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‪Dreamt that cats made a musical called “Humans,” gave themselves horrible smooth CG skin and sang about things like insurance premiums and how they love to not give food to cats‬

The best part of being in a Victorian or Edwardian costume drama would be when you say something cutting to a rival and then suddenly the church bells start ringing or the orchestra at the ball starts up so they can’t say anything back

Eliza has come out, and I'm floored by the response! There's too much to list here but I especially loved this article. Thank you to everyone who's given it a try. vice.com/en_us/article/9kewbp/

Very excited to announce my latest project: Eliza, a visual novel about an AI therapist, the people who use it, and the people who develop it. Coming August 12. store.steampowered.com/app/716

When I was a kid I thought anime plots where the protagonist is able to overcome a better skilled, more resourced opponent by the sheer power of emotions were silly and unconnected to the real world, but as an adult I am coming around to this view

I keep getting into situations where I have to make cheesy techno for some diegetic situation or another but it’s a lot of fun so I don’t mind

I had a terrible dream that I wrote a full-length visual novel and was able to get it fully voiced in part by promising to do all the editing myself, and then I was trapped in a room editing thousands of lines of dialogue with no end in sight

Me: Check out this thing I wrote

All: ...

Me: Check out this thing I... that I generated with a neural network

All: HA omg

First day of recording for the new thing is done. Many more to go but reminded already what a pleasure it is to work with actors who connect with the material. Lucky to get the chance to do this and hoping to create something worthwhile.

So a few weeks later I began adding to it, and now it’s this thing: a slow, methodical, oddly mesmerizing (to me, anyway) five minute track built around a demonstration of the microtalk format.

soundcloud.com/matthewseiji/mi

Here is a Fun Friday bonus thing. As you might know already I did a design microtalk at GDC this year; the microtalks take the form of 20 slides that auto-advance every 16 seconds.

In order to practice the timing of the talk, back in February I made a click track that robotically counted the slides and seconds that I could listen to as I rehearsed. The result was rather hypnotic, and even after the talk was over I found myself listening to it.

Back in olden days people had blogs and named them like books or bars. Those days are long gone now; what I once called “Magical Wasteland” is now more of a portfolio site for my work, so I’ve finally acknowledged this and made the address for the site more appropriate and official (the old address will still work though). matthewseiji.com/

“Look, I agree with you that it’s worse. But that’s what we’re going to do” - Creative Directors

Prefacing every thought now with “In these last days of Heisei...” which adds an agreeable delicate pathos to otherwise ordinary musings

The creator of the IGF Nuovo & Grand Prize winner Cart Life (2013) has a new game out today. It’s about typing. hofmeier.itch.io/type-dreams

Marginal games business stuff 

GDC, mh (~) 

VR experience where you dig a grave, climb in and lie down

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