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Hidden Depths: A Look at the Nuances of Nidhogg

In Opinion by Brad Jones1 Comment

Pixel art is ten-a-penny on the indie scene. You need to do something really special to stand out. For most, this takes the form of a particularly impressive or fresh art style, something that, hopefully, audiences haven’t seen before. For Nidhogg, on the other hand, a stripped back style that …

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The Grit Effect: Graphics vs Grit

In Opinion by Johan KeyterLeave a Comment

Does increasingly “gritty” art styles indicate a change in the gaming psyche? As she tumbled down the slippery incline a sickening thud signaled the end of her journey. As her wails of pain pierced the air we are shown the wound where a rusty spike had stopped her in place. …