One of the reasons video games have become the huge industry that they are is because they provide people with a diverse mix of quality work in different mediums, be it visual arts, programming or storytelling. Music is another form of expression that thrives in the gaming industry, especially among independent titles. The Cat Lady’s OST, an incredible mix of dark and depressing themes, was one of the most pleasant surprises of the last few years. It was through this game that I discovered Warmer, a one man project by Jesse Gunn, and the excellent music this band has produced over the years. A musician who is not afraid to try experiment, a person of strong beliefs and love for his work, Jesse was one of the people I felt that I had to invite on our blog. It’s an honor to have him here.
If there is a great thing about video games, that’s the diversity of themes and ideas one can use. Even though there are games that prefer to totally reject allegory, it’s interesting to see titles like Silent Hill 2, Dreaming Mary or The Crooked Man that mix real life themes and fiction in surreal, twisted and sick ways. The Cat Lady is another title, somewhere between the mystery and horror genre, that tries to speak on the rather harsh realities of our world. Is the result worthy of one’s time? You betcha. Continue reading