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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gravity Flight to Liquor Day

Just finished playing through Blendo Games’ Gravity Bone (free) and Thirty Flights of Loving (not free, but available on the Blendo website & Steam) for what feels like the 100th time, while preparing for a PowerPoint presentation on both games. They're both short-form/interactive storytelling/ "first person walkers". In other words, not really what you expect out of a video game, but very engaging stories nonetheless. Gravity Bone starts off with very familiar first person shooter elements, before pulling the rug out from you. Thirty Flights is...what it is. I can't say more than that without it being a spoiler alert.

I want to make stories that feel like that.

“That” being the near indescribable feeling of, “What was I just doing in the last 15 minutes and why did I think it was so cool?”  The game envy is strong in me tonight.

On a completely unrelated note, the Quake 2 engine, cube-headed people graphics totally made me think of a scene from the movie, Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day.

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