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Thursday, 8 December 2022

Willow?s Second Wind

quote [ Why the NES game Willow somehow resonates more than the film that inspired it. It might have been the mindset of the company that made it. ]

And so we treat love like it's a Nintendo game
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:06amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

The Mechanical Turk: An 18th Century Chess Playing Robot

quote [ In the late 18th century, a Hungarian inventor named Wolfgang von Kempelen presented to Empress Maria Theresa of Austria a sensational mechanical robot. Unlike other automatons of the era that can perform elaborate activities such as play an instrument or write with ink on paper, Kempelen?s machine displayed human-like intelligence?it was able to play chess against any human opponent and play well enough to challenge him. ]

All you highly paid chess machines
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:28amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 13 November 2022

CSS Puzzle Box

quote [ I wonder if I'll get on metafilter for this one ]

A clever bunch of CSS rules stacked into a taxing puzzle game by a Demoscene member posted on a wholesome Livejournal clone that's been around since summer.

Quote via user's fediverse

[SFW] [games] [+5 Good]
[by Paracetamol@9:40amGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

The Looker. A masterful (and free) parody of The Witness

quote [ If you liked The Witness, you'll like The Looker.

If you hated The Witness, you'll love The Looker. ]

I am of the opinion that Jonathan Blow is a genius. A genius who will totally fuck with you, if you're pointlessly stupid enough to try to 100% his games, but that is a part of his genius. And I enjoyed this parody enormously, from the audio logs to the puzzles to Hint Button.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Funny]
[by cb361@8:48pmGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 20 October 2022

With So Few Farmers, Why Are Video Games About Farming So Popular?

quote [ Food writer Michael Pollan has discussed the irony that cooking shows and celebrity chefs capture our imaginations at a time when people in the U.S. spend less time than ever cooking daily meals. ]

Well, at least they're not breaking stuff.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@5:39pmGMT] [3 comments]



Wednesday, 19 October 2022

?So much screaming inside me??Google Stadia shutdown stuns indie developers

quote [ Game makers were still working on their ports when shutdown news went public. ]

Dead on arrival no clout like the stadia
[SFW] [games] [+1 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 14 October 2022

?Into the Breach? and the unlikely sound of the end of the earth

quote [ ?Our goal was essentially the same as it was with FTL: make music that breaks expectations. [?]" ]

Bounced off this back then. It's very refined though. See this interview about taking a year of finding the best sound pattern.
[SFW] [games]
[by Paracetamol@4:21amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 7 October 2022

Disco Elysium Co-Creator Talks ZA/UM Losing With the System

quote [ The pain of the sacked developers is understandable. They have lost their opus magnum. Legally, there was no theft involved, but the reality is that the people responsible for conceptualizing, creating, and showing the Elysium universe to the world were denied custody of its future development. ]

This is a little sad. The most interesting part of the very in-depth article is the question of how making your project happen acknowledges it's own doom.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Sad]
[by Paracetamol@7:25amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Sticky Cats by The Bones Brothers

quote [ A 2-4 player competitive cat fishing game ]

Cheapo insta-glee for players and audiences alike.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@5:49pmGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Wikipedia Speedruns!

quote [ Your goal is to navigate from the starting article to the ending article using only the article links. ]

Spending some marathon time. Thumb via Clawmarks
[SFW] [games] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@6:37pmGMT] [1 comment]



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