December 10, 2013 2:55 PM | Lena LeRay
Life is a constant struggle to balance priorities. There is only so much time in a day, and everyone must choose how to spend their time to juggle relationships and personal desires. That is the focus of The Novelist, a game for Windows and Mac from Orthogonal Games. Born of Kent Hudson's 2011 GDC talk on player-driven stories, The Novelist gives you no right or wrong choices to make. Just hard ones. It's a game which ties meaningful choice to relatable situations in a way that packs a powerful emotional punch. That, or there was a lot of dust flying through the air when I was playing.