Game Review

Hey Gamers: “Oxenfree” is flawed but a sign of good things to come

BY KIRAN PENMAN ’19

Ever since I had seen the trailers for “Oxenfree,” Night School Studio’s first release, I had been excited to play it. From what I had seen, it seemed pretty ambitious. In “Oxenfree,” you play as Alex, a teenager in her junior year of high school who takes her stepbrother, Jonas, to an overnight beach party. After some exploring, Alex and her friends manage to accidentally open a rift, unleashing a strange ghostly force onto the island. The player follows the friends’ journey to escape the island while slowly uncovering its mysteries. Overall, it all seemed pretty promising. So, with Night School Studio’s latest project, “Afterparty,” set for release later this year, I decided it was time to finally give “Oxenfree” a go

Hey Gamers: Three standouts from the BAFTA Game Awards

Hey Gamers: Three standouts from the BAFTA Game Awards

BY KIRAN PENMAN ’19

Last week, the British Academy Games Awards held their 15th ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. The show is dedicated to honoring the best of gaming each year across a variety of genres and platforms. To continue the celebration of 2019’s creative achievements in gaming, I’ve provided you with a little list of great independent mobile games featured at the awards show that you should definitely try out this week!