what's it all about?
Mash X to Muse is about video games. Mostly. It is also about literature, history, art, culture, philosophy and theory. Games do not exist in a vacuum, and the aim of this site is to deliver critical essays that embed games in a broader cultural context. And that maybe, sometimes, even establish new connections that take us on surprising tangents. If that sounds a tad academic, don't worry: the point isn't dry rigour, but to tickle our curiosity and open up new perspectives on video games.
who's behind this?
Andreas Inderwildi is a writer, critic and journalist with a master's degree in literature and medieval studies. He has contributed features to Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, Vice, Edge, Kotaku UK and more. He has an unhealthy obsession with Moby Dick, horror films and weird things in general.