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Deirdra Kiai

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Articles by Deirdra Kiai :

Les Misérables Article

Les Misérables: The Game of the Book review

As the first of three planned stories to "enter", this artistic one-man production offers much to feel good about.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jul 1, 2009
Everlight Article

Everlight: Of Magic & Power review

This lighthearted fantasy adventure has plenty of charm, but a few key issues prevent it from fully shining.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Oct 21, 2008

The Graveyard review

This "interactive painting" is where fun goes to die, but it's a unique exercise in aging patiently.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Jul 4, 2008

GDC 2008 – Two Panel Discussions on Stories in Games

Two star-studded panels gathered together at the Game Developers Conference to discuss interactive storytelling.

Read more Mar 8, 2008

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure review

The first Wii-exclusive adventure shows plenty of gameplay potential, but its story proves a little too remote.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jan 21, 2008

Adventure Architect #2: Chivalry is Not Dead, finale

Chivalry may not be dead, but Deirdra provides a post mortem of her finished project in the final installment of AA#2.

Read more Dec 20, 2007

Adventure Architect #2 - Chivalry is Not Dead, Part 5

With Chivalry's production heading into the home stretch, Deirdra decides her pictures are worth a thousand words.

Read more Oct 10, 2007

Adventure Architect #2: Chivalry is Not Dead, Part 4

In the latest installment, Deirdra shows her affinity for realistic character interaction.

Read more Aug 27, 2007

Adventure Architect #2: Chivalry is Not Dead, Part 3

The paths of Chivalry wind through high ground and low, and Deirdra offers the challenge of choice.

Read more Jun 30, 2007

Adventure Architect #2: Chivalry is Not Dead, Part 2

AA#2 continues with the story behind the story, where characters are anything but what you'd expect.

Read more May 30, 2007

Adventure Architect #2: Chivalry is Not Dead, Part 1

A brand new Adventure Architect launches, as Deirdra Kiai takes us behind the scenes of her experimental new game.

Read more May 7, 2007

Super Jazz Man review

The first commercial offering from Herculean Effort is a retro superhero adventure that hits most of the right notes.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Feb 1, 2007

Victi: Blood Bitterness review

Can a game be both art and entertainment? This new indie adventure suggests the answer isn't black and white.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Jan 2, 2007

Evil Days of Luckless John archived preview

Akella rolls the dice on a new '30s-era 3D adventure, with enough action elements to take on the mob.

Tanita: Plasticine Dream archived preview

Tanita is shaping up to be the next fun and quirky claymation adventure.

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