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Mirama Dev Blog #1

Preface Back in high school, my math teacher gave my parents a grim warning. It was about my methodology in his class. While I was getting perfectly adequate results in my work, I wasn’t following the structure he was teaching. N...

 
 
 
 

Bass Tales Vol. 2 FINALE: What Remains

Dear friend, This letter must come as a surprise to you. We both know I have never been great at writing them. I have never been great at keeping touch in general. I’m sorry. Heavens, I’m so sorry. I wish I could say that I...

 
 
 
 

Bass Tales Vol. 2: The Forms

The letter came in an unassuming envelope. Plain white, garnished with plain black lettering. No flourishes were necessary; a letter from the Ministry of Certification needs no introduction. Looking inside took me longer than I’d...

 
 
 

Bass Tales Vol. 2: An Unplanned Visit

On the large, slightly uneven door before you lies a sign you were looking for. Room 2006. This is it. This is it. This is… What is this? You’re unsure of the motive behind your actions. Even just a week ago, you couldn&rs...

 
 
 

Bass Tales Vol. 2: Fleur-De-Lys

On a hot midsummer dayA traveler discoversA most unique sight indeedSome dozen men, and their hutsSurround a field of flowers Among fleur-de-lysAn outsider comes acrossSecretive beauty She requests to take one homeVillage folk swiftly ...

 
 
 

Bass Tales: The Scene (Finale)

In a hurry, the Storyteller rummages through unpublished scripts. Surely, somewhere in there lies what he's looking for. He must have written a tale fit for a young child at some point. One by one, he combs through pages and pages. He ...

 
 
 

Bass Tales: The Thread

"Hark!", a shrill voice pleads. "You! Tired-looking commoner." The summon catches you off guard in the cold, silent streets of Sherbrooke. Amused by its choice of words, you turn absent-mindedly to its origin. Once more, you're startle...

 
 
 

Bass Tales: The Card

It was an unexceptional Monday until an unwanted guest visited my dwelling. Against my better judgment, I let him in. And the Businessman, as he entered, had this to say.   "Your left shoe is to be forfeit in the name of profit; H...

 
 
 

Bass Tales: The Cube

My cube. I've been living in it for as far back as I remember. Standing, sleeping, surviving between five deep crimson walls and a bright white ceiling. Not that anything is interesting about all of that, I guess. Everyone out there is...

 
 
 

Games I liked and stuff (2021 edition)

Like the awards Sebastian used to make... Just noodles and broth. 2021's about to be over. 2021's... about to be over. So strange to think about. The world might be burning while we find new ways to add oil to the fire, but hey, at lea...

 
 
 

Destructoid Draws ENCORE: Favorite Sidekicks

Maybe the real friends were the friends we made along the way! So I've been having a good time playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon these past few days. Great time, even, with the game having excellent characters, writing, minigames, the work...

 
 
 

Destructoid Draws ENCORE: Dream Crossovers!

Wow, I would totally buy this on a shirt! Hot off the momentum of the last Destructoid Draws ei... Eight months ago? That can't be right, can it? Well, most video games out there are being delayed anyway, so why don't we... why don't w...

 
 
 

Let's Make Some Weapon Stories!

A small post of even smaller posts A distinctive part of the Yoko Taro-verse is the four-part short stories attached to collectible weaponry. Drakengard, NieR, and SinoAlice alike all have this concept. It's a small touch, but it's a p...

 
 
 

Bass Awards [Epilogue]

Reconnect. KINGDOM HEARTS The apartment door flies open. That, by itself, is enough for Alba to know who's visiting without turning to look. MARIE: Yoooo! Guess who’s done with her finals? ALBA: Heyy, look at you! Congrats! MARIE...

 
 
 
 

Games as Heart Vol IV: Undertale

Don't kill, and don't be killed, alright? As the generation draws to a close, I want to give a send-off to my favorite games from these past few years. Not exactly a review, but it could still work like one if you have never played the...

 
 
 
 

Games as Heart Vol III: Guilty Gear Xrd

Heaven or Hell! Let's Rock! As the generation draws to a close, I want to give a send-off to my favorite games from these past few years. Not exactly a review, but it could still work like one if you have never played the game before. ...

 
 
 

Games as Heart Vol II: NieR Automata

Even if it's pointless, you still have to do it! As the generation draws to a close, I want to give a send-off to my favorite games from these past few years. Not exactly a review, but it could still work like one if you have never pla...

 
 
 

Games as Heart Vol I: Celeste

Just breathe. As the generation draws to a close, I want to give a send-off to my favorite games from these past few years. Not exactly a review, but it could still work like one if you have never played the game before. It's an opport...

 
 
 

A quick guide to game jams

Caffeine helps. Hello! I've recently cooked up a summer-long game jam I'm calling the Flaming Hot Jam, aiming to be a first game development experience for people. I thought it'd be interesting to be part of something like that with a ...

 
 
 

My genuinely free games of 2019!

Free as in "free beer", not as in "free speech". For a few years now, the words "free to play" have turned me away from a lot of games. When the game itself isn't the product, this usually means that the game becomes a platform to sell...

 
 
 
 
 

Fish University: Can I Really Be the Coder?

Seas get degrees [My dream job, as a kid, was to be a teacher. Turns out it's a pretty crummy job in reality. But this desire to share and learn has not left me. Fish University is a series I intend to use to share some of the things I...

 
 
 

Riff-Raff's Facebook Game CHALLENGE

(NOT CLICKBAIT) (ALMOST DIED) When I started writing blogs on Destructoid roughly three years ago, everyone could agree on one thing -- their titles were absolute trash. But now it's been years since the last time I got a proper smackd...

 
 
 

Dtoid Secret Santa 2018 Turbo Arcade Edition

Ho, ho, ho, ho, a Santa's life for me It's that time of the year again! No, not China's Singles Sales day, that was on November 11. It's time for something not nearly as cynical, though as materialist -- Christmas! Amna's father, maybe...

 
 
 

Bass' Bold and Brash Brews

I play Divination! It allows me to draw two cards from my deck. So, you've learned how to play Magic: the Gathering. You're able to play with casual decks without asking about the phases of a turn or if damage stays on a creature like ...

 
 

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