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(I'll repost this and this time include the tag) Hi I'm Quinn, a non-binary researcher and sometimes game-dev working in character simulation for things like games/interactive storytelling, but also applications like therapy. Still new here and learning the ropes but will maybe post things one day, haha.

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I'm the furry that plays doom

*someone whispers something in my ear*

no, that's a pokemon

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found a legit incredible blog about obscure electronic games. beautifully observed write-ups of tons of games i've never encountered, such as this 1988 game by an afro-caribbean woman about subvertng and overthrowing a slave plantation:

Freedom: Rebels in the Darkness
obscuritory.com/strategy/freed

or a 2500+ level puzzle game that is almost literally impossible to complete:

Enigma
obscuritory.com/puzzle/enigma/

just great

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BLACK ROOM by @cassiemcquater@twitter.com is a feminist dungeon crawler featuring sprites ripped from historical video games. it is also an IGF Nuovo Award nominee! find it in the tent at our #magfest space

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I can't bring myself to believe that artificial intelligence will bring an end to creative labor. you can't reduce creative labor to the artifacts it produces, and that the value of those artifacts doesn't inhere purely in their form. sure, I think a lot of the value in art comes from, like, visceral spectacle, but some amount also comes from being able to identify and appreciate the choices made in their production—and people are really good at identifying and distinguishing these choices

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you should buy
Grace Bruxner Presents:
The Haunted Island:
A Frog Detective Game,
on itch.io for a variety of reasons.

fisho.itch.io/haunted-island

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A reminder that this Black Friday, rather than putting on an enormous sale, @itchio will be donating their entire revenue share from all sales on the site to a pair of LGBTQ+ and climate change charities

itch.io/blog/56131/announcing-

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These games should be freely and legally available through online and physical public libraries. Game preservation should not be a fucking criminal act, especially when the platform holders are going to actively take away these resources from people.

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These platform holders steal the work of real archivists and programmers and then label THEM the thieves when said archivists are the only ones keeping these games around in an accessible form. Goddamn hypocrites.

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Seriously side-eyeing everyone trying to claim that a huge gaming company stealing emulators for their shitty microconsole while removing digital distribution options and taking down ROM sites is actually "progress" because it "proves they're worthwhile projects"

Found a new trailer for Hylics 2! If you're interested in stylish RPG(ish) games or claymation then the Hylics series is worth checking out! youtu.be/XMC_69eJdw4

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