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.


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Coverage Club: The Caribbean Sail Treads Familiar Waters

It’s #loveindies time, which means that TechRaptor is going all in on indie game coverage! That means previews, reviews and a bunch of new Coverage Club entries from our review…

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Kurr Snaga Review – You Not Gorn

I really don’t know what I expected. I saw Kurr Snaga and thought, “this looks like Gorn.” When I realized it wasn’t a VR game, I thought Kurr Snaga might be…

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10 Years of Minecraft: Now and Then

Eyck, I feel old. I wasn’t quite in high school when Minecraft launched back in 2009. It was such a novel concept at the time, a fun way to play…

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Coverage Club: Jump King Takes Frustration Platforming to New Heights

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. Then you have something like Getting…

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Yuppie Psycho Review: Pasternack’s Bizarre Adventure

I think most people would agree that office jobs are terrible. You sit in one place for eight hours doing a highly repetitive task, occasionally breaking the monotony by grabbing…

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Coverage Club: Round and Round The Kingdom

Welcome to Coverage Club, the weekly series where we shift our critical eye towards smaller games that deserve some attention. Each week, our editors select two titles and provide honest…

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Forager Review – The Waiting Game

I liked A Kingdom for Kelflings. The 2008 fantasy city-builder was my first dance with the resource management genre. You took the role of a giant who would assign smallfolk…

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Unheard Review – Sound Design

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…

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Where the Bees Make Honey Review – Terror and Madness

Indie games are a mixed bag. Pick one at random from the Steam Store and you’re just as likely to get a Papers, Please as you are to get a…

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Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements Review: Back in the 90s

In some way, every adventure game tries to do something new. Whether they bring impressive writing and characterization, clever puzzling, new systems, or an excessive amount of minigames, modern point-and-click…