Simple Article: Canons and Headcanons – Battles over Interpretations

By Ho Qingxiang Who Controls the Meaning of Creative Works? During my student years, I was a firm believer of the concept behind ‘The Death of the Author’. Discussed by French literary critic and theorist Roland Barthes, the concept argues against interpretation that mostly relies on aspects of an author’s intent to assign meaning to… Continue reading Simple Article: Canons and Headcanons – Battles over Interpretations

Spotlight Interview: Jedidiah Siah from AlterCulture Studios

Finding a job after graduating can be a scary thing. It is even scarier when you are starting a new company during a time when the economy is in the slumps due to a global pandemic. Despite the obstacles, Jedidiah Siah decided to courageously pursue his passion of using games to facilitate positive and proactive… Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Jedidiah Siah from AlterCulture Studios

Game Talk: Orin Online

With Shermaine Lim and Justin Binning Orin Online is a free-to-play 2D MMORPG created by a two-person development team. It is currently a tech-demo. It is a collaboration that spans the globe between individuals from Singapore and America. Orin Online delivers the game with 2D Maps where players can engage in fast-paced PvP, PvE, car… Continue reading Game Talk: Orin Online

Spotlight Interview: Andrew Teo from Forust Studio

Forust is an indie game studio from Malaysia created by Andrew Teo to create beautiful experiences told through the art of video games. The Company Man is the studio’s debut project since its founding in 2018. Through their efforts, the game has also won the Digital Content Creators Challenge of Level Up KL in 2019.… Continue reading Spotlight Interview: Andrew Teo from Forust Studio

How I would Make the next Modern Sonic Game

By Ho Qingxiang Expectations of Sonic Games are a Mess I grew up on platforming games. Being fortunate enough to own both a Sega Genesis and a Super Nintendo, I had the luxury to experience the best platformers in the form of the Sonic and Mario games. Yet, Sonic games have always been more attractive… Continue reading How I would Make the next Modern Sonic Game