It’s Women’s History Month and we’ve just celebrated International Women’s Day.
This is an important time to celebrate women across the world, and an opportunity to listen to, propel, and protect marginalised voices, and pledge to do better.
We thought it a good time to look back at some of the games we’ve worked on which highlight powerful stories with women – both as the protagonist and as the leading creative talent.
Read More Games for Women’s History Month
Halo 2 Anniversary has brought its complete suite of features (from its fan-favourite campaign to its revolutionary multiplayer) to The Master Chief Collection on PC.
This seemed like an opportune time to remember one of the most fun things to do in the game – breaking out of the level boundaries.
Read More Out of bounds: Going on vacation… in Halo 2
What do you think of when asked about your favourite part of a game?
Is it the depth and emotion of the story? The slick and responsive combat? Exploring a world, playing with friends, earning new gear…?
I jumped into Sea of Thieves recently and discovered my own answer to that question.
It’s the playable instruments!
Read More Why the best part of Sea of Thieves is its musical instruments (please help, I can’t stop hearing sea shanties!)
An alien planet fit for humanity to settle. An intrepid explorer. A heroic journey.
Journey to the Savage Planet is about none of these things.
In an action-packed year set to be full of games vying to become your hobby, Typhoon Studios has kicked off 2020 with the perfect debut – an endearingly earnest game that respects the player’s time and puts a unique spin on the familiar.
Read More Journey to the Savage Planet – a masterful debut
After seven years, Cardboard Computer have concluded their journey with the fifth and final act of Kentucky Route Zero.
This final instalment brings us multiplayer… sort of. It’s Kentucky Route Zero’s own very on-brand interpretation of the feature – nostalgic, reminding us all of how we used to build our own communities through the games we loved in a time before online play.
Read More Kentucky Route Zero’s ‘multiplayer’ reminds us of how we used to share games with others
A belated happy new year to you all from us at Universally Speaking!
To kick off the decade, we’re looking at 20 games we can’t wait to play in 2020.
Read More 20 games we can’t wait for in 2020
As 2019 comes to a close, we at Universally Speaking wanted to sign off by looking back at our top five most memorable moments and experiences in gaming this year.
Read More Top 10 Moments in Gaming – 2019 Edition (5-1)
As 2019 comes to a close, we at Universally Speaking wanted to sign off by looking back at ten of the most memorable moments and experiences in gaming this year.
Read More Top 10 Moments in Gaming – 2019 Edition (10-6)
“I created Fractured Minds to help those who suffer from anxiety and other mental health issues feel they’re not alone.”
These are the words of Emily Mitchell, who, at 17 years of age, found solace from anxiety in game development.
This week, Universally Speaking looks at how BAFTA award-winning puzzle game Fractured Minds is such a unique vehicle for promoting awareness of (and empathy for) mental health issues.
Read More Fractured Minds – Understanding Mental Illness through Game Design
The fourth instalment of Frozenbyte and Modus Games’s 2.5D puzzle-platforming Trine series has released to great fanfare and critical acclaim!
This week, Universally Speaking looks at the charm of the series that has endured for over a decade and what makes Trine 4 stand out among its peers in the genre.
Read More Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince – A Masterclass in Refining A Classic