Category: Moments

When we talk to each other about games, we are not talking about ratings, but about the MOMENTS that move us.

In this section, the authors of WALL JUMP focus on the very special moments that they experienced in video games.

2021-12-01 / Moments /

All right. It’s time to go public with this: Yes, I’m a curmudgeon. Yes, I’m getting old. Yes, the world, generally speaking, is totally getting on my nerves.

2021-11-24 / Moments /

In Lemmings 2 there is an object, eight by five pixels in size and red. It looks like it’s just a decorative boat mounting device placed in the background by a playful level designer. At least that’s what I thought it was for over 25 years.

2021-11-10 / Moments /

I hoped that a journey to the golden kingdom of Torna would clarify unanswered questions. But I learned nothing about hate, only bitterness.

Strained patience threads: How games (don’t) earn the “the-tutorial-you-don’t-notice” trophy.

2021-09-29 / Moments /
2021-09-18 / Moments /

When I mess up a trick in “Skatebird,” my budgie plops off the board, rolls motionless across the floor, and eventually comes to a stop. In this frozen state, he always reminds me of the morning when I was a kid and found that my budgie Ricky had died overnight and fallen off his perch onto the cage floor.