Monica Phillips

Monica is a writer, artist, YouTuber, modder, musician, and general doer of all things related to video games. She’s a trans woman with a bit of experience and love for every game genre. From her first experience with Cave Story to loving Celeste and going through the life-changing Outer Wilds, indie games have become the core thing she’s grown to love and care about when it comes to video games. They’re all about finding new games to fall in love with, new genres to dive into thoroughly, and new experiences to attach to forever.

How to Unlock Every Character in Risk of Rain Returns

How to Unlock Every Character in Risk of Rain Returns

In Risk of Rain Returns, there’s a pretty large cast of 16 (yes, 16, not 15) characters you can unlock, all featuring different and occasionally very stringent requirements that are always easier said than done. These characters are usually obtained by getting in-game achievements, and I’ll be here to teach you how to get every …

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Inscryption Developer Announces New Game Ahead of the Game Awards

Daniel Mullins is one of the most prolific creators in Indie Horror (with horror being used very loosely), having made incredible games like Pony Island, The Hex, and of course, Inscryption. Just a few days ago, Geoff Keighly kicked off a new ARG in collaboration with Mullins, namely by posting a mostly censored YouTube link …

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PS Plus December Adds Indie Open World Adventure Sable

If you’re a PlayStation fan and you’re a “free” games enjoyer, you’ve probably been in the loop with the PS Plus situation, namely containing disappointing and underwhelming games every month, on top of the price being increased by $20 back in September of this year. Unfortunately, this month is no different, with a pretty lacking …

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Cuisineer Best Upgrades Guide – Getting Your Priorities Straight

When you first boot up Cuisineer, you might notice a distinct lack of upgrades and a kit that feels pretty lacking, especially when you’re constantly diving into the game’s dungeons to leave a few minutes later because you’ve filled up your pitiful inventory. The game isn’t great at explaining how to get better with this, …

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Famitsu Shows Off Sea of Stars on the Front Cover

Famitsu is one of the biggest Japanese magazine publishers, selling millions of copies every month and often getting features from the biggest game developers of all time, having previously had columns where they interviewed Masahiro Sakurai, among others. This makes it all the more surprising to see them start heavily featuring Western indies. This week, …

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Monday Afternoon Announce Upcoming Omori Graphic Novel

Omori is the depressing, dark RPG by Omocat that you’re probably familiar with. They’ve just confirmed via Twitter that it’ll be getting its graphic novel, which will run in Kodansha’s Seinen magazine, Monthly Afternoon. It’ll be illustrated by Nui Konoito, an up-and-coming artist who’s already shown some promise through the promotional art. This is coming …

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Paradox Interactive Announce Starminer – A New Colony Builder Sim

If you’ve been a fan of the simulation and city-building genre, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Cities: Skylines. After their moderately unsuccessful release of Cities: Skylines 2, Paradox Interactive has decided to work on something entirely different that happens to be playable very soon: a space colony builder and exploration game called Starminer. This is a …

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