Digital Gems

Arc Symphony Is More Than Accidental Viral Marketing

DIGITAL GEMS: Arc Symphony imagines not a faux-JRPG, but the community that surrounds it. Fan fiction, passive aggression, and all.

Polybius Reimagines an Urban Legend with Psychedelic Grace

DIGITAL GEMS: Finally, a reason to dust off your Playstation VR headset.

Glitchskier Is the Bullethell Heaven You Missed This Spring

DIGITAL GEMS: Glitchskier is the most stylish bullethell game you'll find on phones.

Little Nightmares Imagines Horror Through a Child's Eyes

DIGITAL GEMS: The new game from the developers behind LittleBigPlanet 3 will deeply unsettle you.

Kimmy Invites You to Somber 1960s Massachusetts

DIGITAL GEMS: Game designer Nina Freeman's latest game is a visual novel about babysitting in the 1960s.

In Bayonetta, Hair Defies Everything

DIGITAL GEMS: Now that Bayonetta's on PC for the first time, Caty's using the opportunity to write about her favorite gun boot-strapped witch.

Parappa the Rapper is Still Rappin' Good, Even Remastered

DIGITAL GEMS: A remaster of a 20-year old rhythm game classic has got Caty feeling old. (Even though she's not old.)

Before Everything, There Was Just A Mountain

DIGITAL GEMS: Caty looks back at David OReilly's debut game, the ambient mountain simulator Mountain, as she prepares to (eventually) play Everything.

Loot Rascals is a Saccharine Roguelike With Cartoonish Charm

DIGITAL GEMS: The new game from the developer behind Hohokum is about looting cards and battling aliens on vivid hexagons.

#ResistJam Spotlights the Developers Who Persist Against Authoritarianism

DIGITAL GEMS: Caty played some endearing #ResistJam games that are resisting international authoritarianism through their multiple, specific lenses.

Swap Sword Will Swipe All Your Time Away

DIGITAL GEMS: After a week off, Digital Gems is back as Caty takes a look at a mobile game that's swallowed her time.

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Takes the Point-And-Click Adventure To A New Dimension

DIGITAL GEMS: Caty takes a look at Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, which has a lot in common with the point-and-click adventures of Tim Schafer's past.

Digital Gems: A Guide to Dating Girls, Boys, and even Pigeons

In a special Valentine's Day themed Digital Gems, we spotlight some dating simulators that will make your heart skip a beat.