how I imagine madpride, only without the anuses
Thursday, 14 September 2023

Horizon Chase 2

quote [ I bought a Steam Deck thinking I would delight in being able to play the breadth and depth of PC gaming away from my desk. Then I downloaded arcade racer Horizon Chase Turbo and basically played nothing else. It was fast, accessible, a throwback to the Amiga racers of my youth, and perfect for sneaking in between work meetings and emails. ]

This. Also, it's less than 4$ or something currently. Also, great party game. This is actually an announcement of the 2nd part though.
[SFW] [games] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:23pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

'Littlewood' Rebuilds After the Destructive Aftermath of Saving the World

quote [ I feel that the world-building and decorating is so much easier than Animal Crossing. It?s so simple to build up land and create stairs, and there isn?t some five star rating system that I need to keep track of to get better flowers, either. ]

Great Stardewlike with less fuzz. One favorable review calls it "A crystalized version of everything good about its genre" (via OpenCritic). Link goes to Indiegamesplus review. Also, emotional requirements.

thumb is the first 100 frames of the character creation pool
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:01pmGMT] [0 comments]

Twitch Streamer Kills Halo Enemies With Her Mind

quote [ Twitch streamer who used an electroencephalogram device to beat Elden Ring with her mind now using to destroy at Halo multiplayer. ]

For the accessibility mark I hope this "hardware" does not go the way of the post below.
[SFW] [games] [+3 Classy Pr0n]
[by R1Xhard@6:03amGMT] [11 comments]

Tuesday, 5 September 2023

When Wizards and Orcs Came to Death Row

quote [ For men awaiting execution in Texas, illicit games of Dungeons & Dragons became a lifeline. ]

I'm startin' to feel like a dungeon dragon
[SFW] [games] [+4 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

It's okay to be bad at games

quote [ I got an email the other day that just said, ?I hope you step on a Lego.? ]

Bennett Foddy interview, via recent Sunday Papers.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@3:53pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 30 July 2023

About desktop pets & virtual companions

quote [ I think there?s a sweet spot that you maintain when you design all that, where it?s just the right amount of complexity. If it?s too complex then it turns into a game, and the effect isn?t exactly the same. Interacting with it is then more about ?beating the game? rather than enjoying the presence of something wacky. ]

Natalie Lawhead again going in-depth about virtual pets (see and also). This is from March '20.
[SFW] [games] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:22pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 29 July 2023

Farm Keeper by Napas

quote [ Maximize yields to survive the rent. ]

Compulsive capitalist web-app. Comes with "relax" mode though. Apart from that: heavy "Luck be a Landlord" vibes.

[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@1:11pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 27 July 2023

50 Years of Text Games parses the rich history of a foundational genre

quote [ So many of these early gaming subgenres were abandoned before their time as gamers jumped on to the new shiny thing. It's really worth looking back at all the untapped potential we've left behind. ]

Other than this quote suggests, this book interview is also about relatively new games like 80 Days, Kingdom of Loathing, Paperclips and such.

[Edit:] Original blog
[SFW] [games] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:38amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 23 July 2023

Observing little people living inside one?s computer, circa 1985

quote [ The most striking feature for that matter was the ?observation sheet? in the manual (yes the game had a paper manual), which encouraged users to adopt a quasi-naturalist perspective by writing down few words about what one could notice, in terms of health, appearance, or appetite. ]

Booted up this Sims predecessor on an emulator decades ago ?wasn't too involved though.

sceenshot via Moby Games
[SFW] [games] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:52pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 21 July 2023

Neopets is moving into a ?new era? ? and leaving NFTs and the metaverse behind

quote [ It might be time to log in to your Neopets account again. ]

And Neopets I found 'em
[SFW] [games] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:59amGMT] [0 comments]

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