Trevor Whalen

I am a lifelong, enthusiastic gamer, freelance writer and editor, blogger, and Thief FM aficionado. I think that exploration-heavy, open-ended first-person games are the best vehicle for story-telling, with the finest Thief missions leading the pack.


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[Updated] Spellbreak Switching to Epic Games Store Exclusively

Update: The developer contacted us to clarify that Spellbreak primarily used Steam for pre-alpha testing from July to October of 2018 and since then has moved to mostly using their own standalone…

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Dark Narrative: Thief’s Miniature Scenes – The Sad Tale of a Burrick, and Others

So many given scenes in the City tell a story. You can be crouched in a street corner looking towards a shop stand or lurking in the dark corners of…

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Where’s Wario? – The Unrealized Potential of Wario Land

Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year, I selected Wario. It was just once, I think—maybe twice. It’s hard for me to get excited about playing as him. I should…

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Rediscover Quake With The New Quake 1.5 Mod

Quake 1.5 singleplayer beta is now available for download at moddb bringing a new way to experience jd’s masterpiece shooter. If you’re at all interested in an enhanced Quake experience, you need…

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Lifting the Fog on Gloomwood: A Chat With Indie Dev Dillon Rogers

If you’re at all interested in first-person immersive games, survival horror, or first-person shooters, you should follow the development of Gloomwood, a foggy first-person mashup by Dillon Rogers. I’ve been…

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Coverage Club: A Tough Pup to Crack

As soon as I started up The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, my first thoughts were “Hey, it’s Conker!” One of the designers, Chris Seavor, is a Rare alum who…

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Printable Bites: Slap Jack-O-Lantern and Go Dig! Impressions

The following covers two Hidden Burrow games. You can read my impressions of the others released so far: Mystic Match and Witches’ Brew. The two I cover here, Slap Jack-O-Lantern and Go Dig!, are shorter, simpler game…

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Come On Triple Eyes of Newt!: Witches’ Brew Impressions

I like simple board games with pieces you can hold and pick up. I think of playing Forbidden Bridge as a kid and holding the little human figures, putting them…

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Happy Taffers’ Day!: Thief: The Dark Project 20th Anniversary Fan Mission Contest

By the Builder, it’s a good day to be a taffer. There’s a buggy-of-burricks’ worth of Thief fan missions hitting Through the Looking Glass (TTLG) today. Yesterday was the twentieth anniversary of…

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Dark Narrative: Why I Like Thief – A 20th Anniversary Personal Reflection

I first started up Thief: Gold in the year 2000 as a quiet 9-year-old nerd. The experience it gave me went beyond typical video gaming. Within its intimidating and indifferent…

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