Author: Rachel Mailhot

Rachel Mailhot

Rachel E. Mailhot is a recent graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., where she studied Games, Simulations, Arts, & Sciences, with a concentration in Writing. Rachel has worked on several indie games and game projects, including the Global Game Jam game Cosmo, which she still lists as one of her favorites. Interests include: playing D&D and Pathfinder, petting cats, and getting excited about story driven narrative games.

My Posts

Spiritfarer Entertainment

A Boat Full Of Spirit: Spiritfarer

What does it mean to be the ferryman of the dead? For Stella in Spiritfarer, kindness and comfort are the names of the game, even if it leads to more painful goodbyes.

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Wagstaff Entertainment

Wagstaff Plans & Theories in Don’t Starve Together

Robert Wagstaff, inventor and founder of the Voxola Radio Company, finally makes his appearance in DST Return of Them. But who actually is this mad scientist, and how does he fit in?

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Return of Them Entertainment

The Return of Them Rundown – DST drops Eye of the Storm

They’ve been here all along. DST’s Return of Them season finale, the Eye of the Storm, is live!

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Lemon Cake Entertainment

Lemon Cake, Cute Bake! A Must-Play Indie Game

Who knew running a bakery was so time consuming? Fix up Miss Bonbon’s old shop and make that sweet, sweet dough for both you and your customers.

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Contradiction Entertainment

Contradiction: Good Game, Bad End

Can a game be both good and bad? Contradiction toes the line, offering some excellent story and gameplay with a budget-shortened ending.

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Stanley Parable Entertainment

The Stanley Parable Article

Stanley clicked on an article titled ‘The Stanley Parable Article.’ It was an interesting introspective on The Stanley Parable and its various iterations. ‘How fascinating,’ he thought.

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Omori Entertainment

Omori: Fighting Emotions

“Everything is okay.” Although, for Omori, it’s really not. An indie horror RPG released after a six-year-long development, Omori’s story is cute and horrifyingly tragic.

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SOMA Entertainment

SOMA: Deep Sea Horror

What makes us human? Is it our biology, or is it something more abstract, like the thoughts and emotions that make up our minds? SOMA

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Whirlwind Heist Entertainment

Ok, now that’s a long title: A Whirlwind Heist

From the creator of The Stanley Parable, one of my favorite choice-based games, comes the beautiful disaster of Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly …

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Stardew Valley Strategy

Crafting The Boat to the Fern Islands in Stardew Valley

It’s time to set sail to the Fern Isle, the new endgame zone in Stardew Valley’s 1.5 update! A spoiler-free guide to repairing the boat and exploring the content for yourself.

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Reigns Entertainment

Exploring Reigns’ unexpected popularity on YouTube

Mobile games don’t tend to be a hit on YouTube, so what happened? From fortuitous release timing to a hook that keeps players playing, see how Reigns hit it big.

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Crooked Man Entertainment

Hidden Gem: There was a Crooked Man

“There was a crooked man, who walked a crooked mile…” Many horror games take nursery rhymes and make them terrifying, but this one took it to the next level.

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