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Ron Welch

I love dissecting game design, seeing what works and what could be improved. While RPGs, shooters, and strategy games are my favorites, I'll tackle just about anything. I also do voice overs, make an award winning wing sauce, and (formerly) write about post-apocalyptic goodness.

Articles by Ron Welch

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Shadow Fencer Theatre Review - En Garde!

Review

My favorite thing about indie games is that you never know what you’re going to get. Indie developers take big risks, having no inkling if their crazy ideas will pay off.

Published: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:00

Coverage Club: The Caribbean Sail Treads Familiar Waters

TR Originals

It's #loveindies time, which means that TechRaptor is going all in on indi

Published: Fri, 06/07/2019 - 13:00
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Kurr Snaga Review - You Not Gorn

Review

I really don’t know what I expected.

Published: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:00
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10 Years of Minecraft: Now and Then

Feature

Eyck, I feel old. I wasn’t quite in high school when Minecraft launched back in 2009.

Published: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:00

Coverage Club: Jump King Takes Frustration Platforming to New Heights

TR Originals

Say what you will, but I like frustration platformers. There’s something immensely satisfying about breaking through a seemingly impossible challenge and mastering difficult controls.

Published: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:07
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Yuppie Psycho Review: Pasternack's Bizarre Adventure

Review

I think most people would agree that office jobs are terrible.

Published: Thu, 04/25/2019 - 14:00

Coverage Club: Round and Round The Kingdom

TR Originals

Welcome to Coverage Club, the weekly series where we shift our critical eye towards smaller games that deserve some attention.

Published: Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:00
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Forager Review - The Waiting Game

Review

I liked A Kingdom for Kelflings. The 2008 fantasy city-builder was my first dance with the resource management genre.

Published: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:00
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Unheard Review - Sound Design

Review

Have you ever noticed that NPCs usually don’t interact with each other? You might spill someone’s deep dark secret, but no consequence ever comes of it. If it does, it usually happens off screen.

Published: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:00
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Where the Bees Make Honey Review - Terror and Madness

Review

Indie games are a mixed bag.

Published: Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:00
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Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements Review: Back in the 90s

Review

In some way, every adventure game tries to do something new.

Published: Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:00

Coverage Club: Short Drop, Sudden Stop

TR Originals

I get it. You're probably busy this week. Slaying mutants in Metro, hunting down orbs in Crackdown, or living out your anime fantasies in Jump Force.

Published: Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:00