Author: ashahid2

Editing games like film

Thirty Flights of Loving is a 10 minute product of Blendo Games. A game, at surface value is about prohibition and a romantic relationship breaking down. If you can spare $5, play it on Steam, or watch a playthrough here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0dCRb8PEeY   It is labeled as a Citizen Abel game, a game universe created by Brendon Chung, notable for modding…

You don’t have to win…or lose

I played Proteus for the first time a couple months ago. I was captivated by its wonder: the pixelated art style, a true feeling of freedom, the stress relief that the game offered me…for about ten minutes. I left it alone and didn’t open up Steam for quite awhile after.   I opened it back up today. I was reading…

A Trip to Pony Island

Daniel Mullins’ participation in a game jam led to the creation of Pony Island, “a suspense puzzle game in disguise. You are in limbo, trapped in a malevolent and malfunctioning arcade machine devised by the devil himself. It is not a game about ponies.” Pony Island is a $5 Steam game which features many obscure gameplay aspects.   The theme…

When the opportunity to fuck with the NSA arises, why not take it?

As a Muslim-American, I’m probably on a list! As a Pakistani-Muslim-American, I’m probably on several lists. Even Trump wants me on a database! When traveling I expect a full search, through my belongings and my person–even though the wildest thing I carry is an Ambassador Edition 3DS. These lists are the property of the NSA and FBI, passively facilitating anti-Muslim…