Performance Alert: Schaffer The Darklord

I’m quite happy to announce that the always-satirical Schaffer The Darklord will be performing at the New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards on February 5, 2013 at NYU’s Pfizer Auditorium. Here’s how it happened. When we convene for meetings, Schaffer’s work is often a topic of conversation, and when we began to plan the Awards, his…

Of Outreach In The Bronx And Thanksgiving

By Harold Goldberg Last week, I traveled up to the DreamYard Prep School in the Bronx. Once at the building at 172nd Street, I passed through a metal detector and was escorted up to the school’s top floor and into a comfortable library. The room was so inviting that I thought of Andrew Carnegie’s quote,…

The Review: The Art of Journey

Illustrator Matthew Nava provides insight into the design behind the truly intuitive game, Journey. By ANNATRUUS BAKKER Matthew Nava came to hear about the Journey project in his first job interview with thatgamecompany back when Flower was still a work in progress. Jenova Chen, thatgamecompany’s creative director, asked Nava what he thought “an online multiplayer…