#introductions (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.
"Behind one of the most iconic computer games of all time is a theory of how cities die—one that has proven dangerously influential."
Shoutouts to anyone who played Star Wars Droid Works. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Droid_Works
Announcing the WINNERS of the 1st Annual McMansion Hell Gingerbread House Competition! http://mcmansionhell.com/post/181789811736/2018-mcgingerbread-hell-competition-winners
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
or a 2500+ level puzzle game that is almost literally impossible to complete:
BLACK ROOM by @firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Really enjoying this piece on the weird, uncomfortable design of Thief 1 by Liz Ryerson (@ellaguro): https://medium.com/mammon-machine-zeal/a-stairway-to-the-unconscious-thief-the-dark-project-20-years-later-6bd1f92783e9
thecatamites droppin some truth bombs 'ere
you should buy
Grace Bruxner Presents:
The Haunted Island:
A Frog Detective Game,
on itch.io for a variety of reasons.
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
Interactive storytelling and alt-games dork, Trans/Non-binary (she/her or they/them). PhD student in Canada. Terrible at social media. Avatar by: @demoweasel
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