous post that I would soon return to a regular posting schedule. I know, it’s a promise I’ve made before, and one that is increasingly difficult to keep. For this post, let me tell you about what I’ve been up to for the past six month that has […]

Playing PC Games is Hard

One of the most contentious aspects of this site is my decision not to include PC games in the Quest. This decision is not borne of some hate for the PC as a game machine, as some have supposed. Nor does it stem from some imagined key difference between PC horror and console horror. You […]

The Internet as Horror Media

A couple of years ago I attended a lecture by comics researcher (and artist!) Scott McCloud, which I throughly enjoyed. McCloud is interested in how comics work–he calls them “sequential art,” and his books are fascinating dissections of the fundamental artistic techniques upon which that medium is based. One of McCloud’s recent interests is the […]

Robot Invader

I don’t usually use this space to talk about myself, but I thought you guys might be interested in why my posting schedule has fallen off a cliff again this year. As you may now, I spent the last several years working at Google, first as an engineer and then as an evangelist for the […]

The Shining is Messed Up (spatially)

You should watch this interesting analysis about the various physical impossibilities of the hotel in The Shining. There’s an argument to be made that these inconsistencies are the result of simple set design flaws, but even in that case the point of the analysis is that (intentional or not) the spatial anomolies present in the […]

Stained Glass Pyramid Head and a Free Xbox

I don’t really accept donations anymore–I haven’t for the past few years. Though I’ve been too lazy to remove the link, my collection of horror games has reached the point that the things I do not own are obscure or brand new, and either way I can buy them myself. But a few weeks ago […]

I’m not dead (yet)

Stuff is happening. I’ll tell you about it soon. My desire to blog about horror games remains insatiable, I just haven’t had time to compose my thoughts lately. Portal 2 might have had something to do with my absence as well. Today I was on a panel at a conference called Learning from Hollywood, part […]

A Proud Parent

Just wanted to assure you all that my three year old daughter is enjoying a proper horror upbringing. Please find below her depiction of a girl who is clearly either on day seven of a Japanese curse or has peered into the depths of some underground cyclopean city to witness Shub-Niggurath and her thousand young.