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Saturday, 18 May 2024

The Creator Of 'Magic: The Gathering' Knows Exactly Where It All Went Wrong

quote [ When they were still in arts school in Seattle in the early 1990s, Jesper Myrfors and Sandra Everingham would sometimes look for inspiration by exploring Fort Worden, an abandoned 19th-century military base at the entrance of the Puget Sound. To them, it felt like a dwarven ruin. One day they found a trap door hidden [?] ]

Magic the Gathering pull out my Vorpal Sword

[SFW] [games] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 10 May 2024

Ten Years Later, ?Monument Valley? Is a Monument to Mobile Gaming?s Bygone Era

quote [ it appears to him, in hindsight at least, as though Apple was cynically leveraging premium titles like the Apple Design Award?winning Monument Valley to build the iPhone?s reputation in the 2010s. ]

Interesting retrospective, same for some of the earliwr indie hits on PC, I guess.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 13 April 2024

The Rise And Fall Of The LAN Party

quote [ What a time to be alive ]

You laggin yo damn LAN party aint hittin
[SFW] [games] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [7 comments]

Thursday, 11 April 2024

?Billboard Hot 100 Challenge? Mobile Game Lets Fans ?Predict the Hits?

quote [ Billboard announced the launch of the Billboard Hot 100 Challenge: Predict the Hits mobile game. ]

Bet we climbing the top, it's hot 100 degrees
[SFW] [games] [+2 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 3 April 2024

The beauty and drama of video games and their clouds

quote [ "The problem is they've almost got it right here, but they should curl down rather than up. Other than that, it's Fluctus." ]

Interesting if a bit dull observation on different game clouds

via Konstantinos Dimopoulos' feed
[SFW] [games] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@5:17pmGMT] [1 comment]

MyRGB

quote [ A simple RGB color guessing game. ]

RGB like LEDs
[SFW] [games] [+3 laz0r]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:46pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 29 March 2024

RollerCoaster Tycoon at 25: ?It?s mind-blowing how it inspired me?

quote [ Real-world rollercoaster designers and the game?s creator, Chris Sawyer, reflect on the impact of the primitive-looking theme park sim that became a late 90s icon ]

[insert Red Hot Chili Peppers lyrics], via Sunday Papers
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:39amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 10 March 2024

Warner Bros. leave developers feeling "sick and dizzy" as more Adult Swim games are being delisted

quote [ There are many other games that are at possible risk, however, including Desync, Kingsway, Mega Coin Squad, Obllitus, Pool Panic, Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Rise & Shine, Super House Of Dead Ninjas, Super Puzzle Platformer, Traverser, and Zenzizenzic. ]

Moves like these hit hard in the midst of other crass cuts. They're delisting stuff that came in through other aquisitions. Thumb is Super Puzzle Platformer ?still a great game (which in this case luckily is also available on GOG)
[SFW] [games] [+4]
[by Paracetamol@5:55amGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Evolve Incremental

quote [ a web-based game about first evolving a species from primordial ooze into a sentient species, then guiding that new species into a mighty civilization that will eventually take to the stars and colonize space. ]

Mindless clicker game I read something about. Still clicking in it's early stages but maybe you're a more dilligent clicker than myself.

(thumb source)
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@3:22pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 2 March 2024

Kero Blaster

quote [ it's like mega man but instead of having a robot dog you work for minimum wage ]

Coming back to this game, it deserves more recognition. Apart from being funny, sensible, etc. it's very much a nicely crafted miniature experience.

Created by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya of Cave Story fame this packs 9 languages, chiptune music (with PxTone) and a second, equally long campaign in very lean 8.5MB.

You probably need to like jump'n'run games ? it's very playable on many platforms including mobile. Link goes to wikipedia, quote is top Steam review.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@5:21amGMT] [7 comments]

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