Among some recent thoughts I’ve been having is the idea that “play” is more important than “game”. When you play with a system, or with people, you engage in a testing of boundaries, an exploration of the configuration space. A game is just one kind of system supporting such an activity.
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(Looking for the links to the game? Skip to the end of the post…) June began with a game development event called 7DFPS: the seven-day FPS challenge. Participants from around the globe built first-person shooter games. I didn’t sign up, and my game doesn’t appear in the list, but the fact that the event [...]
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Ludum Dare 21: “Escape” There were tons of features I wanted to add, notably the huge sub-plot where the character is actually a mental patient “escaping” their reality by inventing a punching hero. The game was meant to switch back and forth between these two realities.