Star Trek is known for a cast of characters who treasure life in all its forms — perhaps it's no surprise that this extends to the unborn. In recent weeks abortion has been in the news even more than usual, because of various bills in America designed to massively curtail access
Being a game developer, I occasionally get asked about games by concerned parents and whether they're good for their kids. This is often in a Christian setting, just because this is when I'm most likely to be talking with parents who don't also happen to work at a games company.
Star Trek has always painted a positive view of humanity's future, both in terms of the highly egalitarian Federation it portrays, with the virtual eradication of poverty to the point where even money is largely obsolete, and in terms of how people treat one another. The very first episode of
In my last post I wrote about The Talos Principle (TTP), which asks why, in the book of Genesis, did God put the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden? As I discussed then, TTP's answer to this question is wide of the mark.
Without a shadow of a doubt, The Talos Principle is my favourite game of 2014. As well as being an excellent puzzle game, it's a deeply philosophical game. I wish more major games developers did things like this — produced games designed to make us think (and not just about solving