Starseed Observatory is a mixed-media video games criticism project that critiques the indie video game Starseed Pilgrim and presents the ongoing discourse around the game. We analyze Starseed Pilgrim's gameplay, capture the voices of the player base, and brainstorm beyond to consider possible game design changes. Engage with games criticism through written articles, videos, podcasts, and even embedded game demos from Droqen, the creator of Starseed Pilgrim.
Well-constructed and carefully considered criticism helps us better enjoy games and share our experiences with others. It gives us the structure and language to engage with games for all their complexity, ideas, and craft. Great criticism gives us a voice to describe a game and ourselves; a voice of clarity that highlights the individual and echoes outward into the community.
Starseed Observatory is the product of a small group of gamers who are dedicated to improving games criticism. We gather under the name Critical-Gaming.
If you value our work, then please help us promote the observatory by sharing it on your social network of choice. If you want to get more involved, we are open to contributions of all kinds, from gameplay diagrams and visual aides, critiques and counter-critiques, to articles that focus on a specific detail of the game. For more information information see our contribute page here.