WALL JUMP Posts

2020-07-15 / Encounters /

Building worlds and delivering emotional hooks is hard. It is often fascinating, how indie studios manage that against the backdrop of scarce resources and existential…

2020-07-11 / Moments /

It was a simple assignment. One could argue that it was one of many repetitive tasks in this highly acclaimed, best-selling monstrosity of a game.…

I have always been suspicious of the Animal Crossing series. Somehow I found it hard to understand why people well beyond the age of thirty…

2020-07-04 / People

Warren Spector is one of the most renowned developers in the history of gaming. Looking at his body of work, it’s obvious that the central…

2020-07-01 / Sounds /

When I talk to others about how games can captivate me, it’s often about plot devices, gameplay innovations or photo-realistic visuals. Even for me, what…

2020-06-27 / Moments /

The SNES was my first very own console. Before that, I played several games for NES or PC at my friend’s places, or took turns…

There are a many games where the campaign can be played in split screen co-op mode – often the main character is paired with a…

2020-06-20 / People

Videogames are not only inspired by art, they do inspire art on their own. The unique hardware and sound architecture of early computer and videogame…