Anne Zarnecke


Contact Thriller Anne Zarnecke

Contact First-Person-Detective-Thriller Constant visits by extraterrertrials plague the players mind while they have to find the cause of the events, maintain their sanity and keep the beloved family together. I have always loved horror movies, specifically the more experimental ones like Hereditary or Insidious, but never was quite a fan or horror games. Most of […]

Five Things I’ve Enjoyed This November

Tesseract Anne Zarnecke

Five Things I’ve Enjoyed This November A very game-heavy November, in which I’ve rekindled my love for Pokémon, finally tried out Hades and got mad at myself for not playing Outer Worlds earlier. 08/12/2020 This past November I was really fortunate to dive into a couple of different games. I strongly believe that you should […]

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review now online

Luigi's Mansion 3 Anne Zarnecke

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review now online For Techstage I climbed into Nintendo’s haunted hotel and had a lot of fun sucking in some ghosts. 03/12/2020 I started playing Luigi’s Mansion 3 when it came out last year, but the usual game overload stopped me from continuing my hotel tour. Which is why I am glad […]

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review now online

Animal crossing Anne Zarnecke

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review now online For TechStage I reviewed Nintendos newest title from the idyllic franchise which I loved since I was a little kid. 17/11/2020 I recently started working for TechStage, a German tech-based Website, where I review the most popular games for the Switch. The first game I reviewed was Animal […]

Five Things I’ve Enjoyed this August

Anne Zarnecke

Five Things I’ve Enjoyed this August August 2020 After revamping my whole portfolio and starting the whole „Things I’ve Enjoyed This Week“ series, I have basically been absent from this blog and social media. The world seems to becomes crazier by the day and additionally there was and still is a lot going on in […]

New World Preview now online

New World MMO Anne Zarnecke

New World Preview now online Thanks to Gamereactor I’ve had the chance to preview New World, Amazon Studio’s upcoming MMO. As someone not particularly interested in PvP content I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the game. Turns out: Playing in a match with 100 players, defending a fort and muskets are real fun! […]

Five Things I’ve Enjoyed This Week – 27. April – 3. May

Five Things I've Enjoyed This Week Anne Zarnecke

Five Things I’ve Enjoyed This Week Doom Eternal Soundtrack, Spides, SlidesGo, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments and The Leviathan. 3. May 2020 I have quite a productive week behind me, even though it went by pretty quick. My second week of using Sorted3 –  and I‘m happy to say that it does seem like I […]

Five Things I’ve Enjoyed This Week – 20. – 26. April

animal crossing: new horizons Anne Zarnecke

Five Things I’ve Enjoyed This Week Dune, Sorted3, Below Soundtrack, After Life and Animal Crossing: New Horizons 26. April 2020 This is the first entry of a blog post series that I am hopefully able to keep up, even when things start to get back to normal again. I am very big on keeping a […]

Sea of Solitude Review now online

Sea of Solitude Anne Zarnecke

Sea of Solitude Review now online My review for Sea of Solitude just got published! I was really excited to play the game. Not only because it is developed by a Berlin based studio, but also because the style really resonated with me since the first time I saw the game. It is a very […]

The Sinking City Review now online

The Sinking City Annne Zarnecke

The Sinking City Review now online I’m always really excited when I hear an announcement about games that play (or are inspired by) the Lovecraft universe, so I was excited to play The Sinking City as soon as it was announced. Unfortunately it wasn’t the kind of experience I was hoping for in a Lovecraftian […]

A Plague Tale: Innocence Review now online

A Plague Tale Anne Zarnecke

A Plague Tale: Innocence My review for Asobo Studio’s A Plague Tale: Innocence got published yesterday on the german Gamereactor site. It is pretty rare to see game mechanics that work so perfectly together with the rest of the game, the developers did an amazing job creating the rat crowding system and using that throughout […]

What I’ve been up to

WASD Anne Zarnecke

I have been pretty quiet in the last couple of months after announcing the start of my internship at Mad About Pandas. A lot has happened during that time: I have started doing interviews for the Womenize! Wednesday Weekly Featurette, a series where influential women from the games and tech industry are being highlighted every week. […]

Call of Cthulhu Review now online

Call of Cthulhu Anne Zarnecke

Hey! this is just a quick post to let you know that my review for Cyanide Studios‘ Call of Cthulhu is now online at Gamereactor Germany. I’ve really enjoyed the lovecraftian atmosphere and how they managed to put the human psyche (and the destruction of it) in focus gameplay-wise. If you want to read more […]

Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game

Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game Clues appear, alliances emerge, and nothing is quite what it seems. Website Steam PlayStation Xbox Nintendo Switch Published by Clues appear, alliances emerge, and nothing is quite what it seems. Hitchhiker is a mystery game set along lost highways, where your goal is to solve the puzzle of your own […]

Game Design Internship at Mad About Pandas

Mad About Pandas Internship Anne Zarnecke

Two weeks ago I’ve started my internship at Mad About Pandas, a small studio here in Berlin. I am part of the team working on Hitchhiker, a mystery game inspired by titles like Firewatch or Gone Home with a kind of Twin Peaks vibe. If you want to know more about my role in the team and […]

Games Journalism

Gain Games Journalism Anne Zarnecke

Published Work GAIN Magazine​ Print 2019 I have written my first article for the GAIN Magazine. The magazine includes reviews, developer interviews as well as articles. My first article deals with the design aspect of coziness in games and how game designers are creating these kind of feelings for the players. The article was inspired […]

Open House Exhibition @ UE

Open House Exhibition @ UE Anne Zarneccke

Almost two weeks ago we’ve had our exhibition and open house at the university, where everyone was invited to look at our current works. One of my games I worked on, Tesseract, was included in the „Süper Mega Game Pack“ (the GOTY of university works). Our professors also gave us the chance to design our […]

The Sounds That Roam At Night

The Sounds That Roam At Night People all over the world are hearing them: strange sounds, combined with weird hallucinations. The Sounds That Roam At Night was the first game I’ve ever worked on and was made during my second semester of university. It was one of five pitches that made it through, meaning that […]