The more I play non-violent games with no combat system, the more abhorrent I find games with combat systems. Don't get me wrong, both as a player and a designer, I love combat systems.
But the insane proportion of gameplay tied to violence, conflict and exploitation, and the fact it's seen as normal or even desirable in video games culture, make me feel increasingly bad. Is capitalism fun?
What about complex systems to explore empathy, ecological awareness, philosophy, utopia?
I've felt the sudden urge to set up a small #tokipona forum for the Merveilles folks (or anyone interested in it) who'd like a more organized place than Mastodon to discuss and learn the language together. Disclaimer: I'm a total beginner.
Feel free to join and suggest anything (and to boost if you like the idea)
Here's my #hyperjam entry that does not use HyperCard, but still includes 1-bit gradients and Apple II cursors and fonts.
It's a kind of voxellated emotion-based isometric fortune cookie simulator. Or maybe a roguelike without combat where nothing happens but randomly suggested feelings. I don't know, but I like it, and I really learned a lot while making it. I might even make an actual game out of this.
Hey, I’ve finally found a bit of time to put my #novembeat tracks on Bandcamp. I did a bit of mastering, and came up with quick and dirty aesthetics I still rather like. I also had fun naming the tracks using a blend of bad translations, bad search engine suggestions and heavy text glitching.
I’m glad I did it, it was a great experiment and a motivating starting point for more musical exploration in the future.
Hi, I’m a French game designer/writer working mainly in the serious game/edutainment industry.
On my free time, I develop my own video games and tools, compose electronic music, make pixel/voxel art, build keyboards, grow hops and brew beer.
Computers ate my soul.
Me: let's make some hopeless dark night of the soul acid techno
Me: turns knobs, proceeds to head bang mindlessly for 3 hours
Me: oops, I made some warm melancholic soothing ambient dub with chill beats
Disco Elysium Gameboy version
Not sure if anyone wants to try this or not, but I set up a Mozilla Hub to hang out in 🤷
I probably won't be on long, but I think the room will stick around forever even if I'm not connnected?
As someone who has (historically) been called an artist by other people, I worry about the notion that expressing human creativity makes you better somehow.
Affecting our environment with our emotions in physical form is an inherent thing humans do.
People make stuff. It's beautiful.
As a person who has been lucky to have been doing this sort of thing in various forms for decades as a profession, I can tell you first hand that copyright has never helped, supported, or protected me once.
Well, seems like I inverted yesterday’s Inktober prompt with today’s prompt. Hopefully if I invert them again balance will be restored and the universe will not collapse.
I’ve got a bit carried away in my search for an Orba companion. The OP-Z is definitely not cheap, but a few minutes with it were more than enough to make me headbang with a wide dumb smile on my face.
It will take me weeks to fully understand the workflow, but wow, it packs so much bliss in a tiny package ! Multimedia sequencer, sampler, MIDI controller, wireless, mobile and standalone, it’s crazy good.
Computers ate my soul.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.