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Joel Couture

Fiction writer, indie lover, and horror game fanatic. If it's strange, personal, terrifying, or a combination thereof, he wants to play it.

Today Will Be A Better Day – Depression and The Static Speaks My Name

Note: This editorial contains spoilers for the game. It’s free, so consider playing it for yourself before reading. The opening shot of Jesse Barksdale’s The...

Sink Into the Corruption of This is the Police

Jack Boyd’s been an honest cop for his whole life, but with a forced retirement coming in six months, he’s finding that he’s got nothing to show for...

Pizzarian Review – The Highs and Lows of Galactic Pizza Delivery

Pizza delivery isn’t the coolest job in the world, but delivering pizza to the four moons orbiting Jupiter is a little cooler. Fighting off the battle cruisers of...

Create the Best Game You Can in 48 Seconds in Game Jam

Some wild, crazy stuff comes from the dozens of game jams that happen all over the world. You just get some really interesting stuff when you have people pushing...

Stardust Vanguards Review – It Was Fun While it Lasted

Couch multiplayer is back, baby. With games like Speedrunners, #IDARB, and Crawl, the golden days of killing your friends in your house without having to break your back...

Fight to be a Hero, or Just Watch Some TV, in VHS Story

Edit – VHS Story has successfully passed Greenlight. Not every hero has millions of dollars to back him up after he watches his father get murdered. Some heroes...

Containment Protocol Breaches Greenlight

I am used to breaking into facilities in games – hacking terminals and finding keys on my own. Containment Protocol does involve that behavior, but from a...

Changing Your Perspective Will Also Change the Seasons in Threshold

Going right makes the world turn to Winter. Going left turns it to Summer. It might not sound like much on paper, but this power will fuel all of the gameplay of...

NightCry Kickstarter Unveils Short Film & More

Hifumi Kono, creator of the Clock Tower series and lead on new horror game NightCry, has just taken his project to Kickstarter, citing huge interest in a PC version of...

Fight, Jump, or Dance to Stay Alive in Mibibli’s Quest

Retro games have had some weird gimmicks over the years. Stuff like Ninja Baseball Bat Man seems a little strange by modern standards, but sometimes you just had to deal...