#BGNPAXEast: ‘EarthNight’

The apocalypse has arrived and dragons have brought it about, surrounding their ravaged quarry like roving, satisfied tendrils. Meanwhile, the wrecked Earth's former inhabitants have found shaky shelter in spaceships, retrieving their planet's various junk, objects, and water sources left behind swirling in the stratosphere after the fracas, chunks of evidence clotted above dragonflesh,...

BGN Video Game Review: ‘Minit’

New year, new miniature Devolver game. Following the irreverent and gleefully, dayglofully violent High Hell, the newly-minted Minit arrives with a decidedly different tone and sense of atmosphere. With a tight team of four developers, headed by JW (a/k/a Jan Willem Nijman of Vlambeer fame) and Kitty Calis, Minit is an experimental little monochromatic adventure game with a strangely...

Why I Still Get Mad When I Game — The Story of a Female POC Gamer

It can be rough being a female POC Gamer. And for one Black Girl Nerd, it gets downright infuriating. Read on and learn why one BGN still gets mad when she's gaming, here on Black Girl Nerds!

5 of The Highest Paid Female Gamers of 2017

Over the past couple of decades or so, the world of gaming has exploded, becoming a multi-billion dollar industry. From a quaint pastime that was exclusively designed to entertain children, it has grown into a beloved medium for all ages, with its own events, conventions, and celebrities.  And unlike the world of traditional media...

BGN Game Review: ‘Iconoclasts’

Eight years. I can’t fathom what that must be like for a lone indie developer plugging away on such a lavish artistic experience but, hey, that's Konjak for you (a/ka/ Joakim Sandberg). It’s his fastidious approach to his work, a deliberating but driven grasp for perfection which has always singled out his projects, and...

BGN Game Review: ‘The Red Strings Club’

A classic and recognizable noir intro: meet our hero, falling from a great height, presumably to their death. A series of choices swirling in their head, in cantering step with the piano on the soundtrack, awash in mistakes and traveling scales, with potentially just enough time to reflect as the ground rushes up below....

Why More Black Women Should Play Tabletop RPGs

Are you a Black woman who is interested in playing tabletop RPGs? One Black Girl Nerd contributor lists why you should join the fun!

BGN Game Review—Anointed: The Chronicles of Laftu

Anointed: The Chronicles of Laftu is a free mobile game app that takes you on a journey through African villages with Laftu, on his quest to defeat evil. As the player faces more challenges, Laftu is encouraged to persevere through various Bible verses. The objective of the game is for Laftu to defeat issues that...

The Sony PlayStation 2017 Gift Guide

Black Friday beckons, Cyber Monday draws near, and Tech Treats Tuesday is a thing I made up but will probably soon exist. What you need to know is, things will be on sale, the good things. The things that buzz, distract, thrill, and make your living room the wonderful haven that it is through...

BGN Interview with Gordy Haab, Composer of ‘Iden’s Theme’

I was so fortunate to be brought up in a house full of music. Naturally, rhythm and blues (R&B) was around but, to be honest, we listened to a lot of classical music. From Gioachino Rossini’s "William Tell Overture" circa 1829 to Johannes Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5," my mind was opened to the...
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