July 2015: ‘Pure Fun’
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…give an artificial sense of life to the characters in their worlds — guards going about their duty in Skyrim, or bandits bickering in The Witcher 3 – Dark Souls places its unreality centre stage.”
Art and History
Playing with the Past « First Person Scholar
Michael Hancock reviews a new book about games and history.
“Playing with the Past‘s preoccupation is, obviously, with history and videogames, but it is how it goes about pursuing that connection that differentiates it from other books of its type. From the introduction, editors Kapell and Elliott affirm…
The importance of having these storylines occur in games is multifaceted. At the most obvious, the central narrative gets a time-tested structure upon which the action of the game can hinge. At a deeper level, this design put relationships at the center of gameplay…
I decided to get in on the action and sketched out some thoughts about quests to save parents versus quests to save love interests. It seems to me that where love or frendship related calls to action promise a reward, where quests to save parents are motivated by duty with no apparent
Greetings all to the spookiest month of the year. As much as we love horror, costumes, pumpkins and their associated spices, we decided we wanted to be a little more welcoming. This October, we invite you to do more than just trick or treat, we want to invite you in, let the mask slip and enjoy some of our best ‘hospitality’:
Hosting others can be anything a precious memory, a rare treat, a regular encounter, an inconvenient interruption, a social obligation, or a reluctant duty. What does it mean to host in a game? Is hosting a hostile act
…Zoyander Street remains on the Board of Directors for Critical Distance as Director of Content, and is also doing double-duty as my low-key sith master as I learn the role. He is leaving the role of Senior Curator to focus more attention on other projects, including a series of lo-fi interactive documentaries about trans people. Sign up for his mailing list here!
There’s one last item I’d like to address here, and it’s an important one. Recent changes have hit our Patreon hard, so if you want to help further our project, as well as the new and exciting…