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?
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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.