Gamer Musings: Top Ten Games I Played in 2023

Gamer Musings: Top Ten Games I Played in 2023

I have spent a lot of time this year playing games. They've been a great distraction from the struggles of real life, and they're also just fun and pretty and interesting! So these are my favorite games that I either started or finished or both this year (no repeats from previous years). There's actually a surprising mix here of bigger games, smaller games, free games, and even one mobile...
 
Gamer Musings: My 5 Favorite Games in 5 Years of Blogging (about Games)

Gamer Musings: My 5 Favorite Games in 5 Years of Blogging (about Games)

It's my eight year blogiversary! But it's been five years since I started talking about games on the blog, in addition to books. And when my blog turned five years old, I made a post about my five favorite books in five years of blogging. So now I'm doing the same with games. That was a really clunky paragraph, but you get it, right? There are definitely more than five games that I love...
 
Gamer Musings: A Compilation of Tweets about My Project Zomboid Shenanigans

Gamer Musings: A Compilation of Tweets about My Project Zomboid Shenanigans

I didn't have a post planned for today and didn't feel up to doing a lot of work, and I've been obsessed with Project Zomboid lately, so this seemed the perfect solution! If you're not familiar with Project Zomboid, it's basically The Sims with zombies. Your character (I never know what to call them) has needs, there are survival elements, there's lots of crafting, and there are zombies trying...
 
Gamer Musings: Accessibility in Gaming

Gamer Musings: Accessibility in Gaming

I talk about accessibility in gaming (making computer/video games so that more people, especially disabled people, can play) a lot around Twitter, and I include a section to mention it in my reviews for games. I've also written a blog post about making games for screen reader users. But I've never talked broadly about what sort of things might make a game accessible and why these things are...
 
Gamer Musings: How to Make Visual Novels Accessible for Blind / Visually Impaired Players and Screen Reader Users

Gamer Musings: How to Make Visual Novels Accessible for Blind / Visually Impaired Players and Screen Reader Users

I love visual novels and dating sims. I'm also a sighted person who uses a screen reader sometimes because of a problem with my eyes/head that is aggravated by looking at computer screens, especially to read a bunch of text. VNs are a type of game that could be totally accessible to anyone who uses a screen reader (which includes blind and visually impaired players) because they're text-based!...
 
Gamer Musings: Top Ten Games I Played in 2020

Gamer Musings: Top Ten Games I Played in 2020

Don't make fun of my category name, I couldn't think of anything better. Am I even a gamer? Do the types of games I play count as being a "gamer"?? Anyway, games! I played more games this year than I ever have before, which is surprising considering the head nerve problem I developed last year that gives me headaches to look at electronic screens. But many of these games were entirely or...